Happy August, everyone. Midsummer is well underway here in Door County. What better time than this to enjoy some outdoor activities? From all-day festivals to outdoor concerts and informational stargazing events, if outside is where you want to be then you won’t be disappointed. A couple of shows here and there to break up the weekend and you’ll go home feeling refreshed and cultured.
Friday, August 11
Help Algoma celebrate Lake Michigan during this weeklong festival featuring a parade, fishing contest, arts and crafts fair, food and drink, and much much more. Grounds open Friday at 3 pm and at 11 am on Saturday and Sunday. $10 for an entry wristband.
This eccentric trio of talented songstresses infuse their folk sound with impressive musicianship and soulful lyrics. Start your picnic at 6:30; show starts at 7 pm. $20/person, cash.
Sturgeon Bay’s Rogue Theatre presents this witty play of housewives conspiring to take back control of their households. The show is presented at the Sturgeon Bay Jaycee Hall and contains some adult content. 7:30 pm. $15/adults, $10/students.
Saturday, August 12
Dark beer run through your veins? Dream about sauerkraut? Sturgeon Bay’s Heritage Village at Big Creek is throwing a party for you. Food, drink, historical demonstrations, and more. Festivities last 10 am-3 pm.
Join Sister Bay in making a day out of celebrating the fine arts in Door County. Live music, interactive arts and crafts, and demonstrations from some of Door County’s best artists, all at the beautiful Waterfront park in downtown Sister Bay. Festival runs 10 am-5 pm.
Presented by astronomy PhD candidates from UW-Madison, a Powerpoint presentation will precede an opportunity to star gaze using a high-powered telescope. Newport State Park is one of the darkest places in the world, so there’s a good chance you’ll see new wonders. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Presentation begins at 8:30 pm. Park at lot 3 and follow the trail to the shelter building.
Sunday, August 13
TAP’s run of the award-winning musical comes to a close soon. Stop by for this matinee showing to enjoy a dramatic tale of idealistic optimism with music by Leonard Bernstein.
Egg Harbor’s Peg Egan Performing Arts Center will host Memphis soul and groove act Ruthie Foster for their sunset concert series. Show starts at 7 pm.