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July 2014

NOTE: Schedules sometimes change, so always confirm with the organization in question to make sure that the event you are interested in, is still scheduled to take place

 

EXHIBIT – PIRATES – SHIP TO SHORE – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: Thru 12/31/2014
At the Door County Maritime Museum. This ongoing exhibit explores the life and times of the buccaneers and scalawags that roamed the east coast of North America and the Caribbean Sea during the golden age of piracy. Call for info at 920-743-5958. 

KART RACING – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: April through September
At Thunderhill Raceway - John Miles County Park, 812 North 14th Avenue, formerly The County Fairgrounds Park. Kart Racing is coming back to the Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay. Racing will be Wednesday nights. Gates open at 3 PM, racing starts at 6 PM. Practice on Sundays from 1 PM to 6 PM. Please visit the website for a detailed schedule as there are some dates on which races or practices will not be held. There will be Kid Kart, numerous Junior Classes and Senior Classes. Call 920-743-7052 for additional information or http://www.racethunderhill.com/ 

DOOR COUNTY TROLLEY TOURS
Dates of Event: 5/2014 – 10/2014
Take an "Old Time" Trolley ride and see breathtaking vistas from Door County 's scenic bluffs overlooking the islands. As we traverse the land, we'll share the legend and lore unique to each area. Don't forget to bring your camera! Learn from the locals the best places to wine, dine, and relax.  3-4 tours daily.  Pick up at Orchard Country Winery (1/2 mile south of Fish Creek on Highway 42). Also, there are Lighthouse Tours, Winery Tours and even Ghost Tours! (June – October). You can even rent the trolley for a wedding!  Check it out at Door County Trolley and tell them DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you. Info at 920-868-1100. 

BLOODY MARYS AND BRUNCH TROLLEY TOUR – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 5/11/14 - 10/26/14 (Sundays only)
10:00 AM pick up at Orchard Country Winery in Fish Creek, then embark on 3.5 hour trolley tour which includes brunch and beverages stops at the following places: Coyote Roadhouse, Log Den Restaurant and Alpine Resort. Tour includes chaffuered Trolley Transportation, 3 Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's (may substitute for beer or non alcoholic beverges) and Sunday Brunch is included in tour price. Infohttp://www.doorcountytrolley.com/. 

DOOR COUNTY FIREBOAT CRUISES – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event : Mid May through Early October
Cruise launches from the dock adjacent to the Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N. Madison Ave. Each narrated tour lasts 1-1/2 hours and cruises either through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal or to Sherwood Point Lighthouse (weather permitting). Snacks and refreshments, including full bar, are available on board for sale during the cruise. Daily cruises during July-August peak season. Info 920-495-6454 orhttp://www.ridethefireboat.com/tourdetails.html 

24th ANNIVERSARY MIDSUMER'S MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dates of Event: 6/13/14 – 7/15/14 and Labor Day weekend
Experience the dynamic sounds of classical/chamber music during Midsummer’s Music. Various locations: galleries, retreats, homes and churches host the professional ensemble of strings, winds, horns and piano. Vibrant, intimate and joyful concert events for all ages. 920-854-7088 or http://www.midsummersmusic.com/ 

BIRCH CREEK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Events: 6/19/14 – 8/9/14
Birch Creek is a nationally renowned summer music school by day and a celebrated concert venue at night. Top national and international artists are featured in more than 35 indoor evening concerts on Birch Creek’s rural campus. Music ranging from symphony to Big Band to percussion and steel band (excellent!) during selected evenings, 8 PM on the Birch Creek campus - beautiful. Tickets: Adults $29 / Young Adults $10 / Children $6. Only 3 miles east of Egg Harbor on County E.
Call 920-868-3763 for specific details. Website: www.birchcreek.org

  • June 19 – 21, June 25 – June 28: Percussion and Steel Band
  • July 3 – 5, July 10 – 12: Symphony
  • July 16– 19, July 23 – July 26: Jazz I
  • July 30 – Aug 2, Aug 6 – 9: Jazz II

