Green Day in the Bay 2019,

a Bay Day Event,

Brought to you by the Merchants of Whitefish Bay and the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation

May 4th, 8am-1pm @ Klode Park


Green Day is moving and expanding! May 4th, 2019 plan to spend the morning and afternoon at Klode Park. Bay Day events start at 8 AM and will conclude at 1 PM. Bay Day encompasses Run the Bay, Green Day in the Bay, and Recycle Day in the Bay, and new this year, Voice of the Bay!

Run the Bay, Green Day and Voice of the Bay will be held at Klode Park

Recycle Day in the Bay will be held at Dominican High School.

Merchants of Whitefish Bay support green and healthy living for our village.  Anyone donating items at recycle day in the bay will be given a raffle ticket that can be turned in at Klode Park.  The raffle includes gift baskets filled with items and gift cards from local Merchants of Whitefish Bay.

Run the Bay:
The Whitefish Bay Education Foundation is hosting Run the Bay on Saturday, May 4th. Run the Bay is a  5k fun run and kids run through Whitefish Bay. Advanced registration is recommended.

Community Clean-Up:
There will be an organized community wide clean-up. We need your help to beautify Whitefish Bay! We are looking for volunteers and families to form “Green Teams” to pick-up trash in our streets, parks and beaches. Prior to Green Day, you will receive a map of your team’s designated area to clean-up. Please bring you own work gloves and garbage bag(s). To sign up to volunteer, please email your name and/or your team name to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Green Day Eco Fair

Healthy living and eco-vendors this year include:
North Shore Health Department, WFB Middle School/The Green Team, WFB Environmental Group, Victory Garden, WFB Garden Club/Bird City, WFB Civic Foundation, Cumberland Student Council, Friends of Milwaukee's Downtown Forest, Sweetwater, Klode Sustainability Project, IPM Institute, WFB High School Band.

Voice of the Bay

The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation is excited to host the 1st annual youth vocal competition “The Voice of the Bay”. 10 semi-finalists will compete at 11:00 on the Green Day in the Bay entertainment stage before a judge’s panel of professional Milwaukee vocalists. Judges include Julie Brandenburg of Be Sound Music, Ally Hart of the Amplified Artist Sessions, and Tom Riddle of Stories Studio.

Entertainment Stage schedule:

  • 8:00 MKE Sound Machine DJ
  • 9:00 Big Style Brass Band
  • 10:00 Mitch Shiner Latin Vibes trio
  • 11:00 Voice of the Bay singing competition
  • 12:00 Chicken Wire Empire bluegrass trio
  • 1:00 MKE Sound Machine DJ

Now in its 12th year, Green Day in the Bay was started by local residents Gwen Koscinski, Julie Erickson, and Bob Kuesel who were interested in celebrating green and healthy activities in the village. Complimentary to Earth Day, (Earth Day’s history originates in Wisconsin as well – founded by the United States Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson in 1970), Green Day in the Bay provides a forum for Whitefish Bay residents to explore the three "R’s" of environmental awareness: reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Known for its beautiful lakefront setting, Whitefish Bay benefits from parks, beaches, and green spaces with stunning water views. But residents realize that with that privilege comes some responsibility as well. Green Day in the Bay serves as a conscious reminder that what we do in our community affects one of the world’s largest freshwater resources, Lake Michigan.

In addition to the clean up and weed out efforts on Green Day in the Bay, family teams volunteer for weekly beach clean-ups throughout the summer season when the beaches are most used. Whitefish Bay residents are stewards of the lake, and exhibitors at Green Day in the Bay offer information on green and healthy living not only in the village, but also connect us with our Great Lake to the east and our world community.