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SPORTS AND RECREATION 1.
Ongoing. Tour the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, Green Bay. Relive the most exciting moments in Packer football. Tour the area dedicated to 90 years of Green Bay football. Hall of Fame Hours, non-game days, MondaySaturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for children 12-17, $5 for children 6-11, and 5 and under are free. (920) 569-7512 or packers.com.
2. May-August. Segway the Fox Tours, Green
Bay. Book a guided tour on a Segway and explore downtown, Lambeau Field, the Broadway area, historic Green Bay neighborhoods. Drivers must be 14 years and older; call (920) 573-2794 or visit segwaythefox.com for more information.
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May 25-May 29. NCAA Division III Baseball National Championships, Fox Cities Stadium, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Lawrence University is hosting the baseball national championship, an eightteam tournament comprised of regional winners from across the country. (920) 733-4152 or travelwisconsin.com.
May 26. Sam-I-Am Tumors in Children 5 Mile run/Walk for the Cure, Plamann Park, Appleton, 8:30 a.m. Run or walk for a good cause. Registration: $25 for adults, $10 children 3-12, $45 for a family. (920) 475-6599 or littlesttumorfoundation.com.
May 31. Green Bay Bullfrogs vs. Lakeshore Chinooks, Joannes Stadium, Green Bay, 5:30 p.m. This opening game of the 2012 is all fan giveaway night. Tickets: $6 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Visit greenbaybullfrogs.com for more information.
6. June 2. 11th Annual Prevea Titletown 3-on-
3 Basketball Tournament, Green Bay, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Now a downtown tradition, the basketball tournament draws hundreds of athletes and thousands of spectators as area youth play on 22 courts in downtown Green Bay. Get in on the action – head inside the YMCA gym for a Free Throw and Hot Shot contest from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (920) 437-5972 or visit downtowngreenbay.com.
7. June 2-3. Free Fishing Weekend, Statewide.
All state waters are open to residents and nonresidents without a license. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has fishing equipment for loan at several offices and state GREEN BAY
parks at no charge. Call (608) 266-2161 or visit dnr.wi.gov for more information.
June 2-3. Carp Fest and Wisconsin Carp Fishing Championship, Two Rivers. Spectators see fish being caught by world-class anglers. Enjoy live music, food and refreshments at Central Park in Two Rivers. Call 920-793-5905 or visit trba.info/index.html.
9. June 3. Packer Celebrity Softball Game with
Donald Driver, Fox Cities Stadium, Appleton, 1:05 p.m. game. Packers trade in their footballs for softballs and bats for the fifth consecutive year. The afternoon features a home run hitting contest and a game between the offensive and defensive squads of the Green Bay Packers. (920) 7334152 or timberrattlers.com.
10. June 8. Children’s Run & Fun Event, Astor
Park, Green Bay, 3 p.m. Kids get into health and fitness with this run and fun event held in conjunction with the Bellin Run Health & Fitness Expo. Features family entertainment, treats and a half-mile course for runners age 10 and younger. The start and finish line is on Roosevelt Street. Every child is a winner! (920) 433-7444 or bellinrun.com.
June 8. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers vs. Clinton LumberKings at Fox Cities Stadium, 7:05 p.m. Reserved seat, $8, grass seats, $5. (920) 733-4152 or milb.com.
12. June 8. Green Bay Blizzard vs. Reading,
Resch Center, Green Bay, 7:30 p.m. Root for Green Bay’s indoor football team. (920) 405-1264 or greenbayblizzard.com
13. June 9. Green Bay Bullfrogs vs. LaCrosse
Loggers, Joannes Stadium, Green Bay 7:05 p.m. Cheer on those Bullfrogs! Tickets: $6 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Visit greenbaybullfrogs.com for more information.
14. June 9. Bellin 10K Run at Bellin Hospital,
Green Bay, 8 a.m. Cheer on thousands of local and visiting athletes determined to run or walk 6.2 miles. Runners weave through the streets of Green Bay and Allouez and end back on Webster, in front of Bellin Hospital. (920) 433-7444.
15. June 9. Fox Valley Youth Archery Event, Memorial Park, Combined Locks, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Test your skill at archery. This free event includes basic hunter education, shooting fundamentals and more. (920) 832-5905 or appleton.org.
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June 12-14. WIAA State Baseball Tournament, Fox Cities Stadium, Appleton. Take in an intense game or two of baseball. Wisconsin’s high school boy’s baseball teams come to Appleton to play for the state championship. (715) 344-8580 or wiaawi.org.
17. June 16. High Cliff Half Iron and Sprint
Triathlon, High Cliff State Park, 7 a.m. Watch the truly dedicated swim, bike and run to the finish line. Awards ceremony is at 10 a.m. Visit midwestsportsevents.com for more information.
June 16. Green Bay Blizzard vs. Wichita, Resch Center, Green Bay, 7:30 p.m. It is team autograph poster night – autographed posters by Van Lanen and the Blizzard team will be given to the first 1,500 kids 14 and under. (920) 405-1264 or greenbayblizzard.com
19. June 21. National “Go Skateboarding Day,” Joannes Sk8 Park, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Join in activities and watch contests as skateboarders show their stuff. A competition will determine who will skate with the pros at Green Bay’s “Go Big in the Bay” skateboard fundraiser. Visit goingbiginthebay.com for more information.
20. June 23. Trans-Winnebago Regatta
at High Cliff Marina, Sherwood. You won’t see pirates on this regatta. The TransWinnebago Regatta begins at High Cliff Marina at 8 a.m. and finishes in Fond du Lac. Race is open to all sailors. (920) 9261299 or fdlsail.com.
June 23-24. Suamico Firefighters Picnic and Beer Belly Two Walk and Run,
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Idlewild Park in Suamico, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Don’t let the name fool you as the fit hit the streets. The walk and run ends at the park as the picnic begins. (920) 609-0990.
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July 15. Titletown Bike Tour. Join the 12th annual bike tour at the Green Bay West YMCA, Howard. Families and bike enthusiasts are able to choose from tours ranging in length from 15k to 100k. Start times vary. Early bird registration: $25 per individual, $55 per family. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Family Foundation. (920) 498-2285 or bcff.org.
22. June 23-24. Badger State Games,
Appleton and Wausau. The tradition continues this summer with Olympic-style sports competitions. The Badger State Games are open to all amateur athletes and include 12 events such as archery, bowling, golf and soccer. (715) 355-8788 or badgerstategames.org.
July 20. Green Bay Bullfrogs vs. Lakeshore Chinooks, Joannes Stadium, Green Bay 7:05 p.m. Tickets: $6 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Visit greenbaybullfrogs.com for more information.
