Waterfest at Crossroads at Big Creek

Sustain Door and Crossroads at Big Creek host Waterfest, a free educational fair for learners of all ages, Sept. 15, 12-5 pm. Waterfest is an afternoon of activities and educational programs with vendors and displays available 12-4 pm. All kids receive a free Waterfest shirt while supplies last.

The afternoon is started with a walk to The Cove, which features a look at the new extension of the Ahnapee Trail and Kayak Launch. The walk is followed by a presentation with Dick Weidman, retired director of the Peninsular Research Station, on watering young trees.

Entertainer Lee Murdock joins the celebrations with his free concert “Songs of the Great Lakes.” Kids can also enjoy a number of fun and educational hands-on activities in the kids tent. Open Door Bird Sanctuary is also in attendance presenting on watery owl habitats and hosting a meet-and-greet with guests from the sanctuary. The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will take guests out of this world with a presentation on “Water in Our Solar System.”

The afternoon is wrapped up with special guest Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri, the master of chemical demonstrations and science policy advocate at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He will present his “Science is Fun” program in the Lecture Hall, focusing on “The Science of Water.”

Waterfest is an event of Celebrate Water Door County, a countywide initiative of Healthy Water Door County, a fund of the Door County Community Foundation.

Crossroads is located at at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. For a full schedule of events visit

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