This busy weekend offers opportunities to explore and learn about the artists, history, and natural beauty that make Door County unique.
Friday, May 27
The 6th grade students at Gibraltar Schools have put together an afternoon of poetry and friendly competition. Matt Burress will perform live music for the event. Admission is five dollars for adults and free for children. The Door Community Auditorium will host this fundraising event, with the proceeds going to benefit the Special Olympics in the northeastern region of Wisconsin. 2:30 pm.
Feed the Dog returns to the Door County Brewing Company this weekend. Enjoy a beer in their tap room and listen to some Americana and folk rock. 7 pm.
The Ridges hosts a celebration of Door County’s natural beauty with field trips and nature activities. Attendees can mingle with other participants, field trip leaders, and wildlife. Registration costs range from $25 – $90 depending on the type and length of field trip.
Saturday, May 28
Do a good deed and get your breakfast fill all at the same time. The Ephraim Moravian Church hosts a continental breakfast featuring Moravian sugar cake, Lovefeast buns, coffee and juice. In addition there will be a bake sale and plant sale. All of the event’s proceeds benefit Northern Door food pantries. 8 am – 11 pm.
Gain some new painting tips at the Settlement Shops of Fish Creek. Watercolor and pastel artist Kathleen Nelson will share her expertise at Great Northern By Design. Refreshments will be available to attendees. The demonstration begins at 10:30 am.
Enjoy some classic rock and country with the Modern Day Drifters at the Compass Rose in Sturgeon Bay. This local band will be performing from 6 – 10 pm.
Sunday, May 29
Lace up your racing shoes for the Maifest 10K and 2 mile walk/run. Get active with your family and enjoy the scenic race routes. The races begin rain or shine at the Jacksonport Park at 9 am.
Refine your birding skills as the Village of Egg Harbor celebrates Migratory Bird Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in tours and presentations as well as watching opportunities. The celebration will take place at Harborview Park.
Frykman Studio Gallery celebrates the beginning of its 9th season. Spend time with local artists and watch as Heather and Luke Frykman present a new slideshow of Door County images. Attendees can participate in a drawing to win a photograph or carving. The gallery will be open 10 am – 5 pm.
Explore the site of Peninsula State Park’s historic girls’ camp and learn about the park’s past. Alice Orr Clark, the founder of Camp Meenahga, will be your guide. The tour begins at 1 pm.