Category: Kid’s Activities

  • 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 […]

  • American Honey Queen Visiting Pen Park

    You can meet “nature’s royalty” when Hannah Sjostrom, the 2019 American Honey Queen (and a third-generation beekeeper), buzzes up to Door County July 10-12.  As the national spokesperson for the American Beekeeping Federation – and the 2018 Wisconsin Honey Queen – Sjostrom will highlight the economic importance of honeybees as pollinators and how we can help […]

  • Crossroads at Big Creek Family Programming

    Crossroads at Big Creek continues its family programming with The Five Senses, on July 9, 10 am, when participants will explore nature through the five senses. Meet at the Collins Learning Center. The July 10 program, Heritage Garden, welcomes guests to the 1890s-style heritage garden to observe the flowers, herbs and vegetables that Wisconsin settlers […]

  • 2019 Independence Day Celebrations

    JULY 3 Kewaunee, Lakehaven Hall 12-9 pm: Muskrat City Sportsmen will serve hamburgers, brats and hot dogs. Fried cod, walleye, perch and combo plates will be available at 4 pm. Beverages will also be available. All proceeds will go to scholarship funds and educational programs. 3-6 pm: Performance by The Notables 3-9 pm: Kids’ games, […]

  • New Events Coming to Goat Fest Saturday

    Look for new events at this year’s Roofing of the Goats celebration in Sister Bay. The day will start with the Roofing of the Goats Parade through Sister Bay at 10:30 am, after which the goats will climb to their perch on the sod roof of Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik. The parade will […]

  • A Theatre Welcome from the Washington Island School District

    by Mary King, Assistant Managing Director, TPAC; and Michelle Kanipes, Principal, Washington Island School District The fine arts are alive and well on Washington Island. The Trueblood Performing Arts Center (TPAC) shares its stage with the Washington Island Players theatre group and the Washington Island Schools. This year the school’s principal, Michelle Kanipes, wrote the […]

  • Art on the Wild Side Summer Day Camps

    The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center, Southern Door Community Auditorium and Algoma’s Perry Park will host Art on the Wild Side: free, visual- and performing-arts summer day camps for children ages six through 12 that focus on music, art and health using performance, demonstrations and other fun activities. With instruction from some of Door County’s […]