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June 2014

OPEN HOUSE TOUR EVENT!!! JUNE 28,2014

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. Changes can occur without notice.

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 - 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/ 

24TH   ANNIVERSARY MIDSUMMER'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 orhttp://www.midsummersmusic.com/

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/
 

FESTIVAL OF BLOSSOMS - COUNTYWIDE
Dates of event: Late April to Early June
Month long plus celebration of spring. Beautiful blooming flowers, gardens, woods and orchards. Special events include self-guided tours, community celebrations with arts and crafts, food and music. Info: 800-527-3529.

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.

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

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. 

CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/6/14 – 6/7/14
Great sales and bargains. Something for everyone. Info at 920-746-2914.

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY - JACKSONPORT
Date of Event: 6/8/14
At Whitefish Dunes State Park. Take part in the largest nationwide celebration of trails by hiking, paddling, biking or riding on a trail. Ingo at 920-823-2400.

STEEL BRIDGE SONGFEST VIII– STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/12/14 - 6/15/14
Historical Downtown Sturgeon Bay will celebrate with songs. Celebrations, creativity and community with the largest original songwriter collaboration showcase in the Midwest. Bus routes to/from the event this year will be stationed countywide. Over 150 bands and solos perform all original music on 12 stages throughout the city. For updates of the complete lineup or to purchase advance passes, go towww.SteelBridgeSongfest.org or call 920-559-0384

DOOR COUNTY LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL
Dates of Event: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14
This much-anticipated festival gives visitors access to lighthouses that aren’t typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island, Sherwood Point and the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. Info at 920-743-5958 or http://www.dcmm.org/events-activities/special/annual-lighthouse-festival/

6th ANNUAL WASHINGTON ISLAND CANOE AND KAYAK EVENT
Dates of Event: 6/13/2014 - 6/15/2014
This hugely successful event, which had its debut in 2009, will again bring a flotilla of local and internationally-known paddlers and voyageurs to Washington Island to participate in beginner, intermediate and marathon races. Symposiums, awards presentation and many other event festivities. New and expert paddlers welcome. The weekend offers events of excitement, challenge and education. Learn from the best, enjoy natural history of these waters. Retrace ancient water routes of Native Americans, Voyageurs, Explorers and generations of Island commercial fishermen and sailors. Visitwww.washingtonislandcanoeandkayakevent.com for a complete schedule of activities or call 920-847-2546.

JUMPIN JUNE & PADDLEFEST – SISTER BAY
Date of Event: 6/14/14
Downtown Sister Bay and Waterfront Park. Hat decorating, parade, Taste of Sister Bay, music, kayak and paddleboard demos and a sunset bonfire at Waterfront Park. Info at 920-854-2812 orhttp://www.cometosisterbay.com.

25th ANNUAL RIDGES SANCTUARY RIDE FOR NATURE – BAILEYS HARBOR
Date of event: 6/14/14
Tour routes of 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100 mile take riders through the heart of the peninsula on Door County's scenic secondary roads. Food and beverage stops along each route, T-shirts, an incredible pasta lunch and more. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Ridges Sanctuary. They’d prefer if you register in advance. Call 920-839-2802 for all the details and start time. OR visit their website atwww.ridgessanctuary.org or register online at http://www.ridefornature.com.
(Editorial note: The Ridges is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary – good cause).

DOOR COUNTY BEER FESTIVAL – BAILEYS HARBOR
Date of event: 6/14/14
Downtown Baileys Harbor, an event for beer lovers and foodies. A showcase for the craft of making fantastic beer. Beer Seminars, cheese, live music and the best in locally-sourced food available from local producers and restaurants. Info at 920-915-9880. Visit http://www.doorcounty.com/baileys-harbor/events-directory/beerfest-ride-for-nature/ or also http://www.doorcountybeer.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.  PLEASE TELL THEM DOORCOUNTYNAVIGATOR.COM SENT YOU!!

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 Sundays. The 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
 

50th ANNUAL FYR BAL FESTIVAL – EPHRAIM
Date of Event: 6/21/2014
Ephraim explodes with summer excitement as Fyr Bal Festival re-creates traditions of early Norwegians. Artists, food, musical entertainment and family activities welcome the arrival of summer. A signature Fyr Bal event, evening bonfires represent the burning of the ‘Winter Witch’ and usher in the long days of summer. Fireworks complete a perfect day. Complete schedule at http://www.ephraim-doorcounty.com/events/fyrbal.htm or call 920-854-4989. 

PEG EGAN SUNSET CONCERT SERIES, SUNDAYS – 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.
 

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.

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/

RUNNING GREEN FOR CROSSROADS – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/21/14
8:00 AM at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay Door County’s First and Only Trail Run welcomes all runners and walkers to Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Learning Preserve in beautiful Sturgeon Bay. Join us on our trails for our annual 2k, 5k, 10k Trail Run or Walk to support Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Learning Preserve. Cross the creek on wooden bridges, run through cedar and black spruce woods, and up through prairie meadows. Along with a great run, participants all receive a performance t-shirt, market bag, black spruce evergreen, and locally produced refreshments.
 

47th  ANNUAL OLDE ELLISON BAY DAYS – ELLISON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/27/14 - 6/29/14
In Downtown Ellison Bay.  The first festival of the summer with parades, antique cars, marching bands, pets, float competitions, actors and musicians line up and march to the beat of many drummers.Trolley rides to Ellison Bay Women’s Club Beach Park where you will find art, food, more music, dancing, children’s games, a playground, tennis tournaments, artists demonstrating, and a beautiful beach to enjoy. Parade at 11AM Saturday. All proceeds go to support the children’s programs and other worthy causes in Ellison Bay. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by the Ellison Bay Service Club. General info: 920-854-5448 or http://www.doorcountynorth.org 

CONCERTS IN THE PARK ON THURSDAYS – BAILEYS 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.

 

LITTLE STURGEON DAYS – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 6/28/14 - 6/29/14
Horseshoe tournament on Saturday. Community-wide rummage sale, music, games, raffle, food and refreshments all weekend at Festival Park (next to the fire station), evening entertainment. The Badgers UW Madison marching band will be at the Little Sturgeon Days parade on Sunday at 11 AM. Info: 920-824-5222 or visit www.littlesturgeonwi.com.

RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIRE – STURGEON BAY/CARLSVILLE
Dates of Event: 6/28/14 - 6/29/14 and July (dates tba)
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/.

BELGIAN WAFFLE BREAKFAST - BRUSSELS
Dates of Event: 6/29/14
At the Belgian Heritage Center 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A traditional Belgian "all you can eat" breakfast, including waffles, trippe (Belgian sausage), eggs, potatoes, and a beverage. Proceeds from this event will help support the Belgian Heritage Center. Info at 920-825-1199