The time between childhood and adulthood is all too short. I created Kids’ Day upon taking office in 2003, as a way to show children how special they are to their families and how important they are to the future of Green Bay. It serves to reinforce the City’s appreciation of their hard work in school and community volunteerism. I have declared Kids’ Day to be June 25th of every year (six months from Christmas), and I am proud to report that it has been a tremendous success, with more activities and greater participation every year.
All Kids’ Day events are provided for free, including: movies, inflatable games, music, swimming, bowling, lunch, and rides are free at our City’s famous Bay Beach Amusement Park.
We need to show children the love and respect they deserve. Thank you for celebrating your kids and our community’s youth, and please join me in making this year’s Kids’ Day the best ever!
Remember – ALL events on Kids’ Day are FREE
Mayor Jim Schmitt
Wristbands available June 9 to Green Bay youth ages 17 and under at the following locations:
- Bay Beach Amusement Park
- Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
- Green Bay Park, Recreation & Forestry Office
- Brown County Libraries-Central, East & Southwest branches
- Mayor’s Office
- Neighborhood Resource Center (Howe & Fort Howard)
- Neighborhood Associations
- Dental Associates
- Colburn, Joannes & Resch Pools (June 7)
- Green Bay Playgrounds (June 12)
- Pizza Ranch
Free Park and Recreation Events:
- Green Bay Swimming Pools-kids enjoy free admission during pool hours!-Joannes & Resch Aquatic Center & Colburn Pool
- Green Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
1:00 p.m. Snake Program
3:00-3:45 p.m. Live Mammal Program
3:45-4:00 p.m. Live Animal Release
4:00-5:00 p.m. Birds of Prey Program
- 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.-Bay Beach Amusement Park-Free Rides
Mayor’s Lunch at Leicht Park 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
- Lunch (adult lunches $2.00 and $ .30 adult milk)
- Autograph Alley
- Green Bay Fire Department, Metro, Parks, Recreation & Forestry, Public Works and U.S. Coast Guard vehicles on display
- Asthma Education
- Remote Control Helicopter Demonstration
- Face painting
- Kids Tree Climb
- Animal Display
- Live 54218
- iPad Gaming Experience
- Kite Craft
- Fitness Classes (Family Kick at 11:00 a.m. and Family Yoga at 1:00 p.m.)
- Randy Peterson Performance
- Dental Associates Goody Bag
- Financial Education & Activities
Area Businesses and Sponsor Events:
- 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.-Green Bay Botanical Garden
- 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.-National Railroad Museum-Children free with paid adult.
- 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.-Exhibits 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Navy League Activities 12:00 -4:00 p.m.Neville Public Museum-Kids free admission.
- 9:30 -11:00 a.m. Fishing on the CityDeck
- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.-YWCA Science Experiments in the gym
- 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 p.m.-Marcus Cinema East
- 5:00-7:15 p.m.-June 24-Brown County Library Central. 13th Annual Red, White & Blue Bubblewrap Stomp with Clifford the Big Red Dog. 5:00-6:30 (crafts), 6:30-7:15 p.m. (stories & stomp), music with Clifford at 7:00 p.m.
- 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.-June 25- Brown County Library Central. Bang to the Thang with Mr. Pickles. If you like high-energy entertainment, you’ll love trumpeter and music dynamo Michael Drake (Mr. Pickles)
- 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.-Happy Joes- 2 kids 10 & under eat free with each paid adult.
- Kids’ Expo-Riverside Ballroom 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Live entertainment, magic act, bounce house, face painting, & more. Kids are free. Northeast Wisconsin Kids’ Directory www.NewKidsDirectory.com for more information.
- Kids’ Day 2K-Meet at Joannes Aquatic Center parking lot (East High School) for a Kids Day Fun Run/Walk starting at 5:30 p.m. All kids and families welcome and strollers are OK as we join My Team Triumph, Live 54218 & the Green Bay Bullfrogs (giving out free tickets for kids to the baseball game starting at 7:05 p.m.) Green Bay Parks, Rec & Forestry will also be giving out draw string bags to first 150 participants.
- 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.-Rivera Lanes-Free bowling for kids.
- 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Pizza Ranch buffet- 2 free kids/with paid adult
- 7:30 p.m.-Green Bay City Band concert at St. James Park.
- 7:05 p.m.-Green Bay Bullfrogs game. Participate in the Kids’ Day 2K for a free ticket. (More tickets will be distributed throughout the day.
- All Day-Green Bay Metro. Free bus rides all day for Green Bay kids and adults with children.