Nestled on the banks of the Fox River, Princeton provides a myriad of diversions for residents and visitors. The area is a haven for those looking to relax and unwind in a pleasant, peaceful, small-town environment.
Princeton and its surrounding area is abundant with natural resources, streams and lovely landscapes. The list of activities the outdoor enthusiast can enjoy includes fishing, canoeing, birdwatching, cycling, camping and much more…all readily available for the naturalist.
Visit the delightful area shops and restaurants—you’ll find antiques, locally-made pottery, jewelry, boutique clothing, candles, kitchen gadgets, wine & cheese, Amish furniture, home décor, stylish floral arrangements, earth-friendly items, custom framing, books, baked goods, folk art, handcrafted art, a spa, and much more! We have it all in our quaint shops, cafes, taverns and restaurants.
Princeton is the home of the state’s largest outdoor weekly flea market, which is open mid-April through mid-October every Saturday! If you haven’t experienced our Market in the tree-shaded City Park, put it on your list of things to do. Day-trippers come from Milwaukee, Madison, the Fox Cities and all points in-between to enjoy this Market and all Princeton has to offer. Come early--it opens at 6:00am and wraps up in the early afternoon—then wander around town for more shopping and lunch!
You’re invited to take a day to “Scout Out” Princeton! Check the Calendar of Events to see what’s happening during the time you plan on visiting. See you soon!.
Lights on Water Street Parade - Nov. 29
The sound of Jingle bells, whiffs of swirling hot chocolate and sights of twinkling lights are in the air. November and December are filled with holiday activity in Princeton.
Shop downtown Princeton and the surrounding area for some of the most unique prizes you’ll find. With many crafters and artisans in residence, Princeton merchants pride themselves in offering unusual, one-of-a-kind or handcrafted goods. Delight in the holiday atmosphere as you stroll through shops restored to their 1800’s origins, log-built from native pines or repurposed in their own unique style.
Princeton is also known for some of the finest antiquing in the state. It’s easy to spend a full day surrounding yourself with nostalgia as you peruse the many malls and shops filled to bursting with exquisite artifacts from days gone.
Experience old fashioned holiday fun during CHRISTMAS IN PRINCETON, Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 29 & 30)with: parades – tree lighting – pictures with Santa – beautifully decorated shops - art & craft studio open houses – 4 big craft fairs – Festival of Trees.
HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS, Saturday December 14 sets the mood for a holiday festivities that will warm your heart. Enjoy candlelit dinners serenaded by live music, stroll shops offering special events, and trade cookie baking for a mound of freshly baked treats at the Library’s Cookie Walk.
Check our website’s events calendar for more information.