Category: Kid’s Activities

  • Egg Harbor Holly Days Nov. 26-27

    An exciting old-fashioned winter weekend including Breakfast with Santa, an elf hunt for children, Mistle Dough shopping contest, tree lighting & caroling, horse-drawn wagon rides, and the One Barrel 2.62 fun run! Festivities will kick off Friday, Nov. 26, with some new and returning activities. Kids of all ages will be on the lookout for elves hidden in participating […]

  • Crossroads Declares Nov. 26 Green Friday

    At Crossroads at Big Creek, Nov. 26 will be Green Friday rather than Black Friday, so the preserve and educational center will feature events focused on evergreens to celebrate the start of the holiday season.  Programs will start at 9:30 am with Family Science: Evergreens, a program of hands-on activities about evergreen trees in the […]

  • Trek to the North Pole Nov. 20 at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek, Nicolet National Bank and the Door Community Child Development Center are presenting Trek to the North Pole on Nov. 20, 2-8 pm. Venture through the woods of Crossroads, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, for a journey filled with scenes and readings from The Polar Express. The 1.5-mile, Christmas-filled adventure will […]

  • Santa Kicks Off DCMM’s Merry-Time Festival of Trees

    We all know Santa is quick. He’s able to make it to every home in the world all in one night, so it’s no wonder he can be in so many places in Door County this month.  His stops will include the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) to kick off its 10th Merry-Time Festival of […]

  • Get Ready to Unwrap Sturgeon Bay

    Last year’s successful event returns to kick off Christmas by the Bay While plans for the inaugural Unwrapping Sturgeon Bay event were forming years ago, 2020 seemed like the perfect time to try something new. If it was successful, great – maybe the organizers would bring it back in the future. If it wasn’t, at […]

  • Crossroads Bustles with Fall Activities

    The next week will be busy at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.   The Junior Nature Club – a group for preschool students and their siblings and guardians – will meet Nov. 5, 10 am, to look for mushrooms. Gatherings usually involve a short hike, so bundle up. The Door County Seed Library […]

  • Keep the Party Rolling: Your guide to Halloween parties all around the Door

    Yes, there’s been a party every weekend through October. But these are spooky. If you’ve been itching to show off your Squid Game costume, you’ll have plenty of options. Here’s a roundup of every Halloween party we could find, plus some great trick-or-treating spots for your little ghosties and ghoulies.  Trail of Terror Oct. 31, […]

  • Habitat Healers, Archaeology Lecture at Crossroads

    Stop by Crossroads at Big Creek ( to enjoy several fall events.  The Junior Nature Club will meet Oct. 22, 10 am, to study leaves. This free, weekly program helps introduce preschool children to the wonders of nature.  Then at 4 pm on Oct. 22, join the naturalist for a gentle walk through the Big […]

  • Petting Zoo, Trick-or-Treating at DENN Oct. 23

    Animals from the Wilson’s Wish Rescue Farm – a miniature pony, a sheep and a pair of goats – will be at DENN for a free, all-ages petting zoo Oct. 23, 10 am – 12 pm. A fundraiser was held last month to raise money for Lily the goat’s new prosthetic legs. She will be at DENN, […]

  • All about the Moon at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s Junior Nature Club will meet again Oct. 15, 10 am, to hear Miss Beth from the Door County Library system share books about the moon as a part of Observe the Moon Week. Young children, their siblings, parents and guardians are all welcome. Meet at the Collins Learning Center. Return at […]

  • Observe the Moon Week Oct. 12-16 at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek, Door County Library and the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society, with support from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, will present Observe the Moon Week Oct. 12-16. In addition to its regular programming, Crossroads will offer several moon-focused events. During the next meeting of the Junior Nature Club on Oct. 8, 10 am, […]

  • It’s Pumpkin Patch Time Again

    Egg Harbor will look a little different this weekend. From the pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and autumn displays outside businesses, to the carnival rides down at the marina, there will be a lot to see, do and listen to courtesy of the Pumpkin Patch Festival on Saturday and Sunday.  Harbor View Park is the place to be […]

  • Archaeological Dig, Solar Tour at Crossroads

    Organizers of the fall archaeological dig at Crossroads at Big Creek ( are accepting reservations from learners of all ages to work with professional archaeologists during a 45-minute session on weekdays through Oct. 7. The goal is to discover artifacts that help tell the stories of the First Nation people and the early European settlers […]

  • Statue Dedication, Groundbreaking at Zoobilee

    Kewaunee County’s Bruemmer Park Zoo has a new attraction in place and a new exhibit on the way. Life-size statues of a lion, rhinoceros and zebra have been installed, and in the spring, an elephant statue will arrive in the green space of the zoo’s lower portion. Steve Bruemmer has made generous contributions to this […]

  • Fish Creek Welcomes Return of Inside/Outside Days

    New name, same great event Inside/Outside Days will return to Fish Creek Sept. 24-26, when attendees can stroll the leaf-swept sidewalks, breathe in the autumn air and grab something to eat at one of Fish Creek’s many restaurants. Businesses throughout the village will host both inside and outside activities all weekend long, in addition to […]

  • A Step Back in Time

    Baileys Harbor’s AutumnFest returns Sept. 25 Picture this: You’re strolling through town, and the words to “Peggy Sue” are floating through your mind – or maybe they’re coming from the local bar. A ’56 Chevy Bel-Air drives past and pulls up next to a ’53 Studebaker Golden Hawk. The locals are enjoying food and drinks, […]

  • Fall in Love with Fall

    There’s a nip in the air and a hint of color in the trees. My latte has been spiced with pumpkin. Autumn is here. I know some are still clinging to summer with everything they’ve got, but Sturgeon Bay is celebrating the harvest this weekend, and who am I to argue? September and October are […]

  • Coming up at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek is starting a Junior Nature Club – on a trial basis – that will meet on Friday mornings, 10 am, at least through September. It will include a fall activity for children ages 3-5, their siblings and their parents. Nature in the garden will be the focus of the first session, Sept. 10.  […]

  • Marina Fest Returns This Weekend

    What better way to enjoy the long weekend than with a stop at Sister Bay’s Marina Fest? New this year are the kids’ pedal-tractor pull and food from Pig In or Pig Out and The Dog House. And, because the festival organizers have more great live music than they know what to do with, the […]

  • Explore Beehives at Pollenpalooza

    The Door County Beekeepers Club will participate in the annual Pollenpalooza – a celebration of pollinators – held at Crossroads at Big Creek, Aug. 21, 1-4 pm, along with Wild Ones of Door County and the Door County Seed Library. The beekeeping part of this family-oriented event will provide a presentation in the Collins Learning […]