Area: Baileys Harbor

  • Austin Skalecki: ‘I Strum Three Chords and Say What’s On My Mind’

    A Q&A with Austin Skalecki Appleton-based singer-songwriter Austin Skalecki has over 400 live performances under his belt. We caught up with him before his next one in Door County, Nov. 11. The conversation has been edited for clarity.  SW: You mentioned you’re calling me from California. What brings you there? AS: I’ve been on tour […]

  • Server of the Week: Kim DeCock

    Down in Baileys there’s a place called Chives, and amongst the diners is where Kim DeCock thrives. She’s kind, attentive, and quick to regale, with fun conversation and adventure tales. If you want to find a hike, a beach or an inside tip, talk to Kim, she embodies the Door County spirit. She travels, she […]

  • Winning Films At The Door Kinetic Arts Festival

    And a DKAF Recap The Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) returned to Björklunden this September with a unique blend of short films, cocktails, dance, theater and music.  The festival, now in its seventh year, received film submissions from 25 different countries. The winners are as follows: Best of the Fest: On/Off by Jurg Slabbert of […]

  • Halloween Hike At The Ridges

    Come hike the The Ridges Sanctuary boardwalk if you dare! Special Halloween-themed stations along Hidden Brook Boardwalk will highlight creepy critters and spooky sights on Oct. 29, 5-7 pm. If you make it to the Upper Range Light, prepare yourself for a ghostly encounter. The event is appropriate for families of all ages. Flashlights will […]

  • “The Play’s The Thing” Dates Announced

    Peninsula Players Theater’s yearly winter play-reading series, “The Play’s The Thing,” will take place on Feb. 5, March 4 and Apr. 1, 2024. Each free performance will take place at Björklunden’s Vail Hall (7590 Boynton Ln in Baileys Harbor) with seating on a first come, first served basis. Times and play titles will be announced […]

  • Wine Trails: It Takes a Family

    I had heard the theme previously: respect the past while building the future. It seems to be a common mantra in Door County, a county that is blessed with a rich history and filled with pioneers who shared the natural beauty of the peninsula with visitors through the vehicle of tourism, creating a destination for […]

  • End of Season Bash at the Florian

    The Florian II Supper Club will be celebrating the end of the season with live music all night on Saturday, Oct. 21. The evening starts with Jamie Fletcher performing from 4:30 – 7:30 pm, then heats up with Stephen Cooper and the Nobody Famous from 8-midnight. 

  • Baileys Harbor Community Association Annual Meeting

    The Baileys Harbor Community Association (BHCA) will hold its annual meeting Oct. 18, 6-8 pm, in the Baileys Harbor Town Hall auditorium. The BHCA encourages all community members, local businesses and organizations to attend. For more information visit, contact Cynde Krowas at [email protected] or 920.839.2366. Baileys Harbor Town Hall is located at 2392 County […]

  • A Collaborative Celebration of Citizen Scientists

    Door County has an amazing wealth of natural areas and hundreds of volunteers for multiple organizations who work individually and in teams to aid in ongoing and large-scale research projects and help protect, enhance and monitor dozens of sites. This month, for the first time on the peninsula, some of those organizations will band together […]

  • Lighthouse Ornament Launch

    Baileys Harbor author Sue Jarosh is launching three Christmas ornaments inspired by her series of children’s books about local lighthouses. The designs will include the Cana Island Lighthouse (inspired by “Camden and the Cana Island Cat,”) the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (inspired by “Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Mouse”) and Baileys Harbor Range Lights (inspired by “Baileys Harbor […]

  • Server of the Week: Arabella Adams

    Arabella loves the letter “A” Find her behind the bar at Stone’s Throw all day! She has a dog named Adele, At bartending she does excel. Zinfandel reserve is her favorite wine, Made with grapes straight off the vine! Server of the Week is sponsored by Destination Door County. Winners receive a $50 Door County […]

  • Framed: Hey Hey 5k

    Ethan Eferem, age 10, of Appleton lunges for the finish line at the Hey Hey 5K race on Saturday in Baileys Harbor. Photo by Rachel Lukas.

  • Framed: Autumnfest

    A young assistant helps bring a little more shine to one of the entries in the car show at the Baileys Harbor Autumnfest on Sept. 23. Photo by Rachel Lukas.

  • Open House At Chez Cheryl Artspace

    On Oct. 14 10am-4pm and Oct. 15 12pm-4pm, artist Cheryl Stidwell Parker will host an open house featuring her original work, as well as art books and art supplies for sale. The event will be held at Chez Cheryl Artspace, 8360 High Plateau Road in Baileys Harbor, a century-old farmhouse that’s also home to the […]

  • Wolf Resigns From Door Shakespeare

    Elissa Wolf has resigned as Door Shakespeare’s Managing Director. Wolf made the decision after receiving an opportunity which aligns with their academic and professional goals. Amy Ensign, Door Shakespeare’s Producing Artistic Director, will temporarily manage operations while the organization seeks a replacement for Wolf.

  • Schmitz Tops 299 Runners in Hey Hey 5K

    Chris Schmitz of Fish Creek was the top finisher in the Hey Hey 5K on Sept. 23 at Door County Brewing Co. in Baileys Harbor. Schmitz, 37, finished in 18:36 to top the field of 299 runners. Peter Schrader, 28, of West Bend finished second in 18:48, and Noah Bruehl, 24, of Madison finished 3rd […]

  • Schmitz Wins Hey Hey 5k

    Chris Schmitz of Fish Creek was the top finisher in the Hey Hey 5K on Sept. 23 at Door County Brewing Co. in Baileys Harbor. Schmitz, 37, finished in 18:36 to top the field of 299 runners. Peter Schrader, 28, of West Bend finished second in 18:48, and Noah Bruehl, 24, of Madison finished 3rd […]

  • Sway Taps Into Gravity

    Beer lovers have a chance to try something a little different each of the next three Saturdays at Sway Brewing and Blending, where they’ll be tapping a gravity cask each weekend. “We’ll be tapping a naturally conditioned Oktoberfest,” said brewer and owner Matt Sampson. Sampson will hammer a spout into the cask at 1 pm […]

  • Wine Trails: A Tale of Two Wines

    I will begin by apologizing to Charles Dickens. It was the best of wines, and it should have been the worst of wines. It was a wine delicately and meticulously aged; it was a wine of recent crushing. It was a wine of respect, and it was a wine to be consumed in foolishness and […]

  • Belting it Out with Anna Lynn Ferris and the Wheels

    Anna Lynn Ferris and the Wheels AUTUMNFEST, BAILEYS HARBOR, 11 AM – 3 PM Known for her belting voice and stage presence, Nashville-based Anna Lynn Ferris and her Wheels will keep the crowd lively with their cutting-edge mix of rock and country at AutumnFest this weekend. Anna says on her website – – that […]