This is a must - one of the best bargains in Door County! You must check out their schedule, but the place itself is spectacular! The concerts take place in an old barn on what used to be a farm – it is as rustic as it gets, but the acoustics are fine, the experience awesome! After you park your car in the large parking field, you walk over and see the gazebo outside the barn – and some of the musicians are warming up and jamming prior to the actual concert – this alone is worth it! The musicians are students from all over (mostly from the Midwest) who are learning and honing their skills with music teachers who spend the summer at Birch Creek and teach (some come from as far away as upstate New York). Students live there on the grounds for about 2 weeks at a time, and then new students come in. It is truly a wonderful learning experience for the students, and they put on wonderful concerts for us all! At intermission, you can stroll the grounds, buy some popcorn, coffee of pop, a Birch Creek tee shirt or sweat, and stroll through the barn too – back around the left side where the practice rooms are, and where students are busy refining their craft!

On a starry night, it just doesn’t get any better! They have a variety of music throughout the season, so see the schedule here on the Calendar of Events, or visit their website – from percussion, to Caribbean island music to swing! It is an experience you will not forget – and if you bring friends to this, they will think you are the best and know the best places! We have never had a bad experience here, and we have gone for years! We highly recommend this – it is truly wonderful. 

HANDS ON ART STUDIO ADULT NIGHTS – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: Year-round
Hands On Adult Nights are from 6:30-10:00 each Friday night all year long attracting a diverse crowd, 21 and older, for food, drink, and do-it-yourself art projects in the relaxed atmosphere of the Art Barn. Selected Adult Nights are Rock N’ Roll Art Nights featuring Live Music. It is a 3 1/2 hour kids-free zone. All the studio spaces are open and ready for you to have a fun evening playing with art. The studio fee for the entire evening is $7 plus the cost of your art project. Feel free to bring your own appetizers and drinks. We have pizza, soft drinks and beer available for purchase. Call 920-868-9311 or visithttp://www.handsonartstudio.com/ for more info and schedule. 

 

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE, SUMMER FALL SEASON – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event:  6/19/14 GURU      -    GANESHA BAND
                       7/2/14 – 7/25/14    -   TALLEY’S FOLLY
                       7/26/14                  -   JULIAN HAGEN AND FAMILY
                       7/30/14 – 8/24/14    -  TRICK BOXING
                       8/26/14 – 8/30-14   -   BOOMERAGING: From LSD to OMG
                       9/4/14 – 9/26/14   -     PRIVATE LIVES
                      10/1/14 – 10/19/14  -  THE FANTASTICKS

Third Avenue Playhouse is Door County’s year-round performance center located in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay. Its eclectic programming includes concerts, theatre, classes and community events on the 250-seat Main Stage and the newly-renovated, intimate 84-seat Studio Theatre. TAP is home to the Stage Door Theatre Company. Info and ticket info, call (920) 743-1760 

 

SEGWAY PERSONAL TRANSPORTER TOURS – 7 TOURS
Dates of Event: Through November (call to confirm dates)

  • 1 ½ hr tours: Peninsula State Park-Fish Creek, Baileys Harbor Lighthouses, Egg Harbor, Ellison Bluff, Sturgeon Bay, Shipwrecks, Cave Point, Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard and Lighthouse
  • 50 min tours: Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay
  • 5 hr. tour: Washington Island
  • Seasonal Tours

Looking for a unique way to see the sights of Door County? How about on the two wheels of a Segway Personal Transporter? After 20-40 min. training on the Segway PT, you will glide up and down hills, to scenic and breathtaking overlooks, rustic roads, country neighborhood and Lake Michigan shoreline. Keep your eyes open and bring a camera, as you are likely to spot deer or other wildlife, rare vegetation as well as popular and historic places and buildings. Go to http://glidenew.com/segwaythedoortours.html for more info or call 920-376-0256. Packages available.  

