Door County Winter
Festival Highlights 2018
Door County Winter Events Highlights 2018
Winter has fully set in on the peninsula, with a fresh blanket of white snow covering the landscape, opening the door to a wide range of fun activities for families, couples, and group getaways.
Cozy up and wind down this winter during Door County's Nature of Romance. Discover what makes this season such a magical time of year with endless shopping, wine tasting, dining, festivals and lodging packages. Enjoy dozens of special romantic packages offering luxurious accommodations, scrumptious food, fun-filled activities, a $25 Door County gift certificate and more!
Find all the winter's activities and events as well as information on lodging, shopping, dining and more in our Winter Activity Guide.
Throughout Door County
Break out the fishing gear and ice shanty! Residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a license in all the waters of Wisconsin (except for spring trout ponds). All other fishing regulations still apply.
Throughout Ellison Bay
Will Spring arrive early? Celebrate Punxsutawney’s decision in Ellison Bay with a parade.
Clark Park, Fish Creek
Brave the cold of February for family fun, wacky winter-themed carnival games for all ages (including, but not limited to, minnow racing and a bike toss), ice sculptures, live music, raffles, a chili cook-off, the Fruit Loop Fun Run and more. There are also plenty of places to buy warm food and beverages.
Throughout Washington Island
Take part in a week long celebration of ice and snow with food, fun, adventure and entertainment. Sample chili entries for $5 at the annual Chili Cook Off, enter a photo contest, or register with the Lions Club to participate in the Fishing Derby and more! Don’t forget the local food specials, bake sales, live music, Island Players performances, and a “surprize” event!
February 16 - 18
Stroll around town or climb aboard the Door County Trolley for a complimentary tour of the community. Witness novice, intermediate, advanced and professional carvers transform blocks of snow and ice into works of art. On Saturday evening, check out the annual Fire & Ice Dinner, Dance and Auction at Stone Harbor Resort with live music.