23. July 2-8. 2012 U.S. Women’s Open
Championship, Black Wolf Run, Sheboygan. Golf fans won’t be disappointed as 156 of the top female golfers in the world take the field. Tickets are available for purchase at www.2012uswomensopen.com. Prices begin at $15/ticket for practice rounds. Visit www.facebook.com/2012uswomensopen or check Twitter: @TheAmericanClub for more information.
28. July 22. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
vs. Lansing Lugnuts at Fox Cities Stadium, 1:05 p.m. Reserved seat, $8, grass seats, $5. (920) 733-4152 or milb.com.
29. July 25. G.A.M.E.S., Legion Park, De
July 4. America’s Birthday Run, CityDeck, downtown Green Bay, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The American Cancer Society promotes regular exercise to reduce the risk of cancer. They are sponsoring a new 5K through downtown Green Bay – America’s Birthday Run. 5K takes off at 9 a.m.; Kid’s Run at 10:15. (920) 321-1386 or americasbirthdayrun.org.
Pere, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Join the communities of Green Bay, Allouez, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, De Pere, Howard and Suamico promote healthy bodies and minds. Activities will focus on fitness and fun. (920) 339-4065 or depere.com/city/parks.
30. July 26. Packer Training Camp, Green Bay. Cheering for the green and gold can begin on July 26 as the team begins their training camp. Check out this year’s talent. (920) 569-7500 or packers.com
July 12. Tour de Fest, starts and ends at Sunset Park in Kimberly, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The 8th annual bike tour offers families and avid cyclists a choice of four routes - 18, 40, 70, and 100 miles. $20 for adults, $15 children 12 and under or $45 per family. Proceeds benefit The Leukemia
31. August 1. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
vs. Burlington Bees at Fox Cities Stadium, 7:05 p.m. Reserved seat, $8, grass seats, $5. (920) 733-4152 or milb.com.
August 5. Green Bay Bullfrogs vs. Battle Creek Bombers, Joannes Stadium, Green Bay, 1:05 p.m. Tickets: $6 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Visit greenbaybullfrogs.com for more information.
August 9-12. Shanty Days “Full Moon” Fishing Contest, all open waters in Kewaunee County. Go fishing by the light of the moon! Call (920) 883-9792 or visit Algoma.org.
34. August 24. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels at Fox Cities Stadium, 7:05 p.m. Reserved seat, $8, grass seats, $5. (920) 733-4152 or milb.com.
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June, July, August. Market Days on River Street, Shiocton, second Sunday of the month 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Shop the flea market or pick up handmade crafts and homegrown produce at the market days on River Street. (920) 213-2052 or visitshiocton.org.
May 26-29. Celebrate De Pere, Voyageur Park, De Pere. Originally created 22 years ago to celebrate De Pere’s 100th anniversary, this event has grown to be one of Wisconsin’s premier outdoor festivals. There are bands, kids activities, food and fun for all. Proceeds benefit local organizations. (920) 366-3869 or celebratedepere.com.
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Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay, Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This year marks the 28th annual event; it features over 100 vendors of garden plants, landscaping ideas, accessories, music and food. $7 for adults, $2 children 5-12, kids 4 and under are free. (920) 491-3691 or gbbg.org.
38. June 1-3. Great Wisconsin Cheese
Festival, Doyle Park, Little Chute. Celebrate your love of cheese with a festival dedicated to the food. The weekend includes music, amusement rides, petting zoo, cheese carving demo and cheese curd eating contest. Admission at the gate is $5 for adults, $3 for children 4-12. Admission is free on Sunday. For more information, call (920) 788-7390 x202 or visit littlechutewi. org/cheesefest.
June 7-9. BrillionFest, events taking place citywide. Kick things off with an all day rummage sale on Thursday; feast on a traditional fish boil on Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The famous electric light street parade is at 9 p.m. (920) 756-3435 or brillionjaycees.org.
June 13. Event to Benefit The Angel Fund for Children with Cancer, Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay, 6 p.m. Packers wide receiver coach Edgar Bennett, along with other members of the Packer family, will return to the bowling alley for the 8th Edgar Bennett Bowl-A-Thon. Proceeds will benefit The Angel Fund for Children with Cancer Inc. (920) 569-7500 or packers.com.
June 14-17. Chilton Summer
Festival, citywide. The Festival kicks off Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hobart Park. Friday features citywide rummage sales during the day and races at the Calumet County Fair Grounds and at Gravity Park USA in the evening. Activities take place all day Saturday. Sunday includes a Father’s Day Parade at 11 a.m. Call (920) 849-1585 or visit chiltonchamber.com.
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June 29-July 1. River Rendezvous Festival on the Manitowoc Lakefront, 9 a.m. Try building a boat, touring the Schooner “Dennis Sullivan” or taking a two-hour cruise on Lake Michigan. (920) 684-0218 or visit wisconsinmaritime.org.
42. June 15. 62nd Annual Cheese Derby,
Hilbert Civic Park, 5 p.m. – midnight. Celebrate June dairy month with food, music and fun. Includes children’s games, rides and parade. Contact Jane Gehl at (920) 989-8633 or at Janie@athenet.net.
47. June 29-July 1. Oneida Powwow at
Norbert Hill Center Powwow Grounds, Oneida. Admire the spectacular as over 400 dancers make a grand entrance onto the grounds. This family event offers Native American foods, crafts and Lacrosse exhibitions. (920) 496-5020 or oneidanation.org.
June 15-17. Mackville Nationals Truck and Tractor Pull, St. Edwards Parish, Mackville. Trucks, bands, burgers, beer and carnival rides come together to create a community favorite event. Tractor and truck pulls begin 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday night. Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for children 11-14; both are per person, per night. Kids 10 and under are free. Sunday is Family Day – free admission. (920) 2166480 or mackvillenationals.com.
48. July 3. Neenah’s Parade of Lights,
Riverside Park, Neenah, 9:15 p.m. Watch as floats glide through Neenah and Menasha streets. Participants may be promoting their business or they created the float for fun.
July 4. Community Fest, Riverside Park, Neenah. Independence Day is celebrated in Neenah and Menasha with live entertainment, children’s events and activities. Stop by to watch the Webfooters Water Ski Show. (920) 886-6060 or ci.neenah.wi.us.
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June 21-23. Chickenfest, Darboy Community Park, Darboy. Chickenfest has a great lineup for 2012 with Adam Whittington, opening act Eric Lives Here and local favorite McInnis. No admission fee. The annual craft show is another weekend draw. (920) 996-1153 Darboyfest.org.
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52. July 12. Hops on the Hill Beer and Food
Tasting, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Over 50 craft brews from Dean Distributing and 15 of Green Bay’s favorite restaurants will be displaying food for you to try. Try your luck at a bucket raffle or participate in the live auction. Admission: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. (920) 4485150 or heritagehillgb.org.
