Summer Fun Continues
in the County

Summer Fun Continues in the County

Summer is in full swing on the peninsula. The county is bustling with activities and people, all enjoying the warm summer sun and taking advantage of the longer days to experience more of the county. As the summer continues on, there is more to do on the peninsula. Here are a few examples of what can be experienced during your stay.

Door County Folk Festival

Throughout Northern Door County

July 11-15

Celebrating ethnic folk dancing and music from many countries. Featuring dance and music workshops, parties, concerts, a children's program, fish boil dinner and much more.

Belgian Days

Brussels Town Park

July 14 -15

A day of excitement and fun for all ages. Featuring a Big Dawg baseball tournament, coed volleyball tournament, Cooyah Card tournament, live music, a parade, food and beverages, and 1, 2, and 4 mile walk/run. $2 raffle ticket to enter grounds. All profits go to charitable causes.

Plein Air Festival

Door County Plein Air Festival

Throughout Door County

July 22-28

A combination of free and ticketed events. Explore Door County and find artists around as they paint some of their favorite scenes in the county. Artists have 6 days to paint. Featuring a collector's preview party and Gala Auction.

Carlsville Day

Throughout Carlsville

July 28

Celebrating with a parade, craft fair, music, food, pie eating contest, doggie contest, cherry stomp, free waterslides, pet psychic readings and more fun for the whole family.

Rutabaga Door County Sea Kayak Symposium

Rowleys Bay Resort, Ellison Bay

July 13-15

On-water classes for all skill levels, on-land workshops, brown bag lunch seminars, paddle tours, naturalist-led paddles and youth programs.

Kayak Symposium Rowley's Bay

Art After Dark

Throughout Fish Creek

July 25

Join us for a night of art under the stars. For more information visit

Sail Thru the Avenues Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Sturgeon Bay

July 26

Take advantage of great bargains and discover unique finds including art, textiles, and more during this citywide event! Third Avenue will be closed to traffic — stop by for food, beverages, and entertainment.

Downtown Sturgeon Bay

Antique Show/Arts & Crafts Fair

Liberty Grove Historical Society Museum Site, Ellison Bay

July 28-29

Arts & crafts fair, delicious food, hayrides and a display of antique farm equipment. Visit for more information.

House and Garden Walk

Throughout Door County

July 31

Stroll through a showcase of beautiful homes and gardens throughout the Door County Peninsula. For more information and to purchase tickets visit $30/ticket, in advance. $35/tickets, day of.

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

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.

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.

Washington Island Ferry

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.