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 – ASPIRO’s Fall Fest, Saturday, Sept 24th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Adams St Parking Lot, Downtown Green Bay, WI

ASPIRO WALK 2.1 is the official kick off to Fallfest on the Fox. The 2.1 mile walk takes participants through Downtown Green Bay, ending on the Fallfest grounds. During Fallfest, there are bounce houses, face painting, balloon art and numerous children’s games. Enjoy food and beverages from the local food trucks and vendors and listen to music by The Cougars. The event is held on Saturday, September 24th and is free and open to the public. There is a fee to participate in the walk.

NEW THIS YEAR!! FOOD TRUCK RALLY featuring: Butterfly Fries, The Coffee Bar, Egg Roll Plus Food Truck, Maldonado Food Trailer, Monzu Bakery, Peace, Love & BBQ, Savage Henry’s Chili, Smits Family Booyah and more!


2 – A Night For Life Gala, Saturday, Sept 24th, 5:00 to 9:00 pm, Hyatt on Main, Green Bay, WI

An evening of entertainment, dinner, and a silent auction will be emceed by WNCY’s Mike DuBord. The evening’s Guest of Honor is Army Delta Operator and Ranger, SFC Josh Collins (RET).

HOOAH, Inc’s mission is to lend support to forward deployed servicemen and women, their stateside families, and returning veterans with a high level of understanding, compassion, and empathy.

* We operate with 100% volunteers. We do not pay any staff or members of our organization.

$75.00 per ticket

$650.00 for a table of ten


3 -Power Of The Purse Event, Thursday, Sept 22nd, 10:00 am, KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI

Join us for the 12th annual Power of the Purse luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 22, in downtown Green Bay.

The co-chairs for this event will be Leah Lasecki and Kristin Suchalla.

Keynote Speaker: Health coach, personal trainer, and published author Chris Freytag, will be the keynote speaker for this event. Freytag’s “Empowering Minds” presentation will help luncheon guests understand how our health goes beyond our bodies – it’s also about what takes place in our minds. Freytag will share strategies for staying motivated, and will explain how being positive contributes to productivity, happiness and ease of mind.


4 – August: Osage County, Sept 23rd to Oct 1, St. Norbert College, DePere, WI

Come experience the peaks and the valleys that only live theatre can give you! Get your tickets to see “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts.

This 2008 Tony and Pulitzer award winning play follows the dark side of a Midwestern American family.

Get your season tickets or individual tickets by calling 920-403-3950 or visit http://www.snc.edu/tickets/ for full schedule.

THE STORY: A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

This show deals with adult content and situations not appropriate for children.

5 – The Dixie Chick, Saturday, Sept 24th, 7:30 pm, Resch Center, Green Bay, WI

They are one of a mere handful of acts with multiple albums achieving “diamond” status (meaning sales over 10 million copies) – both WIDE OPEN SPACES (1998) and FLY (1999) hit that stratospheric landmark – and over the years have won thirteen Grammy awards. Their on-stage reputation has helped them sell over $100 million worth of concert tickets, and outspoken songs like “Goodbye, Earl” and “Not Ready To Make Nice” made it clear that this power trio played by nobody’s rules. Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes, villains, and moms – for over a decade, the Dixie Chicks have grown from a band into a phenomenon, with over 30 million albums sold, Dixie Chicks are the biggest selling female band of all time in the U.S.

Join them as they bring their musical talents to Green Bay for a special concert at the Resch Center. Tickets and Full tour details at: http://www.dixiechicks.com/tour/

Posted By: Brian Danzinger