This weekend, check out Door County Wine Fest, Uncork Summer, Open Door Pride and Paddlefest.
On June 22 (12-4 pm), enjoy unlimited tasting of award-winning wines from eight local wineries and relaxing music from the Fabulous Rugburns at Wine Fest’s new location in Sunset Park, Sturgeon Bay. Food will be available for purchase from various local vendors. Every year, Wine Fest promises “exceptional wines and good times.” Visit doorcountywinefest.com for tickets and more information.
Stop by Waterfront Park in Sister Bay this Saturday (June 22, 9:30 am-1 pm) to check out the latest in kayaks and SUP paddleboards. Demonstrations and free use of kayaks and paddleboards provided by Bay Shore Outfitters. Try SUP yoga (9:15-10am) or a group kayak paddle (9-10am). Visit cometosisterbay.com for more information and to register.
Hosted by Wickman House Restaurant on June 22 (10 am-4 pm), the sixth annual Uncork Summer will offer small-plate, gourmet dishes from restaurants throughout Door County, as well as samplings from local markets, wineries, and distilleries. A bar and beverage tent, courtesy of Wickman House and Mink River Basin, will provide beer, cider and craft cocktails. Well-known local acoustic musicians perform live throughout the day. Visit uncorksummer.com for more information.
Open Door Pride Festival
This Saturday (June 22), join in the fun as Open Door Pride celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in Door County. The day will be packed with music, entertainment, and family-friendly activities, all taking place at Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park (11 am-5 pm). Free and open to the community. Visit opendoorpride.org for more information.
Music and Performance
Birch Creek Music Performance Center presents “Playfully Percussive: Beautiful Music to Make You Smile,” a percussion and steel band concert, on June 21 (beginning at 7pm). Pre-concert music in the gazebo. $29/adults. $10/students. $6/children. Visit birchcreek.org for more information.
Next in the Midsummer’s Music series at Fish Creek’s Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion (June 23, 3 pm), enjoy “Quintessential Quintets.” Featuring music by Wolfgang Mozart and Johannes Brahms, as well as a poetry reading. Visit midsummermusic.com for more information.
Bring the whole family to Northern Sky Theater this weekend for “Dairy Heirs” (June 21), a modern day family farming moo-sical, and “We Like it Where?” (June 22), the story of a small WI town, set in 1967. Visit northernskytheater.com for more information and for tickets.
“A Trick of the Light” plays this Saturday (June 22), performed by the Peninsula Players. Watch as 40-something year old, Eddie, discovers that he can become invisible. Visit peninsulaplayers.com for more information and for tickets.
The 10th annual Crossroads Trail Run/walk will take place on Saturday (June 22) at 8 am. Including a 10K, 5K, and 2K Fun run, this chip-timed event is for all ages, levels of runners/walkers and is a great family event. Visit crossroadsrun.com for more information and to register.
Stop by Potawatomi State Park for programs on Friday (June 21), from 3-4:30. Meet camp dogs at the nature center, build a debris hut and play a game of camouflage. Read more>>
Participate in BioBlitz at Three Springs Nature Preserve (June 21, 8 am-12 pm) and become a scientist for the day with activities such as bird banding, aquatic research, and a bat count. Read more>>
Join geologist Jack Travis for a Geology Hike on Friday (June 21) at 9 am, and explore many of the ancient shorelines and beaches within Newport State Park. Read more>>
Drop by Egg Harbor’s Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion on Friday (June 21) from 9 am-1 pm for the Eggy Chalk Art Contest, open to all chalk art enthusiasts! 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 21, 9 am-1 pm), Corner of the Past Farmers Market (June 22, 8 am-12 pm), Farm and Craft Market (June 22, 8:30 am-12 pm), Maplewood Farmers Market (June 22, 2 pm-6 pm) and Baileys Harbor Farmers Market (June 23, 9 am-1 pm).