June and July Event Highlights

June and July Event Highlights

June and July bring events for people of all interests to Door County. Whether you're into open-air painting, beer and wine, local food, or just a celebration with fireworks, every weekend offers a reason to get out. 

Free Fun Weekend

Wisconsin State Parks
June 3
All day entrance to any Wisconsin state park, forest, trail and recreation areas is free. Get outside and enjoy one of our many state parks with no passes or stickers required. In addition, all day residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a license (or trout or salmon stamps) in all the waters of Wisconsin. All other fishing regulations still apply.

Steel Bridge Songfest

Sturgeon Bay
June 8 - 11
A week-long songwriting and recording festival that culminates in a series of performances of newly written songs at the Holiday Music Motel, and music in bars and venues throughout the city.

Door County Lighthouse Festival

June 9 - 11
Boat excursions and guided land-based tours to all 11 historic Door County lighthouses gives visitors access to lighthouses that aren’t typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island and Sherwood Point lighthouses. Get tickets.

Goat Fest

Al Johnson’s, Sister Bay
June 10
Enjoy live music outside by Cardinal Harbor, fun kids games, Swedish pancake eating contest, goat drop contest, food and beverages available and the annual Goat Parade in Sister Bay.

Side Pork Fest

Sturgeon Bay
June 10
This festival features a variety of local bands, food including varieties of side pork, entertainment zones for adults, and the Hog Wild Run.

Door County Beer Festival

Baileys Harbor
June 17
A celebration of craft beer, culinary artisans and live music on the shores of Baileys Harbor. Meet Wisconsin’s leading brewers, Door County’s top chefs and enjoy beers from more than 50 different Midwest breweries. Get tickets.

Peninsula Century Spring Classic Bike Ride

Baileys Harbor
June 17
Door County’s premier spring century ride takes riders on a tour of the peninsula’s beautiful back roads and waterviews. Routes of 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles, with six aid stations and a post-ride meal from Thyme Catering, local chefs and beer from Door County Brewing Co. Register here.

Fyr Bal Festival

June 17
This festival includes artists, food, musical entertainment, family activities, and traditional bonfires along the picturesque shoreline of Eagle Harbor welcome the arrival of summer. Hop on the trolley or stroll through the village and visit Ephraim’s iconic landmarks, shops, galleries and restaurants. 

Fyr Bal Ephraim

Jefferson Street Celebration of Summer

Sturgeon Bay
June 17
Shop, learn, and experience the district of boutiques inside beautifully restored historic buildings and homes. Variety of activities and live music to enhance your strolling and shopping experience. Get details.

Olde Ellison Bay Days

June 23 - 25
One of the county’s oldest celebrations features a parade, children's activities, art demonstrations, arts and crafts, food and fun for the whole family.

Beach Bash & Paddlefest

Sister Bay
June 24
Celebrate the villages fantastic new beach and pavilion with a beach party with live music, food, volleyball and fireworks over the water. Take a yoga class or try out kayaks & SUPs at Paddlefest. 

Door County Wine Fest

Egg Harbor
June 24
Featuring wine tasting from all eight award-winning local wineries. There will also be wine pairings, demonstrations, food and a variety of live music. Get info and tickets here.

Uncork Summer

Ellison Bay
June 24
Enjoy small-plate, gourmet dishes from restaurants throughout Door County, as well as samplings from local markets, wineries and distilleries. Well-known local acoustic musicians will perform live throughout the day. Get details.

Fish Creek Summer Fest Concert and Fireworks

July 1
6pm. Big Mouth will heat up the stage. 8:45pm. A lighted Dinghy/Boat parade will take over Fish Creek harbor. 10pm. Fireworks will be on display. Food and beer will be available for purchase all evening long. Come join us for a great, all-ages night of entertainment, good company and incredible fireworks!

Baileys Harbor 4th of July Celebration

July 2-4
Farm market, art & craft vendors, live music, huge 4th of July parade, fireworks, great street food and kids activities.

Egg Harbor Independence Day Celebration

July 3 - 4
Live music, fireworks on Monday and parade on Tuesday. Get details.

Fireworks Egg Harbor

Gills Rock 4th of July Celebration

July 4
5pm. Food & refreshments. 6-9pm. Music by River City Six. 7pm. Boat regatta. Dusk. Fireworks over beautiful Gills Rock. Get details.

Sturgeon Bay Celebrates

July 4
4th of July fun and festivities! Food will be available beginning at 5pm along with live music leading up to a spectacular fireworks display at dusk. Get details.

Washington Island Independence Day

July 4
7-10am. Fire Department Pancake Breakfast at the firehouse. Fireworks at dusk.

Belgian Days

July 8 - 9 
Excitement and fun for all ages. Big Dogs baseball tournament, coed volleyball tournament, Cooyah Card tournament, live music by Modern Day Drifters, parade, food & beverages, and 1, 2, and 4 mile walk/run. $2 raffle ticket to enter grounds. All profits go to charitable causes.

Door County Folk Festival

July 12 - 16
Northern Door County
Get details.

Plein Air Festival

July 24 - 29
Northern Door County
Free events throughout the week at various Door County locations provide attendees the opportunity to meet featured artists at their easels; this includes the Featured Artists' Quick Paint on Saturday July 29, followed by a live auction at noon of the festival artists' freshly created work. Among ticketed events are the Collector's Preview and Gala Auction, which offer the first rights of purchase of paintings on July 29. The public exhibition and purchase of works runs from July 29 - August 12.

Plein Air Painting

Carlsville Day

July 29
Parade, craft fair, live music by Modern Day Drifters, food, pie eating contest, doggie contest, cherry stomp, free waterslides, pet psychic readings and more fun for the whole family. Visit www.carlsvilledoorcounty.com for more information.