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
EXHIBIT – PIRATES – SHIP TO SHORE – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: Thru 1/31/2014
At the Door County Maritime Museum. This ongoing exhibit explores the life and times of the buccaneers and scalawags that roamed the east coast of North America and the Caribbean Sea during the golden age of piracy. Call for info at 920-743-5958.
FESTIVAL OF BLOSSOMS - COUNTYWIDE
Dates of Event: Late April to Early June
Month long plus celebration of spring. Beautiful blooming flowers, gardens, woods and orchards. Special events include self-guided tours, community celebrations with arts and crafts, food and music. Info: 800-527-3529.
FRIDAY CONCERTS IN THE PARK - BAILEYS HARBOR Dates of Event: June 28 - August 30th 2013 From 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Bailey's Harbor Town Hall lawn. Info 920-839-2366.
SEGWAY PERSONAL TRANSPORTER TOURS – 7 TOURS
Dates of Event: 4/15/2013 - 11/15 2013
- 1 ½ hr tours: Peninsula State Park-Fish Creek, Baileys Harbor Lighthouses, Ellison Bluff, Sturgeon Bay, Shipwrecks
- 45 min tour: Downtown Sturgeon Bay
- 5 hr. tour: Washington Island (May 1st – Oct 15th)
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 www.segwaythedoor.com for more info or call 920-376-0256. Packages available.
GUIDED NATURE HIKES AT THE RIDGES SANCTUARY - BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: Mid May – Mid October 2013
Although the trails at The Ridges Sanctuary (8288 Hwy Q, Baileys Harbor) are open year ‘round, during the Spring, Summer, & Fall, guided hikes with a naturalist are offered to help you discover some of the unique aspects of this non-profit nature preserve. Discover why it is the most biologically diverse area in Wisconsin. $5- members, $8- non-members, children under 18 are free. Call for hike times: (920) 839-2802.
KART RACING – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: April through September
At Thunderhill Raceway - John Miles County Park, 812 North 14th Avenue, formerly The County Fairgrounds Park. Kart Racing is coming back to the Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay. Racing will be Wednesday nights. Gates open at 3 PM, racing starts at 6 PM. Practice on Sundays from 1 PM to 6 PM. Please visit the website for a detailed schedule as there are some dates on which races or practices will not be held. There will be Kid Kart, numerous Junior Classes and Senior Classes. Call 920-743-7052 for additional information or http://www.racethunderhill.com.
HANDS ON ART STUDIO ADULT NIGHTS – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: Year-round
Adult night attracts a diverse crowd, 21 and older, for food, drink, and do-it-yourself art projects in the relaxed atmosphere of the “Art Farm.” 6:30-10 PM. On select Friday nights throughout the year, Hands On Art Studio features live music during adult night for adults 21 and older. 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 COUNTY TROLLEY PROGRESSIVE DINNER OUTING
Dates of Event:
- Feb 23
- March 9, 16
- April 13, 27
- May 18, 25
- June 1, 8
Trolley guests will experience unique stops for hors d’oeuvres/cocktails at a surprise location, an elegant dinner at "English Inn" in Fish Creek, and a decadent dessert at a romantic inn. Selected Saturdays only in February through June. Call 920-868-1100 for details/reservations. Pick up at 5 PM at Orchard Country Winery (1/2 mile south of Fish Creek on Hwy 42). $75 per person (plus tax) includes trolley transportation, hors d' oeuvres, cocktail, dinner and dessert. (Trolleys are heated). Limited seating.
24th Anniversary Midsummer's Music Festival
Dates of Event: May 24 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 or http://www.ridethefireboat.com/tourdetails.html
SIDE PORK FEST – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/1/13
All day festival at Martin Park with scheduled events including the Hog Wild 5 k/10k and kids run, kids play area, craft fair, side pork and other food vendors, beer tent and music all day with a concert at night featuring Johnson Project Band. Info: 920-724-5488 or http://www.sideporkfest.com
SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET – BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: Sundays starting 6/2/13
At Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Green Space in Baileys Harbor, 9:00 AM -noon. Weekly Baileys Harbor Sunday Farmers Market in the Cornerstone Green Space next to Lakeshore Adventures.
DOOR COUNTY LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL
Dates of Event: 6/7/13 - 6/9/13
This much-anticipated festival gives visitors access to lighthouses that aren’t typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island, Sherwood Point and the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. Info at 920-743-5958 or http://www.dcmm.org/events-activities/special/annual-lighthouse-festival.
