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Want to experience Green Bay like a local? Our monthly Staff Picks blog is here to help. Check out our latest posts to discover some of the top Brown County attractions and exciting upcoming events.

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    Shop Local at The Art Garage

    December 02

    Tired of the holiday madness on Black Friday? Skip the lines and save your energy for Green Bay's annual Holiday Fair at the Art Garage on 1400 Cedar Street. 

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    Tour Haunted Green Bay

    November 01

    Our fan-favorite Packers aren't the only known legends in Green Bay. This city's story goes a lot farther back, to the turn of the century, leaving behind ghosts that only the best storytellers can bring to life.

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    Fall Colors Green Bay

    October 01

    This month, Green Bay is practically on fire with the crimson, gold, and burnt orange of autumn, and we don't want you to miss it. So come with us and we'll show you the best spots to leaf peep. First stop, Green Isle Park. Amble through nature's arboretum until reaching the photo-worthy East Trail Bridge. Catch it at twilight before the sun fades and your photo will be sure to turn heads.

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    Lions, Tigers, and Beers, oh my!

    September 02

    Lions, tigers, and beers? Oh my, indeed! Who said the zoo is just for kids? Thirsty adults have a perfect excuse to leave the kids at home and visit Green Bay's NEW Zoo on September 19th for Brew at the Zoo (and a little wine, too). Spend the evening sampling from 70 different craft brews, wines, seltzers, and non-alcoholic beverages at 29 drink stations around the Zoo. Ticket sales and a silent auction benefit conservation efforts.

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    Experience Green Bay's Artstreet Event

    August 01

    Toward the end of the month, Green Bay will bloom with the colors and crafts of its local artists. Experience Artstreet from August 23rd through 25th when all the art that's been tucked inside the city's galleries, studios, and museums will spill out into the streets. Now in its 38th year, Artstreet has earned the attention of artists from coast to coast, and more than 200 of them share their work with fans from all over.

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    Music in the Garden

    July 01

    Thursday evenings in July, let the city of Green Bay treat you to music under the stars. The annual summertime series offers music for all ages and preferences. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair if you'd like to sit and relax and pack a picnic basket for the family.

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    Bay Beach Wildlife Refuge

    June 03

    At 600 sprawling acres, the Bay Beach Wildlife Refuge is the largest park in Green Bay. Nearly 4,500 orphaned or injured animals live inside, making the refuge the largest wildlife rehabilitation program in the state. And you get to visit, for free!

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    History Hidden in Plain Sight

    May 01

    Take a walk through the storied past of Brown County during its 5th Annual History Treasure Tour. On May 15th from 4 pm until 8 pm, you and yours will be granted special access to 16 of the area's historic treasures, hidden in plain sight. 

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    Gourmet Grilled Cheese Thursday's

    April 01

    Escape to the escarpment with a visit to LedgeStone Vineyards in Greenleaf, just 22 minutes south of Green Bay. Sure, they have luscious wine to sample and new favorite vintages to accompany a delicious meal, but it's their popular grilled cheese we're here to tell you about.

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    Badger State Brewing

    March 04

    You might think Green Bay's stadium district hibernates after the Super Bowl. Far from it! In fact, just down the road from Lambeau Field, lives Badger State Brewing, where a delicious batch of expertly crafted flavors is waiting on tap. 

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    Supper at the Symphony

    February 01

    This February, treat yourself to Supper at the Symphony inside Green Bay's historic Meyer Theater. On Saturday the 16th, Verdi will accompany your menu of surf or turf in an evening themed, "Heroes Battling for Freedom."

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    Start 2019 with Live Music

    January 01

    Celebrate the start of a new year with a night out in Green Bay. Here are a few popular spots for great music and an even better vibe. A newer bar on the block, Frets & Friends hosts live music through the weekend and invites brave souls to open mics on Thursdays. 

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