Category: Kid’s Activities

  • July Fourth Is Just around the Corner

    Let’s get back to it Already planning your Independence Day weekend? Here are a few things to know before next week. If you’re all in for fireworks, you have plenty of options during the July Fourth weekend and even beyond. On July 3, Egg Harbor will shoot off its display over the harbor after music […]

  • Fundraiser for Bruemmer Park Zoo Pheasant Exhibit

    The nonprofit Zoological Society of Kewaunee County has been challenged to raise $100,000 to add a large exhibit of ornamental pheasants at Bruemmer Park Zoo, so the society will host a fundraiser June 5, 11 am – 2 pm. It will include burgers, brats, booyah and ice cream. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. This […]

  • Tour Horseshoe Bay Farms June 5

    Horseshoe Bay Farms will host a one-hour farm tour June 5, 10 am, during which a guide will walk participants around the property and into select historical barns, sharing the nonprofit’s rich history and vision for the future. The cost is $7 for ages 13 and older, and free for ages 12 and younger. The […]

  • Support Open Door Bird Sanctuary May 22

    Join The Spoon in supporting Open Door Bird Sanctuary (ODBS) on May 22, 11 am – 3 pm, and you can, too. Now that ODBS has two eagles – Fisher and Mesa – in its care, it needs to upgrade some of its equipment. Weight assessment is a critical part of keeping birds healthy, but the […]

  • Coming Up at Write On

    May 17, 1-3 pm Writing from the Field Poet Tracy Zeman leads a walk through the grounds of Write On, encouraging participants to find inspiration in natural and cultural history for their poetry or prose. The program is $30, with a 10% discount for Write On members. Scholarships are available. May 17, 7 pm Combat […]

  • Open Door Bird Sanctuary Introduces Raptor Rambles

    Open Door Bird Sanctuary, 4114 Cty I in Jacksonport, is introducing Raptor Rambles: fun, family-friendly events during which participants can meet and learn about daytime birds of prey.  The first of two events, to be held June 3, will start with a pancake breakfast at 9 am in the picnic area. Then attendees will set […]

  • Haunted Mansion Shuts Down

    Search for new leadership falls short The Haunted Mansion is closing its doors. During the search for new community members to join the core leadership team, a number of people did volunteer, but not enough to fill the vacant core leadership positions. Although the group has the assistance of more than 500 volunteers annually, much […]

  • Explore Times of Future Past Festival at Winter Park June 26-27

    Step into the past – or the future – at Kewaunee’s Times of Future Past: A Festival for Any Era (, June 26-27, 10 am – 5 pm, at Winter Park, N3787 Ransom Moore Lane in Kewaunee.   Meet people from the pages of history and fantasy; enjoy comedy and music shows; and learn to waltz, do […]

  • Fyr Bal Festival Canceled for Second Year

    The Ephraim Business Council will not be holding the Fyr Bal Festival in 2021 out of concern for the health and safety of the community and visitors. It was a difficult decision to postpone the event for a second year, but the council looks forward to safely bringing back the music, artisans, games, dancers, chieftain, […]

  • Crossroads to Host EGGStravaganza, Fish Tales Lecture

    Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, in collaboration with the Door County Historical Society, will host EGGStravaganza on April 3. During this annual celebration of eggs, kids may hunt for more than 1,000 eggs, 12-3 pm.  At 1 pm and 2 pm, Crossroads will offer outdoor demonstrations and experiments focusing on […]

  • Winter Park Welcomed 12,000+ Visitors

    Winter Park – now closed for the season – welcomed 12,302 visitors for snow tubing, skiing and snowboarding during the nine weeks when it was open to the public. That meant the 2020-21 season had the third-highest attendance on record, even despite a late start.  “We’re pleased that Kewaunee County was able to offer safe family fun […]

  • Easter Egg Hunt April 3 at Sister Bay Sports Complex

    Head to the Sister Bay Sports Complex, 2155 Autumn Court, for an Easter egg hunt ( April 3, 10:30 am. Get your photo taken with the Easter bunny, hunt for colorful eggs with candy inside and find a Golden Ticket egg to win a special prize basket! Participants should take their own baskets or bags […]

  • Jacksonport’s Maifest Canceled for Second Year

    Since 1973, Jacksonport has hosted Maifest – Door County’s unofficial summer kickoff festival during Memorial Day weekend at Lakeside Park. Pandemic-related public-health concerns forced organizers to cancel the 2020 event and, now, the 2021 event as well. Leaders of the Jacksonport Advancement Corporation hope the parade, arts-and-crafts fair, food booths, kids’ activities, live music, run and […]

  • Hike This: Write On, Door County Nature Path

    When Write On, Door County began planning for its writing center on Juddville Road, its leaders envisioned something more than a building. They aimed to create a sense of place in an environment where the mind could recede into the core of Door County. That includes more than 39 acres of woods that surround the […]

  • Fire & Ice Carvers Honored

    Ice carvers braved the chilly elements Feb. 13 during the Fire & Ice ice-carving contest to create original “ice-terpieces” out of 300-pound ice blocks, and judges walked the streets of Sturgeon Bay to determine the winning sculptures. In the beginner category, Collin Richter received first place for his gnome sculpture; Meghan Lampereur took second for […]

  • Sled This: Fresh Snow, Sleds Go on Hill 17

    Hill 17 in Peninsula State Park offers golfers an incredible treetop view during the summer and fall, but as soon as the first major snowfall arrives, it’s time for a cherished Door County pastime: flying down the hill on a sled. Whether on a tube or toboggan, you and yours are sure to pick up […]

  • Skate This: Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink

    The recent cold snap isn’t great for a lot of outdoor activities, but it makes for a great base of ice at the Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink in Sister Bay. The rink has been a popular spot this winter as people seek safe, outdoor activities. Founded in the late 1990s by a local […]

  • Bruemmer Provides Matching Donation for New Zoo Exhibit

    Kewaunee County is planning to break ground this year on a new exhibit at Bruemmer Park Zoo ( through a $100,000 matching donation from Steve Bruemmer, grandson of Leo Bruemmer and great-nephew of Otto Bruemmer. Steve Bruemmer also recently provided $20,000 to purchase four life-sized animal statues for the zoo’s green space.  Now he’s working […]

  • Open Door Bird Sanctuary Hosts Winter Open Days

    Open Door Bird Sanctuary ( will host its third annual winter Open Days on Feb. 13 and March 13, 11 am – 3 pm. Stop by to hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski (supply your own equipment) on the trails; enjoy the bonfire and warm beverages; and meet some resident raptors, too! Admission for the general […]

  • Crossroads’ Ski and Snowshoe for Free Offered When Conditions Permit

    Crossroads’ Ski and Snowshoe for Free will be offered Saturdays and Sundays when snow conditions permit, and Crossroads now offers kicksleds for use as well. Check out weather conditions and learn more at