July 4. Manitowoc City Picnic, Washington Park, Manitowoc, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.; fireworks at dusk on Manitowoc lakefront. Call (920) 683-4530 for more information.
51. July 4. Celebrate the 4th, Hazelwood
Historic House Museum, Green Bay, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate our independence as they did years ago. Heritage Players will put on a performance at 1 p.m. Admission:
a variety of art activities including children’s entertainment, face painting, scavenger hunt and create a fused glass flower planter decoration (cost: $10). (920) 751-4658 or bergstrom-mahlermuseum.com.
Luxemburg. Guaranteed fun for all at the 95th annual Kewaunee County Fair! Enjoy live music and keep children entertained in the family tent. Call (920) 845-2241 or visit kewauneectyfair.com.
July 17-19. Outagamie County Wisconsin Farm 2012 Technology Days, Sugar Creek Farm LLC, New London. The latest innovations in agribusiness come to New London this year. With over 600 vendors this event will draw thousands of curious visitors. (920) 832-5119 or outagamiefarmtech.com.
July 14. German Fest, Pinecrest Historical Village, Manitowoc, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Celebrate Wisconsin’s German heritage with craft demonstrations, live music, German food and an evening polka dance. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 5-17. (920) 684-4445 or mchistsoc.org.
July 19-22. Paperfest, Kimberly. Events kick off Thursday at 6 p.m. and conclude Sunday at 8:30 p.m. This fun, family-oriented festival spans four days, offering games, sports, music and food. Money raised benefit non-profit and civic organizations in the Fox Valley. Visit paperfest.com for event details.
54. July 15. Art Festival, Bergstrom-Mahler
Museum, Neenah, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Check out the Children’s Art Activity Tent for
57. July 19-22. Kewaunee County Fair,
July 19-22. Pulaski Polka Days, Pulaski Polka Grounds. Pulaski takes polka very seriously. This year marks their 34th annual event. Some of the best polka bands in the country come to perform. (920) 8223869 or pulaskipolkadays.com.
July 20-21. Savour Green Bay, downtown Green Bay, Friday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. One of the city’s newest events, Savour Green Bay combines local restaurants, breweries and wineries with music, cultural attractions and interactive demonstrations for all ages. (920) 435-5220 or artseventsinc.com.
60. July 20-22. Two Rivers Fish Derby
and Festival, Walsh Field, Two Rivers. The festival kicks off on Friday at 9 a.m. and runs
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61. July 23-29. EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh.
For one week a year, aviation enthusiasts totaling more than 500,000 from more than 60 countries attend EAA AirVenture. With this treasure in our backyard, it should be at the top of the summer to-do list. Warbirds, vintage, homebuilts, ultralights and more come flying in. (920) 426-4800 or airventure.org.
62. July 28. 4th Annual Street Party, Fat
Seagull, 807 Quay Street, Manitowoc, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Streets close for this party! There will be food, a charity dunk tank, sports, games and live music. Free to the public. (920) 242-6973 or manitowoc.org.
August 2. Taste on Broadway, Broadway District in downtown Green Bay, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sample the flavors of Green
Bay restaurants. Expect the unexpected. (920) 437-2531 or tasteonbroadway.com.
64. August 3. Maxwell Street Days, Central
Park, Two Rivers. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Great sales, food and entertainment including a Ping Pong ball drop. (920) 794-1482 or tworiverseconomicdevelopment.org.
65. August 3. Catfish Races/Community
Night, Greenville Lions Park, Greenville, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. This event promises to be fun for the whole family. Admission is free. Kids games and activities include rock climbing, slides, bungee bounce, a karate demonstration, music and more. The great catfish races run 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit greenvillelions.org.
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August 11-12. Shanty Days 2012 Celebration of the Lake, Algoma. The celebration begins on Saturday at 10 a.m. and ends Sunday at 4 p.m. Participate in the arts and crafts show of Algoma’s “Shanty Days” Festival. Events include northeast Wisconsin’s longest parade, live music, children’s activities and photography contest. Visit algoma.org.
68. August 15-19. Brown County Fair,
Brown County Fairground, De Pere. The countdown is on. Fair fanatics are anticipating the carnival rides, animal exhibits and entertainment. The Fairest of the Fair is back this year! (920) 336-7292 or browncountyfair.com.
August 3-5. Hamburger Fest and Balloon Rally, Seymour. Join in the town as they celebrate being home of the hamburger. Festivities include a Burger Fest Car Show, Bun Run, World’s Largest Hamburger Parade, Hot Air Balloon Rally and more. Visit homeofthehamburger.org
August 25. Turtle Days Festival, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, Menasha, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Join the reserve for their 15th Annual Turtle Days Festival. Afternoon activities include games, crafts, live owns and entertainment. Attendees are offered roasted corn, ice cream, beverages and more. Cost: $5 per person. (920) 720-9349 or heckrodtwetland.org. August 31-September 3. Calumet County Fair, Calumet County Fairgrounds, Chilton. Say good-bye to the summer with one more festival. The animals, exhibits and rides are waiting. (920) 849-9070 or calumetcountyfair.com.
August 18. Butterfly Garden Festival, Woodland Dunes Nature Center, Two Rivers, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn all about butterflies and the plants that attract them. Admire butterfly and caterpillar displays or head out on a butterfly hike. Great family activity! (920)
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72. Ongoing. NWTC Tech Camp, Green
Bay. Hands-on career exploration for students entering Grades 5-8 in Fall 2012. To learn more visit NWTC.edu/techcamp or call (920) 498-6817.
Ongoing. Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, weekdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., weekends 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Take time to appreciate art. The Rahr-West Art Museum’s primary areas of collecting include 19th, 20th and 21st century contemporary art and decorative arts. Admission is free although donations are suggested. (920) 686-3090 or manitowoc.org.
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June, July, August. Art Activity Days, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Explore the activities days at the museum. $5 donation per adult/child suggested; adult participation encouraged. (920) 751-4658 or bergstrommahlermuseum.com.
Sunday. This traveling exhibit, “Eat Well, Play Well” is a fun and interactive exhibit that encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices. Admission $7.25. (920) 734-3226 or buildingforkids.org.
77. June-August, Thursdays through
the Fox Cities, Appleton, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Discover the secret to attracting butterflies to your backyard. (920) 750-5462 or gardensfoxcities.org.
Sunday, Hazelwood Historic House Museum Tours, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Green Bay. Tour Green Bay’s only historic house open to the public that is still on its original site. Admission: $4 adults, $2.50 children 5-17, kids 4 and under are free, $10 family rate. (920) 437-1840 or browncohistoricalsoc. org.
