10 Popular Festivals In Green Bay, Wisconsin

festivals in green bay

Nestled in Brown County, Green Bay is a stunning city in Wisconsin that is known for its thriving economy and charming heritage that dates back to the 1600s. Usually mentioned in reference to the Green Bay Packers and its people as Wisconsinites, this city has a wide array of enchanting attractions that captivate tourists from all corners of the country. Besides its upscale offerings, such as ostentatious shopping malls, exquisite restaurants, and state-of-the-art recreation areas, Green Bay also features stunning museums, which house the country’s fascinating heritage and rich culture. This alluring city also has vibrant traditions that are reflected in its multitude of intoxicating festivals. So, If you are planning on visiting this ravishing side of Brown County, here is a list of the most popular festivals in Green Bay, Wisconsin, that may help you plan a fabulous and eclectic itinerary.

1. Tall Ship Festival [Last event in 2019]

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In the third quarter of the year, sometime around July (exact date varies), the city turns its eyes towards Leicht Memorial Park for the Tall Ship Festival. Being one of the largest outdoor events in Green Bay, this engaging bash attracts stalwart sailors and other keen adventures from across the world to an exhilarating three-day celebration of sea adventures, where they get to learn in great detail about maritime history, the courses, and crews behind the nine different majestic vessels which ply the calm waters of the bay.

With lots of entertaining music and delicious delectables, you can unwind to a soothing sail as you soak up the breathtaking views of Green Bay.

Tall Ship Festival

Address: 128 Dousman St, Green Bay, WI 54303, United States

Website: Tall Ship Festival

Takes place: July

2. Family Kite Fest [Last event in 2019]

As the name suggests, Family Kite Fest is a colorful family event that presents a fascinating chance for all adult kite lovers to relive their youth and for kids to learn something new and exciting through kite flying. Held annually in picturesque Willow Creek Park, this exciting celebration brings out different families and kite enthusiasts from Green Bay to relish a day out in the sun and indulge in an impeccable kite display from the Wisconsin Kiters Club.

This elating family-oriented outdoor event also features relaxing music and lots of entertainment and you’ll get to feast your eyes on some of the biggest kites you’ve ever seen.

Family Kite Fest

Address: 1800 Guns St, Bellevue, Wisconsin 54311

Website: Family Kite Fest

Takes place: August

3. Brews, Bistros & Bonfires

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Posted by Green Bay Botanical Garden on Thursday, 20 September 2018

Groove to the levitating vibes of uplifting live music and surround yourself with the enchanting glow of cozy bonfires as you sip on some of your favorite brews at the exhilarating Brews, Bistros & Bonfires festival. Held annually every September in the scenic confines of the Green Bay Botanical Garden, this remarkable daylong event aims to promote healthy beer consumption and sensitize stalwart beer lovers to the exquisitely handcrafted brews that just joined the competitive local market.

In the company of your friends or family, you can enjoy generous samplings from several microbreweries before devouring some delicious food from the stunning area’s restaurants.

Brews, Bistros & Bonfires

Address: 2600 Larsen Road Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303

Website: Brews, Bistros & Bonfires

Takes place: September

4. Fall Fest On Broadway

For an elating trick-or-treat adventure, one that you certainly won’t forget, pick your family or close friends and head to the Fall Fest on Broadway. A colorful, family-oriented celebration in Wisconsin, this event features an array of mindblowing activities for everyone to enjoy and makes for the perfect spot for a remarkable family bonding opportunity.

Set in the lively ambiance of Broadway District, this colorful celebration brings out different families who come to enjoy a fun-filled day in the sun as they indulge in a wide array of engaging outdoor activities, such as riding on horse-drawn carriages and painting pumpkins, to name but a few.

Fall Fest On Broadway

Address: 340 N Broadway #165, Green Bay, WI 54303, United States

Website: Fall Fest On Broadway

Takes place: October

5. Festival Foods Fireworks

A popular and highly anticipated event in the city, Festival Food Fireworks is an exciting annual festival and considered one of the largest celebrations of delicious food and fascinating fireworks in the city. Arguably one of the most colorful events in Wisconsin, Festival Food Fireworks attracts thousands of Green Bay residents and globetrotters from across the world, who throng here in large numbers to enjoy the eclectic array of delicious local dishes and awe-inspiring fireworks. This event also brings out the Waterboard Warriors, who grace the venue to showcase their prowess in waterskiing on the Fox River.

