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 – Kids Safe Block Party, Saturday, August 13th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense, Green Bay, WI

Now in their second year, the “Kid’s Safe Block Party is a great family friendly event featuring martial arts demos, fitness classes, kid activities, games, a Ninja Warrior course, and more. Join us to help be a safer community and live better by being stronger. Plus, proceeds support the TSD Scholarship Fund in the process of having fun. Sensei Blue and his school have been great supporters of health and wellness in Green Bay and have been part of our Fit Fest/Open Streets Green Bay initiative as well as the West Side Concert Series – Picnic In The Parks.

2 – Seymour Burger Fest and Hot Air Balloon Rally, August 12th and 13th, Seymour, WI

While Burger Fest is a fun community event, there is something special about seeing dozens of hot air balloons take to the sky. Breathtaking hot air balloon ascensions and glows will happen Friday night, Saturday morning and night, and Sunday morning and night. Friday: 4-9pm; Saturday: 6am, 5-9pm; Sunday: 6am (times are approximate and weather permitting)

Fun kid’s activities will also take place, and delicious burgers, french fries, hot dogs, cheese curds, soda and water will be served.

3 – Jim Gaffigan, August 8th, 8:00 pm, Resch Center, Green Bay, WI

Amazingly, tickets are still available to see one of the nation’s best touring comedians. Actor, writer, producer, Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five Jim Gaffigan won’t be donning his birthday suit this summer as he packs up the tour bus and hits the road with his family for his live “Fully Dressed,” arena and theater tour.

Tickets: http://www.reschcenter.com/events/detail/jim-gaffigan-1

4 – Concerts in the Garden, Thursday, August 11th, 6:00 pm, Green Bay Botanical Gardens, Green Bay, WI

Enjoy live music by Kevin Van Ess & Talk of the Town in the lovely setting of the Agnes Schneider Terrace. Be sure to bring your chairs and stop by our concessions for food and beverages. Feel free to bring your own picnic basket, but please, no alcoholic carry-ins.

GBBG Member: Free | Non-Member Adult: $10 | Non-Member Senior (62+): $8 | Non-Member Children (3-12): $5 | Children 2 & Under: Free

5 – Algoma Shanty Days, Friday, August 12 2016 to Sunday, August 14 2016, Algoma, WI

Three-day family festival celebrating Algoma’s fishing heritage. Enjoy entertainment at the main stage, kid’s activity area, and great food on the grounds. Friday kicks off with a book sale at the library. Friday night features kid’s entertainment and great food tents. Saturday’s parade at noon is one of state’s largest community parades. A huge Arts & Craft Show and Street Market will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday features an ecumenical church service as well as a Polka Mass. Stay around for the grand finale fireworks over the harbor.

Full Details at: http://www.algoma.org/

Posted By: Brian Danzinger