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 – Taste on Broadway, Thursday, August 4th, 5:00 pm, Historic On Broadway District

Sample some of Green Bay’s finest cuisine at “Taste On Broadway” in this summer extravaganza that highlights some of the area’s top restaurants. Guests can purchase tokens to enjoy amazing food and beverage selections from your favorite restaurants like Chefusion, Titletown Brewing, St. Brendan’s Inn, Cafe Madrid, The Creamery, and more. Savor some of your favorite dishes or branch out a bit and try something new. One of the great aspects of this event is the ability to sample a wide range of flavors of flavors and styles.

For full details, check out: http://www.onbroadway.org/taste

2 – Tall Ships Green Bay, August 5th through the 7th, Leicht Memorial Park

Festival hours are Friday Noon – 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For the first time, the Tall Ship Festival will feature Fireworks on Friday night, August 5 at 9 p.m.  Festival hours on Friday will shift to start and end later that day.

This year’s festival will also feature Prevea Family Day on Sunday, August 7 when children can get into the festival for just $5. The festival will also have expanded family activities this year, including The School House Kids Zone.

Perhaps one of the most popular attractions and photo opportunities this year will be the World’s Largest Rubber Duck.  At 61 feet tall “Mama Duck” is taller than a six story building and weighs 11 tons, roughly the weight of 5 1/2 cars.

The 2016 festival includes nine vintage ships for on-board tours or sail excursions.  There will also be a wide variety of food, entertainment and maritime marketplace.

Sail excursion tickets from Sturgeon Bay to Green Bay and during the festival are still available.  General festival tickets go on sale today – May 6.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children 5-12 and seniors 62+.  Admission for children on Sunday’s Prevea Family Day is $5.  Tickets are available at TallShipGreenBay.com, the Ticket Star box office in the Resch Center or by phone at 800-895-0071.

The festival timeline begins on August 3 with the Algoma Sneak Peek – the majestic tall ships sail to the Tall Ships Challenge Race finish line and then muster off shore before heading to the Sturgeon Bay Parade of Sail also on August 3.  The ships will leave Sturgeon Bay on the morning of August 4 and arrive in Green Bay later that day to prepare for the three-day tall ship festival August 5-7 featuring nine vintage ships for dockside tours or sail excursions.  Festival hours are Friday Noon – 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Green Bay remains the only city in the state to have hosted a Tall ShipsÒ event of this size and scope.  It is expected to draw an estimated 50,000 people with an economic impact of $3.6 million for the Green Bay area.  Tickets, volunteer group and festival information can be found at http://www.tallshipgreenbay.com.


3 – National Night Out, Tuesday, August 3 – Various locations and Neighborhoods

National Night out is an annual community-building campaign that pomotes community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

While there is no official “Schedule of Events” for NNO, a number of the Green Bay Neighborhood Associations will be sponsoring neighborhood walks, community outreach, park visits, and other great opportunities to meet your neighbors and help build a stronger sense of community.

Visit the City of Green Bay site to learn more about the area Neighborhood Associations, see what they do, and get involved:


4 – “The Vagabond Halfback” stage play, Friday, August 05, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Green Bay East High School

Watch Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Johnny “Blood’ McNally, Player-Coach Curly Lambeau, and their 1929 Packers teammates as they travel to larger cities like Chicago and New York in pursuit of the team’s first-ever NFL Championship. This is the story of life, love and football in the Roaring Twenties. This ground-breaking, two-act stage play features acting and production talent from throughout Northeast Wisconsin. “The Vagabond Halfback” is a celebration of theater, history, community and the nearly-100-year-old love affair between Green Bay and its Packers.This is a sure-hit for Packers fans of all ages.

5 – 15th Annual Family Pet Expo, Saturday, August 06, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Brown County Fairgrounds

Take a day to celebrate our 4-legged friends at the 15th Annual Family Pet expo. A FREE Event that is both family and pet friendly. Day features:

– Food
– Games
– Silent Auction
– 50/50 Raffle
– Training demonstrations
– Police K9 demonstrations
– Lots of vendors & crafts for sale
– Various Rescues (dogs, cats, ferretts, birds, etc.)

Well behaved-leashed dogs welcome

Posted By: Brian Danzinger