July & August Events:
Summer is in
Full Swing

The last vestiges of the spring weather are disappearing, and activities abound along the peninsula and Washington Island. Each week is jam-packed with activities at the libraries, businesses, and non-profits that make up the county. Summer is also the time of festivals and sporting events. Make sure to catch one of the races or check out a baseball game while exploring all the county has to offer.


Freedom Fest

Sister Bay
July 13

Featuring a brat fry with the Sister Bay Lions Club, a bungy trampoline, inflatables, walk-on water balls, refreshments, and more. Fireworks start at dusk. For more information visit cometosisterbay.com.


Door County Folk Festival

Throughout Northern Door County
July 10-14

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


Rutabaga Door County Sea Kayak Symposium

Rowley's Bay Resort, Ellison Bay
July 12-14

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


Belgian Days

Brussels Town Park
July 13-14

Excitement and fun for all ages. Featuring Big Dawg baseball tournament, coed volleyball tournament, Cooyah Card tournament, live music, parade, food & beverages, and 1, 2, and 4 mile walk/run. All profits go to charitable causes.


Door County Triathlon

Frank Murphy County Park, Egg Harbor
July 14

Test your endurance with a Sprint Race, Half Iron, and Youth Triathlon.


Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament

Throughout Door and Kewaunee Counties
July 20-28

Participating ports include Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor, Washington Island, Algoma, and Kewaunee. More than $50,000 in cash and prizes. 


Door County Plein Air Festival

Throughout Door County
July 21-27

A combination of free and ticketed events. Artists have 6 days to paint Door County. With a Collector’s preview party and Gala Auction. Visit peninsulaschoolofart.com for more information.


Sail Thru the Avenues Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Sturgeon Bay
July 25

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. Visit sturgeonbay.net for more information.


Carlsville Day

Throughout Carlsville
July 27

Parade, craft fair, music, food, pie eating contest, doggie contest, grape/cherry stomp, free waterslides, pet psychic readings, and more fun for the whole family.


Rec Run

Washington Island Recreation Center
July 27

10k run, and 2k or 5k walk/run. Prizes awarded. Visit moslingreccenter.org for more information and to register.


Washington Island Music Festival

Trueblood Performing Arts Center, Washington Island
July 29-Aug. 9

World-class symphony orchestra musicians perform a series of concerts. Chamber music concerts, open rehearsals, lectures, and children’s programs complement the main performances.


Door County Fair

Door County Fairgrounds, Sturgeon Bay
July 31-Aug. 4

Carnival rides, food stands, 4-H animal barns, grandstand events, kids, and family tents. Visit doorcountyfair.com for more information. $7/daily passes. $18/booster buttons include entry, rides, grandstand events, music, and special entertainments on ground.


Cherry Festival

Lakeside Park, Jacksonport
Aug. 3

Historical display, car show, fine arts and 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 jacksonport.net for more information.


Ellison Bay Goes Hog Wild

Ellison Bay Community Park
Aug. 3

A pig roast with live music, food and refreshments, and more. For more information visit facebook.com/ellisonbayserviceclubdc.


Scandinavian Dance Festival

Throughout Washington Island
Aug. 3

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 washingtonisland-wi.com for more information.


Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
Aug. 3-11

A variety of maritime events happening in various places around Sturgeon Bay. Call or visit dcmm.org for more information.


Door County Sports and Classic Car Show

Harbor View Park, Egg Harbor
Aug. 10

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


Annual Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay
Aug. 10-11

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 dcmm.org for more information.


Door County Festival of Fine Arts

Waterfront Park, Sister Bay
Aug. 10

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


Maritime on Madison

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
Aug. 10

Enjoy a family-friendly day of live entertainment, food, children’s activities, and more on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. Hosted in partnership with the Door County Maritime Museum. Visit sturgeonbay.net for more information.


Thresheree & Antique Machine Show

Northeast WI Antique Power Association Grounds, Valmy
Aug. 16-18

Live music, chainsaw competition, antique tractor pulls, afternoon barn dance, mud pig wrestling, and more. Visit valmythresheree.org for more information.


Washington Island Fair

Washington Island School
Aug. 17

Featuring food and craft booths, exhibits, a parade, a raffle, and bingo. Visit washingtonisland-wi.com for more information. $1/admission.


Death’s Door BBQ

Washington Island Airport
Aug. 24

A Kansas City Barbecue Society-Sanctioned Competition with 100% certified judges and thousands in prize money. New Kid's Que competition. Visit deathsdoorbbq.com for more information.


Egg Harbor Sidewalk Sale

Throughout Egg Harbor
Aug. 24

Stroll the historic streets, shop the award-winning boutiques, and enjoy great deals. For more information visit eggharbordoorcounty.org.

For more event information visit our Event Calendar