Late Winter
Festivals and Events 2018

The brunt of winter is starting to pass and spring is starting to creep towards us. As nature starts to come back to life so do weekly events. Until spring has finally sprung, there are still some great events to keep you busy and celebrate the last of the winter months in Door County.

Nature of Romance

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.

Get Outside

Winter’s snow makes for a beautiful landscape to explore on fat bike, cross country skis, snow shoes, or just hiking the trail. Get your adventure on this winter in Door County!

Groundhog Day Parade

Throughout Ellison Bay
February 2

Will Spring arrive early? Celebrate Punxsutawney Phil’s decision in Ellison Bay with a parade.

Fish Creek Winter Festival

Clark Park, Fish Creek
February 2-4

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.

Celebrating Winter

Throughout Washington Island
February 9-17

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!

Fire and Ice Festival

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
February 17

Witness novice, intermediate, advanced and professional carvers transform blocks of snow and ice into works of art. On Saturday evening, the Fire & Ice Dinner, Dance and Auction at Stone Harbor Resort is rocking with a great crowd and live music.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown Sturgeon Bay
March 17

Celebrate your Irish spirit in Sturgeon Bay! Put on your greenest gear and head downtown for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament

Throughout Door & Kewaunee Counties
April 19-22

Entries can fish by trolling, casting off docks or outcroppings, or wading up inland streams. Prizes are awarded to the Top 40 fish with payouts totaling over $7000! Sunday night is the final weigh-in which features live music, food and drinks. There will also be raffles and more. Visit for more information.