A Green Bay Mom’s Guide to the Month of November


November is here! The frenzy leading up to the holidays begins. Craft fairs galore this month (see section near the bottom) and so many other fun activities. This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide. We are highlighting those we think may be of most interest to families in the Green Bay and surrounding areas. In fact, this list doesn’t include many of the holiday events. COMING SOON :: 2017 GUIDE TO ALL THINGS HOLIDAY. Keep an eye out out for it!

*If you have suggestions or additions, please leave a comment! Better yet, add it to our event calendar!

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 :: Daytime Playtime at Fusion Athletics. 9-11 am. Let them burn off  some energy! $5/child.  Children 1-6.

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 :: $1 Open Gym at Green Bay Elite Cheer. 7-8 pm. 

November 1 :: Neville Public Museum FREE admission for Brown County Residents. 5-8 pm. Proof of residency required.

November 1, 2, 3 :: The Little Mermaid, Fox Cities PAC. 7 pm. Tickets start at $41.

November 2, 3, 4 :: WIAA Girls’ State Volleyball, Resch Center. 

November 2 :: STOMP!, Weidner Center. 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $36. People of all ages are sure to enjoy this!

November 2  :: Whose LIVE Anyway? Meyer Theatre. 7:30 pm. 90 minutes of improvised comedy will make for a fun night! Tickets start at $45.

November 3 , 4, 10, 11 :: A Chorus Line, Green Bay East High School. Tickets available at EHS main office. Call 920.448.2090 for more information.

November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 :: The Little Mermaid, Denmark High School. Tickets start at $7. Treat the kids to a Disney classic!

November 3 & 4 :: Terror on the Fox, 7-11:30 pm. BLACKOUT. Complete darkness with the exception of one glow stick.

November 3 & 4 :: Burial Chamber, Neenah. 7-11:30 pm. Last weekend for frightful fun!

November 4 :: Everybody’s Rummage Sale, Shopko Hall. 8 am – 2 pm. The area’s largest indoor rummage sale! $5/adult. 12 and under FREE. $3/adult with 2 non-perishable food items.

November 4 :: Gallerie of Shoppes, KI Convention Center in Green Bay. 9 am – 3 pm. All of the participating stores are located outside of Brown County, but all of the proceeds raised from this fundraiser provide educational scholarships to women in our community.

November 4, 11, 18, 25 :: Appleton Winter Farm Market. City Center Plaza. 9 am – 12:30 pm. Up to 50 vendors selling fresh fruits & vegetables, meats & dairy, breads & baked goods, specialty foods and handcrafted items.  

November 4 :: Family FREE Day at Milwaukee County Zoo. 9 am – 4:30 pm. If you want to stay warm, there are many indoor animal exhibits for your enjoyment. Regular parking, concessions, and rental fees still apply.

November 4 :: Kids Workshop, Home Depot. Bellevue, West GB, Grand Chute, and Appleton locations. 9 am – 12 pm. Military Appreciation Humvee. Your child can build a custom wooden humvee to honor all those that have served our country. Once the humvee is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

November 4 :: Houdini 10 K, Downtown Appleton. 9 am – Noon.

November 4 :: Peppa Pig Story Time, Bay Park Square Mall. 9:30 am – 10 am. Gather in the play area.

November 4 :: Electrified!, Neville Public Museum in Green Bay. 9 am – 5 pm. See the museum’s latest exhibit, Neon: Darkness Electrified, and meet artist and neon sign expert Jed Schleisner, who will demonstrate how different gases are combined to create colors and effects. Other activities include black light art and science projects, story time with librarians, and light refreshments.

November 4 :: Try Hockey for FREE, De Pere. Join Green Bay Youth Hockey and 500 Associations across the country offer this FREE event designed to introduce children ages 4 – 12 to the sport of hockey. 11:30 am – 1 pm.

November 4 :: Try Hockey for FREE, Appleton Family Ice Center. 12:30-2:30 pm. Participants will receive a practice jersey, goodie bag, Scheels puck and equipment when they arrive. Safety equipment is limited so please bring additional BMX, Skateboard, Ski/Snowboard, or hockey helmet if you have one and any padding such as knee pads and elbow pads.

November 4 :: 25th Birthday Celebration – Adult Recess, The Building for Kids in Appleton. 6-9 pm. $10/each or $15/couple. 21 and older. Hors d’oeuvres, music, programs and an exhibit unveiling!

November 4 :: Kidz Night Out, Starz Academy in Green Bay. Kiddos have a chance to enjoy open gym time, games, snacks, etc. $15 for first child & $10 each additional sibling. Ages 5-18. Snacks available for purchase.