AMERICAN FOLKLORE THEATRE - PENINSULA STATE PARK
Dates of Event: 6/11/14 - 8/23/14 Summer Season
Aug 2014 – Oct 2014 Fall Season (dates tba)

Each year devoted patrons enjoy a cozy night of comedy and musical theater under the stars at glorious Peninsula State Park Amphitheater in Fish Creek. Original Musical Comedies to Delight the Whole Family, AFT is a unique and wonder-filled theatre experience. The 2014 Summer Season runs from June 11 until August 23 at the Amphitheater in Peninsula State Park and will feature the world premiere of Strings Attached, in rotating repertory with AFT favorites Packer Fans from Outer Space and Guys on Ice. The Fall Season will debut The Bachelors for the first time at the Door Community Auditorium. Tickets: 920-854-6117 or www.folkloretheatre.com 

MONDAY EVENINGS IN EPHRAIM
Dates of Event: 6/16/14 - 8/25/14
At Harborside Park, 6-8 P.M. Monday Night Celebrations of Local Music and Late-Night Shopping, Dining & Activities with participating businesses open until 8 PM or later. Limited bench seating available. Please bring a chair or blanket and make yourself comfortable on the grass! Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Eagle Harbor! Rain Location: Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water Street (Highway 42). Visit www.ephraim-doorcounty.com or call 920-854-4989 for more information. 

PENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 6/17/14 - 10/19/14
Its 79th Anniversary, America’s oldest professional resident summer theatre opens its 2014 season on June 17th performing Tuesdays through SundaysThe Peninsula Players Theatre is nestled in a fragrant cedar forest overlooking the waters of Green Bay, where patrons come before curtain to stroll along the shore, enjoy a relaxing picnic, or refreshments while watching the sunset before the exhilaration of a live theatrical performance. For information call: 920-868-3287 or here for the 2014 season lineup and info.  

CONCERTS IN THE PARK ON THURSDAYS – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/19/14 - 8/28/14
Egg Harbor's Concerts in the Park are FREE, and begin on Thursday evenings at 5pm (unless otherwise noted). Join us at Harbor View Park (7809 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor). Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, and enjoy the terrace setting in the park. Carry-in picnics are welcome. Full schedule here. Info at 920-868-3717  

PEG EGAN SUNSET CONCERT SERIES – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/22/14 - 8/17/14
At Peg Egan Performing Arts Center – Outdoor amphitheatre on Church St. 7 PM Sunday concert series features the best of folk, blues, pop, jazz and world music from some of the top rated touring artists from around the U.S. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Full concert schedule (click here), or info at 920-493-5979. 

CONCERTS IN THE PARK ON THURSDAYS – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 6/27/14 - 8/29/14
Each concert runs from 5-7pm on the Town Hall lawn located at 2392 Cty F. Bring your blankets, chairs, and friends for a great way to spend Friday evening outside. Feel free to bring food or drinks of your choice to make your evening a relaxing one. Worried about what to do with the kids? Kendall Park is right next door so bring the kids and play on the playground. Call 920-839-2366 or visithttp://www.doorcounty.com/baileys-harbor/events-directory/concerts-in-the-park/ for a full schedule. 

EGG HARBOR INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS AND PARADE
Dates of Event: 7/3/14 – 7/4/14
On July 3rd, the celebration begins with live music, family fun in Harbor View Park. Fireworks begin at dusk with best viewing from the Marina parking lot, breakwall and the hill at the Peg Egan PAC. On the 4th, watch an award-winning parade at 1:30pm on the charming streets of downtown Egg Harbor. 920-868-3717 orwww.eggharbordoorcounty.org 

4TH OF JULY PARADE - EGG HARBOR
Date of Event: 7/4/14
Bring a lawn chair, sit and relax and watch this terrific parade! Starts at 1:30 PM down Main Street! Info at 920-868-3717 or www.eggharbordoorcounty.org

Ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages! This is a fun parade! You can catch it a few hours earlier in Baileys Harbor usually, or catch it in Egg Harbor – we like Egg Harbor the best – get yourself a nice spot on the curb, and watch this substantial parade with antique autos, horses, sometime llamas, clowns, and all kinds of costumes, flags and marching bands! It’s the Music Man all over again, and fun for kids (who love to collect the wrapped candy that is tossed from a variety of parade vehicles) and adults too! Fun! 

