Tis the weekend of festivals in Door County! Whether you’re a wino, lover of olde things or new, cardboard boat connoisseur, Renaissance re-enactor or stand-up paddleboard yogi, there’s a festival for you on the peninsula.
Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26
The 50th annual festival offers fun for the whole family. Enjoy arts, crafts, music, games, food and drink at the town’s community park throughout the weekend. An ice cream social with barbershop quartet takes place Friday night, and a grande parade will make its way through downtown Ellison Bay on Saturday at 11 am. Don’t forget about the Door Dynasty Beard-a-Thon and Spirit Walk! Shuttle service to and from Olde Ellison Bay Days is available at the Liberty Grove Historical Society on Highway 42 south of Ellison Bay.
For more information visit doorcountynorth.org.
Saturday, June 25, 10 am – 5 pm
Celebrate the county’s great selection of food, wine, beer, cider and music at the third annual Uncork Summer, taking place at the Wickman House in Ellison Bay. The festival will host a food talk with Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Foodie, as well as food demos with culinary experts. Get “a taste of Door County” from one of the many food and drink vendors and enjoy music from local musicians Katie Dahl and Small Forest. Shuttle service to and from Uncork Summer is available at the Liberty Grove Historical Society south of Ellison Bay.
For more information visit uncorksummer.com.
Saturday, June 25, 12 – 5 pm.
Winos, rejoice! Egg Harbor hosts the very first Door County Wine Fest, a “viticulture and entertainment extravaganza.” Festivalgoers can enjoy unlimited tasting of more than 80 different wines, as well as tasty cheese and other food. Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day, as well as live music from the Dave Steffen Band and Brass Differential. Shuttle service to and from Door County Wine Fest is available from 11 am to 6:30 pm.
For more information visit doorcountywinefest.com.
Saturday, June 25, 11:30 am – dusk
Celebrate the grand reopening of the expanded Sister Bay Beach with great food and music. The day starts with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 am followed by Paddlefest, letting festivalgoers try out kayaks and paddleboards and participate in stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga or SUP lessons. Additionally the Beach Bash will host its first annual co-ed volleyball tournament. The tournament entry fee is $100 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Gibraltar volleyball program. Hoi Polloi will bring global beats and exotic locations to the Waterfront Performance Pavilion at 6 pm. Fireworks will cap off the celebration at 9:15 pm.
For more information visit cometosisterbay.com.
Saturday, June 25, 11 am – 5 pm
Stroll down Jefferson Street to shop and learn about the district of boutiques located inside beautifully restored historic buildings and homes. Artists such as Julie Hendricks and blacksmith James Viste will host demonstrations to display their talent and Monticello will host a trunk show. Activities for children will be available at Child’s Play, Jefferson Street Books and Elliott’s Mercantile. Enjoy live music from WiFEE and THE HUZz BAND and Dead Horse, refreshments, free chair massages and beautiful gardens at this event in downtown Sturgeon Bay.
For more information visit sturgeonbay.net.
Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26
Head over to the 26th annual Little Sturgeon Days for two days of food, music and games. Saturday’s activities include a horseshoe tournament, the Jerry Voelker Polka Band, children’s fishing tournament and boat parade. Festivities continue Sunday with a parade at 11 am, Zoomie and the Dynamics at 1 pm, and cardboard boat races at 2 pm.
For more information visit littlesturgeon.com.
Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26
Step back into Olde Worlde Europe for the opening weekend of the Door County Renaissance Faire. Shop, eat and revel with a cast of colorfully costumed, exotic and intriguing characters in a re-creation of an early 16th century European country market faire. Feast on hearty food and drink, and let street performances, jousts and musicians entertain you. Demonstrations throughout the day will have artists explain their crafts, including weaving, coin minting, spinning, glass blowing and leather crafting. The festival takes place on Monument Point Road in Carlsville.
For more information visit doorfaire.com.