• Hike to Find the Birches at Crossroads’ Ida Bay

    Join the Crossroads at Big Creek naturalist for the “Birches at Ida Bay” hike on Feb. 24 at 10 am. At Crossroads’ Ida Bay Preserve the birch trees are particularly striking. The hike will depart from the Zenith Street entrance, but if the snow is extremely deep, participants are invited to stop by the maintenance […]

  • Jazz, Printmaking, World Languages & More Weekend Plans

    Jazz, printmaking and world languages highlight the upcoming weekend on the Door Peninsula. Check out our top picks for the weekend ahead! Friday, February 19 Janet Planet Jazz Janet Planet, hailed as the “voice of the New Jazz Culture,” will take the stage at Door County Fire Company at 7 pm on Friday night as […]

  • The Ridges Celebrates the Great Backyard Bird Count

    If you plan to participate in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 12 – 15, The Ridges invites people to share stories over snacks and hot chocolate at the Great Backyard Bird Count Celebration on Feb. 13. Enjoy informative displays on winter birds, feeders and lots of family activities. Drop in anytime from 10 […]

  • Trivia: Feb. 12, 2016

      Q: At what speed does the average snowflake fall?   A: 3 mph

  • Visit Parallel 44’s Snow-Covered Vineyard for Frozen Tundra Wine Fest

    Celebrate Wisconsin’s frozen terrain by attending Parallel 44’s 7th Annual Frozen Tundra Wine Fest, the largest outdoor wine fest in the state. This wintry outdoor event at Parallel 44 Winery is slated for the afternoon of Feb. 27, 12 – 6 pm. The winery is located outside of Kewaunee, between Green Bay and Door County. […]

  • Ice Sculptures, Fire & Ice Dinner Dance Highlight Weekend in Sturgeon Bay

    Carve out some time to visit Sturgeon Bay Feb. 12 and 13 for the 11th annual Sturgeon Bay Fire and Ice weekend. Snow and ice carvers will sculpt masterpieces throughout downtown Sturgeon Bay Friday and Saturday, competing for cash prizes and the recognition of the People’s Choice award (ice carving only). Revelers will dine and dance […]

  • Candlelight Ski Tradition Continues at Newport State Park

    Newport State Park will hold its 26th annual candlelight ski/hike/snowshoe event on Feb. 13, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

  • Fire & Ice, Short Film Fest & More Weekend Plans

    Sturgeon Bay will take its turn hosting a winter festival this weekend as they celebrate their annual Fire & Ice Festival. Staying up north this weekend? Between Newport State Park’s winter programs and the Door County Short Film Fest, you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy during Valentine’s Day weekend. Friday, February 12 […]

  • Brush Up on Backyard Bird Count Basics at The Ridges

    The Ridges’ popular Saturday Story Hour continues on Feb. 6 at 11 am at the Cook-Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy. 57 in Baileys Harbor. Children will be treated to the story of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson’s charming tale of a mouse and his adventurous walk through the woods. Afterwards kids can get creative with a […]

  • Calling All Goof Balls to Fruit Loop Fun Run

    Lace up your sneakers and put on your favorite costume for Fish Creek Winter Festival’s annual “Fruit Loop Fun Run” at 10:30 am on Feb. 7. This “1/53rd of a marathon” (half-mile) run/walk through downtown Fish Creek begins and ends at the heated tent in Clark Park, is free, and open to kids and adults […]

  • Northern Door Broomball League: Feb. 5, 2016

    Week 4 Results Jan. 27 Horseshoe Bay Golf 0, JJ’s 5 Peninsula Pulse 0, Peninsula Painters 12 Alexander’s 5, Wild Tomato 5 – OT   Standings Win – Loss – Tie – Points Alexander’s 3 – 0 – 1 – 7 JJ’s 3 – 1 – 0 – 6 Wild Tomato 2 – 1 – […]

  • The Happy Schnapps Combo

    Raise Your Glass with the Happy Schnapps Combo

    For nearly three decades, Fish Creek’s Winter Festival has become the Door County event most known for a hodgepodge of random, hokey events and competitions – an oversized kickball tournament, minnow racing, a bike toss, and a Stumpf Fiddle Contest among them. So it’s only appropriate that the fun and games are accompanied by as […]

  • Ski for Free Program Continues at Crossroads

    On Feb. 6, the members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) will offer a Viewing Night at the Leif Everson Observatory and StarGarden at the Crossroads at Big Creek Astronomy Campus, 2200 Utah Street. Gates will open at 6:30 pm, if skies are clear. Check or like the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society on […]

  • How Bob Spielman Became the Winter Fest Guy

    It’s about 48 hours before Winter Festival kicks off in Fish Creek and organizer Bob Spielman is wondering how to get the Happy Schnapps Combo van to the stage amidst the beer-drinking bowlers in the main tent. “That’s still kind of a mindblower to me,” said Spielman from his woodworking shop in Fish Creek. “Then […]

  • Join the Stumpf Fiddle Contest at 2016 Winter Fest

    On Feb. 6 at 2:30 pm, music and entertainment enthusiasts of all ages from near and far are invited to partake in a free, one-of-a-kind Stumpf Fiddle Contest at Fish Creek Winter Festival. Gibraltar Schools’ band director Charlie Eckhardt will emcee the contest. No experience with the Stumpf Fiddle is necessary (or expected) for this […]

  • Pond Hockey

    Winter Carnival Brings Icy Fun to Baileys Harbor

    Plan on heading to Baileys Harbor on Feb. 5 – 7 for the third annual Winter Carnival, featuring the Door County Pond Hockey Tournament. Friday night kicks off with live music by Brass Differential at Door County Brewing Co. in the Tap Room at 7 pm. Saturday morning begins with the 8th Annual Great Waffle […]

  • Winter Festivals, Pond Hockey, Super Bowl & More Weekend Plans

    It’s a weekend of celebrating the quiet season in Door County! Head to the lake side to celebrate Baileys Harbor’s Winter Carnival and the 3rd Annual Pond Hockey tournament or head to the bay side for Fish Creek’s 29th annual Winter Festival. No matter where you spend the weekend, you’re sure to stow away some […]

  • More Winter Class Offerings in February at The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School’s Winter Program classes continue with more than 36 new classes starting in February. Join your neighbors in snowshoeing protected lands with a naturalist guide, paint in watercolor or water-based oils, create a decorative gourd or weave a slim tote basket. Learn about the African American Experience 19th century America. Philosophy topics […]

  • Winter Wine and Cherry Fest at Orchard Country Winery & Market

    Discover the fun of winter at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market on Feb. 6, 10 am – 4 pm. The annual Winter Wine and Cherry Fest will include complimentary wine and specialty food product tasting – featuring the popular tart Montmorency cherry in celebration of National Cherry Month; plus an assortment of food and […]

  • Everyone Invited to Join Groundhog Day Parade

    The Ellison Bay Groundhog Day Parade will be held Feb. 2 at 4 pm through downtown Ellison Bay. Build a float, decorate your car, walk your dog (or decorate your dog) or just cheer from the sidelines. Everyone is invited. Participants are asked to gather at the Baylake Bank parking lot at 3:15 pm for […]