4th of July - Sturgeon Bay Celebrates
Date of Event: 7/4/14
Festivities start at 7 PM at Sunset Park with music, food, beverages followed by an old-fashioned ice cream social. Peninsula Symphonic Band performs at 8 PM with fireworks at dusk. For info call 800-301-6695 or www.sturgeonbay.net 

4th of July Celebration - Baileys Harbor 
Date of Event: 7/4/14
Parade at 10 AM, festival all day with fireworks at dusk. Hometown fun for all – arts and crafts, live entertainment, children's games -all day. For info, call 920-839-2366 or visit www.baileysharbor.com 

4th of July Celebration - Gills Rock 
Date of Event: 7/4/14
Food and live music starts at 5 PM. Boat regatta at 7:30 PM., fireworks at dusk. For more info call 920-854-2972. 

4th of July Celebration – Washington Island
Date of Event: 7/4/14
Fireworks at dusk at Ball Park. Call 920-847-2179 or http://www.washingtonisland-wi.com 

FISH CREEK HAIRPIN RUN
Date of Event: 7/4/14
5k Run/Walk. Run at 8:30 A.M, Walk at 8:35 A.M. Proceeds provide enriching art & environmental programs for students in grades PK-12 at Gibraltar Schools. Registration 7:30 AM at Gibraltar Town Hall or online beginning in May. For info call: 920-868-3284 x205 or visit www.hairpinrun.com 

FISH CREEK SUMMER FESTIVAL – FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 7/5/14
Celebrate our country’s Independence on the picturesque waterfront of Fish Creek. Clark Park is the stage for the Fish Creek Summer Festival and Fireworks on Saturday, July 5. It’s good old-fashined fun for the entire family – all day and night. Festivities begin at noon and culminate with a spectacular fireworks display over the bay at 10pm. Info at (800) 577-1880 or http://visitfishcreek.com/event/fish-creek-summer-festival/. 

VENETIAN BOAT PARADE – FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 7/5/14
At Fish Creek harbor. Join us as we honor our veterans with brightly decorated boats that light up the bay. Be part of the parade by decorating your watercraft; boat (power or sail, dinghy, paddleboat or jet ski. Or claim your spot on shore to view the show. 920-868-2316. 

DOOR SHAKESPEARE – BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: 7/5/14 – 8/16/14
At the Gardens at Bjorklunden. Tues. & Fri. at 8:00 PM, Sat. at 5:00 and 8:30 PM. Come enjoy an intimate, accessible and thoroughly enjoyable outdoor experience with Shakespeare and other classic plays presented in a beautiful natural setting. Door Shakespeare brings life to classic tales by creating soulful characters and telling their stories in a way that is inviting, charming and engaging to people of all ages. (920) 839-1500 or www.doorshakespeare.com. 

RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIRE – STURGEON BAY/CARLSVILLE
Dates of Event: 6/28/14 - 6/29/14 and 7/5/14 – 7/6/14
On Monument Point Rd., just north of Carlsville.  10 AM –6 PM. Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds! Cheer your champion knight at the Joust Arena. Feast like a king with the Royals. Delight in the antics of street performers, belly dancers and musicians. See skillful demonstrations of time-honored arts, crafts & armored combat, costumed players depicting the 16th century, and craft and vendor booths. Rain or shine, free parking, sorry-no pets. Information and ticket prices call 920-973-8233 or visitwww.doorcowirenaissance.com/ 