Thru July 29, Saturdays. Guided Tours of the Art of Sir Winston Churchill, The Trout Museum of Art, 12:30 p.m. The art of Sir Winston Churchill is currently on exhibit at The Trout Museum of Art, featuring paintings, photographs, etchings and sculpture. Get a guided tour of the exhibit free with paid admission. Admission: $6 for adults, $4 students, children 10 and under are free. (920) 733-4089 or troutmuseum.org.
June, July, August. West Shores Interpretive Center, Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, Suamico, weekdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., weekends, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Located on the 920 acre Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, this center offers educational programs and hands-on exhibits throughout the year. This destination will capture the interest of the entire family. (920) 448-6242 or co.brown. wi.us.
June, July, August. Einstein Project Butterflies and Friends on Parade, downtown Green Bay. Walk throughout downtown Green Bay this summer and see the 31 unique art creations on display. 2012 marks their project’s 10th anniversary. (920) 884-8800 or einsteinproject.org.
Thru August. Ricky Bernstein: Kitchen Dreams, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah. Step into the comical world of 1950s pop culture with Ricky Bernstein’s Kitchen Dreams. The artist used glass, aluminum and childhood memories in his creations. This exhibit isn’t to be missed! (920) 751-4658 or bergstrommahlermuseum.com.
80. Thru August 12. What Was Appleton Like During the Progressive Era? History Museum at the Castle, Appleton. Discover what the Fox Cities was like in 1890-1920 through an exhibit at the History Museum at the Castle. View a collection of over 3,000 photographs. (920) 735-9370 or myhistorymuseum.org.
Thru August. Eat Well, Play Well, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Appleton opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday through GREEN BAY
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June 8-10. Haviland & Blooms, Hazelwood Historic House Museum, 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Admire fresh arrangement by local florists that have been inspired by Hazelwood’s own collection of Haviland china, hand-painted in the early 1900s by Green Bay artist Frederika Crane. Admission: $7. (920) 437-1840 or browncohistoricalsoc.org.
June 9. 22nd Annual Manitowoc Garden Fair, Washington Park, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A joy for garden lovers, this fair features perennials, annuals, herbs, garden art and more. (920) 682-2050 or manitowoc.org.
85. June 12-16. Grand Opening Week
Celebration, Green Bay Children’s Museum, Green Bay. Ribbon cutting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The entire week is full of activities, including a performance by Randy Peterson, family Zumba, a 50s style sock hop, face painting and more! Call (920) 432-4397 or visit gbchildrensmuseum.org for more information.
86. June 14. If Tombstones Could Talk,
Fort Howard Cemetery Walk, 6:30 p.m., Green Bay. Go back in time and meet several of Green Bay’s past residents who now rest at Fort Howard Memorial Park on a walking tour. Admission: $6 per person or $14 per family. Reservations required. (920) 437-1840 or browncohistoricalsoc.org.
June 15. Art on the Town, downtown Appleton, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Celebrate Appleton’s art downtown like never before. Stroll down the Avenue or catch a free ride on the downtown trolley. Enjoy music, performing arts, visual arts and culinary delights. (920) 954-9112 or appletondowntown.org.
June 16. Papermaking Workshop, The History Museum at the Castle, Appleton, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Create a custom Father’s Day card from paper pulp. Free with regular museum admission. Admission: $7.50 adults, $3.50 children 5-17, 5 and under are free. (920) 735-9370 or myhistorymuseum.org.
89. June 16. “Invention” Outdoor Movie
Series, History Museum at the Castle, Appleton, at dusk. Watch classic movies outdoors. This evening’s flick – “Honey I Shrunk the Kids.” Free and open to the public. Snacks available. (920) 735-9370 or myhistorymuseum.org.
June 17. Family Days, The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The afternoon includes family guided tours and art activities for children. Free with museum admission. Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for students, children 10 and under are free with parent admission. (920) 733-4089 or troutmuseum.org.
91. June 21. Gallery Night, Olde Main
Street District, Green Bay, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free trolleys shuttle art lovers to a variety of shops along Olde Main Street. Talk to the artists and discover their inspiration. (920) 437-5972.
92. June 21. Gallery Night, ARTgarage, Green Bay, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Stop by for artist demos, live music and an artisan market. (920) 448-6800 or theartgarage.org.
93. June 24, Civil War Reenactment and
Heritage Players, Heritage Hill, Green Bay, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Watch as re-enactors from across the state come together and transform Heritage Hill into a battleground. View demonstration from Civil War life from both the military and civilian perspective. $10 adults, $8 for children 4-17, 3 and under are free. (920) 448-5150 or heritagehillgb.com.
July 14. Annual Sheboygan Area Garden Walk, Sheboygan, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Six large, varied gardens from Victorian formal to totally organic are featured on the 16th Annual Sheboygan Area Garden Walk. Admission: $10. For more information, call (920) 451-6096.
199 THINGS TO DO 95. July 14-15. World War II Re-enactment,
National Railroad Museum, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Go back in time and learn how this global conflict altered history. Program leaders will provide a glimpse into the Eisenhower command train. Cost: $10 for adults, $7.50 for children. (920) 437-7623 or nationalrrmuseum.org.
96. July 15. Family Days, The Trout Museum
of Art, Appleton, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The afternoon includes family guided tours and art activities for children. Free with museum admission. Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for students, children 10 and under are free with parent admission. (920) 733-4089 or troutmuseum. org.
102. July 29. Heritage Players – Waterways,
Heritage Hill State Park, Green Bay, 1 p.m. This volunteer group has been performing together over 15 years. This year, they’ll perform “Waterways: Stories and Songs of Wisconsin’s Lakes and Rivers.” Cost: $9 for adults, $7 for children 4-17, kids 3 and under are free. (920) 448-5150 or heritagehillgb.org.
103. August 13-16. If Tombstones Could
Talk, Allouez Catholic Cemetery Walk, 6:30 p.m. Hear fascinating stories about past Green Bay residents on a walking tour of Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Admission: $6 per person or $14 per family. Reservations required. (920) 437-1840 or browncohistoricalsoc.org.
July 20. Art on the Town, downtown Appleton, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Celebrate Appleton’s art downtown like never before. Stroll down the Avenue or catch a free ride on the downtown trolley. Enjoy music, performing arts, visual arts and culinary delights. (920) 954-9112 or appletondowntown.org.
104. August 17. Art on the Town, downtown
105. August 17-18. Salute to Our Veterans,
July 21. “Invention” Outdoor Movie Series, History Museum at the Castle, Appleton, at dusk. Watch classic movies outdoors. This evening’s flick – “Back to the Future.” Free and open to the public. Snacks available. (920) 735-9370 or myhistorymuseum.org.
July 22. The Sound of Music, Walter Theatre at St. Norbert College, De Pere, 2 p.m. The popular movie musical has been viewed by all ages for decades but now local amateur performers bring “The Sound of Music” to the Walter Theatre stage. Tickets begin at $29; children begin at $15. (920) 403-3950 or snc. edu.
