Green Bay Area Mom’s Summer Bucket List


It’s no secret that there isn’t an infinite number of summers with our children before it’s time for them to flee the nest. If you’re looking for fun ways to add some summer memories, then look no more! Our vivacious group of Green Bay Area Mom contributors have provided a summer bucket list of some of their plans to carry on the tradition of a fun-filled summer:

Baseball games
Booyah games (Green Bay)
Brewers (Milwaukee)
Timber Rattlers (Appleton)

Berry picking

Beach days

Camping Series One: Campfire and Other Nighttime Activities
Search Wisconsin campgrounds

Day trips to Door County or explore other nearby communities
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve (Menasha)
Lakeside Park (Fond du Lac)
Hiking, beaches, and more in Two Rivers and Manitowoc

Drive-in movies
Chilton Twilight Drive-In
Field of Scenes Drive-In
Shawano Moonlight Outdoor Theater

Explore what Green Bay has to offer!

Bay Beach
Botanical Gardens – currently has a limited-time art exhibit!
Brown County Library
Mulberry Lane Farm
National Railroad Museum
Neville Public Museum
Wildlife Sanctuary

Farmer’s markets
Market on Broadway (Wed nights)
Titletown Night Market (Thurs nights)
Market on Military (Thurs nights)
Saturday Market (Saturday)

Frog catching

Looking for trails to hike? Check out: Family Nature Adventures in Wisconsin Parks
Looking for tips on hiking with children? Check out: Family Nature Adventures: Hiking with Children

Summer Bucket List Ideas for at home

  • Camp in the backyard (backyard bonfire and s’mores, anyone?)
  • Create an obstacle course
  • Outdoor movies with a projector (add an extra flair of fun by giving the kiddos a large box to decorate like a car (a home drive-in movie!)).
  • Water balloon fights
  • 50 Outdoor Summer Activities For Kids

Tips for kayaking with kiddos: water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, properly fitting lifejackets (fewer complaints from the kiddos when they fit right!), and wear bright clothing so a motored boat can see you! Also, launching kayaks from sites that are less utilized is a stress prevention tool – you’re not competing with numerous people and rushing to get onto the water.

Mini golf
Badger Sports Park
Bay Beach Mini Golf
Duck Creek Golf
Sweets & Eats & Par-Tee Mini Golf

Outdoor concerts
Acoustic Lunch
Ashwaubenon Concerts in the Park
De Pere Beer Gardens
Food Truck Rally Concerts
Knights on the Fox
Rockin’ in Josten
Badger State Block Party Summer Concert Series
Rock the Commons Concert Series
Titletown Beats

Swim & Splash Pad
Ashwaubomay Lake
De Pere pools
Green Bay pools
Green Bay splash pads

Zoo trips
DeYoung Family Zoo (Wallace, MI)
Lincoln Park Zoo (Manitowoc)
Milwaukee Zoo (Milwaukee) (buy discounted tickets here!)
NEW Zoo (Green Bay)

Summer Camps

We hope you enjoy this Summer Bucket List as much as we enjoyed creating it!  Let us know what’s on your Summer Bucket List in the comments!  And in case you missed it, here are Summer 2021 traveling tips! Happy Summer!