Fall Lighthouse Fest

Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Door County Fall Lighthouse Festival. This annual festival takes place Oct. 6-7, and is comprised of land and boat tours featuring some of Door County’s most iconic lighthouses.

Participants can pick between six different tours. See the lighthouses by land during the seven-hour small group bus tour or take the two-hour Lakeshore Lighthouse Cruise that departs from Baileys Harbor. Board a boat in Fish Creek for the Chambers Island Tour, and make the three-mile trek across the island to reach the 150-year-old historic lighthouse.

The Plum Island Tour is a rare offering, permitting visitors onto Plum Island and into the island buildings for a guided tour by members of the Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands. This five-hour tour requires two miles of walking and departs from Gills Rock. Depart from Sister Bay for the Sail Door County Schooner cruise. Ride a 19th-century tall ship to Peninsula State Park’s Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Enjoy spectacular views and dessert on the Fred A. Busse during the Sturgeon Bay Fireboat Sunset Dessert Cruise. This 90-minute tour includes a water view of the illuminated Sherwood Point Lighthouse and a close-up view of Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding.

In addition to the scheduled tours, be sure to check out the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Twilight Tours scheduled for Oct. 6 from 6-8:30 pm. Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling 920.743.5958. Tour space is limited. For more information visit

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