25th ANNUAL ART ON THE QUIET (SCENIC) SIDE - JACKSONPORT
Dates of Event: 7/5/14 – 7/6/14
Art & craft fair, refreshments, family fun. Lakeside Park, Hwy 57. Information: 920-823-2621 orhttp://www.jacksonport.net/ There are artists from all over the place, displaying things from metal and iron works of art, to jewelry, to hand-painted clothing, to beautiful wooden chests, to magnificent photographs and original watercolors by local artists like Stacey Small, Karen Anderson and more. Art for the home, art for the body, art for the soul! Walk around eating a sandwich and enjoy! We have usually ended up making a purchase at this event – there is always something that grabs your eye, and your wallet! But the items are reasonable priced, and, again, this outdoor event on a warm summer day is ideal! Spend an hour or two – you will enjoy! And if you are in town for a while, the Town Hall Bakery, at 6225 Hwy 57 in Jacksonport is a terrific place for lunch! We like this event a lot – and there’s always some good music too! Visit Cave Point while in the area! 

33rd ANNUAL FFA ALUMNI DAIRY BREAKFAST
Date of Event: 7/6/14
At Haberli Farms at 7012 Memorial Dr. in Egg Harbor from 6-11:30 AM. . Age 7 and up $8. Kids 6 and under, free. Breakfast includes pancakes, cherry sauce, scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, apple and cherry juice, Door County maple syrup, ice cream, cheese samples, Door County Coffee. Info: 920-743-4956 or click here. 

FISHSTOCK MUSIC SERIES CONCERT – FISH CREEK
Dates of Events: 7/5/14 – 8/31/14
Season Opener features Unity, The Band from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM; $10 donation. Barn Dance to your favorite Reggae grooves. Concerts are held in a 100-year-old Door County dairy barn, which has been renovated to seat 150 people in our hayloft acoustic area (for solo, duet and trio acts), and 300 in our ground-level big stage area with an additional seating for 300 outside. Fishstock Music Series features a wide variety of musical genres, while our focus has been on folk music since our first concert series began nearly twenty years ago. But whether you are interested in folk, gospel, bluegrass, jazz, flamenco, blues, reggae, or good old rock n’ roll, you will find them all at Fishstock Music Series, at Camp David’s concert barn in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. Info at 920.839.2981. or http://www.fishstockmusic.com 

35th ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL – SISTER BAY, EPHRAIM & BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Events: 7/9/14 – 7/13/14
At Sister Bay, Ephraim & Baileys Harbor - Featuring dance and music workshops, parties and concerts, children’s programs, fish boil dinner, music and dance in the park and a lot more. For more info call 920-421-2986 or 847-846-8139. or visit http://www.dcff.net 

17th ANNUAL AMISH QUILT SHOW & SALE – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 7/10/14 – 7/13/14
At the Mr. G’s Hall on Hwy 57 south of Jacksonport from 9 AM.-5 PM. daily. For info, call 920-823-2288 orhttp://www.jacksonportcraftcottage.com/quilt_show.htm 

12th ANNUAL GARDEN WALK - SISTER BAY
Date of Event: 7/10/14
10 AM – 4 PM. Tour a diverse group of local gardens demonstrating the varied terrain and unique growing conditions found in Northern Door County. Tickets, including a site map, are available at the Visitor Information Centers in Sister Bay and Ephraim, the Sister Bay office of Baylake Bank, Jerry’s Flowers in Sister Bay, Sunnypoint Gardens on Hwy. 42 south of Egg Harbor, and at Saturday morning Farmers’ Markets at the Corner of the Past Farm Museum. Proceeds support Historical Society operations. Tickets $15 For information call: 920-854-7680 

RUTABAGA’S DOOR COUNTY SEA KAYAK SYMPOSIUM – ROWLEYS BAY 
Dates of Event: 7/11/14 – 7/13/14
At Rowleys Bay Resort. Kayaking is for everyone! Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just beginning, the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium is a weekend of fun, growth and learning for everyone! You’ll find a wide range of activities to choose from, including on-water classes for all skill levels, on-land workshops, brown bag lunch seminars, paddle tours, naturalist-led paddles and youth programs. For more information and to register visit www.everyonepaddles.com or call 800-472-3353. 

