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May and June bring some of the most popular Door County festivals of the year to the calendar! Enjoy a rare experience, like a peek inside Sturgeon Bay's famed shipyards or a visit to lighthouses normally closed to the public. Get your run on as Door County's silent sports calendar fills up with events, or bring your appetite to sample at several spring food, beer, and wine festivals.
There's something for everyone in Door County in spring!
April 8 - June 4
A celebration of spring in Door County. As the peninsula's natural splendor comes to life, so do local lodging establishments, galleries, and restaurants with special packages to welcome you back to the Door. Special events include self-guided tours, community celebrations with arts and crafts, food and music. Get a guide to spring blossoms here>>
Your one chance every year to tour Bay Shipbuilding and CenterPointe Yacht Services with guided and semi-guided walking tours. See the massive lakers up close in one of the most active shipyards on the Great Lakes. Details>>
Peninsula State Park
Held annually the first Saturday in May, the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k in Peninsula State Park has earned a reputation as one of the best half marathons in the Midwest. The race attracts more than 2,700 participants who flood northern Door shops, restaurants and taverns as many businesses open their doors for the season. Details>>
A five-mile and two-mile run on Whitecliff Road in Egg Harbor to benefit the Door County Y.
May 19 - 21
The first of two Sturgeon Bay bass tournaments (the other is the weekend after labor day). Fish in the waters surrounding Sturgeon Bay with world class smallmouth bass fishing. Limited to 200 two-person teams. Details>>
May 19 - 20
Celebrate the Blessing of the Fleet on two days packed with activities in Baileys Harbor. Tour the Baileys Harbor Range Lights, enjoy an arts and crafts fair, stock up at the farmer's market, and enjoy the annual Scottie Dog Rally through town.
The blessing of the fleet ceremony takes place at the marina at noon, followed by music and food throughout the afternoon! Learn about the fisheries with presentations from longtime fishermen Dennis Hickey and Charlie Henriksen, plus author Trygvie Jensen. Details>>
May 20 -21
Pair handmade pottery containers with spring blooms: birdbaths,birdhouses and information on bird watching. newly crafted fashion looks, great food, fresh home furnishings. Demonstrations, studio tours, guest artists. Details>>
May 25 - 28
Learn about the flora and fauna of the Door with several days of tours, paddles, hikes, lectures, and educational sessions from local and regional experts. Visit some of the peninsula’s most revered landscapes. More info>>
May 27 - 28
Enjoy an arts and crafts fair, horse pull, parade, great food and music, and the annual Maifest Run! Details>>
May 27 - 28
Browse more than 100 artists, crafters, and exhibitors on the picturesque waterfront of Sunset Park. Enjoy live music and kids entertainment and activities as you stroll the grounds, plus food and beverages. Details>>
Wisconsin State Parks
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.
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. Details here>>
June 9 - 11
Boat excursions and guided land-based tours to all 11 historic Door County lighthouses giving visitors access to lighthouses that aren’t typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island and Sherwood Point lighthouses. Get tickets here>>
Al Johnson’s, Sister Bay
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.
Featuring a variety of local bands, food including varieties of side pork, entertainment zones for adults, and the Hog Wild Run. More info here>>
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>>
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>>
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. More info here>>
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. More info here>>
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. Details here>>
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. Get more details here>>
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>>
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. More info here>>
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