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Hooray, Bay Beach opens today

10:19 AM, May 4, 2013  |  Comments
The Zippin Pippin may have gotten the lion's share of attention the past two years, but the helicopters are still a popular attraction at Bay Beach Amusement Park.
The Zippin Pippin may have gotten the lion's share of attention the past two years, but the helicopters are still a popular attraction at Bay Beach Amusement Park.
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Just as the first robin is often a sign spring is near, the opening of Bay Beach Amusement Park is a sign that summer is not far away. The park is located at 1313 Bay Beach Road in Green Bay.

PRESEASON

10 a.m.-6 p.m., May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 28, 29, 30, 31, June 3, 4, 5, 6

10 a.m.-3 p.m., May 21-23 (for school groups)

10 a.m.-9 p.m., May 24, 25, 26, 27 and June 1, 2

FULL SEASON

Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dates: Daily, June 7-Aug. 18

BACK TO SCHOOL

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Dates: Daily, Aug. 19-Sept. 2 (Labor Day)

POSTSEASON

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Dates: Sept. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

Closed for the season Sept. 30.

FEES

Tickets: 25 cents each, rides require one, two or four tickets per person.

Pony ride: Tickets purchased at site.

MORE INFORMATION

The ride area is smoke-free. For Bay Beach Shelter reservations and further information, call (920) 448-3365, during regular office hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Golden Memories Ball: 7-10 p.m. May 10 at the Bay Beach Pavilion. Music by The Brass Factory Big Band, a 16-piece band featuring vocalists. Cost: $7, at City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department, 100 N. Jefferson St. City Hall Room 510 or call (920) 448-3365. Limited to 350 tickets.

BBQ Bash at Bay Beach: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1. Free music and activities with food coupons available for purchase. The event starts with a pulled pork and brisket competition. Zoomie and the Dynamics provide music all afternoon. Kids contests and activities in the Pig Pen Corner. Prizes given for various contests such as the best pig call among others.

Movies In-the-Park: Movies begin at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

More special events can be found at baybeach.org. or greenbaywi.gov.

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