Summer is still many weeks away, but we think now is the perfect time to start thinking about your warm-weather plans! Whether you're into exploring the great outdoors, discovering hidden gems, or hitting up some local events, Green Bay really has something for everyone. So, grab your sunscreen and your swimsuit — let’s make this summer one to remember forever!


Create Your Summer Bucket List

Summer is the perfect time to embark on new adventures and create lasting memories by trying something new. We have a few suggestions for your summer bucket list…


Summer Events in Green Bay

There are tons of events happening this summer in Green Bay! You can always check out our events page to see a full listing but a few standouts this summer are the 50th annual Oneida Pow Wow (June 28-30), the Water Lantern Festival (July 13), and Artstreet (August 23-25).

Oneida pow wow


Jumpstart a New Summer Hobby

Chances are, there’s something you’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t had the time. This summer is your perfect opportunity to explore a new hobby! Whether it’s fly fishing, outdoor photography, or stand-up paddleboarding, Green Bay is the place to make it happen!


Discover New Hidden Gems

This summer is one for new adventures! A few suggestions for your list? Zip to the zoo on the dual “racing” zip lines at the Adventure Park, take a fun-filled water tour on the Foxy Paddler Party Boat, or head to Algoma’s Crescent Beach for the Soar on the Shore kite festival!

Group of friends by Foxy Paddler


Plan Your Weekends on the Water

When you think of an ideal summer weekend, you probably picture lazy days spent on the water. Green Bay is the perfect place to go boating, fishing, kayaking, or sailing!


Boating on the Bay

Whether you want to launch your boat out on the bay, overnight in your favorite cove, or swap boating stories with like-minded folks, South Bay Marina is your one-stop shop. They offer sales, service, slips, storage, and rentals so you can make your summertime dreams a reality!

South Bay Marina


Chartering a Fishing Boat

If your idea of a great day includes catching perch, walleye, trout, and northern pike, we have good news! Allen's Guide Service and Weekend Warrior Guide Service both offer reasonably priced full and half-day chartered excursions, led by some of the area’s best anglers.


Sailing and Kayaking

If sailing or kayaking is more your speed, we got you covered there, too. Green Bay Sail & Paddle rents both sailboats and kayaks in two-hour blocks of time. Check their website for rental details like prerequisites, rates, and a handy list of what you’ll need to bring with you.

Green Bay Sail and Paddle

Refresh Your Summer Gear

You’re going to need the right gear for all of these Green Bay summer adventures, and luckily, we have lots of great options to help you check this task off your to-do list.


Fishing Tackle and Supplies

Need to restock your tackle box? Smokey’s on the Bay is Green Bay’s largest fishing tackle shop for custom-painted walleye and musky fishing lures and baits. They also have a huge selection of salmon and stock color walleye and musky fishing lures in their shop!


Motorcycles and Accessories

If your idea of a perfect summer includes you, a motorcycle, and the open road, Vandervest Harley-Davidson® is the place for you. Buy or rent a Harley, stock up on parts and merch, and check their events calendar for summer meetups, like the Bike & BBQ event in August.

Vandervest Harley Davidson Showroom


Sundresses, Swimsuits, and Sandals

Revamping your summer wardrobe is a blast when you stop at Green Bay’s beloved local shops and boutiques. We recommend visiting ZuLou for trendy clothes and swimwear, Scott’s Sports for all kinds of summer adventure gear, and The Heel for your warm-weather footwear needs!


Summer Will Be Here Before You Know It…

As the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise, it’s time to plan your summertime adventures. Whether you're hitting the water for a day of fishing, exploring the area’s hidden gems, or cruising along the open roads, we guarantee you’ll enjoy your time here in Green Bay!

If you need more ideas, including lodging and dining recommendations, you can download a digital copy of our latest Destination Guide here!