Every week, we highlight 5 interesting events, activities, initiatives, or unique happenings around the Greater Green Bay community (in no particular order). Things to do in Green Bay this week:

1 – Fly A Kite Fest – Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Arnie Wolff Soccer Complex

Every child was born to fly. A visual spectacle featuring well over a hundred kites throughout the day and family friendly activities throughout the festival grounds. The festivities include Wisconsin Kiters Club with giant show kites and precision stunt kite demonstrations, plus other activities including kite decorating, kid activity tent, and “Running of the Bols”. For those not familiar with the “Running of the Bols”, area celebs and personalities race across the field while strapped to a large Bol kite (imagine being tied to a parachute and then running against a headwind – and that is Bol racing). Past racers have included Burke Griffin, Brian Danzinger, Jody Weyers, and Mayor Jim Schmitt.

This event will be a fun filled day that will also raise awareness and funding for programs at Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. that support healthy child development. The event is free but all proceeds from concessions go directly to programming. Click here for full details.

2 – Fridays On The Fox – Friday, June 24th, 5:00 to 9:00 pm, Green Bay City Deck

Weekend music on the water is back as Fridays on the Fox kick off this Friday with “Dueling Pianos”. Catch a FREE live concert at Green Bay’s downtown City Deck (close to the Pine Street intersection off of Washington St.). A great way to enjoy the sites and sounds of downtown Green Bay and food/beverage is sold on site. Please note that on-site seating is limited, but everyone is encouraged to bring a blanket or a chair. For more information on the event or the full summer schedule, click here for details.

3 – Military Avenue Farmers’ Market – Thursday, June 23rd, 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Green Bay Plaza on historic Military Avenue.

Very excited to announce this new Farmers’ Market that will be hitting the West Side of Green Bay. Brought to you by the Military Ave BID district, the new Farmers’ Market will be a great addition to the area to help connect our community with locally grown produce. The market will not include a wide array of food vendors, crafters, and artists, visitors can also expect LIVE music and specials along the Military Ave corridor. Also, because this is a pretty new event, they are also in need of volunteers, so click https://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/962965100123 to join in on the fun.

4 – Civil War Reenactment – Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, Heritage Hill State Park

Heritage Hill welcomes reenactors from across the state. View demonstrations of Civil War life from both the military and civilian perspective. One of Northeast Wisconsin’s premier Civil War reenactments returns to Heritage Hill the weekend of June 25th &26th. This year marks the return of Fritz Klein, as President Abraham Lincoln & the 1st Regimental Band of Wisconsin. Visitors will experience 2 battles daily, medical demonstrations, the chance for kids to join the army or adults get the chance to become jurors in a military court martial. This family friendly event allows the visitor to experience life as it was in the 1862. Visit Heritage Hill today for complete details.

5 – EastWest Music Series – Thursday, June 23rd, 6:00 to 8:45 pm, Downtown DePere

Last year’s inaugural event, which featured more than 50 bands, duos and solo artists at six rotating venues on alternating Friday nights last summer, will become a 10-week singer-songwriter series on Thursday evenings this year. Event is still FREE and a great way to discover new artists and musicians in our region.

The EastWest Music Series will showcase 100 original music performances on consecutive Thursday evenings from June 23-Aug. 25. Four venues will host two back-to-back gigs each week: La Vie Boheme and the Broadway Theatre on the east side of the Fox River and Luna Cafe and The Green Room on the west side. Starry Realty will welcome three artists on five Thursdays at its office in the former A’s Restaurant & Music Cafe location.

Artists will be a mix of local and regional acts, with one featured artist from another part of the state or elsewhere in the country each week. For a full list of musicians, click here.

Posted by: Brian Danzinger

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