Fireworks 4thFireworks, Parades, Live Music, Arts & Crafts, and delicious Food & Drinks. Independence Day in Door County is filled to the brim with good times and great events!

Download the FREE Door County Chefs Dining App for iPhone or Android to find what you’re hungry for and get click-t0-call phone numbers and GPS directions to all the restaurants on the Peninsula, and check out the Last Minute Lodging options below to book your 4th of July stay in Door County, Wisconsin…

July 2-4, 2016 Fourth of July Celebration Baileys Harbor

4th of July Gone Fishing floatBaileys Harbor’s 165th Independence Day Celebration begins on Saturday, July 2 and continues on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. Enjoy the Arts & Crafts Fair at the Town Hall and at the NEW Visitor Center & Historical Society downtown from 9am-5pm with live music by Scott Wilcox from 11am-1pm Saturday and Sunday, and on Sunday from 2-4pm live music by Mississippi Sawyer.

On Monday, July 4, get to town early for the Baileys Harbor Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast from 7:30am to 10am and the BH Women’s Club Strawberry Fest will be held in the Town Hall from 9am until the goodies are gone. The 4th of July Parade starts at 10am and runs from North to South starting at The Ridges Sanctuary building this year.

Small Forest PR photo logo 2015After the parade, spend the day wandering through the Arts & Crafts Fair and stop at the Food Court & Beer Stands for refreshments while you enjoy lots of live music at both locations (Town Hall lawn + Visitor Center lawn)! Papa Rick’s Chicks play from 11am-3pm at the Town Hall stage, and local band Small Forest and singer-songwriter Seth Raddatz play from 12-4pm at the Visitor Center stage! Hang out in town for the evening and try out one of Baileys Harbor’s fabulous restaurants like The Harbor Fish Market & Grille which offers gorgeous views of Lake Michigan and outdoor dog-friendly seating (with a doggie menu!). A fantastic Fireworks display begins at Dusk, so bring your blankets and chairs, grab some ice cream at Custard’s Last Stan, and enjoy the show!

Modern Day DriftersJuly 3-4, 2016 Independence Day Celebration Egg Harbor

Egg Harbor Celebrates Independence Day Sunday and Monday with live music, a parade, and fireworks! On Sunday, July 3, enjoy food and refreshments from 4-10pm while you shop around town and at 5pm head for the park to listen to Modern Day Drifters perform. The band plays until 9:30pm on July 3rd then the Fireworks display begins!

Scotty float 4th of JulyOn Monday, July 4, make sure to get a prime spot to watch the 4th of July Parade starting at 1:30pm from South to North starting at County Rd E. Right after the parade head to Harbor View Park to watch as the UW-Madison Marching Band performs 5th Quarter (sponsored in part by Main Street Market). Shop the day away at unique boutiques and galleries, open all day, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at one of Egg Harbor’s excellent restaurants including the Café at Greens N Grains and Shipwrecked Brew Pub, right next to the park!

Katie DahlJuly 4, 2016 Gills Rock Celebrates 4th of July

Celebrate Independence Day in Door County North! Enjoy live music with Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon from 3-5pm, and River City Six from 6-9pm, stay for more entertainment, food and refreshments, a boat regatta at 7pm, and Fireworks at dusk! For more information, visit online!

July 4, 2016 Sturgeon Bay Celebrates Independence Day

Wifee and HuzzbandIn Sturgeon Bay, the Independence Day Celebration is an evening event! Starting at 5pm in Sunset Park there will be live music and the volunteer grillers from the Pioneer Fire Department will be serving up brats, hotdogs, and hamburgers to support the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department and Gyros and Philly Cheesesteak will also be for sale! Bring the kids for an old-fashioned ice cream social sponsored by the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at 6pm. Dirty Deuce & Friends play live on the Music Stage starting at 5pm and WIFEE & the HUZz BAND take the stage around 7pm and will lead the crowd in a soulful rendition of the National Anthem at the start of the Firework show at dusk.

July 2-3, 2016 Door County Renaissance Faire Returns!

Ren Faire Dragon DC 2015Spend a fun-filled day at the Door County Renaissance Faire this weekend! 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday, you can step back in time and experience the atmosphere of market day with food and drink, arts and crafts, puppet shows, belly dancers, theater, a real live joust, magic shows, weapons demonstrations, storytelling, and more… This Faire is exciting, educational, and full of fun. Come in period garb to fit right in! The 2016 Faire will be held on the grounds at 5226 Monument Point Road, Egg Harbor, WI on July 2 & 3. This is a rain or shine event, so dress for the weather, sorry – no pets permitted. Free parking. Admission: $12/ages 16-59, $10/ages 5-15 & 60+, Free admission for ages 4 & under and for active or retired military with ID. For more information visit online or call 920.746.6773. For a full schedule of events: 2016 Door County Renaissance Faire Schedule.

