Festival Season Kicking Off

The season of festivals is just around the corner, with three big ones highlighting Memorial Day weekend. Here’s a rundown of upcoming May and June festivals.

Door County Festival of Nature

May 25-28

Enjoy a slate of field trips, events and experiences to help you explore that unique natural systems found throughout Door County. The festival kicks off with the opening of a new exhibit at The Ridges Sanctuary on May 25 and a keynote dinner at About Thyme Farm in Baileys Harbor on Friday, May 26. The festival features dozens of field trips over Memorial Day weekend and continues in June.

Jacksonport Maifest

May 27-28

The 50th Jacksonport Maifest features the Lake-to-Lake run (10K and 2-mile runs) parade, music, family activities, a horse pull and fireworks at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. The event raises thousands every year for the Jacksonport community.

Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair

May 27-28

Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair is the season kickoff in the city. Take Festival includes a juried multi-media art show featuring fine art from artists around the U.S. While you check out the art, enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, food, and much more at Martin Park.

Door County Lighthouse Festival

June 9-11

Boat excursions and guided land-based tours to all 11 historic Door County lighthouses. Visitors will have access to lighthouses that aren’t typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island and Sherwood Point lighthouses. 

Roofing of the Goats

June 10

Live music, kids games, a Swedish pancake eating contest, a goat drop contest. Enjoy the goat parade through the streets of Sister Bay to Al Johnson’s for the official roofing of the goats for summer.

Fyr Bal Festival

June 17

Welcome summer in Ephraim with art, food, music & family activities along the picturesque shoreline of Eagle Harbor. A bonfire and fireworks present one of the iconic scenes of summer in Door County at dusk.

Door County Beer Festival

June 17

A celebration of craft beer, culinary artisans, and live music at Maxwelton Braes Lodge in Baileys Harbor. Sample more than 150 beers from dozens of Midwest breweries, enjoy live music from Frank Maloney and his Big Country Unit and great food from local food trucks.

Door County Wine Fest

June 24

Enjoy unlimited tasting of award-winning Door County wines from the wineries of the Door County Wine Trail on the grounds of Maxwelton Braes Lodge in Baileys Harbor. Dance to live music from Got Wisco? and enjoy great local food in the food court.