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Calendar of Events

August 2016

NOTE: Schedules sometimes change, so always confirm with the organization in question to make sure that the event you are interested in, is still scheduled to take place 

HANDS ON ART STUDIO ADULT NIGHTS – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: Year-round
Hands On Adult Nights are from 6:30-10:00 each Friday night all year long attracting a diverse crowd, 21 and older, for food, drink, and do-it-yourself art projects in the relaxed atmosphere of the Art Barn. Selected Adult Nights feature
Live Music.  It is a 3 1/2 hour kids-free zone. All the studio spaces are open and ready for you to have a fun evening playing with art. The studio fee for the entire evening is $7 plus the cost of your art project. Feel free to bring your own appetizers and drinks. We have pizza, soft drinks and beer available for purchase. Call 920-868-9311 or visit http://www.handsonartstudio.com/ for more info and schedule.

 

DOOR COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 5/22/16 – 12/17/16
The 2016 line-up features several icons, including Three Dog Night, Gary Lewis and The Playboys, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Belushi and others as well as a handful of fresh up-and-comers; expanded cultural and educational offerings, and a new three-day Winter Blues Fest. Call (920) 868-2728 for details or visit http://dcauditorium.org/dca-events/#.VzzwrfkrLIU for full lineup and ticket information.

 

JEANE KUHNS WOODWALK CONCERT SERIES – EGG HARBOR
Date of Event:  6/24/16 – 9/2/16
At Woodwalk Gallery6746 Cty Rd G. Click here for the full 2016 concert schedule. All concerts are on Fri night except September 1st. Tickets are $20 cash – all general seating. Beer, soda, coffee and treats for sale before and during. BYO wine welcome. Picnic table available pre-show when requested with reservation. Concert reservations at 920-629-4877 or 920-495-2928.

 

THURSDAY CONCERTS IN THE PARK – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/16/16 – 8/25/16
At Harborview Park 5:00 P.M.. Live music with local bands overlooking the bay of Green Bay. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy this free concert series. Visit www.eggharbordoorcounty.com for a complete list of musicians or call 920-868-3717

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 2016            7/28 - 9/3        Madamme Sherry
                                        9/8 – 10/16    The Gin Game

Third Avenue Playhouse is Door County’s year-round performance center located in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay. Its eclectic programming includes concerts, theatre, classes and community events on the 250-seat Main Stage and the newly-renovated, intimate 84-seat Studio Theatre. TAP is home to the Stage Door Theatre Company. Info and ticket info, call (920) 743-1760 

DEATH'S DOOR TOURS – ELLISON BAY
Dates of Event: June – September, Weekly Thursday and FridayAt Ellison Bay Boat Ramp, 12033 Cedar Shore Rd. Travel around the bluffs of Death's Door to the lighthouses on Plum and Pilot Islands. Learn about the history of the islands and lighthouses along with the ships that sank around them. Call for more info. $45/adults. $29/kids under 13. $105/hour, whole boat.  Call 920-559-6106 for more info or http://www.doorcountyadventurerafting.com/

DOOR COUNTY FIREBOAT CRUISES – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: May through Early October
Cruise launches from the dock adjacent to the Door County Maritime Museum, 120N.Madison Ave. Each narrated tour lasts 1½ hours and cruises either through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal or to Sherwood Point Lighthouse (weather permitting). Snacks and refreshments, including fullbar, are available on board for sale during the cruise. Daily cruises during July-August peak season. Info 920-495-6454 orhttp://www.ridethefireboat.com/

BLOODY MARYS AND BRUNCH TROLLEY TOUR–FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 5/15/16 – 11/6/16 (Sundays only)
10:00 AM pickup at Orchard Country Winery in FishCreek, then embark on 3.5 hour trolley tour which includes brunch and beverages stops at the following places: Coyote Roadhouse, Log Den Restaurant and Alpine Resort. Tour includes chaffuered Trolley Transportation, 3 Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's (may substitute for beer or non alcoholic beverges) and Sunday Brunch isi ncluded in tour price. Infohttp://www.doorcountytrolley.com/.

