This Weekend in Door County: Carlsville Day, Cherries and Plein Air Art

Festivals and Celebrations 

Carlsville Day (July 27) 

Head to Carlsville this Saturday to enjoy a parade, delicious food, a pie-eating contest, a grape/cherry stomp, free waterslides, pet psychic readings and more! Read more>>

Cherry Festival at Seaquist Orchards (July 27, 10 am-3 pm) 

Join Seaquist Orchards as they kick off the cherry season in Door County. The celebration includes a pit-spit competition, dunk tank, jump house, live music, concessions, face painting and pie-eating competitions. Read more>>

Door County Plein Air Festival (July 24-27)

Friday’s Gala Auction (July 26, 6:30 pm-9 pm) features hors d’oeuvres, wine, music, desserts and paintings by each featured artist ($80/person). On Saturday (July 27), stop by the open gallery at Peninsula School of Art to see what the featured artists have been working on all week (free and open to the public). Read more>>

Sunshine House Rocks (July 27, 4-8 pm)

Featuring live music by Todd Carey and friends, a silent auction, a raffle and refreshments. All proceeds benefit Sunshine House Inc. Read more>>

Outdoor Activities 

The Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament Continues (July 24-27)

Participating ports include Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor, Washington Island, Algoma and Kewaunee. More than $50,000 available in cash and prizes. Read more>>

State Park Programs 

Stargaze in Newport State Park this Saturday (July 27, 9:30 pm). Enjoy WI’s only designated dark sky park. There will be a telescope and other equipment available to use. Read more>>

ID Trees at Whitefish Dunes State Park on Friday (July 26, 11 am-1 pm). Learn how to identify trees of Whitefish Dunes State Park and learn some fun facts. Read more>>

Pen Park Programs at Peninsula State Park run this Saturday (July 27) from 10:30 am-12 pm. Read more>>

Farmers Markets 

Local markets offer great opportunities to support the local farmers, artists and small businesses of Door County. This weekend, check out Egg Harbor Farmers Market (Friday, 9 am-1 pm), Corner of the Past Farmers Market (Saturday, 8 am-12 pm), Farm and Craft Market (Saturday, 8:30 am-12 pm), Maplewood Farmers Market (Saturday, 2 pm-6 pm) and Baileys Harbor Farmers Market (Sunday, 9 am-1 pm). 

Fine Art 

Opening Reception for “Extraordinary Things: Wisconsin Surrealism in the Permanent Collection” at Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay (July 27, 5-6:30 pm. Read more>>


“A Murder is Announced” at Peninsula Players Theatre (July 26-27, 6:30 pm pre-show on the 26th, 8 pm show)

“La La Lucille” at Third Ave Playhouse (July 26-27, 7:30 pm, July 28, 2 pm)

“The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Bjorklunden (July 26, 7:30 pm)

“Henry V” at Bjorklunden (July 27, 5 pm)

“A Girl of the Limberlost” at Rogue Theater (July 26-27, 7:30 pm)

“Dairy Heirs” at Northern Sky Theater (July 26, 8 pm)

“We Like It Where?” at Northern Sky (July 27, 8 pm)

Live Music

Some live music highlights of this weekend are listed below. Check out the full live music listings here.

Music with your meal:

Cathy Grier will play blues and grooves (July 26, 2-6 pm) at Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill. Read more>>

TJ & Lynn will bring jazz, classic rock, blues, country and oldies to Boathouse on the Bay (July 27, 5-9 pm). Read more>>

Music with a beverage: 

Animal Years, the Brooklyn-based indie-Americana band, bring their high energy, memorable tunes and live-for-today attitude to Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall on Friday July 26.

The Chocolateers will play northern swamp rock at the Garage at Husby’s (July 26, 8 pm). Read more>>

Dave Steffan Band will bring blues rock to von Stiehl Winery (July 27, 12:30-4 pm). Read more>>

Music as the main event: 

Don’t miss the amazing uke playing at the DCA July 26, 8 pm. Photo by Coleman Saunders.

Jake Shimabukuro will bring his ukulele to the Door Community Auditorium on Friday (July 26, 8 pm) for a show that covers everything from smooth pop to lilting originals, crunching rock to sensuous jazz. Read more>>

Fishstock presents Hand Picked Bluegrass this Sunday (July 28, 7 pm). Read more>>

Free music:

Baileys Harbor Concerts in the Park presents Antonio Salerno (July 26, 5-7 pm). Read more>>