Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and with it comes incredible chances to take in Door County’s vibrant art, music and people. Guffaw your way through a hilarious fall comedy, gear up for some outrageous karaoke, or get your hands on some beautifully quilted pieces.
Friday, Sept. 2
Step into The Hardy Gallery, the historic red barn on Anderson Dock, to check out the opening of the gallery’s exhibit Form Follows Function: The Intersection of Art and Craft. The exhibit is open to artists and craftspeople from Door County and across Wisconsin. 5:30 – 7 pm.
Performing grungy folk they call “Farm Rock,” The Sharrows mix bluesy tunes with powerful drum and bass along with guitar and keyboards. Their blend will be sure to get the place grooving in no time. 7 pm.
Head down to the Peninsula Pub for some good old-fashioned karaoke. Too shy to sing in front of a crowd? Pull the shower curtain closed to make yourself feel more at home. 9 pm.
Saturday, Sept. 3
Enjoy live entertainment and music, food and drink, a wooden boat show and more at this year’s Marina Fest. Fireworks will cap off the night.
Get a classic Door County meal at Legion Hall on Washington Island while helping out the American Legion.
See the hit musical comedy focused on that magical time of year: deer hunting season. Join Fritz and Duane in their hilarious adventures Up Nort’ in the Wisconsin pines. 4 and 8 pm.
Sunday, Sept. 4
Bargain hunters of all ages can find treasures at this sale. Stuff-O-Rama includes antiques, vintage clothing, glassware, accessories, furniture and more. 9 am – 3 pm.
Artist Robert Appel will demonstrate icon writing, or the act of producing a religious icon. There will also be an icon show. Witness this unique art form at Coventry Care Gallery in Sister Bay. 10 am – 4 pm.
Enjoy food, drink, and dancing while you listen to this Door County staple perform ‘50s, ‘60s, soul, Motown and funk. 2 pm – 6 pm.
Take the kids to see this free screening of The Emissary, a family-friendly comical science fiction film shot in Door County. Follow along in a race to save the county from an extraterrestrial time bomb. 7 pm.
Monday, Sept. 5
Hop on one of Door County’s iconic red trolleys for a whirlwind tour of the peninsula’s scenic lighthouses or a culinary tour with delectable tastings at 5 different locations. 10 am – 3 pm.
See quilting projects of all sorts, including table runners, lap quilts, wall hangings, children’s quilts and more. Over 200 quilted items will be more sale. Admission is free. 10 am – 5 pm.
In a joint benefit with the Door County Land Trust, Midsummer’s Music Festival presents The Kahn-Brahms Collection, featuring “Serenade in F Minor, Op. 73” by Kahn, “Piano Quintet, Op. 38” by Foote and “Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Minor Op. 26” by Brahms. 3 pm.