MUSIC ON THE PATIO – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 5/28/16 - 9/4/16
At the Gibralter Grill, billed as "The Best Patio Bar and Outdoor Music Venue in Door County!"  featuring diverse entertainment for your enjoyment – from the Birch Creek Ambassadors Jazz Ensemble to blues and oldies.  There is no charge for the entertainment. Read our review here and check out their 2016 lineup athttp://www.gibraltargrill.com/entertainment .Call 920-868-4745

DOOR COUNTY TROLLEY TOURS
Dates of Event: 5/2016 – 10/2016
Take an "Old Time" Trolley ride and see breathtaking vistas from Door County 's scenic bluffs overlooking the islands. As we traverse the land, we'll share the legend and lore unique to each area. Don't forget to bring your camera! Learn from the locals the best places to wine, dine, and relax. 3-4 tours daily. Pick up at Door County Trolley Station– 8030 Hwy 42 Egg Harbor.  Also, there are Lighthouse Tours, Winery Tours and even Ghost Tours! (June – October). You can even rent the trolley for a wedding! Check it out at Door County Trolley and tell them DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you. Info at 920-868-1100 

DOOR COUNTY FIREBOAT CRUISES – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: May through Early October
Cruise launches from the dock adjacent to the Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N. Madison Ave.Each narrated tour lasts 1-1/2 hours and cruises either through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal or to Sherwood Point Lighthouse (weather permitting).Snacks and refreshments, including full bar, are available on board for sale during the cruise.Daily cruises during July-August peak season.Info 920-495-6454 orhttp://www.ridethefireboat.com/

SCRIMSHAW DEMONSTRATIONS - EPHRAIM
Dates of Event: Wednesdays 6/1 - 10/12, 2016
Scrimshaw is the term used for detailed carving on bone or ivory. Resident Scrimshander Gary Kiracofe invites guests to stop in and experience the creation of an American folk art "two hundred years behind the times." Located in the Shops and Gardens of Green Gables. Call 920-854-5407 for info.

SEGWAY PERSONAL TRANSPORTER TOURS – 7 TOURS
Dates of event: Through November (call to confirm dates)
1 ½ hr tours: Peninsula State Park-Fish Creek, Baileys Harbor Lighthouses, Egg Harbor, Ellison Bluff, Sturgeon Bay, Shipwrecks, Cave Point, Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard and Lighthouse, and more!

  • 50 min tours: Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay
  • 5 hr. tour: Washington Island
  • Seasonal Tours

Looking for a unique way to see the sights of Door County? How about on the two wheels of a Segway Personal Transporter? After 20-40 min. training on the Segway PT, you will glide up and down hills, to scenic and breathtaking overlooks, rustic roads, country neighborhood and Lake Michigan shoreline.  Keep your eyes open and bring a camera, as you are likely to spot deer or other wildlife, rare vegetation as well as popular and historic places and buildings.  Go to http://glidenew.com/segwaythedoor.html   for more info or call 920-376-0256.  Packages available.

 

SUNDAY FARMER’S MARKET – BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/5/16 - October
Weekly Baileys Harbor Sunday Farmers Market in the Cornerstone Green Space next to Lakeshore Adventures. Browse locally made & grown products from Door County farmers & artisans featuring everything from produce to handmade clothing. Come hungry and grab lunch and dessert from one of our food vendors with ready to eat items. Rain or shine. Call 920-839-5393

 

FARMERS MARKET - FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 6/8/16 - 10/19/16, Wednesdays
At the Settlement Shops, 9106 Hwy 42. 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Fresh locally grown produce, plants, flowers, homemade breads, delicious jams, salsa and canned goods along with homemade arts & crafts.

 

FARMERS MARKET - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/11/16 - 10/29/16, Saturdays
At Market Square, 421 Michigan St. 8:30am-12:00pm.  Large assortment of locally grown produce as well as foods and baked goods. Hand crafted items. Market accepts FoodShare benefits.