100. July 24-28. The Sound of Music, Walter
Theatre at St. Norbert College, De Pere, 7:30 p.m. The popular movie musical has been viewed by all ages for decades but now local amateur performers bring “The Sound of Music” to the Walter Theatre stage. Tickets begin at $29; children begin at $15. (920) 4033950 or snc.edu.
101. July 27-28. Laura Ingalls Wilder Days,
Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Green Bay, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Walk into the middle of a Laura Ingalls Wilder classic book. With over 20 activities at Heritage Hill, families will feel they traveled back in time. $10 adults, $8 children 4-17, kids 3 and under are free. (920) 4485150 or heritagehillgb.org. JUNE 2012
Appleton, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Celebrate Appleton’s art downtown like never before. Stroll down the Avenue or catch a free ride on the downtown trolley. Enjoy music, performing arts, visual arts and culinary delights. (920) 954-9112 or appletondowntown.org.
Riverside Ballroom, 7 p.m. Honor those that have served our country. Call (920) 544-4244 for more information.
106. August 18. “Invention” Outdoor Movie
Series, History Museum at the Castle, Appleton, at dusk. Watch classic movies outdoors. This evening’s flick – “The Absent Minded Professor.” Free and open to the public. Snacks available. (920) 735-9370 or myhistorymuseum.org.
August 24-26. Artstreet, downtown Green Bay. For the last 31 years, artists from across the country have taken to Green Bay’s downtown streets to showcase for sale original works. More than shopping, attendees can catch a performing arts show or feast on gourmet treats and ethnic specialties. A children’s area features hands-on projects. (920) 435-5220 or artseventsinc.com.
LIVE MUSIC AND CONCERTS
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June, July and August. Fridays on the Fox Presented by The Daily Buzz, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Start the weekend with a little music. The series will run every Friday with food service starting at 5 p.m. Entertainment from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the CityDeck. (920) 437-5972.
110. June 7 – August 30. Summer in the Park Music Series, Jackson Square Park, Green Bay, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Spend Thursday afternoon being serenaded by musical acts featuring jazz and blues, pop, rock and more! (920) 437-5972 or visit downtowngreenbay.com.
111. June 7 – August 30, Thursdays.
Out to Lunch Concert Series, Shattuck Park, downtown Neenah, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Work will wait. Head to Shattuck Park and bring or buy lunch while being entertained. Each weeks promises a new artist. (920) 722-1920 or neenah.org
June 7 – August 30. Heid Music Summer Concert Series, Houdini Plaza, downtown Appleton, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Free concerts are back on center stage at Houdini Plaza. Food and drink from downtown bars, restaurants and vendors will be available for purchase. The 2012 line-up is mixing past favorites with new acts. (920) 954-9112 or appletondowntown.org.
113. June 10 – August 19. Sundays at the
Amphitheatre, Sunset Park, Kimberly, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This weekly concert series offers free musical entertainment suitable for the entire family. (920) 788-7507 or vokimberly.org.
June 13-August 15, Wednesdays. City Band Concerts, St. James Park, Green Bay, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Green Bay City Band is entering their 108th year of performing for the community – the longest running band in the U.S. Relax and enjoy the beautiful music. (920) 448-3365 or ci.green-bay.wi.us.
108. June, July, August. Dine on the Deck,
presented by Nicolet National Bank, located on the CityDeck between the Main and Walnut Street Bridges, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Make Wednesday lunches more interesting with waterfront dining at its finest. (920) 437-5972 or downtowngreenbay.com. GREEN BAY
June 14-August 16, City Band, Voyageur Park, De Pere, 7-8 p.m. De Pere’s musically gifted come together to put on free concerts on Thursday evenings, June 14-August 16. Come early and enjoy the park, music and beautiful summer evening. Remember a blanket or lawn chair. (920) 3394065 or de-pere.org.
199 THINGS TO DO 116. June 22-August 17. Fridays on the
Fox Presented by Koko Sushi, downtown Green Bay, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Concessions open at 5 p.m. Entertainment is on the CityDeck from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (920) 4375972 or visit downtowngreenbay.com.
June 22-23. 34th Annual Metro Jam, Washington Park, Manitowoc. Join in the annual, weekend long event that features a variety of music styles. This year’s headliners – Sam Llanas from the BoDeans! (920) 683-5980 or metrojam.org.
June 23-August 18. Summer Concert Series, Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery, Kewaunee, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sit on the patio, admire the vineyard and listen to the Saturday night concert at Parallel 44. Wine by the bottle, cheese and crackers are available for purchase. (920) 388-4400 or parallel44.com.
119. June 25. Music on the Green – Talk
of the Town, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Green Bay, gates open at 5 p.m., concert begins at 6 p.m. Let the lively band entertain you with the sounds of New Orleans jazz music. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair and picnic lunch or snack from the concessions. (920) 448-5150 or heritagehillgb.org.
120. June 28. Music Row on Mason,
Harmony Café, Green Bay, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Music Row on Mason showcases original artists of all genres. Up to five performers are heard per night at this free event. Can’t make this month? Shows are the last Thursday of the month. (920) 615-6991 or focol.org/harmonycafe.
121. July 9. Limited Edition and Randi Fay
Concert, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Green Bay, 6 p.m. Get lost in Fay’s smooth voice and the band Limited Edition perform soft jazz, folk and blues. This trio is a mustsee. (920) 448-5150 or heritagehillgb.com.
July 10-July 31. Live on Main, Whitney Park, Green Bay, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Music is coming back to Main Street this summer. Each week features different local talent; concerts will be moved inside The Attic Books & Coffee in cases of bad weather. (920) 437-5972 or downtowngreenbay.com
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123. July 10. Knights on the Fox at St.
Norbert College Campus, De Pere. St. Norbert College invites the public to concerts on the campus. Picnics begin at 5 p.m.; concerts run 6:30-8 p.m. Tonight is Alumni Night and features RPM playing all the hits you love. (920) 403-4011 or snc.edu.
July 12-August 23. Concerts in the Garden series, Green Bay Botanical Gardens, Green Bay, 6-7:30 p.m. Enjoy live music on the Agnes Schneider Terrace. Bring chairs, buy some concessions and appreciate the beauty of summer. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 5-12, kids 4 and under are free. (920) 491-3691 or gbbg.org.
July 17. Knights on the Fox at St. Norbert College Campus, De Pere. St. Norbert College invites the public to concerts on the campus. Picnics begin at 5 p.m.; concerts run 6:30-8 p.m. This evening the Jenny Thiel Group will wow the crowd with their vocal jazz. (920) 403-4011 or snc.edu.
126. July 19-August 30. Leicht at Nite,
Concerts on the Fox, Leicht Memorial Park, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Music will fill Dousman Street as performers move the crowd at Leicht Memorial Park. Visit leichtatnite.com for the 2012 line-up.
