St. Pat’s Parade, Home Brew How-To & More Weekend Plans

The Door Peninsula is bustling with late winter activities and this weekend is no exception. Join the party in Sturgeon Bay during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, take home some knowledge on home brewing, or help the local bluebird population grow with a do-it-yourself nest box program in Baileys Harbor. No matter your interest, you are sure to find something that suits you in the weekend ahead!

Friday, March 11

World Fair

Come together with the Boys & Girls Club of Door County and a number of high school foreign exchange students to explore the history, food and traditions of seven countries during this annual event. 5-6:30 pm.

Nighttime Fun at Crossroads

The trails of Crossroads will be lit up for family fun on Friday night. Even without snow, the public is invited to enjoy illuminated trails, a fire pit, s’mores and hot chocolate. 6-8 pm.

Folk Rock Bluegrass at the Brewery

Enjoy the bluegrass, punk and jam tunes of Western Wisconsin foursome Them Coulee Boys as they kick off the weekend under the great chandelier of Door County Brewing Co. 7 pm.

Saturday, March 12

Sturgeon Bay's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade held in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Photo by Len Villano.

Sturgeon Bay’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Photo by Len Villano.

How to Home Brew

Get your brew knowledge on by joining microbrew master Nick Calaway, of Ahnapee Brewery, for a morning home brew tutorial at the Farm Market Kitchen. 8 am.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Celebrate your Irish spirit in Sturgeon Bay during the 18th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday morning. 11 am.

Building for Bluebirds

Do your part to increase the bluebird population during The Ridges’ hands-on bluebird nesting box program Saturday. Learn how to help these beautiful birds thrive and then make your own nest box to take home. 10 am and 2 pm.

"Clarity" by Ginnie Cappaert.

“Clarity” by Ginnie Cappaert.

Wax Works Opening Reception

Spend an afternoon mingling with six Northeast Wisconsin artists and see their talents with encaustic and cold wax during the Miller Art Museum’s opening reception for “Wax Works: Textures, Shapes & Stories in Encaustic and Cold Wax.” 3-4:30 pm.

Sunday, March 13

Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13. Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead!

Go Native

Join naturalist and horticulturalist Karen Newbern for the free Wild Ones lecture, “Go Native In Your Yard.” Learn more about how native plantings can beautify your landscape, attract birds and butterflies, and even save money. 4 pm.

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