TUESDAY FARMER’S MARKET - JACKSONPORT
Dates of Event: 6/14/16 –October
At Lakeside Park 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Do your shopping locally with a wide variety of local farm products and hand crafts. Info 920-823-2288

SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET – SISTER BAY
Dates of Event: 6/18/16 - 10/8/16
At Corner of the Past/Anderson House Museum, 8:00 A.M. - noon . Fresh, locally grown vegetables, flowers and prepared foods from certified kitchens are sold in this colorful, historical farmyard setting. Local artisans demonstrate their craft each Saturday from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. during the Farmer’s Market. Info http://www.cometosisterbay.com/

NORTHERN SKY THEATRE – PENINSULA STATE PARK
Dates of Event:        6/16/16 – 8/27/16 Summer Season
                             9/2/16 – 10/16/16  Fall Season
Each year devoted patrons enjoy a cozy night of comedy and musical theater under the stars at glorious Peninsula State Park Amphitheater in Fish Creek.  Original Musical Comedies to Delight the Whole Family, AFT is a unique and wonder-filled theatre experience. The 2016 Summer Season runs from June 16 until August 27 at the Amphitheater in Peninsula State Park and will feature Doctor! Doctor!Lumberjacks in LoveNo Bones About ItWhen Butter Churns to Gold. The Fall Season runs from Sept 2 to October 16 featuring Guys and Dolls and And If Elected.  Tickets: 920-854-6117 or http://northernskytheater.com/ 

 

PENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 6/14/16 - 10/16/16
Its 80th Anniversary, America’s oldest professional resident summer theatre opens its 2016 season on June 14th performing Tuesdays through Sundays.The Peninsula Players Theatre is nestled in a fragrant cedar forest overlooking the waters of Green Bay, where patrons come before curtain to stroll along the shore, enjoy a relaxing picnic, or refreshments while watching the sunset before the exhilaration of a live theatrical performance.  For information call: 920-868-3287 orherefor the 2016 season lineup and info.

 

HARMONY BY THE BAY - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event:  Wednesdays 6/15/16 – 8/24/16
At Martin Park, 7 P.M. 
Wednesdays this summer through August 24 - The City of Sturgeon Bay is proud to announce the return of its summer concert series "Harmony by the Bay", featuring eleven performances that will run every Wednesday night starting June 15 through Aug 24. From blues to rock, country to jazz, and our local symphonic band, there is something for everyone! This year's music line-up is set to delight everyone! Info and scheduled performances at http://www.sturgeonbay.net/experience/events/harmony_by_the_bay

BIRCH CREEK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Events: 6/19/16 – 8/13/16
Birch Creek is a nationally renowned summer music school by day and a celebrated concert venue at night. Top national and international artists are featured in more than 35 indoor evening concerts on Birch Creek’s rural campus. Music ranging from symphony to Big Band to percussion and steel band (excellent!) during selected evenings, 8 PM on the 

Birch Creek campus - beautiful. Tickets: Adults $29 / Young Adults $10 / Children $6.  Only 3 miles east of Egg Harbor on County E.  Call 920-868-3763 for specific details. Website:  www.birchcreek.org 

  • June 19 – July 2                          Percussion and Steel Band
  • July 3 - July 16                            Symphony
  • July 17– July 30                           Jazz I
  • July 31 – Aug 13                          Jazz II

This is a must - one of the best bargains in Door County!  You must check out their schedule, but the place itself is spectacular!  The concerts take place in an old barn on what used to be a farm – it is as rustic as it gets, but the acoustics are fine, the experience awesome!  After you park your car in the large parking field, you walk over and see the gazebo outside the barn – and some of the musicians are warming up and jamming prior to the actual concert – this alone is worth it!  The musicians are students from all over (mostly from the Midwest) who are learning and honing their skills with music teachers who spend the summer at Birch Creek and teach (some come from as far away as upstate New York).  Students live there on the grounds for about 2 weeks at a time, and then new students come in.  It is truly a wonderful learning experience for the students, and they put on wonderful concerts for us all!  At intermission, you can stroll the grounds, buy some popcorn, coffee of pop, a Birch Creek tee shirt or sweat, and stroll through the barn too – back around the left side where the practice rooms are, and where students are busy refining their craft!

