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This Weekend in Door County: Bikes, Beer and Fyr Bal

Festivals

Peninsula Century Spring Classic

Avid and casual cyclists alike will enjoy this scenic ride on June 15, beginning in Baileys Harbor at 7 am, which offers 25-, 50-, 62- and 100-mile (“century”) courses with aid stations along the way. Celebrate with a post-ride meal back in Baileys Harbor. Riders can register on-site Friday, June 14, 5-8 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall; and before the ride, 6:30-9 am, at the same location. Read more>

Door County Beer Festival

This year, on June 15 (11 am-4 pm), Door County Beer Festival will welcome 45 breweries offering more than 150 craft beers, a handful of area chefs to serve delicious eats, and live music by Open Tab and Cajun Strangers, to Baileys Harbor. Tickets will be available at the door if they don’t sell out first – which happened in 2018. Buy tickets in advance at doorcountybeerfestival.com.

The 55th Annual Fyr Bal

The time has come to burn the proverbial winter witch! The traditional Scandinavian celebration of Fyr Bal (pronounced FEER-ball) in Ephraim on June 15 (7:30 am-10:30 pm) encompasses the entire community and features food, music, dancing, a pet parade and the ceremonial bonfire lighting that symbolizes the end of winter. Fyr Bal closes with fireworks over Eagle Harbor. Visit ephraim-doorcounty.com to see a full schedule of events for the whole family throughout the day.

Steel Bridge Songfest

Thirty-four artists are on board for Steel Bridge Songfest (June 14-15). From Lillie Lemon’s indie electro-pop to Sam Lyons’ blend of pop, R&B and country, the sounds and styles of this year’s artists are diverse and innovative. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit steelbridgesongfest.org.

Door Kinetic Arts Festival

On June 14, join cocktail artist in residence, Robert Simonson, and theater and dance company, SossyMechanics, at Bjorklunden Campus for the final event of the Door Kinetic Arts Festival. (Cocktails begin at 7 pm and SossyMechanics perform at 7:30 pm). More information and tickets here.

Music and Performance

Stop by Birch Creek Music Performance Center on June 14 at 7 pm, for the Opening Night Gala. The evening begins with a celebratory toast and will feature works by Mendelssohn, Farrenc, Turina and Jacob Beranek. Special guests include Norman Gilliland, WPR host, and Nancy Rafal, Door County’s Poet Laureate. The gala will end with a reception and hors d’oeuvres. Read more>

Experience original musical theater under the stars at Northern Sky Theater, located in Peninsula State Park. On June 15 (8 pm), “We Like it Where?” tells the story of a small WI town who petition the governor for recognition when they are left off the state highway map. On June 14 (8 pm), enjoy a “a modern-day family farming moo-sical” with “Dairy Heirs”.

Enjoy live music all weekend, throughout the Peninsula. Find the full schedule of live music here.

Outdoor

Pack up the whole family (along with blankets, chairs and snacks) for a movie in Martin Park on June 14. This week, “Christopher Robin” will begin at dusk (around 8:30 pm). Read more>

Get outside with various park programs throughout the county. This weekend, check out “What Lives in a Wetland?” at Whitefish Dunes State Park, as well as various Peninsula State Park Activities and Potawatomi Programs.

On June 14, a full day of activities is scheduled for Ephraim Heritage Day. Start the day at Anderson Barn Museum where a free walking tour will begin at 10 am. All day, admission is free at Ephraim historical sites, such as the Iverson House Museum, Pioneer Schoolhouse Museum and Goodletson Cabin Museum. Read more>

Farmers Markets offer great opportunities to support the local farmers, artists and small businesses of Door County. This weekend, check out Egg Harbor Farmers Market (June 14, 9 am-1 pm), Corner of the Past Farmers Market (June 15, 8 am-12 pm), Farm and Craft Market (June 15, 8 am-12 am), Maplewood Farmers Market (June 15, 2-6 pm) and Baileys Harbor Farmers Market (June 16, 9 am- 1 pm).