America The Band, Root Beer Fest, & More Weekend Plans

Still around after the Fourth? Thinking about a trip up after the crowds have left? Door County’s myriad concert and performance series are all in full-swing. Take your pick as you enjoy the outdoors during the day.

Friday, July 7

Oklahoma in Wisconsin

Northern Sky Theater’s most recent production, Oklahoma in Wisconsin celebrates Door County through the lens of a quirky family-run inn. Show starts at 8 pm.

America @ Door Community Auditorium

Legendary 1970s English rock band America is coming to Door County. Their hit “A Horse With No Name” from their debut album in 1971 launched them to international fame. Show starts at 8 pm.

Peter & the Starcatcher

Peninsula Players puts on this prequel to the story of Peter Pan and the lost boys. Show starts at 8 pm.

Saturday, July 8

Vintage Day 

Ellison Bay celebrates everything vintage with shops and boutiques selling collectible items. Kite flying will take place during the day starting at 10 am; a Military Honor Circle dedication will take place at 1 pm.

Root Beer Festival

Sturgeon Bay has their own draught festival. Bring the whole family for root beer tastings, food, root beer history presentations, and, of course, root beer floats. $6/adults. Free/Children under 18. Festival is 10 am – 3 pm at Heritage Village at Big Creek.

Mitchell Ferguson @ Door County Brewing Company

St. Louis Singer/songwriter Mitchell Ferguson brings a blend of rock, blues, folk, and soul to the brewery’s new taphouse. Show begins at 7pm.

Sunday, July 9

Trees and Shrubs of Door County

Head to Newport State Park in Ellison Bay for an afternoon of tree study. Free. Meet in the nature center at 1:30 pm.

Third Avenue Playhouse performs Red

Mark Rothko, a famous post-war American artist born in Russia known for his intense “Color Field” paintings, is portrayed in this dramatic story detailing an artist’s ambitions and of conceptions of art itself. Matinee starts at 2pm.

Tall Heights @ Peg Egan PAC

With a collection of cello, acoustic guitar, and electric drums, Boston-based Tall Heights displays an aesthetic all their own. Show is free and begins at 7pm.



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