November 4 :: Ninja Night, Fusion Athletics in Green Bay. 6:30-8:30 pm. Kids can enjoy warp wall, obstacles, and fun! Limited space available. Ages 5+. $10.

November 5 :: Bill Burr, The Meyer Theatre.  {SOLD OUT}

November 7 :: Tuesday Night Movie : Cars 3. Neenah Public Library. 6-8:30 pm.

November 9, 10, 11, 12 :: Shrek the Musical, Hortonville High School. Tickets $8-$10. When an evil lord takes our hero’s home our favorite green Ogre sets out on a quest to get it back. With the help of his noble steed he may succeed. There will be dungeons, princesses locked in a high tower, a fire breathing dragon, and even love along the way!

November 10, 11, 17, 18 :: Hairspray!, Preble High School. Such a fun musical.

November 10, 11, 15, 17, 18 :: Guys and Dolls, Xavier Fine Arts Theatre. Enjoy the classic. Prices range from $5-$12.

November 10 :: Light Up Night – Trout Museum of Art in Appleton. 4-7 pm. Kick off the holiday season with a fun-filled, family-oriented celebration taking place in Houdini Plaza and along College Avenue.

November 10 :: Owl Prowl/Night Hike, Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton. Learn more about the common owls of Wisconsin. The evening will begin with a short presentation, and dissection of owl pellets, followed by a night hike to look for owls and learn more about their adaptations.  Members: $3/person or $10/family, Nonmembers: $5/person or $15/family. Preregistration and Prepayment is required. 

November 10 :: Peppa Pig Live, Weidner Center. 6 pm. Make your child’s day with a trip to see Peppa Pig! Tickets start at $15.

November 11-30 :: Santa at Baypark Square. See website for times and prices. 

November 11 :: Activity Days, School House in Green Bay. 10 am – 3 pm. Free activities for the kiddos!

November 11 :: Monster Jam, Resch Center. 10:30 am, 1 pm & 7 pm. 

November 12 :: Sensory Sunday at SkyZone, Appleton. 9:30-11:30 am. Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs. $10.00 for the session. SkySocks are required $2.00. 

November 15 :: Swan Lake, Weidner Center. Enjoy one of the world’s most famous ballets. 7 pm. Tickets start at $23.

November 16, 17, 18:: Legally Blonde, Weidner Center. he musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Tickets start at $20. 7:30 pm.

November 16 :: Duke FM Presents Blackhawk, The Meyer Theatre. 7 pm. Tickets $35. 

November 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 :: The Polar Express, National Railroad Museum. This show is a delight and features a live rendition of the Hot Chocolate Dance followed by a dramatic reading of the original Polar Express™ book. Take the train for the ride to the North Pole where Santa personally greets each and every child. NEW for 2017, show times are at 4:00, 6:00, and 8:00 pm

November 18 :: Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra European Tour, Fox Cities PAC. Lawrence University graduate Katherine Harth joins the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra for Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $29.

November 19 :: PJ Masks LIVE, Fox Cities PAC. You’ve NEVER seen the PJ Masks like this before – leaping, flipping and climbing – live on stage! Tickets start at $30.

November 22, 25 :: Green Bay Gamblers Game, Resch Center. 7:05. See website for tickets.

November 23 :: Festival Foods Turkey Trot, various locations. Participate in either a 5-mile run or a 2-mile walk. Open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Don’t forget to bring your favorite cuddly companion for the 2-mile Dog Jog.

November 24, 25, 26:: Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet, The Meyer Theatre. Enjoy the holiday classic. 1 pm & 7 pm shows available. Tickets start at $17.50.

November 25 :: Small Business Saturday. Buy local!

November 26 :: Sesame Street LIVE!, Resch Center. 12:45 pm, 2 pm, 4:45 pm and 6 pm shows. A fun show with the gang from Sesame Street. Oscar, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird, Abby and more will be on hand!

November 26 :: Manheim Steamroller Christmas, Fox Cities PAC. Be part of a holiday classic. Tickets start at $65.

November 28, 29, 30 & Dec 1, 2, 3 :: Waitress, Fox Cities PAC. This story is brought to life by an all-female creative team! Original music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, based on the book by screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Tickets start at $40.

2017 Craft ShowsNovember 3, 4 :: Krazy Krafters Holiday Craft Faire, Kaukauna. The Starlite Club. Friday 4-8 pm. Saturday 8 am – 2 pm. 

November 4 :: Harvest Moon Craft Faire, Hilton Garden Inn. Oshkosh. 8 am – 2:30 pm. Free admission with book donation; otherwise. $2/person. 

