Door County Folk Festival, Cathy Grier And More Weekend Plans

Ever wanted to learn how to square dance? How about escaping the heat and spending time at a park doing fun activities for the whole family? There’s even a golf tournament for fans of the game to sink their teeth into. Come on up and enjoy mid-July with us on the peninsula and on Washington Island.

Friday, July 14

Creative Kids Day @ Northern Sky Theater

Kids get a peek behind the scenes at Northern sky with theater games, sing-alongs, and even put on a show for family and friends. For children and teenagers ages 6-16. Two sessions run from 9:30 am – 12 and 1 – 2:30pm. $25/admission.

International Rock Day @ Peninsula State Park

Rocks rock. Find out the full gravity of the situation with a presentation on Door County’s geology by guest geologist Mim. Added fun for kids. 11 am – 1 pm.

Family Barn Dance @ Ephraim Village Hall

Door County Folk Festival is a long-standing Door County tradition. Though the festival will start Wednesday, they dedicate the entire weekend to contra and square dancing. Come kick off the weekend with a good ol’fashioned barn dance presented by Door County Folk Alliance. Visit for the full schedule of events – it’s packed to the brim. Beginners are more than welcome at the various workshops

Saturday, July 15

Fly-in Fish Boil

Experience the quintessential Door County culinary experience in style. Fly in, boat in, or take the ferry to Washington Island Airport. Featuring hay rides, hot dogs, and ice cream as well. Serving 11 am – 1 pm. $15/adults, $5/children.

Cathy Grier @ Kim Souther’s Backporch Sessions

Kim Souther welcomes the famed “NYC Subway Girl” to her backporch sessions in the Sturgeon Bay countryside. Winner of the 2017 Paramount Blues Association People’s Choice and Solo Artist awards, Grier’s solo act mixes bluesy lyrics with rock guitar riffs for a soulful and engaging performance. Souther opens her porch at 6 pm; Grier goes on at 7 pm. Buy tickets in advance or at the door; $10/adults, $5/children.

Movie in the Park @ Waterfront Park Main Stage

Round out a night of vacation with an outdoor showing of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in Sister Bay. Bring a blanket or chairs and set up in the grass. The show begins at dusk.

Sunday, July 16

Grand Scandia Golf Benefit

Golf fan? Play 18 holes for prizes for a good cause. Featuring auctions and dinner afterword, Peninsula State Park Golf Course will host events starting at noon and running until 5 pm. All proceeds will go to benefit the residents of Scandia Village.

Hans Christian @ Hotel Washington

Christian has garnered a reputation for his mesmeric gong performances. Head to Washington Island’s Hotel Washington to hear him at his best: on the cello, featuring live looping and various ethnic string instruments.


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