10 Best Things To Do In The Summer At Green BayJuly 18, 2019 | Green Bay,
Ah, summer in Green Bay — a time for relaxation and counting down the days until the start of football season. Whether you’re a born-and-bred local or just visiting, Green Bay is a destination for family-friendly, football-related and nature-oriented activities. Bring us your love for sports, local beer and exceptional food — here in Green Bay, we’ve got things to do and local events that you won’t want to miss.
Here are our top 10 picks for how to best enjoy Green Bay this summer.
1. GIVE THE KIDDIES A THRILL
Green Bay’s waterfront Bay Beach Amusement Park has free admission and low-cost tickets, perfect for the entire family. Make sure to ride the Zippin’ Pippin, one of the county’s oldest wooden coasters. With history, charm and a picturesque view, there’s something for everyone at Bay Beach.
2. BLAZE NEW TRAILS
Adjacent to Bay Beach Amusement Park is Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, a sprawling 700-acre wildlife refuge. Get in touch with nature on miles of hiking trails, or take the kids to the live animal exhibits and educational displays.
3. GET REVVED UP WITH A LAMBEAU FIELD TOUR
Summertime in Titletown means visiting historic Lambeau Field. Go on a guided tour of the stadium, then visit the Training Camp and Hall of Fame. Get ready for the season by stocking up on dark green, gold and white gear at the largest pro shop in the league.
4. EXPRESS YOUR PASSION FOR NON-FOOTBALL SPORTS
After touring Lambeau field, why not take advantage of the other sports venues and activities in the area? Catch a Green Bay Booyah baseball game, part of a collegiate summer baseball league, in nearby Ashwaubenon. Or hit the links at Shorewood Golf Course.
5. CATCH LIVE MUSIC AT THE CITYDECK
The CityDeck along the Fox River is your go-to place for local Green Bay events in the summer. On Friday nights in June and July, you can catch free music during Fridays on the Fox.
6. MAKE A FURRY FRIEND OR TWO
Located 10 miles from Green Bay in Suamico, the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is home to more than 90 different animal species. This family-friendly, entertain-the-kids-all-day destination includes a petting zoo, safari train and ziplining.
7. SAVOR BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS
Winter is coming, but not yet! Enjoy warm weather at the Green Bay Botanical Garden, with special exhibits like Butterflies & Blooms from June through August. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy anywhere on the 47-acre property.
8. SOAK IN SUNSET ON THE BAY
Drive up the west side of the Door Peninsula, which starts in Green Bay and northern Brown County, for spectacular sunsets on the bay. Communiversity Park at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is only a short drive from downtown.
9. PEOPLE WATCH AT THE WEEKLY FARMERS MARKETS
Downtown Green Bay comes to life in the summer with local produce, flowers, cheeses and much more. The two most popular farmers markets are the Farmers Market on Broadway and the Saturday Farmers Market.
10. EXPERIENCE GREEN BAY SPORTS HERITAGE AT POKE THE BEAR
Every summer at Poke the Bear, generations of Green Bay fans bond over their excitement for the upcoming season. You’ll feel our passion for Green Bay sports history and generations of die-hard fans the minute you walk through the door. If you’re looking for flavorful and local food in a warm, family-friendly environment, we hope to see you.
Come out to Poke the Bear in the heart of Downtown’s Entertainment District, and experience a place where bold, hearty food fills you up and traditions live on.