Tickets on Sale for Lighthouse Festival

The Door County Lighthouse Festival returns for its 17th year June 11 – 13. The event encompasses a dozen intriguing tour packages, which include some traditional favorites, a first-of-its-kind journey and the long-awaited return of another. The Door County Maritime Museum began taking ticket orders from museum members on Monday, March 15 before the general sale begins on Thursday, April 1.

Last year the ever-popular Door County Lighthouse Walk moved from May to June. This year, the “Walk” becomes the Door County Lighthouse Festival. It’s part of a significant face lift for the event.

As always, the lighthouses are the focal point of the weekend; it’s just how they are being presented that is a bit different.

Event organizers have done away with the comprehensive ticket offering admission to the five mainland lighthouses. Rather, lighthouses will maintain their regular hours and admission fees. Both the Sherwood Point Lighthouse and Canal Station light in Sturgeon Bay are operated by the U.S. Coast Guard and offer free admission; however, the Saturday and Sunday of Lighthouse Festival weekend are the only days the property and lighthouse are open to the public.

The festival will be offering an assortment of land-based and boat tours that will give the participant the best opportunity to experience Door County’s unmatched collection of lighthouses.

Nationally renowned lighthouse artist Donna Elias will also be on hand at the museum in Sturgeon Bay to sign prints and discuss her acclaimed Great American Light Collection, a series of works celebrating over 200 historic beacons.

Even the annual Keeper’s Kin dessert social is different this year with it being staged aboard the stunning cruise boat Harbor Lady on Friday evening for a sunset cruise to Sherwood Point Lighthouse. Again, relatives of Door County lighthouse keepers will be on board to share stories and answer questions. A Door County-themed dessert spread is also part of the package.

For more information or to request a brochure visit Tickets can be ordered on the Web site or by calling 920.743.5958.