Father’s Day weekend in Door County offers lots of ways to celebrate with Dad! Check out Gibraltar Grill’s Summer Kick Off Party with lots of live music, the annual Door County Beer Festival in Baileys Harbor, the Peninsula Century Spring Classic Ride, and of course, Ephraim’s summer celebration – Fyr Bal Festival!
Ephraim’s 51st Annual Fyr Bal Festival will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015, but you can get a head start with a Free Historic Walking Tour and Free admission to museums and more with Ephraim Culture Day Friday, June 19th, and extend the fun with $3 Mini Golf at Red Putter all day Saturday and Sunday, and the Fyr Bal Family SingAlong on Sunday, June 21st.
The true Fyr Bal festivities officially begin on Saturday with a Pancake Breakfast at the Village Hall at 7:30am and continue with a book sale, Yoga and Zumba classes, and the Ephraim Yacht Club Fyr Bal Regatta. The Wilson’s Fyr Bal Firecracker Frenzy Ice Cream Eating Contest starts at 10am, and all day you can enjoy mini golf, games, crafts and face painting, and Children’s Entertainment with Randy Peterson from 1-2pm on the Ephraim Shores Resort lawn. Catch live music by The Nicks from 2:30-5pm, and Whiskey Ditch from 5:30-8pm at the Observation Pier – just don’t miss the Cherry Pie Eating Contest outside the Village Hall at 4pm! The Fur Bal Pet Parade gets going at 7:30pm from Harborside Park and the evening will heat up with the 51st Annual Chieftain Ceremony and Bonfire Lighting also outside the Village Hall, and will be capped off with a brilliant display of Fireworks over Eagle Harbor at 9:30pm.
The Peninsula Century Spring Classic Ride (formerly the Ride for Nature) begins at 7am on Saturday, June 20th. Online registration closes at 6/17/15 at 11:59 p.m. CT. For registration, rest stops, ride maps, and more information, visit them online. The Door County Beer Festival is also on Saturday, June 20th, but only runs from 11am-4pm, so there is plenty of time to get to Fyr Bal with the family for more the bonfire lighting and fireworks!
Gibraltar Grill hosts their Summer Kick Off Party on June 20th with live music by Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns from 6-10pm and invites you to bring a lawn chair, kick back with a cold one, and let the music play!
Ready? Here are your Last Minute Lodging options for Father’s Day weekend 2015 in Door County, WI…
Egg Harbor Lodge sits atop the bluff overlooking the waters of Green Bay. Splash and swim in their outdoor pool or invigorate in the indoor whirlpool. Our Patio King room is available this weekend for a rate of $130/night + tax. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 868-3115
The Shallows Resort on the water south of Egg Harbor is a family-owned and family-friendly resort, with a variety of accommodations is designed to meet your vacation needs. Enjoy sunsets from the dock, or launch one of their kayaks, canoes or rowboats, or try cast out a line and relax. Some single Friday night room openings and also two cottages with a four night minimum stay requirement starting on Friday, are available for this weekend. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 868-3458 or (800) 257-1560
The Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa, voted #1 Boutique Spa in Wisconsin by Milwaukee Magazine, offers courtyard rooms, two & 3 bedroom suites, whirlpool suites, and their Coach House Suite. Located just outside bustling Fish Creek, this is a great spot to begin any adventure, and a great place to relax. Rooms are still available this weekend, one night stays welcome. (920) 868-3524 or (877) 398-9308
Coachlite Inn in Sister Bay has rooms and suites available this weekend. Set in the quiet of the pines, the Coachlite Inn & Suites offers the illusion of seclusion, while still being just half a mile from the heart of Sister Bay. Book a Classic or Deluxe Room, a Deluxe Plus Room which features a single whirlpool tub, or a Queen Suite with a fireplace, double whirlpool tub, and a Kitchenette. Enjoy complimentary Door County Coffee and Tea in the lobby and the Deluxe Continental Breakfast, and soak in the whirlpool, sit by the Koi filled garden pond, use the ring of fire, or cook on the BBQ grill. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-5503
Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay has Premier Suites (can sleep up to four people), and one Grand 1-Bedroom Suite, (can sleep up to four people), and 1- 2 Bedroom Village Home (can sleep up to six people) still available for this weekend. Some rooms include decks, two person Jacuzzi® whirlpools, fireplaces and full kitchens or kitchenettes. Located within walking distance to the quaint village of Sister Bay where you’ll find a waterfront village park and beach, a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195
Open Hearth Lodge in Sister Bay is located on 6.5 acres of scenic Door County open space with landscaped lawn, rural meadows and young forests. One rooms is still available for Friday this weekend, and a couple rooms for Saturday. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-3299
The Ridges Inn & Suites in Baileys Harbor has rooms, suites, or cottages available for your dates. Our guest rooms offer you the best of Door County on the quiet side where you can enjoy the surrounding nature of the Ridges Sanctuary and the quaint small town atmosphere of Baileys Harbor. We have available a deluxe queen suite with a fireplace and whirlpool in our lodge at a rate of $139 a night. Also available in our guest house is the Lake Iris which is a 1 bedroom with queen size bed, a fireplace and a whirlpool at a rate of $179 a night; or the Wicker Suite which is a 1 bedroom with king size bed, a fireplace and a whirlpool, at a rate of $179 a night. The Ridges Inn has partnered with the Door County Beer Festival to provide shuttle service to and from the festival so you can taste safely! Please inquire upon booking, and call for more information or visit online! (920) 839-2127
AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various lodgings to choose from. We have a 2 night minimum, unless confirmed otherwise. Available for this weekend are as follows. For more information and reservations visit online or call please! (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059
Single night stays available on Friday: 3 Double Queens and 2 King Suites.
- Single night stays available on Saturday: 1 Queen Suite, 2 Double Queens, and 1 Standard Queen Economy.
- Open for the whole weekend are: 1 Queen Suite, 3 Double Queens, 1 Single Queen down, 1 Standard Queen, Our Mini Suite, 2 Honeymoon Suites, 2 King Suites, as well as the Cottage (4 night minimum) and the Guest House (5 night minimum).
Glidden Lodge Beach Resort is located on the shores of Lake Michigan north of Sturgeon Bay and south of Jacksonport near Whitefish Dunes State Park where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Before you head out for your adventures at Whitefish Dunes beach, book your getaway at Glidden Lodge! Enjoy dinner with a view at Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant to wrap up your day, and voila, you’re already at your hotel! Several one bedroom units are available this weekend and the rate would be at $260/night for 2 people. We have one two-bedroom two-bath unit available and the rate would be at $345/night for 4 people. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127
Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay has rooms and suites available this weekend. Rooms and suites feature options like whirlpools, fireplaces, balconies, separate bedrooms, and/or full kitchens, as well as resort amenities including a 21 slip marina, indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, free WiFi, business center, on-site dining, and live entertainment nearly every weekend! Ask about their great lodging packages including Romantic Escape, Arts & Heritage, and Family Fun! Zydeco favorites Copper Box will play at Stone Harbor Resort on Sunday, June 21st from 2-6pm. No minimum stay requirement. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-0700