Category: Kid’s Activities

  • Old-Fashioned Christmas at Eagle Harbor Inn Nov. 30

    Eagle Harbor Inn, 9914 Water St. in Ephraim, welcomes all families, friends and neighbors to start off the holiday season at its old-fashioned Christmas gathering on Nov. 30, 1-4 pm. Warm up with hot cocoa that pairs perfectly with a smorgasbord of holiday treats and goodies; craft a mistletoe garland; and write a letter to […]

  • Free Cookie Decorating at Knit Whit’s Yarn & Crafts

    Calling all school-aged children! Join Whitney Gross, owner of Knit Whit’s Yarn & Crafts; and local pastry chef Amanda Shepit of Sweet Designs for free cookie decorating Dec. 7, 2-4:30 pm, at Knit Whit’s, 8024 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. (An adult must accompany children younger than 12.) Knit Whit’s and Sweet Designs will provide […]

  • 2019 Holiday Festivals and Tree Lightings

    The merry-making season is here! Starting the weekend before Thanksgiving and extending into mid-December, you’ll find lots of holiday happenings throughout the county. Whether you’d like to sing carols with hot cocoa, take a horse-drawn carriage ride or spot the jolly man in the red suit, Door County has ample opportunities for all ages to […]

  • Cherry Will Drop New Year’s Eve in Sister Bay

    The third annual FM 106.9 the Lodge Cherry Drop will return to Sister Bay during an evening of celebration to greet the new year. Think of the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, but then imagine a roughly 300-pound cherry with red lights, a stem and leaves that’s hoisted more than 150 feet above […]

  • Christmas by the Bay Coming Nov. 22-24

    Join the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, Nicolet National Bank and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays during Christmas by the Bay, Nov. 22-24. Start with live holiday music on Friday, Nov. 22, 6-8 pm, in Community Foundation Square on 3rd Avenue. A countdown will begin at 7 pm to light the Christmas […]

  • Crossroads Highlights Birds and Space

    Crossroads at Big Creek will host the Wild Ones lecture “How to Attract, Feed and House Birds” on Nov. 14, 7 pm. Charlotte Lukes will discuss many of northeast Wisconsin’s native birds and the wildflowers, shrubs and trees they prefer. She will also show bird-nest boxes, platforms, feeders and water baths. Refreshments will be available […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Visits Enhances School Music Programs

    To continue carrying out its mission to enhance student learning and academic achievement through increased exposure to – and participation in – music, the Griffon String Quartet will visit three Door County schools Nov. 12. The schools participating in this series of residency activities do not have strings programs, making these experiences even more significant in […]

  • Double the Cast, Double the Fun

    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Shines at Southern Door High School  Learning lines and music for a lead role in a school production is not an easy feat – especially when students are trying to balance that work with school, jobs and home life. Now imagine learning a character’s lines and songs as well as the […]

  • Sister Bay’s Capture the Spirit Holiday Lighting Festivities

    Sister Bay ( will welcome Santa, his elves and his favorite reindeer during the annual Capture the Spirit holiday lighting festivities Nov. 29, 3-5 pm. Enjoy hot chocolate and candy before Santa arrives at 4:30 pm to light the village Christmas tree and holiday light display. Join in the caroling with Santa; then walk to […]

  • Merry-Time Festival of Trees Returns

    Create a new holiday tradition by visiting the Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, during the eighth annual Merry-Time Festival of Trees. Beautifully decorated trees and wreaths donated by businesses and individuals will grace every gallery during the festival, which will run daily, Nov. 8 – Dec. 10. Museum visitors […]

  • Ephraim Presents Christmas in the Village

    The Ephraim Business Council ( will present its annual Christmas in the Village celebration Dec. 7.  Start the day at 10 am with holiday stories, crafts and a children’s book giveaway at the Ephraim Library. Then join the annual Christmas tree lighting and caroling at the Harborside Park gazebo at 11 am. Enjoy ADVENTure and […]

  • Merry-Time Festival of Trees 2019

    Create a new holiday tradition by visiting the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM, in Sturgeon Bay during the eighth annual Merry-Time Festival of Trees, when decorated trees and wreaths donated by businesses and individuals grace the museum’s galleries. The festival will run daily, Nov. 8 – Dec. 10, 10 am – 5 pm. Visitors […]

  • Halloween Fun for All in Door County

    SATURDAY, OCT. 26 Sturgeon Bay’s Thrills on Third Ghosts, witches, zombies … Oh, my! Watch out for the spooky characters you may come across during the eighth annual Thrills on Third event, sponsored by Quantum PC Services and happening throughout the 3rd Avenue area in Sturgeon Bay. Visit the Door County Library, 107 S. 4th […]

  • Thrills on Third Returns to Sturgeon Bay Oct. 26

    Watch out for spooky characters Oct. 26 during the eighth annual Thrills on Third – sponsored by Quantum PC Services – throughout Sturgeon Bay’s historic Third Avenue. Visit to see a full event schedule. Costume-parade participants should gather at Community Foundation Square, 222 N. 3rd Ave., at 9:45 am for costume judging. The costume […]

  • This Weekend in Door: Pumpkin Patch, Apple Fest & Lighthouse Festival

    Fall festivals are back and it’s a busy weekend in Door County! Outside of the big events, there’s still a lot on the calendar too, with live music, theater, art galleries, markets and outdoor spaces to explore. Pumpkin Patch Weekend in Egg Harbor One of the great weekends for family fun in Door County returns […]

  • Tour Horseshoe Bay Farms Oct. 12

    On Oct. 12, local nonprofit Horseshoe Bay Farms (HSBF) will provide free parking and shuttles to Egg Harbor’s annual Pumpkin Patch Festival, host tours of the historic property, and offer the public the chance to talk with members of the design team who are developing the HSBF master plan. HSBF will be open to the […]

  • New Venues, New Activities, New Fun at Pumpkin Patch

    It has long been one of the busiest – if not the busiest – weekends of the year in Door County, but the Pumpkin Patch Festival might be bigger than ever this weekend. Anyone who has driven through Egg Harbor this summer has seen the new crowds and energy in the village, thanks in large part […]

  • Pumpkin Patch Festival: A Food Preview

    Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival is a favorite event for many reasons: a variety of great kids’ activities, a schedule of lively live music and an array of delicious food and drink offerings. This week in the Palate section, we hope to get you excited about a fun-filled Pumpkin Patch weekend with a foodie preview […]

  • Don’t Miss 2019 Pumpkin Patch Festival

    Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival – a fall family tradition – will return Oct. 12-13 with great live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin and scarecrow displays, kids’ games and activities, food and fun. New this year? Horseshoe Bay Farms is providing a free shuttle that allows visitors to park at Frank Murphy County […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: A Speakeasy, AutumnFest & Oktoberfest

    AutumnFest in Baileys Harbor Baileys Harbor’s AutumnFest welcomes the start of fall this weekend with a variety of fun events that seek to offer something for everyone. From a speakeasy casino party to a classic car show, farmers’ market and 5K running event, partake in one activity or do them all for a fun-filled weekend […]