127. July 21. Acoustic Fest, Washington
Park, Manitowoc, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Listen as local artists showcase their diverse and accomplished musical talents. The concert is free to the public. Visit acousticfest.com for more information.
July 23. Music on the Green – John Kelley & Fusion Express, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Green Bay, gates open at 5 p.m., concert begins at 6 p.m. Let the high energy music of jazz, rock and classical move you. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair and picnic lunch or snack from the concessions. (920) 448-5150 or heritagehillgb.org.
July 24. Knights on the Fox at St. Norbert College Campus, De Pere. St. Norbert College invites the public to concerts on the campus. Picnics begin at 5 p.m.; concerts run 6:30-8 p.m. Kevin Van Ess and the Talk of the Town will play Dixieland and swing music to get the crowd moving. (920) 403-4011 or snc.edu. GREEN BAY
July 31. Knights on the Fox at St. Norbert College Campus, De Pere. St. Norbert College invites the public to concerts on the campus. Picnics begin at 5 p.m.; concerts run 6:30-8 p.m. The St. Norbert Community Band will take the stage, playing Americana favorites. (920) 403-4011 or snc.edu.
131. August 7. Knights on the Fox at
St. Norbert College Campus, De Pere. St. Norbert College invites the public to concerts on the campus. Picnics begin at 5 p.m.; concerts run 6:30-8 p.m. To wrap up the campus concert, Let Me Be Frank Productions will perform, singing, dancing and entertaining all ages. The evening’s MC will be Erin Davisson, WFRV TV-5. (920) 403-4011 or snc.edu.
August 13. Music on the Green – Bent Grass Band, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Green Bay, gates open at 5 p.m., concert begins at 6 p.m. Four members of the band will blend harmonies as they play banjo, guitar, stand up bass, mandolin and dobra for an entertaining performance. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair and picnic lunch or snack from the concessions. (920) 448-5150 or heritagehillgb.org.
133. August 16. Kids From Wisconsin 2012, St. Norbert College, Walter Theatre, De Pere, 7:30 p.m. Kids From Wisconsin trains and showcases the musically gifted youth from throughout Wisconsin. They put on a remarkable show for interested observers. Tickets: $12-$14. (920) 4033950 or snc.edu.
August 18-19. Rock the Lakes, Leicht Park. Two days of high-energy music and entertainment for the whole family. Events begin at 4 p.m.; free admission. (920) 661-0950 or grahamfestivals.org.
135. August 27. Music on the Green –
River City Six, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Green Bay, gates open at 5 p.m., concert begins at 6 p.m. This group blends New Orleans and Chicago style jazz for an unforgettable performance. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair and picnic lunch or snack from the concessions. (920) 4485150 or heritagehillgb.org.
136. Ongoing. Geocaching, Wisconsin
Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Go an on adventure. Borrow one of the museum’s GPS units and explore any of the 10 maritime history caches left in Manitowoc and two Rivers. Free with admission. (920) 684-0218 or wisconsinmaritime.org.
Ongoing, Lambeau Field Stadium Tour, Lambeau Field, Green Bay. Experience the Packers’ rich history with an up-close, behind-the-scenes tour of Lambeau Field. Tour guides will lead you through the Atrium, up to the exclusive Club Level and through the players tunnel. Plan ahead – they often sell out! Admission: $11 for adults, $10 for children 12-17, $8 for children 6-11, 5 and under are free. (920) 569-7513 or packers.com.
138. Ongoing, Saturdays and Sundays.
Critter Counter, Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet some of the Sanctuary’s animal ambassadors – skunks, opossum, turtles, birds and more. This is a rare opportunity for children and adults. Call (920) 391-3685 for open dates.
139. June, July, August. Wednesday’s
Farmers’ Market on Broadway, downtown Green bay, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Pick up the freshest produce, bring home delicious cheese or a one-of-a-kind work of art. Stroll the city street while enjoying live music and entertainment. (920) 437-2531 or farmersmarketonbroadway.com.
June, July, August. Saturday’s Farmers’ Market, downtown Green Bay, 7 a.m. – noon. Shop Green Bay’s premier open-air market for produce, flowers, crafts and more from 95 vendors. (920) 437-5972 or visit downtowngreenbay.com.
141. June, July, August. Field of Scenes
Drive-In Theatre, Freedom. Catch a familyfriendly flick outdoors on the big screen from the comfort of your car. $7 for ages 12 and over, $2 for ages 4-11, children three and under are free. (920) 788-1936 or fieldofscenes.biz.
June, July, August. The Skyway Drive-In Theatre, Fish Creek. Head up to Door County and take in a outdoor movie. This theatre is located halfway between JUNE 2012
199 THINGS TO DO Fish Creek and Ephraim, across from Peninsula State Park. $7.50 for ages 12 and over, $4 for ages 6-11 and children five and under are free. (920) 854-9938 or doorcountydrivein.com.
June, July, August. Bay Beach Amusement Park and the Zippin Pippin Rollercoaster, Green Bay 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. If you haven’t checked out Green Bay’s rollercoaster, the Zippin Pippin, make it a must on the summer’s to-do list. Free admission to the park. Ride tickets purchased at the booth. (920) 448-3365 or baybeach.org.
144. June, July, August. Farm Tours
featuring Baby Farm Animals, Mulberry Lane Farm, starting at 10 a.m., TuesdaySunday. Wisconsin’s much-loved petting farm makes every visit extra special with a family farm tour. Guides will share surprising facts about cows, pigs, goats, rabbits and more. Tours start continuously. Admission: $11. (920) 989-3130 or mulberrylanefarmwi. com.
May 28. Memorial Day Parade, College Avenue, Appleton, 9 a.m. Kick off summer with a Memorial Day parade through Appleton’s city streets. Parade participants will include the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, veteran organizations, scout groups, Appleton high school band and more. (920) 954-9112 or appletondowntown.org.
May 28. Memorial Day Parade, Main Street and Broadway, De Pere, 10 a.m. Both sides of the river get involved in the annual Memorial Day Parade in De Pere. Sponsored by the Kiwanis, this parade
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pleases young and old. (920) 366-3869 or celebratedepere.com.
children 5-10, kids 4 and under are free. (920) 683-4168 or thedairydifference.com.
147. June 2. Wolf River Classic Chevy
June 11 – August, Mondays. Farmers’ Market, Bay Park Square Mall, Green Bay, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Get all your shopping done in one place. Fresh produce is waiting in the Bay Park Square Mall parking lot. (920) 499-2421 or simon.com.
Club Annual Car Show, Swap Meet and Craft Show, Hatten Park, New London. The car show will showcase all makes and models of vehicles. Food and refreshments will be available on the grounds. A D.J. will be playing favorite hits from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (920) 982-5007 or visitwaupacacounty.com.
