July 28 - 30, 2023
ArtFest Green Bay makes Downtown Green Bay come alive with art vendors, music, food, demonstrations, and more!
Friday, July 28, 3 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 30, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Only Main Stage & Food Court open past 7 p.m.
Bringing Art to the Heart
ArtFest's mission is to bring beauty and vibrance to Downtown Green Bay. Proceeds will support projects in the downtown districts including murals, art installations, and streetscape improvements.
Downtown Green Bay, Inc. is proud to host ArtFest Green Bay. This event will vitalize the local community and support small businesses in the district.
Art Fair presented by TDS
Explore works from local, regional, and national artists at the Art Fair presented by TDS, in partnership with The Art Garage! With over 75 artists showcasing their diverse range of mediums, shoppers are sure to find something that captures their imagination. From paintings to sculptures, photography to mixed media, artists will inspire attendees with their creativity and talent.
ArtFest Color Run/ Walk
Saturday, July 29th, 10:30 a.m.
Let’s get colorful at the ArtFest Color Run/Walk! The 2.5 mile route will take participants through the vibrant streets of downtown and along the Fox River, all while showering runners in a rainbow of powdered colors! Grab your running shoes, gather your friends and family, and join us for a one-of-a-kind experience at the ArtFest Color Run/Walk.
Registration is $20 and includes an ArtFest Color Run/Walk T-Shirt, sunglasses, bottle of water, banana, and start line color packet. The run/ walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 29th on the corner of Adams & Pine Streets.
Spots are limited to 200 participants, so register while you can!
Discover your inner artist in the Arts Education Area, in partnership with NWTC Artisan & Business Center. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this area will have something for everyone. Participate in hands-on workshops, watch demonstrations from local professional artists, and take part in this immersive art experience. Little Picasso’s Corner will feature unique projects for kids to create and take home!
Culinary demonstrations from local chefs will showcase the artistry of food preparation and presentation. Learn from their techniques and recipes as you watch dishes come together right before your eyes.
On Saturday, every hour starting at 1pm there will be a new chef demonstrating. The first 40 people will get to try a sample of the dish they prepare. The featured chef will demo and explain their process as host Andy Meuller, of Black & Tan and Ten O One Club, interacts with both the chef and audience.
Talented artists will compete head-to-head in The Tarlton’s Art Wars: Live Painting Competition, showcasing their skills and creativity as they paint stunning pieces of art in real-time. Witness the process up close and vote on your favorite at the end!
Look who's become the most requested band in Wisconsin! That's right, it's none other than the boys from Johnny Wad! This is the group you have been hearing about. Four lead vocalists, spine tingling harmonies, dual lead guitars and musicianship that will knock you out.
Wisconsin's premiere world-music ensemble featuring Lawrence University alumni and professors combined with other veteran local and Caribbean musicians. Salsa Manzana is a high-energy, authentic 13-piece salsa band featuring a full horn section.
Salute to Sinatra Big Band is a musical ensemble dedicated to performing the timeless classics of Frank Sinatra and the Big Band era. Under the direction of John Salerno, the group features talented local musicians and vocalists who recreate the iconic sound of Sinatra. With their sophisticated sound and impeccable style, they are sure to impress any audience and transport them back to an era of glamour and romance.
ArtFest Green Bay will have four stages: Besaw & Associates Main Stage, in the Adams Street Parking Lot, will host headlining musicians, Johnny Wad, Salsa Manzana, and Salute to Sinatra Band. The Performing Arts Stage and the Weidner Center Mobile Stage will feature performers representing the diverse cultures of the people of Northeast Wisconsin. The Family Stage, in the Arts Education Area, will host family-friendly entertainment and special guests.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Cat Plan - Main Stage
3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Courtney Paulson - Weidner Mobile Stage
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. ArtFest Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Main Stage
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Gerry Sloan - Weidner Mobile Stage
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Chocolateers - Main Stage
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Johnny Wad - Main Stage
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Studio 12 - Weidner Mobile Stage
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Katie Dahl - Weidner Mobile Stage
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Green Bay Civic Symphony - Performing Arts Stage
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. NEW Dixie Ramblers - Main Stage
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Morgan Piontek - Weidner Mobile Stage
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Green Bay Ballroom Beginner Salsa Dance Class - Performing Arts Stage
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Oneida Nation Smoke Dancers - Main Stage
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Mark Te Tai Combo - Weidner Mobile Stage
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Amelia Ford - Main Stage
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Los Locales - Weidner Mobile Stage
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Pegasis - Main Stage
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Salsa Manzana - Main Stage
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Arthur Gabriel Smeall - Weidner Mobile Stage
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Good Buffalo- Performing Arts Stage
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Swingin Royals - Main Stage
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Charlie Urick - Weidner Mobile Stage
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Dani Maus - Performing Arts Stage
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Erin Krebs & Jeff Johnston - Weidner Mobile Stage
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sarah Jane Peters - Performing Arts Stage
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Salute to Sinatra Big Band - Main Stage
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Erin Krebs - Main Stage
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Salute to Sinatra Big Band - Main Stage
Food and Drinks
Satisfy your tastebuds in the ArtFest Food Court and enjoy diverse food options from local vendors and food trucks. Visit the ArtFest Pub & Grille for delicious pub & grille food and favorite local brews.
Visiting ArtFest is Easy!
Parking is FREE on Friday past 6 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Stay downtown for the weekend! View our Downtown Hotel Guide.
The Green Bay Metro bus system offers public transportation in and around Downtown Green Bay. Complete route schedules and fare information can be found by visiting their website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Apply HERE to be a food vendor, performing arts group, community/ non-profit group, or other at ArtFest.
- No smoking within event boundaries.
- The following activities are not allowed within the event boundaries:
- Soliciting (entreating, urging, or importuning)
- No alcohol unless otherwise permitted.
- Pets are allowed on public sidewalks and trails in the event. See individual events for specific pet rules.
Yes! ArtFest is a free community event.
Food, art, and select activities will be available for purchase.
Use the address for the Cherry Street Parking Ramp in your navigation app to arrive at ArtFest.