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.
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. Info http://www.doorcountytrolley.com/.
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.
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 or http://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
• 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/
THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 2016: 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 or http://thirdavenueplayhouse.com/.
NORTHERN SKY THEATRE – PENINSULA STATE PARK
Dates of Event: 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 Love, No Bones About It, When 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 or here for the 2016 season lineup and info.
19TH ANNUAL AMISH QUILT CRAFT SHOW – JACKSONPORT
Dates of Event: 7/7/16 - 7/10/16 and 10/6/16 – 10/9/16
At Mr. G’s Hall from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily. Original hand-made Amish Quilts will be available for viewing and for purchase at each show. Many other items including wall hangings, pillows, table runners, place mats, pot holders, table centers, spice mats, mini-quilt pins, rugs, Amish dolls, books and many other interesting gifts depicting the Amish will be on display. For information call: 920-823-2288 or visit http://www.jacksonportcraftcottage.com/quilt-show/
27th ANNUAL RUN WILD - STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 10/8/16
Quarter Marathon, 5K and Kids Run. Pre-Registration here or register at packet pick-up or on race day. Quarter Marathon and 5K run starts at 9:30 AM. Refreshments, door prizes and trophies. Click for event details or course map or call 920-493-5501.
PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 10/8/16 – 10/9/16
Pumpkin Patch is loaded with fun filled festivities in Egg Harbor - and you can take in the beauty and the pumpkin and scarecrow displays throughout the village. Harbor View Park is the place for family fun and outdoor entertainment. Chili, sweet corn, pumpkin pie, cider, beer and the best brats you have ever tasted! All day music, usually face painting, and more. Silent auction on Saturday. Call 920-868-3717 or http://www.eggharbordoorcounty.org/events/pumpkin-patch/
Highly Recommended! One of the staff’s favorite festivals, the Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor is a delight – somehow they always get nice weather . . . mostly! Walk around Harbor View Park, smell the brats grilling, the corn roasting, hear the music playing, wafting up the hills from down near the harbor! And the entire town is decorated with corn stalks, pumpkins, hay and beautiful wreaths – and many of the businesses participate in the best decorated business contest – so you will see some clever decorations. Oh - try some of the chili – there is always a great cup of chili bubbling up near the park! Buy an official Pumpkin Patch cap or shirt, and whatever you do, stop in the Shipwrecked for a pumpkin beer that they brew only in the fall, right at Shipwrecked!
Be warned – it gets a little more crowded each year, but it is no where near as crowded as next week’s Sister Bay Fall festival. You will have to park pretty far away and walk – but that’s ok, that’s what it’s all about. If you remember (print this out!), park up on the hill road behind Main Street Market – you might be able to find a spot up there! Well, you have about another week before things really slow down in Door County – if you want Fall and very quiet – wait until after the Sister Bay Fall fest (but call inns to see who is open)!
APPLE SEASON FESTIVALﾧ – SISTER BAY
Date of Event: 10/8/16
At Seaquist Orchards Farm Market 11:00 AM-4:00PM. Apple launching, pumpkin painting, indoor and outdoor mazes, make your own caramel apples, live band, brats, soup. (800) 732-8850
EAGLE BLUFF LIGHTHOUSE TOUR AND TALES – FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 10/8/16
At Peninsula State Park, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Experience Eagle Bluff at twilight by lantern lights! The Northern Door Storytellers Guild will be in residence at the Lighthouse to share tales of the sea, and lighthouse lore, perform traditional music, and recite legends in verse Info call 920.421.2332
WASHINGTON ISLAND CIDER PRESSING & FALL FESTIVAL
Dates of Event: 10/8/16 – 10/9/16
This festival is held at the Farm Museum grounds, 1675 Jackson Harbor Road, from 10 AM each day. Many activities with games for children. Horse-drawn wagon rides. Bring your own apples or buy a bucket and press them on an antique press! For info, call 920-847-2156 or http://washingtonisland-wi.com/event/fall-fun-fest-and-cider-pressing-party/ .
71st ANNUAL SISTER BAY FALL FESTIVAL – SISTER BAY
Dates of Event: 10/14/16 – 10/16/16
The “Granddaddy” of all Door County festivals. What began as a celebration and reward for the Door County tourist workers after a busy tourist season has evolved into one of the largest weekend celebrations on the peninsula! Parade on Saturday, juried art & crafts, food booths, childrens' activities, live entertainment, fall classic run, teen dance, and the amazing 10,000 ping pong ball drop (FUN!!) on Sunday and more! For general and parade info, call 920-854-2812 or http://www.cometosisterbay.com/festivals-and-events/fall-fest/
2016 DOOR COUNTY FALL 50 DISTANCE RUN
Date of Event: 10/22/16
Location: From Northern Tip to Sturgeon Bay
Billing itself as the most scenic distance run in the Midwest, the Fall 50 is a 50-mile distance run for teams of 2 to 5 runners. Solo runners (!) start at 7:00 AM. For team runners, the journey begins at 8AM on Saturday at the northern tip of the Door County Peninsula and travels along the scenic western shoreline to Sturgeon Bay. Registration fees include race entry, a long-sleeved t-shirt, course support, finishers’ medal and a post-race party at 1 pm at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay beneath a massive big top tent that includes free snacks, pizza, beer, wine and soda for participants and $20 for family and friends (over age 13); $10.00 ages 7-17; 5 and under are free. Visit www.fall50.com/ for registration costs and details.
FALL ART CRAWL – ELLISON BAY
Dates of Event: 10/22/16 – 10/23/16
Throughout Ellison Bay, 10 AM – 5 PM. Explore one-of-a-kind art galleries, shops, and nature trails. Enjoy refreshments and demonstrations while browsing this unique event. Maps are available at all member galleries. Visit www.ellisonbayarts.com for more information.
HEALTHY LIVING FAIR – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 10/25/16
At Door County YMCA – Sturgeon Bay Program Center, 1900 Michigan St.. Free opportunity to learn about your health and how to care for current health needs. Gather information from local businesses and participate in health screenings. Call 920.743.4949 for more details or visit http://www.doorcountyymca.org
JACK-O-LANTERN DAYS – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 10/28/16 – 10/30/16
Throughout Fish Creek. We put the ‘eek!’ in Fish Creek. It’s a hometown Halloween celebration. This family-friendly weekend highlights mask making for kids, pumpkin carving, a haunting Halloween parade, trick-or-treating, costume parties for both kids and adults and more. Visit http://visitfishcreek.com/event/jack-olantern-days-2/ for more information.
THRILLS ON THIRD – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 10/29/16
Throughout Sturgeon 9 AM – 3 PM. Halloween fun on Third Avenue Saturday, October 29 from 9am to 3pm! Come one, come all, any age and pets on leashes in costume are welcome. Artists Guild will host pumpkin painting in the morning before the parade, and trick-or-treating will take place at participating businesses on Third Avenue following the parade. - Free admission. See more at: http://www.sturgeonbay.net/events/special-events/thrills-on-third or call 800-301-6695