JUMPIN JUNE & PADDLEFEST – SISTER BAY
Dates of Event: 6/8/13
Downtown Sister Bay and Waterfront Park. Hat decorating, parade, Taste of Sister Bay, music, paddleboard demos and a sunset bonfire at Waterfront Park. Info at 920-854-2812 or http://www.cometosisterbay.com.
TOURS, CORNER OF THE PAST/OLD ANDERSON HOUSE – SISTER BAY
Dates of Event: 6/9/13 - 9/30/13
At Corner of the Past/Old Anderson House Museum at State Highway 57 and Fieldcrest Road. Tour a 1875 farmhouse and restored farm buildings with century-old furnishing, tools and farm implements. Group tours available by prior arrangement. Sponsored by the Sister Bay Historical Society. Information: 920-854-7680 or www.sisterbayhistory.org (click “EVENTS”).
STEEL BRIDGE SONGFEST VIII– STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/13/13 - 6/16/13
Historical Downtown Sturgeon Bay will celebrate with songs. celebrations, creativity and community with the largest original songwriter collaboration showcase in the Midwest. Bus routes to/from the event this year will be stationed countywide. Over 100 bands and solos on ten stages. For updates of the complete lineup or to purchase advance passes, go to www.SBSF5.com or call 920-743-5605
TUESDAY FARMERS MARKET – JACKSONPORT
Dates of Event: Every Tuesday starting 6/11/13 – 10/29/13
At Lakeside Park, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM during the 2013 growing season. Info 920-823-2288.
Peninsula Players TheatrE – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 6/11/13 - 10/20/13
Its 78th Anniversary, America’s oldest professional resident summer theatre opens its 2013 season on June 11th 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 or visit www.peninsulaplayers.com.
AMERICAN FOLKLORE THEATRE - PENINSULA STATE PARK
Dates of Event: 6/12/13 - 8/24/13 Summer Season
8/30/13 – 10/19/13 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. Summer ‘13 lineup: Windjammers, Muskie Love, and Loose Lips Sink Ships. The Fall Season features Victory Farm at Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek, WI. Tickets: 920-854-6117 or www.folkloretheatre.com.
5th ANNUAL WASHINGTON ISLAND CANOE AND KAYAK EVENT
Dates of Event: 6/14/2013 - 6/16/2013
This hugely successful event, which had its debut in 2009, will again bring a flotilla of local and internationally-known paddlers and voyageurs to Washington Island to participate in beginner, intermediate and marathon races. Symposiums, awards presentation and many other event festivities. New and expert paddlers welcome. The weekend offers events of excitement, challenge and education. Learn from the best, enjoy natural history of these waters. Retrace ancient water routes of Native Americans, Voyageurs, Explorers and generations of Island commercial fishermen and sailors. Visit www.washingtonislandcanoeandkayakevent.com for a complete schedule of activities or call 920-847-2546.
49th ANNUAL FYR BAL FESTIVAL – EPHRAIM
Dates of Event: 6/15/2013
Ephraim explodes with summer excitement as Fyr Bal Festival re-creates traditions of early Norwegians. Artists, food, musical entertainment and family activities welcome the arrival of summer. A signature Fyr Bal event, evening bonfires represent the burning of the ‘Winter Witch’ and usher in the long days of summer. Fireworks complete a perfect day. Complete schedule at http://www.ephraim-doorcounty.com/events/fyrbal.htm or call 920-854-4989.
24th ANNUAL RIDGES SANCTUARY RIDE FOR NATURE – BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/15/13
Tour routes of 15, 25, 50 and 100 mile take riders through the heart of the peninsula on Door County's scenic secondary roads. Food and beverage stops along each route, T-shirts, an incredible pasta lunch and more. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Ridges Sanctuary. They’d prefer if you register in advance. Call 920-839-2802 for all the details and start time. OR visit their website at www.ridgessanctuary.org or register online at http://www.ridefornature.com.
(Editorial note: The Ridges is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary – good cause).
DOOR COUNTY BEER FESTIVAL – BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/15/13
Downtown Baileys Harbor, an event for beer lovers and foodies. A showcase for the craft of making fantastic beer. Beer Seminars, cheese, live music and the best in locally-sourced food available from local producers and restaurants. Tickets limited to first 2000. Info at 920-839-2366 or visit http://www.baileysharbor.com/calendar-of-events/door-county-beer-festival.
