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 – Catalyst Art Show, Saturday, Sept 10th, 5:00 to 9:00 pm, Watermark, Downtown Green Bay, WI
Catalyst is an experience. It embraces you and immerses you into the creative mind. From paintings to sculptures and spontaneous performances, there is no lack of stimulation or inspiration. Experience the arts with paintings, sculptures, artistic performances, creative drinks, and fantastic food.
Catalyst benefits Art on Main. Art on Main is a public art program of the Olde Main Street District. Striving to ignite passion and conversation by bringing art out of the galleries and onto the street as a community revitalization enhancement, economic development driver and quality of life improvement.
2 – City Stadium Run For Veterans, Saturday, Sept 10th, 8:00 am, Green Bay City Stadium
What is the City Stadium Run For Veterans? The best way to answer this question is to briefly explain the three goals associated with the run.
To showcase historic City Stadium, home of the Green Bay Packers from 1925-1956. In 2002, City Stadium was renovated to the tune of $300,000 to help embrace the proud history of the Green Bay Packers. Some of the features of the stadium you will see are a new sign, gate, memorial garden and historic plaques of Packers history when they called City Stadium home.
To feature and showcase the beautiful green parks and pedestrian trails along the 5K course. The course will take you through three gorgeous parks tucked along the East River utilizing the East River Trail and the Cora Vanderperren Trail. You will get the feel of being in a small town setting when you are actually just minutes from downtown Green Bay!
To help and showcase our Veterans. Each year we will earmark a Veteran cause for our proceeds. The first four years have generated over $34,000 for our worthy men and women who served our country. We are so excited to announce that this year’s beneficiary will be for the Northeastern Wisconsin’s Veterans Treatment Court. Northeastern Wisconsin’s Veterans Treatment Court is “specialty court within the criminal justice system that assists veterans who accept responsibility for qualifying felony or misdemeanor offenses committed and who want assistance from fellow veterans, the U.S. and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, and veteran’s service organizations to address treatment, rehabilitation, employment and housing needs.”
Register at: http://www.citystadiumrun.org/
3 – Annual Harvest Fest, Saturday, Sept 10th, Noon to 6:00 pm, Parallel 44 Winery, Green Bay, WI
Come celebrate the upcoming grape harvest with Parallel 44 on September 10th from Noon – 6 pm.
This event includes a Traditional Grape Stomp starting at 3 pm with Katie from WIXX as this year’s local celebrity guest. If you are interested in stomping, come early and enter your name in a drawing to stomp.
After our Traditional Grape Stomp, there will be a Kid’s Grape Stomp. Children ages 8 – 14 can enter their name for a chance to stomp, there will also be games and a kids grape juice tasting.
Wine Sampling ($6) includes 5 samples and a commemorative tasting glass.
Vineyard Tours will occur on the hour from 1 – 5 pm.
Live Music — Talk of the Town
LOCAL FOOD VENDORS — This year’s participating vendors includes Dos Chilie’s, Degrands Family’s Restaurant, Monzu Bakery
Local Art Vendors will also be present displaying and selling their crafts!
4 – 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, Saturday, Sept 10th, 8:00 to 11:00 am, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
9/11 Memorial stair climb events are a tribute to the 343 firefighters who gave their lives during the tragic events at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. All funds raised benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the families and co-workers of fallen firefighters.
Members of the community are invited to climb the equivalent of 110 stories – the height of the fallen World Trade Center towers – on the steps of Lambeau Field. Each climber is given a badge with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters, to symbolically complete the climb with one of the fallen.
At the equivalent of the 78th floor of the World Trade Center towers, which is the highest floor firefighters reached on 9/11, each climber rings the fire bell in honor of the fallen firefighter on their badge. The stair climb is not a timed race and participants can climb to any desired level. An adult or guardian must accompany minors who participate.
5 – Second Annual Walk For Literacy, Saturday, Sept 10th, 9:00 am to 1:00, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI
This family-friendly event includes a walk through the scenic nature trails of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, followed by children’s activities in the Amphitheatre.
Cost is $10 per Person/ $35 per Family (two adults and up to 4 children).
All proceeds will support adult and family literacy programming in Brown County.
Posted By: Brian Danzinger