June 12. Reptilefest, Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Calling all reptile lovers – the Fox Valley Herb Club will bring rare lizards, geckos, iguanas, snakes, turtles and frogs to Bubolz Nature Preserve. Cost: $3 per person or $7 per family. (920) 731-6041 or bubolzpreserve.org.
June 3. Brown County Breakfast on the Farm, De Pere, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Feast on breakfast favorites with the annual Breakfast on the Farm. The 2012 host is Zirbel Dairy Farms, 6013 Morrison Road, De Pere. Visit browncountydairypromotions. com for more information.
June 13-17. Day Out with Thomas, National Railroad Museum, Green Bay. Train lovers of all ages won’t want to miss this year’s “Mystery on the Rails” adventure. Event includes a 25-minute ride with a fullsize Thomas the Tank Engine, meeting with Sir Topham Hat, music and more. (920) 437-7623 or nationalrrmuseum.org.
June 5 – August 29. Quills Thrills and Fox Tales, Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay. Visitors can observe the Sanctuary staff train the on-site porcupine and fox. Quill Thrills is on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Fox Tales is on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (920) 391-3671 or baybeachwildlife.com.
June 16. Open Swim at the Broadview YMCA, Green Bay. Escape the summer sun by swimming inside the YMCA. Bring your Brown County library card for free entrance. (920) 436-9601 or browncountylibrary.org.
June 9. Flag Day Parade, College Avenue, Appleton, 2 p.m. A tradition for over 60 years, Appleton is celebrating America with bands, floats and other displays. Come see the largest Flag Day Parade in the U.S.! The parade starts on Oneida Street and ends at the City Park. (920) 954-9112 or downtownappleton.org.
156. June 17. Father’s Day at the N.E.W.
Zoo, Green Bay, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Get out and get dad moving this Father’s Day. Feed the giraffes, roar with the lions and giggle at the monkeys. A bonus – dad gets free admission! (920) 434-7841 or newzoo.org.
June 10. Breakfast on the Farm, sponsored by Greendale Dairy, LLC, 9605 Greendale Road, Kiel, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. There will be farm tours, children’s activities and a tasty breakfast. $7 for adults, $4 for
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June 17. Daddy Daze, Green Bay Children’s Museum, Green Bay. Celebrate Father’s Day at the newly opened children’s museum in downtown Green Bay. There will be something for all ages to explore. Call (920) 432-4397 or visit gbchildrensmuseum.org for more information.
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199 THINGS TO DO 159. June 24. Calumet County Sundae
on the Farm, Kaukauna. The site of the 2012 Sundae on the Farm is Stumpf Dairy, N4966 Manitowoc Road, Kaukauna. Admission is free and so are the dairy products. Sip on cold milk or savor delicious sundaes. Afternoon fun includes a kiddie tractor pull, petting zoo and scavenger hunt. Visit travelcalumet.com.
June 25. Kids’ Day Open House, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free admission for all kids through age 18. (920) 490-9457 or gbbg.org.
June 25. Master Hunters of the Sky, Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, 4 p.m. See and learn about the Sanctuary’s live birds of prey. Weather permitting, this free presentation will be outside the Observation Building. (920) 391-3671 or baybeachwildlife.com.
162. June 29-30. Cool City Classic Car
Cruise and Car Show, Two Rivers. Known as one of the city’s premier summer events, the weekend features food, music and entertainment free of charge. The Friday evening cruise is from Manitowoc to Two Rivers, as many as 400 cars participate. The Saturday show fills a five-block area of downtown. (920) 794-1351 or tworiversmainstreet.com.
163. July 4. Festival Foods River Over
the Fox, downtown Green Bay, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. The celebration of our independence in a daylong affair in downtown Green Bay. The afternoon features several stages of entertainment, patriotic ceremonies, tasty food, children’s rides and more. The evening ends with a boom – Festival Foods sponsors a brilliant fireworks display set to music. Visit fireoverthefox.com for more information.
164. July 7. Algoma’s City-Wide Garage
Sale, citywide, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Whether you’re looking for something special or just browsing, you’ll come home with a car full of deals. Maps available at Algoma Visitor Center on Friday and Saturday. (920) 4875498 or algoma.org.
165. July 14. Interactive Parent and Child
Programs with Appleton Parks & Rec, The Building for Kids, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. If always on the lookout for fun activities, let Appleton Parks & Rec give you some
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interactive ideas to do at home. Free with museum admission. Call (920) 734-3226 x23 to register or visit buildingforkids.org.
grown locally. Location to be determined please call (920) 496-7423 for details. Held each Thursday June 29 – Oct. 11.
173. August 3-5. YMCA Camp U-Nah-
July 14-15. Annual Garden Walk, Green Bay Botanical Gardens, Green Bay, Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admire area gardens at the 24th annual Garden Walk. This is a rare opportunity to walk private gardens throughout the Green Bay area. Admission: advanced ticket $10 GBBG members, $15 non-members, $20 day of purchase. (920) 491-3691 or gbbg.org.
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p.m. – 6 p.m. Pick up fresh produce grown locally. Location to be determined please call (920) 496-7423 for details. Held each Thursday June 29 – Oct. 11.
July 21. Family Overnight on the USS Cobia, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 7 p.m. Spend the night aboard the USS Cobia. Cost is $44 per person and includes accommodations about the WWII submarine, educational activities and museum admission the next day. Other family overnight dates are August 3 and August 11. Reserve your space at (920) 684-0218 x106 or visit wisconsinmaritime.org.
July 31-August 5. Budweiser Clydesdales, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Green Bay. Get a close look at a team of these 10 remarkable horses. During your visit, learn about the horses and interact with historic guides representing over three centuries of Northeastern Wisconsin history. $10 for adults, $8 for children 4-17, kids 3 and under are free. (920) 448-5150 or heritagehillgb.org.
170. August 1. Ice Cream Social, VFW
Park, De Pere, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come out and support your west side local park! Enjoy delicious ice cream sundaes for $1. Social hosted by VFW, Kiwanis and Patriot Parks. (920) 339-4065 or de-pere.org.
171. August 2. Ice Cream Social, Legion
Park, De Pere, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cool off with a ice cream sundae with family and friends at the Legion Park. Cost: $1. Social hosted by Legion, Braisher and Optimist Parks. (920) 339-4065 or de-pere.org.
172. August 2. Oneida Farmers’ Market
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Li-Ya 75th Anniversary Celebration, Suring. Celebrate the rich history of Camp U-NahLi-Ya; spend the day or the weekend just as campers have for the last 75 years. Day event: $10 for an individual, $30 for a family; weekend with lodging: $20 for an individual, $50 for a family. Call (715) 276-7116 or visit campunahliya.org for more information.
