February &
March Events

Winter Events in February and March

Winter has settled in on the county. There are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the crisp winter air, while enjoying the company of the community. If the weather is too cold for you, there are also fun indoor activities suitable for families of all ages.

Fish Creek Winter Festival

Clark Park, Fish Creek

Feb. 1 - 3

Find creative ways to have fun and keep warm at this popular winter festival featuring wacky winter-themed carnival games for all ages, ice sculptures, music, raffles, a chili cook-off, food, beverages, and more. Visit visitfishcreek.com for more information.

Candlelight Ski/Hike

Peninsula State Park

Feb. 2

Ski or hike a one-mile loop with hundreds of lit candles lining the trail. After enjoying the candle-lined trails, warm up by the bonfire and partake in refreshments at the warming shelter. No pets allowed. Weather permitting. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

Candlelight Skiing

Groundhog Day Parade

Ellison Bay

Feb. 2

Build a float, decorate your car, walk your dog, or just cheer from the sidelines at this community parade. Parade participants should gather at Nicolet Bank. After the parade enjoy some “Groundhog Stew” at the Mink River Basin.

Miss Door County Pageant

Southern Door Auditorium, Brussels

Feb. 2

Featuring women from the Door County area. A panel of judges will decide who will be crowned Miss Door County and Miss Door County Outstanding Teen.

Fashion Forward

Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion, Egg Harbor

Feb. 2

A fashion show with the theme of female empowerment featuring six area designers and stylists and 40 area models. With heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages from Trixie's, and pop up shops by The Lightbox and Prettywar Design. Tickets are available on eventbrite.com. $25/ticket.

Door County Reads Kickoff Celebration

Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion, Egg Harbor

Feb. 3

Featuring music, food and a keynote address by Anne Moser, Senior Special Librarian at Wisconsin’s Water Library at the UW-Madison.

Fruit Loop Run

Fruit Loop Fun Run

Clark Park, Fish Creek

Feb. 3

This scenic half-mile fun run/walk through downtown Fish Creek will begin and end at the tent in Clark Park. Don’t miss the post-race breakfast of Fruit Loops! Part of the Fish Creek Winter Festival activities.

Door County Pond Hockey Tournament

Kangaroo Lake, Baileys Harbor

Feb. 9

Sixty teams compete on Kangaroo Lake for the coveted Stanley Thermos. The tournament features a warming tent, food and beverages, and an open rink on the ice for those looking to join the players on the ice. For more information and to register visit www.doorcountypondhockey.com.

Pond Hockey

Celebrating Winter

Washington Island

Feb. 9 - 17

Take part in a week long celebration of ice and snow with food, fun, adventure, and entertainment. Register with the Lions Club to participate in the Fishing Derby and more. For more information visit washingtonisland-wi.com.

Door County Short Film Festival

Sister Bay Village Hall, Sister Bay

Feb. 15 - 16

This annual film festival celebrates the vision and creativity of budding and professional filmmakers in the United States, and sometimes even beyond. Featured films change from year-to-year. See what is being featured this year! For more information visit cometosisterbay.com.

Fire and Ice Sculpture

Sturgeon Bay Fire & Ice Festival

Sturgeon Bay

Feb. 16

Witness novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional carvers transform blocks of snow and ice into works of art. The carvers are spread throughout Sturgeon Bay. Explore the town and watch their works come to life. Visit sturgeonbay.net for more information.

Indoor Winter Race Series

Kress Pavilion, Egg Harbor

Feb. 24

Each race features a 10km pre-set course. Bicycles will be mounted to Cycleops M2 smart trainers with resistance synced to PerfPro Studio course route data to simulate an outdoor riding experience. Bicycle provided if you do not own your own. Award for fastest male and female rider. $20/person. Register at indooractivesports.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sturgeon Bay

March 16

Celebrate your Irish spirit in Sturgeon Bay by attending the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Parade starts in Sawyer Park. Visit sturgeonbay.net for more information.

St. Patrick's Day