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 – West Side Concert Series – Picnic In The Park – Staurday, July 23rd, 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Fireman’s Park
The final West Side Concert Series – Picnic In The Park plays this Saturday, July 23rd, at Fireman’s Park off of W. Mason St, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. The award winning concert series will feature a rare Green Bay show by Mr. Ron Anthony, who has recently toured with the Bodeans and is recognized as one of the area’s best singer-song writers. Joining him will be Mr. Tarl Knight, who has been a staple musician for our area Green Bay Famers’ Markts. Check out these great area musicians and enjoy some time with friends and neighbors. So, pack a picnic, bring a cooler of your favorite beverages, socialize with those in the community, and enjoy some live music in our wonderful city park system.
– FREE Live Music
– Snacks and Food will be available by the Fireman’s Park Neighborhood Association (donations welcome)
– Bring a picnic and your favorite beverages (Beer and Wine allowed. Please drink responsibly).
– Event goes on Rain or Shine
2 – Pulaski Polka Days, Thursday July 21 – Sunday, July 24 – Pulaski, WI
If you happen to be a fan of Polka music, you need to check out Pulaski Polka Days in Pulaski, WI. Enjoy 4 great days filled with music, dancing, and some amazing cultural dishes. No polka experience necessary as dance lessons are available every day of the festival. Plus, enjoy fireworks, a fun 5k run, Arts and Crafts fair, dance contests, raffles, parade, and more.
3 – Kitsune Kon, July 22-24, KI Convention Center, downtown Green Bay
Kitsune Kon returns to Green Bay, July 22-24, at the KI Convention Center. Take part in Wisconsin’s premier Anime convention complete with cosplay contest, video game arena, LAN, tabletop rooms, manga cafe, and much more. Plus, meet voice actors and artists to your favorite anime titles. A great event if you are simply a fan of art, movies, video games, comics, or amazing costumes.
For gamers, this year tabletop will have three rooms at the kon.
Tabletop: Games can be checked out with kon badges and played at your convenience.
Roleplaying: Roleplaying will be dedicated to pen and paper RPGs. Tables will be available if you want to bring in your own games. Staff will also be on hand to run a game for you and your friends.
4 – Knights on the Fox, Tuesday evenings, Starting July 19th, St. Norbert College Campus
The popular outdoor summer concert series Knights on the Fox will return for its 14th season on the St. Norbert College campus. All five concerts continue to be free and open to the public. The concert series features live music in a casual atmosphere along the banks of the Fox River. Carry in your own picnic – or purchase sandwiches, hotdogs, popcorn, ice cream, bottled water, soda, beer or wine on site.
Tuesday evenings | July 12-Aug. 9
Picnics 5 p.m. | Concerts 6:30-8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12
Rock & pop
Emcees: Theresa Rosik-Geurts, St. Norbert College alumna and adjunct professor at MSOE, and Kevin Quinn, dean of the Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics, professor of Economics
Tuesday, July 19
Emcee: Phil Oswald, vice president for college advancement
Tuesday, July 26
Rock & pop
Emcee: Julie Massey, St. Norbert College alumna, senior director for mission and ministry
Tuesday, Aug. 2 (alumni night)
Big Mouth – Presented by Prevea Health
Blues & jazz
Emcee: Tom Kunkel, president of St. Norbert College
Tuesday, Aug. 9
Emcee: Nick Vitrano, St. Norbert College alumnus, host of the Murphy in the Morning Show on WIXX
Come by land or by water! The docks at the Thompson Marina will be open. Ample parking is available in the lots off of Third Street, with handicapped parking in the lot near Old St. Joseph Church. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for another summer of great music and fun!
In the event the forecast calls for inclement weather, cancellations will be posted on this page by 3 p.m. the day of the concert.
5 – Packer 5K Run, Saturday, July 23rd, 8:00 am, Lambeau Field
Join us for the 7th Annual Packers 5K Run/Walk presented by Bellin Health, on Saturday, July 23. Starting from Lombardi Avenue, in front of the Atrium, run through side streets of Green Bay, around the rubber track of Lambeau Field and finish on a replica 50-yard line constructed in the parking lot.
Back again for the 4th year, the 1K Kids Run will be held on Friday, July 22 at 6:00pm. Kids 10 and under can run a Lambeau Lap and finish on a replica turf just outside of Lambeau Field.
Posted by: Brian Danzinger