53rd ANNUAL BELGIAN DAYS - BRUSSELS
Dates of Event: 7/12/14 – 7/13/14
Festival is at the Brussels Town Park. All are welcome to celebrate the Walloon heritage at this 2-day event. Enjoy authentic, homemade Belgian pie, potato jut and Trippe, other foods and refreshments. Excitement and fun for all ages include a tractor pull, softball tournament, co-ed volleyball, hometown parade, arts & crafts fair, inflatables for kids, tug-of-war competition, live oldies, country and polka music. All proceeds to Brussels Lions Club charities. Sat. noon-midnight, Sun 10 AM – 4:30PM. Info: 920-825-1450 

JAZZ ON JEFFERSON STREET FESTIVAL – STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 7/12/14
On Jefferson St. from 11 AM to 5 PM. An annual celebration with live music, children’s activities, strolling entertainers, food & beverages. Info at 800-301-6695 or visit http://www.sturgeonbay.net 

THE GARDEN DOOR OPEN HOUSE – STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 7/12/14
http://www.dcmga.org At UW Peninsular Research Station in Sturgeon Bay 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. Open house features the free public garden, the Garden Door, at its very best. Brief programs on garden topics will be held throughout the day. Bring your camera. Food will be available as well as tours of the Research Station. Door prizes will be awarded to visitors. 920-743-6255. 

PIE UNDER DOOR’S SKY – SISTER BAY
Date of Event: 7/12/14
At Seaquist Orchards Farm Market in Sister Bay 7:00-8:30 PM. Enjoy a slice of pie, delicious appetizers, and live music by KG and the Ranger under the stars, and discounted late night shopping. Event held indoors if inclement weather. Info 920-854-4199 or http://www.seaquistorchards.com 

YOUTH TRIATHLON – STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 7/19/14
At the Door County YMCA, in conjunction with the Door County Triathlon. The Door County YMCA will be offering an intermediate triathlon for boys and girls ages 4 through 14 at the Sturgeon Bay Program Center. The event focuses on fun with family and friends, participation and staying healthy and fit. Information: 920-743-4949 or http://www.doorcountyymca.org/content/kids-triathlon 

CLASSIC ROCK PETER LLANAS AND DAN HANSON – EGG HARBOR
Date of Event: 7/19/14
At Harbor Ridge Winery in Egg Harbor 1:00-4:00 PM. Back by popular demand, Peter Llanas and Dan Hanson play classic rock unplugged on the patio at Harbor Ridge Winery. Enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer while listening to the soundtrack of a generation. Located on Hwy 42 one mile south of Egg Harbor. Info at 920-868-4321. 

Annual Door County Triathlon – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 7/19/14 – 7/20/14
The annual Door County Triathlon will take place at 8 AM at Murphy Park just south of Egg Harbor.  The triathlon offers two very distinct course options in both distance and degree of difficulty: on Saturday, the short “SPRINT” course (1/4 mi swim, 18 mi bike, 3.1 mi run) and on Sunday, the challenging long “HALF IRON” course (1.2 mi swim, 56 mi bike and 13.1 mi run). Advance registration required. For registration & event information, go to http://www.doorcountytriathlon.com/ or call 920-606-2458. 

32nd ANNUAL K/D SALMON TOURNAMENT
Dates of Event: 7/19/14 – 7/27/14
Location: Various Ports Participating ports include Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor, Washington Island, Algoma and Kewaunee. Over $40,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the anglers who catch the biggest fish each day at all five weigh-in sites. Tickets are $25 for the entire tournament and $13 for one day. Info: 920-883-9792 or www.kdsalmon.com. 

DOOR COUNTY PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 7/20/14 – 7/26/14
Location: Countywide The Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek will host over 40 artists from Door County and across the country.  The artists have just six days to put the peninsula's magical storefront, fields, and architecture down on canvas. The collector’s preview, gala and auction will be held on Saturday, July 27th. Many free events will be held during the week, and will be open to the public. Paintings created during the week will be sold in the Peninsula School of Art's gallery and at a live auction. For a complete list of events and a free guidebook, visit www.doorcountypleinair.com. More info: 920-868-3455. 

