Summer Has Arrived
in Door

May and June Events

May starts the busy season in the county. Weekend after weekend features runs, festivals, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Enjoy all Door County has to offer at the many food and drink festivals, or get outside and work off that winter weight during one of the runs or bike rides through the scenic routes on the peninsula. Now is the time to get out and breath in the fresh air of summer.


Sturgeon Bay Rotary Shipyard Tours

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
May 4

See the inner workings of Bay Shipbuilding and Centerpointe Yacht Service during a guided walking tour. The USCG cutter Mobile Bay will be open for free guided tours. Proceeds benefit Door County Rotary Youth Interact. $12/adult. $6/student age 11-17. Free/age 10 & under.


Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5k

Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
May 4

Named one of the Midwest’s best races by Competitor and Active.com, participants enjoy a closed, USATF-certified road course in Peninsula State Park. Post-race party with food, Door County Brewing Co. beer, and live music. Registration Open Now!

 


Blossom Run

Egg Harbor Boat Launch Park, Egg Harbor
May 11

Fun, family event for all ages. Choose from a 5-mile run, a 2-mile walk-run, or a 1-mile youth run. Join in the Live Strong relay. For more information call or visit doorcountyymca.org.


Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit

Wave Pointe Marina, Sturgeon Bay
May 11

Giving NABC anglers the best possible tournament bass fishing experience possible. We’ve worked with bass anglers and our sponsors to schedule tournaments on the finest bass fisheries at peak fishing times with the best paybacks.


Washington Island Birding Festival

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
May 16-19

Explore Washington Island and learn all about birds. Go out in small groups with experienced guides. Space is limited. Register online at wianc.org/bird-festival.


Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
May 17-18

Live weigh in, kids day, dock dance, drinks, food, and a raffle. Visit sbobt.org for more information.


Scotty Rally & Parade of Scots

Throughout Baileys Harbor
May 18

A weekend of dog specific activities, fundraisers, and a parade. Visit doorcountyscottierally.com for more information.


Village Wide Rummage Sale

Throughout Sister Bay
May 18

Use a guided map to have a fun filled day of bargain hunting and finding treasure at individual sales.


Spring Art Crawl

Throughout Ellison Bay
May 18-19

Explore one-of-a-kind art galleries, shops, and nature trails. Enjoy refreshments and demonstrations while browsing this unique event. Maps are available at all member galleries. Visit facebook.com/EllisonBayArts for more information.


Door County Festival of Nature

Throughout Door County
May 24-26

A celebration of the natural beauty of Door County. Field trips and nature activities for all ages. Cost varies based on the type and length of field trip. Visit ridgessanctuary.org for more information.


Fine Art Fair

Sunset Park, Sturgeon Bay
May 25-26

A juried multi-media art show featuring live entertainment, children’s activities, food, and more. Visit sturgeonbay.net for more information.


Maifest

Lakeside Park, Jacksonport
May 25-26

Celebrate the start of summer with this annual festival. Enjoy an art fair, fun run (May 26), great food, live music, family midway, a parade, and more. Visit jacksonport.net for more information.


City-wide Garage Sale

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
May 31-June 1

There is something for everyone. For a complete listing and map, call or visit sturgeonbaywi.org.


Side Pork Fest

Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay
June 1

Featuring a variety of local bands, food including varieties of side pork, entertainment zones for adults, and a Hog Wild Run. Visit sideporkfest.com for more information.


Blessing of the Fleet Festival

Throughout Baileys Harbor
June 1-2

Bring your personal boat to receive a blessing (11am, town marina). Meet with ship captains and Fire Department boats. Free. For more information visit baileysharbor.com.


Door County Lighthouse Festival

Throughout Door County
June 7-9

Boat excursions and guided land-based tours to all 11 historic Door County lighthouses giving visitors access to lighthouses that aren’t typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island, and Sherwood Point lighthouses. Call or visit dcmm.org for tickets or more information.


Steel Bridge Songfest

Throughout Sturgeon Bay
June 13-16

100+ original artists converge upon Sturgeon Bay for 4 days of performances celebrating original music and collaborative songwriting. Visit steelbridgesongfest.org for more information.


Door County Beer Festival

Brann Field, Baileys Harbor
June 15

A celebration of craft beer, culinary artisans, and live music on the shores of Baileys Harbor. Meet Wisconsin’s leading brewers, converse with Door County’s top chefs, and enjoy beers from more than 50 different Midwest breweries. Visit doorcountybeerfestival.com for more information. $55/VIP tickets. $40/general admission. $15/designated driver.


Peninsula Century Spring Classic

Throughout Baileys Harbor
June 15

Tour the scenic backroads of Door County and take in breathtaking views of Lake Michigan in this ride partnered with Give Door County. Enjoy a post-ride meal from local chefs, live music, and Door County Brewing Co. brews at the finish. Ride finishes at the Door County Beer Festival. 25, 50, 62, and 100-mile route options. Visit peninsulacenturyspringclassic.com for registration and more information. $40/25-mile. $45/50-mile. $45/metric century. $45/100-mile. $20/ages 14 & under.


Fyr Bal Festival

Throughout Ephraim
June 15

Artists, food, musical entertainment and family activities along the picturesque shoreline of Eagle Harbor welcome the arrival of summer. Stroll through the village and visit Ephraim's iconic landmarks, shops, galleries, and restaurants. Visit ephraim-doorcounty.com for more information.


Crossroads Trail Run

Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay
June 22

The 10th annual Crossroads Trail Run/walk, 10K, 5K, and 2K Fun run. This chip-timed event is for all ages, levels of runners and walkers, and a great family event. Come as a solo participant or bring your whole family. Visit crossroadsrun.com for more information and to register.


Uncork Summer

Wickman House, Ellison Bay
June 22

Enjoy small-plate, gourmet dishes from restaurants throughout Door County, as well as samplings from local markets, wineries, and distilleries. Well-known local acoustic musicians perform live throughout the day. Visit uncorksummer.com for more information.


Door County Wine Fest

Sunset Park, Sturgeon Bay
June 22

12pm. VIP event begins with access to general tasting area at 12:30pm. 1pm. General admission begins. New location, different weekend, better layout, lots of fun. Enjoy unlimited tasting of award-winning wines and relaxing music. Food available for purchase. Limited tickets available. Early purchase recommended. $40/ticket, in advance. $50/ticket, at the gate. $75/VIP ticket. $15/designated driver.


Open Door Pride

Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay
June 22

Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in Door County. Featuring live music, vendors, food, and beverages. Family friendly. For more information visit opendoorpride.org. Free and open to all in the community.


Fire & Water Motor Show

Wave Pointe Marina & Resort, Sturgeon Bay
June 30

Featuring a motor show with awards, a Vendor Expo, live music, and food and beverages.