CONCERTS IN THE PARK ON THURSDAYS – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/16/16 - 8/18/16
Egg Harbor's Concerts in the Park are FREE, and begin on Thursday evenings at 5pm (unless otherwise noted). Join us at Harbor View Park (7809 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor). Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, and enjoy the terrace setting in the park. Carry-in picnics are welcome. Full schedule here. Info at 920-868-3717 

PEG EGAN SUNSET CONCERT SERIES – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/19/16 – 8/21/16, Sundays
At the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center for the 2016 Sunset Concert Series. Concerts are free and begin at 7:00pm at the Egg Harbor Amphitheater located on Church Street - 7840 Church Street. All shows are suject to change. Lawn chairs and carry-ins are welcome. In case of rain, all events will be held at Calvary Methodist Church - 4650 County Road E, Egg Harbor. For concert information call 920-493-5979 or http://www.eggharbordoorcounty.org/events/peg-egan-sunset-concert-series 

MONDAY EVENINGS IN EPHRAIM
Dates of Event: 6/20/16 – 8/29/16
At Harborside Park, 6-8 P.M.   Monday Night Celebrations of Local Music and Late-Night Shopping, Dining & Activities with participating businesses open until 8 PM or later. Limited bench seating available. Please bring a chair or blanket and make yourself comfortable on the grass! Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Eagle Harbor! Rain Location: Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water Street (Highway 42). Visit
http://ephraim-doorcounty.com/play/events-festivals/evenings-in-ephraim/ or call 920-854-4989 for more information.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK ON WEDNESDAY– SISTER BAY
Dates of Event: 6/22/16 - 8/24/16
At Waterfront Park/Sister Bay Stage, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Enjoy a summer evening in Sister Bay with a FREE Concert in the Park at the beautiful Sister Bay Stage. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music. Popcorn, soda and water are available for purchase to help keep the Concerts FREE. In 2016, our concerts in the park will be on Wednesday and select Saturday evenings, and it’s our biggest line-up in 25 years! Mark your calendars for Wednesday and select Saturday evenings at the Sister Bay Stage, the only waterfront venue in Door County. Info at 920-854-2812 or http://www.cometosisterbay.com/

 

DOOR SHAKESPEARE – BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/29/16 – 8/20/16
At the Gardens at Bjorklunden. Tues. & Fri. at 8:00 PM, Sat. at 5:00 and 8:30 PM. Come enjoy an intimate, accessible and thoroughly enjoyable outdoor experience with Shakespeare and other classic plays presented in a beautiful natural setting. Door Shakespeare is proud to announce the 2016 season featuring Wm. Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM!  Door Shakespeare brings life to classic tales by creating soulful characters and telling their stories in a way that is inviting, charming and engaging to people of all ages. (920) 839-1500 or www.doorshakespeare.com.

24th ANNUAL WASHINGTON ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL- WASHINGTON ISLAND
Dates of Event: 8/1/16 – 8/12/16
Location: Trueblood Performing Arts Center, 870 Main Rd. Every year in August, Washington Island welcomes its Music Festival. World-class musicians donate their talents to the Festival, spending two weeks living and performing on the Island and establishing strong ties to the community. For information and schedules call: 920-847-3434 or visit http://washingtonislandmusicfestival.com/music-festival/ 

64TH ANNUAL PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL - FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 8/2/16 – 8/20/16
Nine different concerts in three weeks at the Door Community Auditorium. The indoor concert hall has amazing acoustics. Air conditioned and comfortable. Concerts on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturday. For schedule, ticket information and concerts call 920-854-4060 or http://www.musicfestival.com/index.php/ 

OLD FASHION ICE CREAM SOCIAL – SISTER BAY
Date of Event:  8/2/16
Corner of the Past & Old Anderson House Museum, Hwy 57 & Country Ln., 6 pm – 8 pm. Enjoy Door County Ice Cream Factory ice cream, make your own sundaes or add homemade cakes and cookies, drink lemonade, and listen to fantastic music by David hatch and Lynn Gudmundsen. All in the historic Koessl Barn. $6 adults, $3 children. Info call 920.854.7680 or click here.

