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40TH ANNUAL SALON OF ART – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 4/19/14 - 5/27/14
At the Miller Art Museum. Students from all five Door County High Schools in all media are represented. Reception April 21st 7-8:30pm. Information: 920-746-0707 or www.millerartmuseum.org.
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
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.
HANDS ON ART STUDIO ADULT NIGHTS – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: Year-round
Adult night attracts a diverse crowd, 21 and older, for food, drink, and do-it-yourself art projects in the relaxed atmosphere of the “Art Farm.” 6:30-10 PM. On select Friday nights throughout the year, Hands On Art Studio features live music during adult night for adults 21 and older. 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.
SUPER KIDS FUN NITES – STURGEON BAY
Location: Door County YMCA, 1900 Michigan Street
Dates of event: 3rd Friday of each month, 2014; Jan-May, Sept-Dec
This Month: May 16th
For kids in Grades 1 - 5, Super Kids Fun Night offers a night of freedom for kids and parents alike! The kids enjoy swimming, dancing, gym games like soccer and dodge ball, craft activities, concessions and hanging out with all their friends. Don't forget to bring a swimsuit and towel! Please wear non-marking shoes to help protect the gym floors. All Fun Night participants are required to submit a completed Emergency Card the first time they attend a Fun Night (a roster will be compiled from these emergency cards, so kids will simply have to state their names at the check-in table). Info at 920 743-4949.
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, Ellison Bluff, Sturgeon Bay, Shipwrecks
• 45 min tour: Downtown Sturgeon 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. Info or call 920-376-0256. Packages available.
SCRAPBOOK SPECTAULAR - LANDMARK RESORT – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 5/2 – 5/4/2014
At theLandmark Resort There will be plenty of time and space for you to work on your own scrapbook or journaling ... in spacious, secure workrooms. The scrapbooking room is available from 12 noon on Friday through 5 PM on Sunday. There is no charge for the work tables (one per person), and scrapbooking/meeting room. Attendees are provided large, clean work spaces for their scrapbook projects. Friends, fun, and photos are all you need for this great weekend getaway.Landmark Resort 4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor 800-273-7877
SPRING BLOSSOM TROLLEY TOUR – STURGEON BAY
Dates of event: 2014 - April 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26
May 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24
Departs from Sturgeon Bay and Carlsville. Guests will partake in private wine tastings at 2 award-winning wineries, followed by a carriage ride in the quaint village of Fish Creek. Trolley navigates guests to hidden peninsula blossoms, forest wildflowers and scenic overlooks. Top it off with lunch at the English Inn. Limited seating. Call 1-866-604-5573 for reservations, tickets and info. $62 per person plus tax. Duration 5 hours. Departs Sturgeon Bay lodgings 9:30-10 AM, northern Door lodging pick up at Door County Coffee & Tea in Carlsville 10 AM. http://www.doorcountytrolley.com
7th ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY HALF-MARATHON
Date of event: 5/3/14
In Peninsula State Park, race starts at 10AM on a paved surface within the Peninsula State Park. All finishers receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medal as well as food and drink at the finish line. Awards will be presented to the top male and female runners, top male and female master runners and top three finisher in each age group. For more info: Mary Knutson, race organizer: 920-421-1519, orhttp://www.doorcountyhalfmarathon.com/ (click on Runner Info tab) to view the course map, register online or to download an entry form. Registration beginning Nov. 1, 2013 – limited to 1800 participants.
NICOLET BAY 5K FUN RUN/WALK
Date of event: 5/3/14
In Peninsula State Park, race begins at 10:30 AM, after the half-marathon start. Participants will follow the out and back course along the water on Shore Rd. going past Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and Welcker’s Point, finishing at the same finish line as the half marathon. Walkers are welcome to participate in the 5K. All finishers will receive a t-shirt and food and drink at the finish line. Awards for the top 3 male and female finishers, and door prizes will be given out. For more info: Mary Knutson, race organizer: 920-421-1519, or http://www.doorcountyhalfmarathon.com/ (click on Runner Info tab) to view the course map, register online or to download an entry form. Registration beginning Nov. 1, 2013 – limited to 550 participants.
COMEDY CLUB – CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 5/8/2014
At theLandmark Resort Join us as the Carrington Pub & Grill presents Comedy Club. A night of good food and lots of laughter with comics Vince Morris and Jay Snyder. A perfect setting to sample the delightful buffet created by Chef Fred Menger. If you need a reason to get out of the house, then the Carrington Pub & Grill’s Comedy Club is for you.Landmark Resort 4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor 800-273-7877
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. Info atwww.doorcountytrolley.com.