OLD FASHONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL – SISTER BAY
Date of Event: 7/22/14
At Old Anderson House Museum/Corner of the Past 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Join in the fun and enjoy do it yourself sundaes and a variety of delicious homemade cakes in the unique setting of the Koessel Barn and surrounding farm yard. Information: 920-868-7680. 

40th ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: 7/24/14 – 7/26/14
At Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek, 10 AM-5 PM. The show features 35 professional dealers plus crystal and china repair on site. Sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club to benefit the Leader Dog for the Blind Program. 715-355-5144. or http://www.visitfishcreek.com 

10th ANNUAL SUMMER CHERRY HARVEST FEST – FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 7/26/14
At the Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market, 10 AM – 5 PM. Live music –“The Johnson Project”, free tours, free wine and beer tasting, pick your own cherries, artisan booths, food and baked goods, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, jumping castle, cherry pit spit competition, cherry pie eating contest and more. Information: 866-946-3263 or 920-868-3479 or www.orchardcountry.com 

13th Annual Discover Carlsville Day 
Date of Event: 7/26/14
Parade at 10 AM. Fun for the whole family from 10 AM to 5 PM!  Enjoy food, live music and activities for the whole family! Tours at Dairy View Country Store & Door Peninsula Winery and Pet Expressions. Arts & Craft Vendors! Art & Craft info: 920-743-2228. More info: www.carlsvilledoorcounty.com.
Note: Carlsville is between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor on Hwy 42. Cool little town. Stop and see Door County Coffee * Tea Company for some wonderful Door County coffee (roasted right there!), light lunches and more!

CHERRY SEASON FESTIVAL – SISTER BAY
Date of Event: 7/26/14
At Seaquist Orchards Farm Market in Sister Bay 10:00 AM -4:00 PM . Make your own cherry pie, pie eating competition, children’s games, pie baking competition, live music, great food, and cherries galore! 920-854-4199 or http://www.seaquistorchards.com 

ART/CRAFT SHOW & ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW – ELLISON BAY
Dates of Event: 7/26/14 – 7/27/14
At the top of Ellison Bay Hill. Ellison Bay Arts and Crafts fair features delicious food and a display of antique equipment. Enjoy the best view in Door County. Adjacent to Grand View Park. Info at 920-854-5448. 

54th ANNUAL HOUSE AND GARDEN WALK - COUNTYWIDE
Date of Event: 7/29/14
Stroll through a showcase of five homes and gardens in the county. 9 AM-5 PM, Tickets available at Baylake Bank. Benefitting the Door County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Info: 920-746-1071. 

DOOR COUNTY FAIR – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 7/30/14 – 8/3/14
Located at the John Miles County Park (Fairgrounds) on 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Starts at 5 PM Wednesday. Grandstand events include auto races, tractor pull, and Demolition Derby. Many things to see in the Merchant buildings. Carnival rides, food stands, 4-H animal barns, grandstand events, kids and family tents. Info: More info, 920-746-2261 or http://www.doorcountyfair.com/ NOTE: The Fairgrounds are very nicely kept, and this is a fun event especially for kids – there are lots of barns and sheds to see all kinds of interesting things, crafts, animals, and of course rides on the midway! Worth the trip for an old-fashioned county fair! Call to verify times – we arrived 2 hours early on the opening day once! 

SALE THRU THE AVENUES SIDEWALK SALE – STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 7/31/14
9 AM – 6 PM. Sturgeon Bay is stuffed with bargains on the day shops take to the sidewalks. Citywide bargains, live entertainment, food and beverages, trolley rides and more.  Find your inner shopping spree spirit! For more information: 800-301-6695 or http://www.sturgeonbay.net/ 3rd Street is fantastic – over the last 15+ years they have revitalized Sturgeon Bay and it is very, very nice. Lots of B&Bs, inns, restaurants, shops. Try the sidewalk sale – you’ll find something.