Summers End
in Door County

2018 Summer's End Festivals for August and Septembe

While the summer is winding down for the year, the county is still running in full swing. The peninsula bustles with people all trying to enjoy the last vestiges of summer break before the school year starts again. There is still plenty to do during the last weeks of summer and lots of activities during September weekends.

2018 August and September Events

Door County Fair

John Miles County Park, Sturgeon Bay

Aug. 1-5

Gather the whole family and spend the day enjoying carnival rides, food stands, 4-H animal barns, grandstand events, and kids and family tents. Visit for more information.

Scandinavian Dance Festival

Throughout Washington Island

Aug. 4

Scandinavian Kaffe and Stavkirke open house at Trinity Lutheran Church, Scandinavian brunch at Bethel Church, dance festival in the evening and worship service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Call or visit for more information.


Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week

Throughout Sturgeon Bay

Aug. 4-12

“A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard.” A variety of maritime events happening in various places around Sturgeon Bay. Call or visit for more information.

Cherry Fest

Lakeside Park, Jacksonport

Aug. 4

Historical display, car show, fine arts & crafts, food, live music by Highland Road (10am-12pm) and Modern Day Drifters (12-4pm), children's penny hunt (1pm), wagon rides (11am-3pm), and more. Visit for more information.

Cherry Pie

Annual Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay

Aug. 11-12

The entire family can take in beautiful classic and wooden boats, enjoy watching the two person-team boat building/racing Sikaflex event and much more. Call or visit for more information.

Door County Festival of Fine Arts

Waterfront Park, Sister Bay

Aug. 11

Festival features demonstrations and artwork for sale by Door County’s finest artists, live musical performances, hands-on art activities for all ages. Visit for more information.

Maritime on Madison

Throughout Sturgeon Bay

Aug. 11

Enjoy a family-friendly day of live entertainment (10am), food, children’s activities, and more on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. Hosted in partnership with the Door County Maritime Museum during Maritime week featuring the Classic and Wooden Boat Festival. Visit for more information.

Door County Sports and Classic Car Show

Harbor View Park, Egg Harbor

Aug. 11

A vision of sleek sports cars and vintage classic cars. Judging events, live music and more. Visit for more information.

Ellison Bay Goes Hog Wild

Ellison Bay Community Park, Ellison Bay

Aug. 11

Pig Roast with music by Copper Box, Remington's Ride, and more. For more information visit

Thresheree & Antique Machinery Show

Northeast WI Antique Power Association Grounds, Valmy

Aug. 17-19

Gates open at 6pm Friday with a country band. Live music, chainsaw competition, antique tractor pulls, afternoon "barn dance," mud pig wrestling, and more. Visit for more information.

Ferry to Washington Island

Washington Island Fair

Washington Island School, Washington Island

Aug. 18

Featuring food and craft booths, exhibits, a parade, a raffle, and bingo. Visit for more information.

Annual Belgian Kermiss

Belgian Heritage Center, Brussels

Aug. 19

Belgian harvest celebration with traditional food including booyah, trippe, jutt, and Belgian pie. Burgers, beer, and homemade ice cream available, also. Featuring live music, craft exhibitions, a bucket raffle, an antique farm implement display, special presentation, games for kids, and tours of the nearby Belgian American Clubhouse.

Death’s Door BBQ

Washington Island Airport, Washington Island

Aug. 25

A Kansas City Barbecue Society-Sanctioned Competition with 100% certified judges and thousands in prize money. Visit for more information.

Sister Bay Marina Fest

Throughout Sister Bay

Sept. 1-2

Celebrate in Sister Bay with live entertainment and music, food & drinks, classic boats, fireworks and more! For more information visit

Marina fest Fireworks

Corn Fest

Schopf’s Dairy View Country Store, Carlsville

Sept. 8

Featuring a Corn Maze, children's games, bakery items, food, raffle, silent auction, live music, cornhole tournament, and corn and pie eating contests. Proceeds benefit Sunshine House.

Door County Century

John Miles County Park, Sturgeon Bay

Sept. 9

Ride offers cyclists 28, 50, 70, 100 mile routes and a Fat Bike cross event. Well-stocked food and fluid stations with a post ride barbeque. Visit for more information and to register.

Harvest Festival, Car Show & Street Auction

Throughout Sturgeon Bay

Sept. 15

Usher in the spirit of autumn with a bountiful day on Third Avenue. Features include a classic car show, craft show, food booths, in-store specials, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Preview unique street art and attend the live auction at 5:30 pm. Visit for more information.

Water Fest

Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay

Sept. 15

Featuring educational and fun activities for people of all ages, lectures, discussions, videos, demonstrations, projects, a dedication, nature walks, exhibits and booths. For more information visit

Ale Fest

Egg Harbor AleFest

Harbor View Park, Egg Harbor

Sept. 15

Enjoy unlimited sampling of more than 100 different craft beers, home brewing demonstrations, live music, and more. Visit to buy tickets and for more information.

Peninsula Century Fall Challenge

Waterfront Park, Sturgeon Bay

Sept. 15

Take on Northern Door County’s challenging hills in our century route, or take on a scenic, but less demanding, 25-mile ride and along the shore. Riders may also choose from 50 and 62-mile options. All routes feature full course support with aid stations stocked with food and beverages, including six aid stations for our century riders. Finish with a post-ride party at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park featuring food from local chefs, live music and beer from the Door County Brewing Company. Visit for registration and more information. $40/25-mile. $45/50-mile. $45/metric century. $45/100-mile. $20/ages 14 & under.


Autumnfest & Classic Auto Show

Baileys Harbor Town Hall, Baileys Harbor

Sept. 22

Live music, food & drinks, arts & crafts, classic auto & motorcycle show. Hey Hey 5k Run. Free admission. Visit for more information.

Inside/Outside Sale

Throughout Fish Creek

Sept. 28-30

Fish Creek retailers will showcase special sale merchandise both inside and outside of their shops for unbeatable end-of-season sales all weekend long. For those not so fond of walking, free trolley rides will be offered throughout the village on Saturday. Look for the Trolley stop signs to be able to hop on. Visit for more information.

Open House Tour

Throughout Door County

Sept. 29-30

Gather design ideas and see the latest home building products. New and remodeled homes.

The Epic Door County Treasure Hunt

Throughout Door County

Sept. 29

A day of fun, discovery, prizes and adventure. Maps, clues, adventure, prizes and celebration dinner provided. For more information and to register visit