November 4 :: 41st Annual Bazaar and Craft Show, Holy Family Parish in Brillion. 9 am – 1 pm. Admission 50 cents! 

November 4 :: Bay Port Craft Fair, Bay Port High School. 9 am – 3 pm. Over 260 vendors! Admission is $3.

November 4 :: Holiday Wonder Art and Craft Expo, Fon du Lac County Fairgrounds. 9 am – 3 pm.

November 4 :: Neenah High School Helping Hands Arts and Craft Fair, Neenah HS. 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is $2.

November 4 :: St. James Craft Fair & Bake Sale, Shawano. 9 am – 2 pm. 

November 4 :: Oshkosh Fall Vendor and Craft Fair, Oshkosh Elks Lodge #292. 10 am – 3 pm. 

November 5 :: Annual Holiday Bazaar, Suring High School. 9 am – 2 pm.

November 5 :: Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, St. Bernard School in Green Bay. Free Admission. 9 am – 1 pm.

November 5 :: Holiday Craft Fair, Kaukauna High School. 9 am – 3 pm. 

November 5 :: Southern Door Arts and Crafts Fair, Southern Door Community Auditorium. 9 am – 3 pm. $2 admission.

November 11 :: Crivello’s Annual Fall Craft and Vendor Show, Oconto. 9 am – 3 pm.

November 11 :: Artisan Faire, Appleton North High School. The Appleton North High School Artisan Faire is the premier art event in the Fox Valley area with over 150 vendors. All items are handcrafted and vendors are chosen by committee! $3 admission. NO STROLLERS.

November 11 :: Christmas in Suamico Gift and Craft Show, The Marq. 9 am – 3 pm. Over 70 vendors!

November 11 :: Howard Indoor Flea Market, The Watering Hole. 9 am – 3 pm. Books, Toys, Household Items, Antiques, Collectibles, Games and much much more!

November 11 :: Merry Mielke Craft Fair, Mielke Arts Center in Shawano. 9 am – 3 pm.

November 11 :: Pembine Fall Craft Fair, Pembine High School. 9 am – 2 pm. There will be a concession stand, raffle and door prizes, and a meat raffle!

November 11 :: Stockbridge School Craft Fair, Stockbridge High School. 9 am – 2 pm. Over 80 vendors!

November 11 :: Ferber Elementary 4th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. 9:30 am – 2 pm. 30+ vendors, bake sale, and raffles. 

November 18 :: Lourdes Craft Fair, Lourdes Academy in Oshkosh. Over 150 vendors! Bake sale and concessions available. $2 admission.

November 18 :: NEWCAP Craft Show, Crivitz High School. 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. 

November 18 :: 14th Annual Holiday Stop N Shop, Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. 9 am – 3 pm. 

November 18 :: Holiday Art & Craft Fair, Fox Valley Tech Appleton Campus. 9 am – 3 pm. Admission $3. Lunch available for purchase.

November 18 :: Sigma Holiday House Craft Sale, Fon du Lac County Fairgrounds. his annual event showcases over 70 juried artisans offering a huge variety of collectibles, gifts, original crafts, clothing and art. 9 am – 3 pm. *NO STROLLERS.

November 19 :: Sevastopol Arts and Crafts Fair, Sevastopol Elementary School. Free admission. All handmade items for sale! 

November 25 :: 37th Annual Redbird Holly Craft Faire, De Pere High School. Over 220 vendors! 9 am – 3 pm. 

November 25 :: Holiday Craft Fair, Lakewood Town Hall.  9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

November 25 :: Holiday Gift and Craft Show, Chicago Street Pub & Grill in De Pere. 10 am – 3 pm. Over 50 vendors, fundraisers, and raffles. 

Plan your trip to an area Children’s Museum ::

Green Bay Children’s Museum | Green Bay 

Building for Kids Children’s Museum | Appleton

Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac | Fond du Lac

Above & Beyond Children’s Museum | Sheboygan

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Ruth was born in Green Bay and lived in the area until venturing off to UW Madison for college.  Her education led her to a life in retail.  Retail took her to Milwaukee, Charlotte, NC, and, eventually, back to Green Bay.  In 2014 she decided to pause her career to help her husband build his CPA firm.  Ruth & Chris reside in De Pere with their four children, Smith, Tess, Burke, & Jack.  As great as Green Bay summers are, Fall is Ruth’s favorite.  She loves the colors, crisp air, and, of course, football.  Ruth enjoys hanging out with the fam, reading up on the latest fashion, & savoring a nice glass of cabernet.