The City of Sturgeon Bay once again honors its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun-filled events taking place Aug. 4-12. This week-long celebration includes live music, a golf outing, the USCG Person of the Year and Mariner Awards dinner, the Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival and more. Officially titled “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard,” the celebration includes many long-standing annual waterfront events along with a growing list of new and exciting activities.
Maritime Week gets underway with a picnic for all active, reserve, retired and veteran Coast Guard personnel and their families. Festivities begin at 11 am at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay. Other events include the Adopt-a-Soldier Breakfast Fundraiser at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Dept., live music at Martin Park, a luncheon, awards ceremonies, sail racing, food, the popular Sikaflex Boat Building competition, and more.
New this year, the U.S. Coast Guard cutters Escanaba (WMEC-907) and Neah Bay (WTGB-105) will make port calls in Sturgeon Bay. Both cutters are open for public tours. Cutter Escanaba arrives Aug. 5 and departs Aug. 7. Cutter Neah Bay arrives Aug. 6 and departs early on Aug. 12. For more information and a full schedule of events visit DCMM.com or call 920.743.5958.