Early Summer
Fun in Door County

Early Summer Fun in Door County

The snow has melted and warm summer winds will soon be guiding sailboats across the bay. The county is coming back to life, and with it comes summer festival season and a full calendar of opportunities to hang with friends and family, enjoy the outdoors, and indulge in the flavors of Door County.

Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5k

Peninsula State Park
May 5

Named one of the Midwest’s best races by Competitor and Active.com, participants enjoy a closed, USATF-certified road course in Peninsula State Park. Post-race party with food, Door County Brewing Co. beer and live music.

Sturgeon Bay Shipyard Tours

Sturgeon Bay
May 5

Experience an insider’s view of the shipbuilding industry in Sturgeon Bay. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Centerpointe Yacht Services open their doors to the public. The Door County Maritime Museum and the working waterfront of the west side are also included in the tour. Sandwiches and refreshments available for purchase at Bay Ship.

Blossom Run

Egg Harbor Launch Park
May 12

7am. Registration. 8:30am. Race Starts. Fun, family event for all ages. Choose from a 5-mile run, a 2-mile walk-run or a 1-mile youth run. Join in the "Live Strong" relay. 9:30am. Youth race starts.

Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament

Wave Pointe Marina & Resort
May 18-19

The waters surrounding Sturgeon Bay teem with world-class smallmouth bass fishing and participants keep weighing in more and bigger fish each and every year. Featuring live weigh in, kids day, dock dance, drinks, food, and raffle.

Washington Island Bird Festival

Throughout Washington Island
May 18-20

Explore the wild nature of Washington and Rock Islands. Locate, identify and enjoy the common as well as unusual birds, and learn about the miracle of bird migration.

Blessing of the Fleet Festival

Throughout Baileys Harbor
May 19

Bring your personal boat to receive a blessing. Spend the day meeting with ship captains, touring the Baileys Harbor Range Lights and charter and commercial fishing boats all while enjoying live music, food and drinks, and an arts and crafts fair all day. For a full schedule of events visit www.baileysharbor.com.

Spring Art Crawl

Throughout Ellison Bay
May 19-20

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.

Door County Festival of Nature

Ridges Sanctuary
May 24-27

A celebration of the natural beauty of Door County. Field trips and nature activities for all ages. $25-$90, cost varies based on type and length of field trip.

Maifest

Lakeside Park, Jacksonport
May 26

Celebrate the start of summer at Lakeside Park. Visitors can enjoy an art fair, a fun run on Sunday, great food, live music, a parade, a horse pull and more.

Side Pork Fest

Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay
June 2

Featuring a variety of local bands, food including varieties of side pork, entertainment zones for adults, and a Hog Wild Run (5k, 10k, and kids run).

Door County Lighthouse Festival

Throughout Door County
June 8-10

Visit all 11 historic Door County lighthouses with boat excursions and guided land-based tours. Visitors get access to lighthouses that aren’t typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island and Sherwood Point lighthouses.

Goat Fest

Al Johnson’s, Sister Bay
June 9

Watch as Al Johnson’s crew parades their goats down the road to put them on the roof for the first time this season. Featuring live music, fun kids games, Swedish pancake eating contest, goat drop contest, and food and beverages.

Steel Bridge Songfest

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
June 14-17

100+ original artists converge upon Sturgeon Bay for performances celebrating original music and collaborative songwriting. Visit steelbridgesongfest.org for more information.

Door County Beer Festival

Brann Field, Baileys Harbor
June 16

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.

Peninsula Century Spring Classic

Throughout Baileys Harbor
June 16

Tour the scenic back roads of Door County and take in breathtaking views of Lake Michigan in this ride partnered with Give Door County. Enjoy a post-ride meal from local chefs, live music, and Door County Brewing Co. brews at the finish. Ride finishes at the Door County Beer Festival. 25, 50, 62, and 100-mile route options.

Fyr Bal

Throughout Ephraim
June 16

Welcome the arrival of summer with artists, food, musical entertainment and family activities along the picturesque shoreline of Eagle Harbor. Stroll through the village and visit Ephraim’s iconic landmarks, shops, galleries and restaurants, and finish the day with fireworks and bonfires on he Ephraim shore

Uncork Summer

Wickman House, Ellison Bay
June 23

Kick off summer with great food, drinks, music and lots of fun at the fifth annual Uncork Summer. 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 perform live throughout the day.