Free Activities in Green Bay, WI
Writers’ Workshop calls out to all the ladies, and gentlemen, that love to express themselves with words. Barnes & Noble in Ashwaubenon hosts a free monthly workshop for novice and experienced writers to get a bit of encouragement, feedback and gentle critique.
The Thursday night Writers’ Workshops brings together a few “regulars” but newbies are always welcome to join the group. Some are published authors; others prefer to just write for enjoyment. Whatever the objective, the evening out is a welcome opportunity to meet with like minds and better your skills.
There is no better way to spend those cold and rainy or crazy hot days than in the comfort of your local YMCA. The Broadview YMCA in Green Bay treats the community several times a year to an afternoon movie and open swim. The movies are family-friendly and promise to please your entire clan. Simply flash your library card and you’re in!
The free entrance allows YMCA guests a rare glimpse into the facility’s offerings. The Broadview YMCA is one of the four greater Green Bay centers. Each facility has their own specialties but all push for a healthier community. Dive in!
Savor some of Wisconsin’s finest produce all summer long. Farmers’ Markets are held throughout Green Bay nearly every day of the week.
One of the markets that has the town talking is the Farmers’ Market on Broadway. The market is on Wednesday afternoons, June through October. The festivities kick off at 3 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Over 125 local producers bring their product and art – purchase original creations, homemade bakery, fresh cheese and fruits and vegetables in season.
In the summer months over 3,000 people stroll along Broadway each week. Check out the vendor offerings, buy a burrito and enjoy music from this week’s entertainer.
Found seven miles north of Green Bay, Suamico lures visitors from far and wide with their quaint shops. Once you get there you don’t want to leave – so stay awhile! Every Thursday in the summer Vickery Village in Suamico offers free entertainment. Local musicians perform familiar tunes beginning at 5 p.m.
Food and refreshments are available to purchase. The well-known Chives restaurant is located within Vickery Village so the food offerings are sure to be delicious. Seating is limited so be sure to bring your own chair. Come an hour early and buy fresh produce from the Farmers’ Market.
Stimulate your mind. Head to the Neville Public Museum of Brown County on Wednesday nights and take advantage of free admission. Each week, from 6-8 p.m., the public is invited in to explore the over one million items in the permanent collections. Awe at the historical artifacts, original artworks and archeological finds. As a general museum of art, history and science many of the objects are relevant to Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Beyond the remarkable exhibits and collections, visitors are able to take in a few special happenings including the natural history lecture series, film series and poetry night for free. Watch for upcoming events that pique your interest.