PEG EGAN SUNSET CONCERT SERIES – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/16/13 - 8/18/13
At Peg Egan Performing Arts Center – Outdoor amphitheatre on Church St. 7 PM Sunday concert series features the best of folk, blues, pop, jazz and world music from some of the top rated touring artists from around the U.S. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Full concert schedule (click here), or info: 920-493-5979 or http://www.villageofeggharbor.org.
BLOODY MARYS AND BRUNCH TROLLEY TOUR – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 6/16/13 - 10/20/13 (Sundays only)
10:00 AM pick up at Orchard Country Winery in Fish Creek, 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 is included in tour price. Info http://www.doorcountytrolley.com.
MONDAY EVENINGS IN EPHRAIM
Dates of Event: 6/17/13 - 8/26/13
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 www.ephraim-doorcounty.com or call 920-854-4989 for more information.
WEDNESDAY FARMERS MARKET – SISTER BAY
Dates of Event: 6/19/13 - 10/12/13
At The Country Walk Shops, Wednesdays from 3PM – 5:30PM Fresh, locally grown vegetables, flowers and freshly baked bread are sold in the setting of fun shops and beautiful gardens at the Country Walk Shops. Available produce and flowers vary by season. The Country Walk shops are located at the intersection of Highway 42 and Country Walk Dr. (around the Piggly Wiggly Supermarket).
RUNNING GREEN FOR CROSSROADS – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/22/13
8:00 AM at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay Door County’s First and Only Trail Run welcomes all runners and walkers to Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Learning Preserve in beautiful Sturgeon Bay. Join us on our trails for our annual 2k, 5k, 10k Trail Run or Walk to support Crossroads at Big Creeek Environmental Learning Preserve. Cross the creek on wooden bridges, run through cedar and black spruce woods, and up through prairie meadows. Along with a great run, participants all receive a performance t-shirt, market bag, black spruce evergreen, and locally produced refreshments. Additional info and online registration available at http://www.CrossroadsRun.com.
LITTLE STURGEON DAYS – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/22/13 - 6/23/13
Horseshoe tournament on Saturday. Community-wide rummage sale, music, games, raffle, food and refreshments all weekend at Festival Park (next to the fire station), evening entertainment. The Badgers UW Madison marching band will be at the Little Sturgeon Days parade on Sunday at 11 AM. Info: 920-824-5222 or visit www.littlesturgeonwi.com.
SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET – SISTER BAY
Dates of Event: 6/22/13 - 10/12/13
At Corner of the Past/Anderson House Museum. 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 at 920-854-7680.
LIBERTY GROVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY FISH BOIL
Dates of Event: 6/27/13
At The Viking Grill in Ellison Bay 4PM-8PM. Fundraiser. Enjoy all you can eat at an authentic Door county Fish Boil. Fun for the whole family for a good cause. Info at 920-854-2998.
BIRCH CREEK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/28/12 – 8/18/12
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
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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!
On a starry night, it just doesn’t get any better! They have a variety of music throughout the season, so see the schedule here on the Calendar of Events, or visit their website – from percussion, to Caribbean island music to swing! It is an experience you will not forget – and if you bring friends to this, they will think you are the best and know the best places! We have never had a bad experience here, and we have gone for years! We highly recommend this – it is truly wonderful.
46th ANNUAL OLDE ELLISON BAY DAYS – ELLISON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/28/13 - 6/29/13
In Downtown Ellison Bay. The first festival of the summer with parades, antique cars, marching bands, pets, float competitions, actors and musicians line up and march to the beat of many drummers. Trolley rides to Ellison Bay Women’s Club Beach Park where you will find art, food, more music, dancing, children’s games, a playground, tennis tournaments, artists demonstrating, and a beautiful beach to enjoy. Parade at 11AM Saturday. All proceeds go to support the children’s programs and other worthy causes in Ellison Bay. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by the Ellison Bay Service Club. General info: 920-854-5448 or http://www.doorcountynorth.org.
RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIRE – STURGEON BAY/CARLSVILLE
Dates of Event: 6/29/13 - 6/30/13 and 7/6/13 – 7/7/13
On Monument Point Rd., just north of Carlsville. 10 AM –6 PM. Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds! Cheer your champion knight at the Joust Arena. Feast like a king with the Royals. Delight in the antics of street performers, belly dancers and musicians. See skillful demonstrations of time-honored arts, crafts & armored combat, costumed players depicting the 16th century, and craft and vendor booths. Rain or shine, free parking, sorry-no pets. Information and ticket prices call 920-973-8233 or visit www.doorcowirenaissance.com.