Maritime Week Kicks Off in Sturgeon Bay

It’s time once again to salute the U.S. Coast Guard during Sturgeon Bay’s Maritime Week. Events began Aug. 5 with a golf outing at Idlewild Golf Course and will continue through Aug. 15. Want to see everything the event has to offer? This guide will get you started.

Aug. 6: Coast Guard vs. City Allstars Softball Challenge, 6 pm, West Side Field

Aug. 6: Door County Maritime Museum presents “Digging into Plum Island History,” 4 pm, at the museum

Aug. 10: Coast Guard Person of the Year and Mariner Award Dinner, 5:30 pm, Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club

Aug. 11: Harmony by the Bay, 7 pm, Martin Park

Aug. 12: Sail Races for TGIT (Thank Goodness It’s Thursday), Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club

Aug. 13: Coast Guard Spouses’ Brunch, 10 am, Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club

Aug. 14: Evening on the Bay, 5 pm, Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club

The U.S. Coast Guard figures prominently in the past and present life of Sturgeon Bay. Submitted.

Closing out the week on Aug. 14-15 will be the 30th Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival, highlighting canoes, kayaks, sailboats, fiberglass classics and mahogany runabouts on the Maritime Museum grounds. The festival will also include the Sikaflex Build-a-Boat Challenge, during which teams will compete to create a seaworthy craft with limited supplies. 

During the Sikaflex Build-a-Boat Challenge, teams compete to create a seaworthy craft with limited supplies. Submitted.

Lastly, on Aug. 15, Destination Sturgeon Bay will host its inaugural Bloody Mary Social at the Sonny’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria and Bridge Up Brewing patio. Representatives of Door County restaurants will create their signature versions of the drink classic and compete against each other for the title of Best Bloody Mary and Best Bloody Mary Garnish. Purchase tickets at


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