Dark Sky Celebrations, Folk Icons & More Weekend Plans

The Door Peninsula is coming alive with the sights and sounds of spring, from blooming buffaloberry to the sweet sounds of folk at a local gallery. Take a look at our top picks for the weekend ahead!

Friday, April 8

In Search of Blooming Buffaloberry

Join a Peninsula State Park naturalist for a 2.5-mile hike on a path less traveled as you search for early blooming buffaloberry, identify trees and learn a bit about the park’s history. 1 pm.

Saturday, April 9

The Art of Flower Arranging

Head to Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery for its third show of the year, The Ikebana Show, featuring a new collection of functional and beautiful art pieces from the gallery’s resident artist Chad Luberger. 10 am.


Head to Butch’s Bar for a car show and fundraiser featuring sport mod, stock cars, street stock, go carts, motorcycles, original, rat rods, customs, and open dirt class. There will be a silent auction, food and drinks, live music and a DJ. 11 am.

Contemporary Folk Icon

Join Lost Moth Gallery as it welcomes folk singer/songwriter Jack Williams, considered one of today’s strongest guitarists in contemporary folk. Williams has appeared on the Newport, New Bedford, and Boston Folk Festival stages with music steeped in jazz, classical, rock, blues, country and folk. 7 pm.

Celebrate International Dark Sky Week

Explore the night sky above Newport State Park or Crossroads at Big Creek with telescopes and binoculars in celebration of International Dark Sky Week. 8 pm.

Sunday, April 10

Rock Out at Stone Harbor

Head to Stone Harbor for an evening of rock covers, from Tom Petty to Eric Clapton and Three Dog Night, along with originals from the Sheboygan-based Joel Kuether Trio. 8:30 pm.

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