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New Year Events in Door County

Free Ice Fishing Weekend

Newport State Park
Jan. 19–20

All day residents and nonresidents can fish without a license in all the waters of Wisconsin (except for spring trout ponds). All other fishing regulations still apply.

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.


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.