Annual Festivals/Fairs in Green Bay, WI
Celebrate the history of De Pere every Memorial Day weekend. Celebrate De Pere was created 22 years ago to mark the city’s 100th anniversary and has since grown to be a much-anticipated outdoor event.
The festivities kick-off at Voyageur Park Saturday afternoon with live music, family-friendly shows and the gotta-see Redneck Regatta homemade boat race on the Fox River. Sunday highlights include a family fishing tournament, 4-mile run/walk, car show and a 5-star fireworks show at dusk. Monday salutes Veterans with a parade through west and east De Pere.
Fill hungry tummies with traditional festival food – brats, burgers, nachos, funnel cakes and more. The festivities are organized by volunteers. Stop by and contribute – proceeds benefit local organizations.
The Green Bay Botanical Garden celebrates the start of Northeast Wisconsin’s growing season with an annual Garden Fair. For more than 25 years the Botanical Garden has been hosting the fair to inspire area residents.
On a weekend in early June, Green Bay Botanical Garden brings together 100 vendors to showcase their garden plants, landscaping ideas and accessories. Come to be entertained by local acts or to feast on the food. New this year, visitors can watch the live demonstrations and admire the chalk art creations.
On both Saturday and Sunday, the Gardens opens in the early morning and runs activities through mid afternoon. Entry to the annual Garden Fair is free with paid admission to the Green Bay Botanical Garden.
What goes together better than beer and running? Cheer on walkers and runners as they participate in the annual Beer Belly Two Walk and Run in Suamico. The race ends at Idlewild Park in Suamico where a traditional Northeast Wisconsin picnic is waiting for participants, spectators and the public.
The Beer Belly Two Walk and Run and the Suamico Firefighters Picnic takes place every year in late June. Bring the family to enjoy food and kiddie games. The evening ends with a bang as fireworks light the sky. Stop by and support Suamico. Proceeds from the two-day event benefit local charities.
The Oneida tribe takes time to not only celebrate their heritage but to share their unique culture with the community. The group hosts an annual Oneida Powwow in late June on the Norbert Hill Center Powwow Grounds in Oneida. In 2012 they are celebrating 40 years of dance and song.
Spectators are welcome to stop by the three-day family-friendly event. Visitors will marvel at the spectacular as over 400 dancers make their entrance onto the grounds. World-class dancers will put on a show as they compete for cash prizes. Dine on Native American cuisine and bring home authentic crafts and jewelry.
Hang out at Heritage Hill in mid July for their annual Hops on the Hill beer and food tasting festival. While it is one of the city’s newest festivals, it is an evening you won’t want to miss.
A ticket is needed for the tasting event. There are over 50 craft brews from Dean Distributing and 15 of Green Bay’s favorite restaurants ready to offer you their tempting samples. Musical entertainment will make you want to wiggle your hips as you wind your way through the vendors.
Feeling lucky? Join in the bucket raffle or wave your paddle at the evening’s live auction. Go home with Packers memorabilia, tickets, golf packages, spa packages or a new piece of jewelry.