It’s your last weekend to soak up summertime in Door County, as the autumnal equinox arrives next Friday! Enjoy an evening of laughter with a 1940s-inspired murder-mystery, celebrate the upcoming grape harvest with a winey celebration at von Stiehl, or tip back a cold one at Egg Harbor AleFest.
Friday, September 15
Join Rogue Theater for a hilarious spin-off of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, a classic 1940s murder-mystery with local actors emulating iconic movie stars of the past. This humorous who-dun-it is a treat for movie buffs and those who enjoy a good laugh. 7:30pm.
Wet Your Whistle
von Stiehl Winery of Algoma celebrates the grape harvest with a day filled with costumes, a grape stomp, bands and, of course, wine! Proceeds benefit three great community organizations: Community Improvement of Algoma, Farm Market Kitchen, and Algoma Fire & Rescue.
Saturday, September 16
Celebrate the spirit of autumn with a bountiful day on Sturgeon Bay’s historic Third Avenue. Take a gander at the classic cars of the Old Bolts Car Club, try your hand at creating sidewalk art during the first Chalk the Bay! chalk art event, and enjoy a visit with Milwaukee Bucks first round draft pick D.J. Wilson as he signs autographs and takes photos.
Head over to Egg Harbor for its annual AleFest, offering unlimited sampling of more than 120 craft beers supplied by more than 40 brewers. Live music by Beatles tribute band Kaleidoscope Eyes kicks off the event at noon. Trolley shuttle services ensure safe travels to and from the event.
Join Kevin Poe, a Bryce Canyon National Park park ranger by day and “dark ranger” by night, as he shares the wonders of a dark night sky with children and adults with a presentation and special stargazing session at the Leif Everson Observatory and STARgarden. 7pm.
Critically acclaimed musician Ted Yoder brings his hammered dulcimer virtuosity to the stage of Birch Creek Music Performance Center for an evening performance. Join him for a charismatic performance and some questions and answers about his musical instrument of choice. 7:30pm.
Sunday, September 17
Head over to the Idea Gallery of West Jacksonport for an afternoon demo of its eclectic painter Jeff Boutin as he demonstrates the techniques behind his colorful renditions of critters, blossoms, terrain, forests and roosters. 1pm.
Join local herbal enthusiast David LaLuzerne on his final Herb Walk of 2017 as he takes guests along the Mink River Trail to learn about the area’s abundant mushrooms. $5/person. 1pm.