August 6. N.E.W. Zoo Feast with the Beasts, Green Bay, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Over 35 booths from various restaurants, catering services and food and beverage distributors will be at this year’s Feast with the Beasts. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (920) 434-7841 or newzoo.org.
August 8. Hunka Hunka Burning Lights, Bay Beach Amusement Park, Green Bay, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Join Bay Beach as they mark the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s last ride on the Zippin Pippin. Elvis’ favorite foods will be available at the park, including peanut butter and banana sandwiches, “hound dogs” and more. (920) 391-3685 or baybeach.org.
176. August 11-12, 15-19. Valley Home
Builders Association Parade of Homes throughout the Fox Valley, weekends 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., weeknights 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Find inspiration from area homes. $10 for adults, $5 for children. (920) 731-7931 or vhba.com.
August 11-12. CornFest, Mulberry Lane Farm, Sherwood, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Just how much do you love corn on the cob? Here’s your chance to see! Mulberry Farm is hosting their annual CornFest with all you can eat corn on the cob along with a guided tour of the farm, face painting and more. (920) 989-3130 or mulberrylanefarmwi.com.
August 19. Annual Ultimate Shrine Bike Show, Green Isle Park, Green Bay, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Based on fun and fellowship, the group hosts a bike show open to the public.(920) 471-2361 or bejapotentate.com.
September 22 Oneida Big Applefest 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oneida Apple Orchard, 3976 W. Mason St., Oneida.
September 1-2. Kites over Lake Michigan, Neshotah Beach, Two Rivers.
Marvel as hundreds of kites fill the sky over Lake Michigan. Walk along the beach and watch kite demos and look for activities designed for the kids. Stay Saturday evening for the night fly and bonfire on the beach. (920) 793-9599 or manitowoc.info.
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June 9. ‘Nearly Famous’ Circus Boy, Bobby Hunt, Central Library Reading Garden, Green Bay, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Brown County libraries kick off their summer reading program with a show by Bobby Hunt. He’ll entertain the audience with his fire-eating and juggling act. The event will also include snacks, face painting and other activities designed for kids. (920) 448-4400 or co.brown.wi.us.
182. June 20. The Magic of Rick Allen, Central Branch Library, Green Bay, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Marvel at a magic show – this performance includes magical appearances of doves and a rabbit and levitation. (920) 448-4405 or co.brown.wi.us.
183. June 25. Celebrate Green Bay Kids
Day at the Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, 3 p.m. Get a close look at animals at the Sanctuary. They will host a live mammal program at 3 p.m. and live bird of prey program at 4 p.m. in the amphitheatre by the Nature Center. (920) 391-3671 or baybeachwildlife.com.
June 25. Kid’s Day, throughout Green Bay, all day. Because kids seem to grow up too fast, Green Bay’s Mayor Jim Schmitt declared June 25 as Kids’ Day. Events throughout the city are free – entrance to Green Bay pools and museums and free movies and rides at Bay Beach. (920) 448-3000 or ci.green-bay.wi.us.
June 27. Miller n’ Mike Comedy Show, Central Library Auditorium, Green Bay, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. As comedians and former circus entertainers, these two know how to make families laugh. All will leave with smiles. (920) 448-4000 or browncountylibrary.org.
186. July 20. Rollin’ Out Good Times at
the Truck Jam, Kress Family Library, De Pere, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The parking lot will be jammed once a city truck, fire truck and the Library’s Bookmobile pull in. Explore these vehicles up close. (920) 4484000 or browncountylibrary.org. JUNE 2012
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July 23. Mr. Billy in Concert, Dyckesville Community Stop at Lipsky’s on the Bay, Luxemburg, 5:15 p.m. The award-winning Mighty Mr. Billy is sure to put on a good show. This evening he’ll include Mr. Billy originals, old and new, and a few popular tunes. (920) 448-4000 or browncountylibrary.org.
July 25. Children’s Parade, The Building for Kids, downtown Appleton, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Parades always put a smile on the face of a child. Check down this parade in downtown Appleton. (920) 7343226 or buildingforkids.org.
July 25. Truly Remarkable Loon, Central Library Auditorium, Green Bay, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Don’t try this at home. Loon puts on a show with juggling and balancing feats to amaze all ages. (920) 448-4000 or browncountylibrary.org.
190. July 25 and 26. Creative Kids, Paintin’
Pottery or Bead It, De Pere, 10 a.m. With
a children’s book, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” as inspiration, children are invited to paint a piece of pottery. Classes are held throughout June, July and August. (920) 338-9970 or potteryorbeadit.com.
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plays and skits from these darling little ones. (920) 448-4400 or browncountylibrary.org.
August 16. Library Morning at Brown County Fair, Brown County Fairgrounds, De Pere, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Encouraging your children to read pays off today. Free admission is given to the Brown County Library’s Summer Reading Program participants with their Blue Ribbon Pass. Special morning activities include kid-focused shows. (920) 448-4000 or browncountylibrary.org.
August 8. Summer Carnival and Games, VFW Park, De Pere, 6-8 p.m. Say goodbye to summer and join in the fun! Head to VFW Park for games and activities – prizes will be awarded. Game tickets will be sold at the carnival. (920) 339-4065 or de-pere.org.
July 31. Meet the Balloon-a-tics, Fort Howard Park/Jefferson School, Green Bay, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. For 10 years, this duo has delighted all ages with their balloon creations. (920) 448-4400 or browncountylibrary.org.
195. August 13. Kiddie Karnival Parade,
August 16. Summer Carnival, Weyers-Hillard Branch Library, Howard, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate with the library as they wrap up their summer reading program with their 8th annual outdoor carnival. Rain date: August 17. (920) 448-4405 or co.brown.wi.us.
Green Bay, 1 p.m. This annual community parade consists of 36 floats representing each Green Bay playground. The parade starts at the corner of Baird and Walnut and continues to Leicht Park. (920) 448-3365 or ci.green-bay.wi.us.
August 1. Fishing for Laughs Comedy Show, Central Library Auditorium, Green Bay, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Get ready to laugh. Bassmeister wows audiences with his a fast-paced show using props, puppets and audience participation. (920) 448-4000 or browncountylibrary.org.
August 21-26. Kids Free Week at Heritage Hill, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Green Bay. Take advantage of free admission! (920) 448-5150 or heritagehillgb.org.
August 14. Kiddie Karnival, Leicht Park, Green Bay, 5:30 p.m. A child’s paradise, this Karnival includes games and activities with plenty of prizes. Tickets are 4 cents each; number of tickets per game vary. Concessions are available. (920) 4483365 or ci.green-bay.wi.us.
193. August 8. Pint-Size Players, Central
Branch Library, Green Bay, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A group of young actors from the Weyers-Hillard branch, grades kindergarten to 5, take their show on the road. Watch
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