State Park Open House Day!
State Park Open House Day!

Get out and explore the great outdoors on the Door Peninsula this weekend June 6 & 7 with the annual State Park Open House and Free Fishing Days! Enjoy free admission to Newport (Ellison Bay), Potawatomi (Sturgeon Bay), Rock Island (off Washington Island), Whitefish Dunes (Jacksonport), and Peninsula State Park (Fish Creek).

Door County’s annual Side Pork Fest will be held on Saturday, June 6th at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay, WI this year, and will feature live music from 11am-3pm by the White Chocolate Band and from 3-7pm by the Dow Jones Band.

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The Arts and Crafts Zone will be open from 10am-6pm as will the Kids Zone which offers more than 10 different activities from trampolines to rock climbing and more! From 8:30-11am participate in the annual Hog Wild Run, benefiting the YMCA Door Fins, which includes a 10k and 5k Run along with the Kids Run! All Kids event runners receive a medal and T-shirt. 5k and 10k Runners also receive a t-shirt and medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Get in on the Sonny’s Pizza Street Basketball Tournament to work up an appetite, and the Food and Beverage Tent opens at 11am so you can enjoy delicious Side Pork all day long! Admission is free, just bring your lawn chairs so you can sit back and listen to the music, and don’t forget to bring home the bacon after this fun-filled day!

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Creed Cottage is available this weekend. It is a quaint 3 bedroom cottage located just minutes from the shores of Green Bay waters in Ellison Bay. Situated between Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay, this light-filled and lovely 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath cottage is minutes from the water and convenient to everything in town. 3 night minimum at $220/night, or 2 nights with $150 cleaning fee for the third night. Rates for 4 people ($25 per person extra per night). Sleeps up to 6.Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-7317 or email

Settlement Courtyard Inn Lavender Spa couplesroom
Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa

The Settlement Courtyard Inn, 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. Available this weekend are a courtyard king and 2 queens rooms at a rate of $129 per night. Whirlpool suites also available at $199 per night, and 2 bedroom suites at $249. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 868-3524 or (877) 398-9308

Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay has availability in a Premier Suite which is an expanded studio room. There is a king size bed, double whirlpool jacuzzi, kitchenette, TV / DVD, gas fireplace and a small patio/balcony. The hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts, game room, light continental breakfast, and steps away to Sister Bay shopping. The room rate based on two people is $145 per night plus tax. 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

Bay Shore Inn pool
Bay Shore Inn

Bay Shore Inn in Sturgeon Bay is located along Bay Shore Drive just minutes from all the fun shopping and delectable dining in town, and offers On-Site Massage Packages as well as Dining Packages, please inquire when making your reservation. One 2-bedroom unit is available on June 5th and 6th at $149 per night. Please call for more information or visit online! (800) 556-4551

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. Enjoy dinner with a view at Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant to wrap up your day, and voila, you’re already at your hotel! Two 2-bedrooms and one 3-bedroom unit left for 6/5-6/7. Two night minimum stay. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

Shallows Resort waterfront
The Shallows Resort

The Shallows Resort on the water south of Egg Harbor offers Shoreside Motel & Gatehouse suites, 2 bedroom Beach Houses, and the Hermitage Private Home. A family-owned and family-friendly resort, their 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. Several Shoreside rooms and Gatehouse Suites are available for this weekend, and one 2 bedroom Beachhouse is available, starting on Sat. June 6th. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 868-3458 or (800) 257-1560

The Shoreline Resort is located on the top of the Door Peninsula in Gills Rock and offers stunning views of the Green Bay Waters and that sense of seclusion that helps you escape everyday life. Onsite Marina and water view rooms invite you to stretch out on their sun deck and relax. Luxury condominiums are open year round are available with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, a master suite, gas fireplace, full kitchens, granite countertops, stainless appliances and a patio/deck overlooking the waterfront. Rooms are available for this weekend. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-2900

Egg Harbor Lodge
Egg Harbor Lodge

Egg Harbor Lodge sits atop the bluff overlooking the waters of Green Bay in Egg Harbor. Enjoy stunning views of the water from a Top Deck, Balcony, or Patio rooms, or book the Stonehearth Suite for an extra special experience. Splash and swim in their outdoor pool or invigorate in the indoor whirlpool. Rooms are available starting at $130 per night. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 868-3115

AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from including hotel-style rooms, a private guest house, and suites, including Honeymoon Suites. Book your spring visit and ask about special spring rates and packages that include tons of shopping and dining discounts For the weekend of June 5-7 we have availability in three double queens all weekend, and one just for Friday night. One single queen up is available for the whole weekend, and one single queen down just for Friday night. Four standard queen economy rooms for the whole weekend, and one just for Saturday night. Their cottage is also available with a two night minimum, and one king suite is still available for the whole weekend, and two for just Saturday night. (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059

Nordic Lodge pool
Nordic Lodge

Nordic Lodge in Sister Bay has multiple rooms available this weekend starting at $88/night. Located in a quiet wooded setting at the south end of Sister Bay, Nordic Lodge offers the “ambiance of peaceful, isolated luxury,” and is just a brief walk from Pebble Beach and a short jaunt from Bay Ridge Golf Course. Choose from one king bed suites or two double bed suites. Ask about their Romantic Getaway, Dinner and a Play, and Family Fun Packages, or visit them online for more information. (920) 854-5432

Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay has rooms available this weekend and suites with 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! No minimum stay requirement. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-0700