TALL SHIP FESTIVAL STURGEON BAY PREVIEW
Date of Event:  8/3/16
Throughout Sturgeon Bay. Watch the tall ships from Stone Harbor and the City Boardwalk as they sail towards Green Bay and The Tall Ship Challenge. Cat 5 plays all your favorite covers on Stone Harbor’s waterfront patio from 4 PM-7:30 PM. Festival info athttp://tallshipgreenbay.com/

DOOR COUNTY FAIR – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 8/3/16 – 8/7/16
Located at the John Miles County Park (Fairgrounds) on 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Starts at 5 PM Wednesday.  Call for ticketing and pass information.  Grandstand events are extra and include motorcycle races, tractor pull, and demolition derby. Many things to see including Carnival rides, food stands, and more as well as daily entertainment at the Coors Light Midway Stage. Info: 920-746-2261 before the fair or
http://www.doorcountyfair.com/

22ND  ANNUAL CHERRY FEST - JACKSONPORT
Date of Event:  8/6/16
Festival location is at Lakeside Park from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Fresh cherry baked goods and historical display. Art & Craft fair, food, music, family fun. For info, call 920-559-0570 or visit http://www.jacksonport.net/event/22nd-annual-cherry-fest/

26th ANNUAL CLASSIC AND WOODEN BOAT SHOW & FESTIVAL – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 8/12/16 - 8/13/16
Saturday 9AM – 5PM, Sunday 10AM – 4PM. Activities take place at the Door County Maritime Museum at the foot of the downtown bridge. Featuring dozens of vintage vessels on display, the popular Sikaflex challenge boat building contest and sea trials, expert demonstrations on sailing, diving, and kayaking. Games and activities for the whole family. Paint the Bay Plein Art event, maritime author sessions and childrens activities. Gates open at 9 AM on Saturday and 10 AM on Sunday. For more information call 920-743-5958 or http://www.dcmm.org/events-activities/special/classic-and-wooden-boat-festival/ 

PERSEID METEOR SHOWERS – NEWPORT STATE PARK (ELLISON BAY)
Date of Event:  8/12/16
Meet at the picnic area at dusk to watch one of the most spectacular cosmic events of the year – a truly amazing meteor shower in the darkest part of Door County!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  For info, call 920-854-2500.
This is a once a year phenomenon as the Earth passes through the Perseid meteor belt.  It’s always the 11th or 12th of August; this year the 12th.  This is truly cosmic and celestial so bring a lawn chair or blanket and some patience.  Check out the local Resorter Reporter newspaper (a free, local paper available everywhere) for up to the minute news if you are here at this time

FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS – SISTER BAY
Date of Event: 8/13/2016
10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. in Waterfront Park, south of the Sister Bay Village Hall, features Door County’s finest artisans demonstrating their skills and selling their fine pieces of craftsmanship and creativity. The day will showcase live musical performances, and hands-on activities for the young and the young at heart! Join us for a day of fun on the cool shore in Sister Bay’s beautiful Waterfront Park. This festival is free and open to the general public.
Info at 920-854-2812 or http://www.cometosisterbay.com/festivals-and-events/door-county-festival-of-the- arts/

5th ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY SPORTS AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW -  EGG HARBOR
Date of Event: 8/13/2016
At Harbor View Park, 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.. The setting is special ... as the entire Village of Egg Harbor is the venue. There will be cars parked in Harbor View Park - overlooking the Bay of Green Bay, as well as the parking lot at Baylake Bank. Cars may also be parked in additional locations depending on number of cars registered. Info at http://www.eggharbordoorcounty.org/

 

MARITIME ON MADISON - STURGEON BAY
Date of Event:  8/13/16
Enjoy a weekend of live entertainment, food, children's activities, and more on Sturgeon Bay's west side waterfront. This event will be held in conjunction with the Door County Maritime Museum's Maritime Week complete with the infamous Wooden Boat Festival! Info at http://www.sturgeonbay.net/events/special-events/maritime-on-madison

DEATH’S DOOR BARBEQUE – WASHINGTON ISLAND
Dates of Event: 8/26/16 - 8/27/16
AtWashington Island Airport in Washington Island. Washington Island Chamber of Commerce and Washingon Island Ferry Line present Death’s Door Barbeque, a Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned Event. $7500 prize money. Public welcome on Saturday, August 27th  10:00 AM-free admission. Food, great Barbeque and more, vendors, arts, crafts, kids games, live entertainment by the Fatum Brothers big band jazz. Transportation from Island Ferry Dock. Sightseeing boat tours. http://www.deathsdoorbbq.com