Category: Kid’s Activities

  • This Weekend in Door County: Harvest Festivals and Very Stinky Cheese

    Harvest Fest in Sturgeon Bay Usher in the spirit of autumn with a bountiful day on Third Avenue. Features include a classic car show, craft show, food booths, in-store specials, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Visit here for the full schedule. Chalk the Bay will take place during the festival as well. Three professional chalk […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Kicks Off Autumn Festivities with Harvest Fest

    Friday, Sept. 20 6 pm: Second annual Classic Car Parade, sponsored by the Old Bolts Car Club. The parade will start at Tractor Supply on Egg Harbor Road and end at the Lodge at Leathem Smith.  Dusk: The City of Sturgeon Bay and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center will screen Disney’s Hocus Pocus in Martin […]

  • This Weekend in Door: Fall Challenge, AleFest & Wet Whistle Wine Fest

    Peninsula Century Fall Challenge The annual cycling event will take 700 riders along rustic roads and scenic vistas in Northern Door. Riders begin at Waterfront Park in Sister Bay where they will embark on a 25, 50, 62 or 100 mile. Riders return to a meal from Thyme Catering, a beer from One Barrel or […]

  • Parallel 44 Celebrates Harvest Fest

    After months of pruning, pulling and managing its 10-acre vineyard, Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery ( invites you to join its annual Harvest Fest on Sept. 7, 12-6 pm.  Compete in the grape stomp at 3 pm; take a tour of the vineyard and production facility with winemaker Steve; enjoy a wagon ride around the […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Marina Fest, Sausage Fest & Wilderness Day

    Sister Bay Marina Fest All weekend long join the festival of fun in Sister Bay where you can find live music, kids’ carnival, food vendors, a vintage boat show and fireworks. See the full schedule here. Sausage Fest at One Barrel Brewing Company Find an Oktoberfest beer tent from One Barrel Brewing Co., hot sausages […]

  • Food Trucks and Floaties at Anclam Beach

    No shoes, no shirts, no problem! Celebrate the food-truck scene in Baileys Harbor during Food Trucks and Floaties ( on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. Enjoy offerings from local food-truck vendors – Chives’ Harbor Pizza and Harbor Griddle & Grill trucks, the Lumberjack Taco Shack, Wally’s Weenie Wagon and Ohana Hospitality – and […]

  • Savory Spoon Offering Kids Cooking Classes

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay is on a mission to teach young people about the joy and value of cooking through an interactive, fun learning experience. Classes are appropriate for kids ages seven to 13.  Retired teacher Jane Tomich will be the instructor for the summer’s last class, offered Aug. 20, 9:30 […]

  • Algoma’s Soar on the Shore Kite and Beach Festival!

    Friends of Crescent Beach and the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce are once again partnering to present the fifth annual, family-friendly Soar on the Shore Kite and Beach Festival ( on Crescent Beach on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. (All activities are weather-dependent; the rain date is Aug. 18, 11 am – 4 […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Floaties, Fiddles, Food and Fun

    Only in Door County could one weekend feature Nordic fiddles, pig wrestling, professional kite flyers, island adventures, incredible live music and more. There are plenty of activities to keep busy, whether you’re craving an outdoor adventure, an indoor activity or some delicious eats. The events listed below are just a sampling of happenings on the […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Wooden Boats, Shanty Days and Automobiles

    From Washington Island to Algoma, the peninsula is abuzz with activity. To plan a fun filled weekend for your friends and family, check out the highlighted festivals, celebrations, outdoor activities and musical acts listed below Festivals and Celebrations Shanty Days (August 9-11)  Head to Crescent Beach, Algoma this weekend for the 33rd annual Shanty Days […]

  • Algoma’s Shanty Days

    This annual, weekend-long event is Algoma’s “celebration of the lake,” complete with a parade, 5K run, juried art-and-craft fair, food, live music, beach volleyball, pool tournament, fishing contest, car cruise and more. Food includes Belgian trippe, gyros, walking tacos, roasted corn, mini donuts, roasted nuts, gourmet corn, roasted corn with all the fixings, and ceviche. […]

  • Smells Like Christmas at Crossroads

    It seems – and smells – like Christmas in July at Crossroads at Big Creek because it’s received some very fragrant gifts. Boy Scout Fletcher Hubbard chose to restore the ash grove as his Eagle Scout project, so last weekend, Hubbard led a group of 23 volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 1022, his family and […]

  • 18th Annual Carlsville Day 

    On July 27, Carlsville ( will be overrun with live music, a craft fair, events and free family fun! Located seven miles north of Sturgeon Bay on Highway 42, Carlsville will host events throughout the village, and free trolleys will transport attendees among businesses.  Event Schedule 11-3 pm: Live music by Blues Disciples, Roadhouse of […]

  • A Party for Lego Lovers of All Ages

    Brick Party by the Bay ( – a celebration of Lego creativity – will return to the Sister Bay Village Hall July 20-21, 10 am – 3 pm, to spark imaginations on the waterfront.  Get inspired by the Wisconsin LEGO Users Group’s amazing creations, including tall ships modeled after those that will be on display […]

  • Cherry Celebrations Begin

    The peninsula is beginning to pop with ripe cherries, which means that the markets and cherry festivals are also appearing around the county. Beginning mid-month and lasting through mid-August, you’ll find the orchard markets overflowing with just-picked cherries and lots of goodies to go along with the harvest. Plus, each weekend you can find a […]

  • Students Learn about Health and Wellness in Summer-School Initiative

    Nearly 100 students in grades five through eight in the Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco school districts are learning about health and wellness through a new summer-school initiative led by the Kewaunee County Public Health Department.  They’re learning through cooking classes that choosing healthful foods can be fun, and they’re learning how to be leaders as […]

  • DIY in Door County: A new wave of do-it-yourself hits the peninsula

    Retailers across the country are facing serious challenges with the rise of online shopping, and brick-and-mortar shopping has seen a drastic decline during the past decade. At the same time, millenials — the largest generation of Americans — are choosing to spend more on experiences than things. That makes it a daunting time for sellers […]

  • Camp Will Delights Kids Who Love Theater

    Door Shakespeare has scholarships available for its weeklong summer theatre workshop, Camp Will, held July 8-12 and July 22-26 at Björklunden. Camp hours are 10 am – 12:30 pm daily and 6-7 pm Friday. Camp Will is dedicated to developing communication, language and social skills through creative play and group scene work. The instructors are […]

  • 168th Annual Fourth of July Festival in Baileys Harbor

    Explore the wild side of Baileys Harbor during the 168th annual Fourth of July Festival and Parade – a town-wide celebration that’s full of activities for all ages. Wear your best red, white and blue, and begin the day by getting your pancake fix – and supporting the fire department – at the Baileys Harbor Fire Department’s […]

  • Root Beer Festival July 6

    Celebrate all things root beer when the Door County Historical Society hosts its annual Root Beer Festival July 6, 10 am – 3 pm, at the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.  Explore the history of root beer, play bottle-cap games, listen to live music, sample six varieties of root beer, and indulge […]