Festival Foods Fireworks

Address: 128 Dousman St, Green Bay, WI 54303, USA

Website: Festival Foods Fireworks

Takes place: July 4th

6. Craftoberfest [Previously known as Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival]

An exciting event that any certified beer lover can’t miss, the Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival is a unique celebration of several impressive local craft brews and tantalizing dishes from around Green Bay. Presented by Festival Foods and hosted by Resch Center, this colorful celebration brings out beer lovers from across the globe, who flock here in large numbers to relish some of the best brews and delicious eats on the face of the continent.

With over 200 exquisite craft beers and over 50 breweries, attendees will receive a sampling glass and have access to unlimited two-ounce samples of beer.

Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival

Address: 820 Armed Forces Dr, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304

Website: Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival

Takes place: October

7. Taste On Broadway [Last event in 2019]

An event where you are sure to find certified foodies, Taste on Broadway is an annual celebration of culinary talent and impeccable dishes. Held on Broadway Street, between Walnut and Dousman, this event provides a luxurious night out, where attendees get to sample an array of local cuisine from area restaurants and relish some exquisite wine and brews from local breweries and wineries.

From excellent savory delights and decadent desserts to sparkling roses and sweet whites, this fun-filled event takes you on a remarkable culinary journey unlike any other. And, with live entertainment on two stages, you are bound to relish some of the best music in the city.

Taste On Broadway

Address: N Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54303, United States

Website: Taste On Broadway

Takes Place: September

8. Oneida Big Apple Fest [Last event in 2019]

If you are a staunch historian buff looking to learn more about Green Bay’s fascinating culture and traditions, the Oneida Big Apple Fest will be worth your while. A celebration of a unique heritage and astonishing cultural beauty, this captivating festival, held annually every September, aims to promote ancient traditions in this contemporary age where most of our cultural practices are fading away.

Hosted at the Amelia Cornelius Culture Park, this celebration offers a plethora of engaging activities, from horseback riding and archery competitions to exquisite culinary exhibitions, to name but a few. For fun, laughter, and delicious food, you have to attend.

Oneida Big Apple Fest

Address: 3703 N Hillcrest Dr, Green Bay, WI 54313-5270, United States

Website: Oneida Big Apple Fest

Takes place: September 19, 2020

9. ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival Green Bay

Posted by Mosaic Arts Inc. on Friday, 8 March 2019

In the first quarter of the year, sometime in March, artists and art lovers get their time in the spotlight at the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, held annually at the KI Convention Center. Running for three days, this artistic festival aims to promote art and drawing in an age where many young people are attached to their smartphone screens.

A colorful affair that livens the world of art, this spring celebration features live music and an exquisite art market, showcasing a wide range of eye-catchy paintings, drawings, and unique crafts from thousands of talented artists from across the city and the entire world.

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival Green Bay

Address: 333 Main St, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301

Website: ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival Green Bay

Takes place: March

10. Oktoberfest at Copper State Brewing Co. [Last event in 2019]

Gather your friends, family, or work colleagues for a fantastic evening of ecstatic joy in the form of tasty brews and mouthwatering cuisine at the annually exciting Oktoberfest. Held in October at the Copperstate Brewing Company on Dousman Street, this cheerful event focuses on educating the public on different topics concerning locally produced craft beer and the diligent work that goes into making it.

A fun-filled celebration that attracts beer and wine lovers from across Wisconsin (and the world), Oktoberfest is the place to be for a seamless opportunity to learn a thing or two about the different beer in the city.

Oktoberfest at Copper State Brewing Co

Address:313 Dousman St #2713, Green Bay, WI 54303, United States

Website: Oktoberfest at Copper State Brewing Co

Takes place: October

Have a fantastic gala time in Green Bay

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If you crave an exciting experience that will open your eyes to the fascinating culture and rich heritage of Green Bay, Wisconsin, make your way to any of these remarkable festivals, all of which guarantee something interesting for everyone in attendance.

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