This weekend offers the chance to get on the water, in the sky and on the dance floor in Door County! Check out our top picks for the weekend ahead.
Friday, May 20
Learn about the history of the islands, lighthouses, and shipwrecks that are scattered across Death’s Door. The tour departs from the Ellison Bay Boat Ramp and travels around the bluffs at the northernmost point of the peninsula to view the Plum and Pilot Island lighthouses, as well as the old Coast Guard Station on Plum Island.
Groove to some lively music with Floor It! This Milwaukee band will be playing ‘50s and ‘60s rock and roll, “rockabilly,” and surf tunes at Stone Harbor Restaurant and Bar starting at 8:30 pm.
Saturday, May 21
See Door County like never before. Free airplane rides with an EAA volunteer pilot will be available for kids ages 8-17. Registration begins at 9 am at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport. Alexander’s will cater lunch for participants, parents, and all military veterans.
Head to Algoma and enjoy food, drinks, and music at the 16th Annual Main Street Car Show. 17 classes of show cars and motorcycles will be on display throughout the day, with a special Armed Forces Day salute at 11:30am and trophies awarded at 2:30pm.
Grab your partner for a do-si-do at the Old Time Barn Dance. Don’t know the steps? Not to worry: all patterns will be taught before each dance is called. Enjoy some live music and fun for the whole family.
Sunday, May 22
Wander through the shops and galleries of Ellison Bay on the Spring Art Crawl. Refreshment and demonstrations will be available as attendees explore participating businesses, including Gills Rock Stoneware, Linden Gallery, and Island Orchard Cider.
Andria’s “Dancin’ on the Door” School of Dance will perform their spring recital, entitled “Happy Dance,” at the Door Community Auditorium at 2pm. The school is in its second year of business, offering dance education for students throughout the county. The students, aged 3-17, perform ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop.
Get into nature on the first public hiking tour at The Clearing Folk School. The tours, led by volunteer docents, journey through the campus and historic buildings. It is recommended that participants wear sturdy walking shoes, as the terrain can be rugged and the tours last approximately two hours.