Early Summer Festival and Performance Updates

As our communities work toward figuring out a “new normal” going into the busy season, the organizers of the traditional community events and festivals of May and June are also having to adapt. Many have canceled, postponed or rescheduled events. Here’s the status of festivals:


• May 15-16: Annual Door County Scottie Rally has been canceled.

• May 22-24: The Ridges Sanctuary’s Festival of Nature has been rescheduled for Sept. 3-6, 2020.

• May 23-24: Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair has been rescheduled for Aug. 22-23, 2020.

• May 23-24: Jacksonport’s Maifest has been canceled. 

• June 6: Baileys Harbor’s Blessing of the Fleet Festival has been canceled. 

• June 12-13: Steel Bridge Songfest will involve no physical gathering this year, but songwriters and musicians will still collaborate online beginning June 7. Fans can tune in to concerts on June 12-13 that will be live-streamed for free.

• June 12-14: Door County Lighthouse Spring Festival tours are currently set to be held as normal, with a refund policy in place for pandemic-related cancellations.

• June 13: Roofing of the Goats Parade in Sister Bay has been postponed, with a new date to be announced.

• June 20: Fyr Bal in Ephraim has been canceled.

• June 27: Uncork Summer has been canceled.

Theater and Performances

The pandemic has also severely affected the county’s theater and performance communities, with many deciding to forgo a summer performance season altogether. Here are those updates:

• Third Avenue Playhouse has canceled or rescheduled its summer performances, with the first performance opening Sept. 3.

• Peninsula Players Theater has canceled its summer season, with plans for a fall season still in place beginning in September.

• Northern Sky Theater has canceled its summer season, with plans for a fall season still in place beginning in September.

• Door Shakespeare’s summer season has been canceled. Camp Will, Door Shakespeare’s summer theatre program for youth, will continue on a virtual platform.

• Door Community Auditorium’s summer season is currently scheduled to begin July 13, with earlier show dates rescheduled.

• Trueblood Performing Arts Center has postponed its schedule until further notice.

Looking for a way to support the theater and performing arts community? You can show your appreciation by donating, purchasing tickets and gift certificates to use at future shows or simply sign up for email updates to keep in touch and stay informed on future events.

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