GIRLFRIENDS GREAT EGGSCAPE - LANDMARK RESORT – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 5/15 – 5/18/2014
At theLandmark Resort Join us May 15-18, 2014 for the sixth annual Girlfriends Great Eggscape. Escape for the whole weekend - to relax, relate and release! A getaway weekend with workshops, exercise classes, pub crawl, shopping, and much, much more!.Landmark Resort 4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor 800-273-7877
14th ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY SCOTTIE RALLY – Baileys Harbor
Dates of Event: 5/16/14 – 5/17/14
Place: Baileys Harbor Town Hall. You like Scottish Terriers? You’ll love this event. This is the 14th Annual Door County Scottie Rally, with a Parade of nearly 200 Scotties, bagpipers and drums – starting around 11:30 AM! And a silent auction. Viewing will be at the Town Hall. For additional info and registration details, call 920-493-5878 or www.doorcountyscottierally.com.
KARAOKE – CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL – EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event: 5/17/2014
At theLandmark Resort Saturday night. 9pm – close. Cheryl Simon hosts. Landmark Resort 4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor 800-273-7877
SPRING FLING – BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: 5/17/14
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Celebrate with a Spring Arts & Crafts Fair on the front Lawn of the Town Hall. Info: 920-839-2366
RUMMAGE SALE – SISTER BAY
Date of Event: 5/17/14Village wide and individual sales throughout the village with guide map and coupons for restaurant specials. Call 920-854-4118
20th ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY SHEPHERD’S MARKET – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 5/17/14 - 5/18/14
At theWOODWALK GALLERY, 6746 County Road G -Egg Harbor. Northeast Wisconsin’s oldest fiber sale featuring fleeces, yarn, and hand made products. Raffles, demonstrations and fun for the whole family. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Info: call 920-743-1560.
SPRING ART CRAWL – ELLISON BAY
Dates of Event: 5/17/2014 – 5/18-2014
A great time for newly crafted fashion looks, great food and fresh home furnishings. Demonstrations, studio tours, guest artists and refreshments. 920-854-4839.
DOOR COUNTY FESTIVAL OF NATURE – BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: 5/23/14 – 5/24/14
At the Ridges Sancturay. Your opportunity to learn more about wildflowers, geology, birds and insects through field trips and hands-on programs. Our field trip leaders will guide you through some of the most pristine and unique natural areas in the county, some of which are not typically open to the public. Conservation organizations in Door County will share ways in which they are working to preserve our rich natural heritage for the future. And, along the way, you’ll have an opportunity to share your love of the natural world with other conservation-minded participants from all over the Midwest. Online registration will be available in early April. You can register online, or download a brochure and register by mail. Call The Ridges at 920-839-2802 for information on how to register. Pre-registration required.
16TH ANNUAL FINE ART FAIR – SUNSET PARK – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: 5/24/14 - 5/25/14
At Sunset Park, 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM on Sunday. Over 100 exhibitors will display their fantastic original works of art in a wide variety of media including sculpture, painting, jewelry, ceramics, fiber and photography; and all artwork is for sale. Fine artists present their creations in an open-air market atmosphere. Juried multi-media art show, entertainment, children’s activities, food and beverages. For more information, call (800) 301-6695 or (920) 743-6246 or www.sturgeonbay.net
42st ANNUAL JACKSONPORT MAIFEST - Jacksonport
Dates of Event: Memorial Day Weekend - 5/24/14 - 5/25/14
Location of event: Lakeside Park in Jacksonport on Hwy 57. This is fun! Art fair, fun run, food, music, horse pull, parade & much more. Parade at 10:30 AM on Saturday. For information call 920-823-2288 orhttp://www.jacksonport.org/maifest/
32nd ANNUAL JACKSONPORT MAIFEST 10K – 2 MILE RUN
Date of Event: 5/25/14
At Jacksonport Park – 9:00 AM sharp, rain or shine. The course travels through scenic, wooded Cave Point Drive to the waters of Clark Lake and finishes back at the park. Refreshments will be available after the runs. Info: http://www.jacksonport.org/maifest/
DOOR COUNTY FIREBOAT CRUISES – STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event : May 24th 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
4th ANNUAL SIDE PORK FEST – STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 5/31/2014
At Martin Park, Side Pork Fest includes the popular Hog Wild Run, live entertainment, arts and crafts booths, food and beverage tent, kids tent and a DJ. Info at (920) 724-1488 orhttp://www.sideporkfest.com/
NATURALIST GUIDED HIKES – BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates Of Event: May 28, 30, 31 - 2014
At the Ridges Sanctuary. Join a Ridges naturalist for a relaxing 90-minute walk through the trails of the Sanctuary. You’ll learn a little about the history of The Ridges and a lot about the wildflowers, insects and other features of Wisconsin’s first land trust preserve. Hike is appropriate for all ages. No preregistration required, meet at the Nature Center. $5 per adult Ridges members, $8 general public, children under 18 free. Information at 920-839-2802.