Spring Events in
Door County

April & May Events in Door County

It’s time to start packing away your winter gear and breaking out the shorts and sunscreen. April and May really kick off festival season on the peninsula. De-clutter, spring clean, and join a rummage sale, enjoy fun family programming, brush off the hibernation of winter and lace up your shoes for one of the many runs throughout the county. Or break out the fishing pole you have stored away and see if you can catch the big one. Early summer in the county has endless possibilities as everyone preps for the busy season. So get out and enjoy the sunshine!

Ellison Bay Easter Egg Hunt

Fitzgerald Park, Ellison Bay
April 20

Children ages 2–12 are invited to join in the hunt. Children over 12 years old can volunteer to help hide the colorful plastic "Easter eggs" containing small toys and sweets. Free.


Jacksonport Easter Egg Hunt

Lakeside Park, Jacksonport
April 20

Children are welcome to visit Lakeside Park and search for eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny.


Sister Bay Easter Egg Hunt

Waterfront Park, Sister Bay
April 20

Children will hunt for colored eggs, according to age group. As in years past, there will be an appearance from the Easter Bunny. The library will have a table set up for kids to do crafts after the egg hunt. The Easter Bunny may even come check out those crafts.

Trout Tournament


Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament

Throughout Door & Kewaunee Counties
April 25–28

Over $8,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs paying out to the Top 40 fish. Grab your buddies and your cold weather gear and head out on the Big Lake for the first open water fishing tournament of the year. $25/person. Free/15 & under.


Every Day is Earth Day Festival

Throughout Door County
April 26–28

A three-day celebration of the people, organizations and businesses that respect, preserve and protect our Green earth-care culture in Door County and beyond. A weekend of resource exchange, an environmentally focused open house, speakers, demonstrations, films, and activities for kids and adults.


Southern Door Eagles Trail Trot

Southern Door Schools
April 27

A two-mile run and walk with a half-mile kids fun run. A great way to get outside with the whole family!


Sturgeon Bay Rotary Shipyard Tours

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
May 4

See the inner workings of Bay Shipbuilding and Centerpointe Yacht Service during a guided walking tour. The USCG cutter Mobile Bay will be open for free guided tours. Proceeds benefit Door County Rotary Youth Interact. $12/adult. $6/student age 11–17. Free/age 10 & under.

Half Marathon

Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5k

Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
May 4

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. Registration Open Now!


Blossom Run

Egg Harbor Boat Launch Park, Egg Harbor
May 11

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. For more information call or visit doorcountyymca.org.


Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit

Wave Pointe Marina, Sturgeon Bay
May 11

Giving NABC anglers the best possible tournament bass fishing experience possible. We’ve worked with bass anglers and our sponsors to schedule tournaments on the finest bass fisheries at peak fishing times with the best paybacks.

Birding


Washington Island Birding Festival

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
May 16–19

Explore Washington Island and learn all about birds. Go out in small groups with experienced guides. Space is limited. Register online at wianc.org/bird-festival.


Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
May 17–18

Live weigh in, kids day, dock dance, drinks, food, and raffle. Visit sbobt.org for more information.


Scotty Rally & Parade of Scots

Throughout Baileys Harbor
May 18

A weekend of dog specific activities, fundraisers, and a parade. Visit doorcountyscottierally.com for more information.


Village Wide Rummage Sale

Throughout Sister Bay
May 18

Use a guided map to have a fun-filled day of bargain hunting and finding treasure at individual sales.

Spring


Door County Festival of Nature

Throughout Door County
May 24–26

A celebration of the natural beauty of Door County. Field trips and nature activities for all ages. Cost varies based on the type and length of field trip. Visit ridgessanctuary.org for more information.


Fine Art Fair

Sunset Park, Sturgeon Bay
May 25–26

A juried multi-media art show featuring live entertainment, children’s activities, food, and more. Visit sturgeonbay.net for more information.


Spring Art Crawl

Throughout Ellison Bay

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. Visit facebook.com/EllisonBayArts for more information.

Maifest


Maifest

Lakeside Park, Jacksonport
May 25–26

Celebrate the start of summer with this annual festival. Enjoy an art fair, fun run, great food, live music, family midway, a parade and more. Visit jacksonport.net for more information.


City-Wide Garage Sale

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
May 31

There is something for everyone. For a complete listing and map, call or visit sturgeonbaywi.org.