Last Minute Lodging in Door County, WI: July 1-5, 2016

Egg Harbor lodge from FBEgg Harbor Lodge sits atop the bluff overlooking the waters of Green Bay in Egg Harbor. We have our patio king room for $168/night (available just for Sunday July 3) and our balcony premium king room for $198 available for July 3 & 4.

  • Patio King: The patio king rooms are on our walk-out level. To get to the walk-out level, there are stairs going down on the outside of the building. Every unit has a great view of the water. These units are nice for groups as they have easy access to our patio tables. Each 300 sq. ft. room has its own divided patio with two chairs and a small table. They are located on the same level as our swimming pool and indoor whirlpool.
  • Premium King: These 400 sq. ft. rooms have a nice size private balcony overlooking the water. They are larger than the Patio King and Balcony Two Queen rooms. The bathrooms are a bit bigger and they also have a pull out sofa and wet bar. These units are located in their own building a short distance from the main building. A pretty terrace with a fountain separates the two buildings. There are five units on the street level with balconies and five units on the upper level with balconies. They are spacious and nicely decorated.

Splash and swim in their outdoor pool or invigorate in the indoor whirlpool. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 868-3115

Shoreline Resort condo-main

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. Water-view motel rooms are available! Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-2900

Open Hearth Lodge

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 forest. We do have a 2 bedroom /2 bath suite available for July 3rd, the rate is $219 for 4 people. Amenities include a heated pool, wifi, breakfast lounge, outdoor grill and fire ring, playground, and a sitting area with a fireplace. Continental Breakfast included. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-4890

ridges_inn2_06232012The Ridges Inn & Suites in Baileys Harbor has several rooms, suites, and cottages still available for this 4th of July weekend. 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. Rooms and suites include Satellite TV, A/C, a private balcony, free Wi-Fi, and some have double whirlpools & fireplaces, private gardens and more. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 839-2127

Birchwood frontBirchwood Lodge in Sister Bay has rooms available for 4th of July weekend. Premier Suites are available with one king bed, one queen size sleeper sofa, full bath, double whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, kitchenette, private deck/balcony, $175/plus taxes per night based on two persons occupancy, max 4 people, children under age 13-free, additional people over 13+ $10 per night. We have an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, an exercise room, free Wi-Fi and we also offer a continental breakfast (packaged items) each morning. We are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, recreation, a grocery store and the beach/marina/waterfront park in Sister Bay. Take a look at all of our suites and facilities under the Lodging Options tab on our webpage. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195

ashbrookehome_2009The Ashbrooke is an adult vacation resort hotel – get away from it all! We currently have two rooms left for this weekend. We have a standard king for 2 adults for 3 nights starting Sunday, July 3rd; and we have a few rooms for Friday night only. Located in the heart of Egg Harbor, you’ll find yourselves just minutes from fabulous shopping, delicious food, and lots of activities and entertainment. Amenities include an indoor pool, dry-heat sauna, and whirlpool, and a coffee maker with Starbucks coffee in every room and WiFi. Inquire about special packages to enhance your visit and please call for more information or visit online! (877) 868-3113

Ephraim Shores 2014Ephraim Shores Resort is located in the heart of Ephraim, with a beautiful view of Eagle Harbor. It’s a “Shore thing” at Ephraim Shores! Enjoy the indoor heated pool and hot tub, exercise room, WiFi, bikes, and game room, or just sit and enjoy the view from our private waterfront sundeck. Ephraim Shores is the waterfront family destination you’ve been looking for! We have one room available from the 3rd of July to the 6th. It has one queen sized bed and a partial view of the water. It is $130.00 per night plus tax. Please call for more information or visit online! (877) 854-2371 or (920) 854-2371

Door County Lighthouse Inn's Off the Beaten Path BuildingDoor County Lighthouse Inn & Vacation Rentals in Egg Harbor has their Bailiwick Unit at Off the Beaten Path available this 4th of July weekend! This building is Pet friendly with approval and the Bailiwick Unit has a living and dining great room, fully equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom with queen bed, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds, a bath with tub/shower, & Wi-Fi! (866) 868-9088 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

White Lace Inn Main HouseThe White Lace Inn in Sturgeon Bay is the epitome of a romantic bed and breakfast with cozy rooms and extravagant suites, with luxurious queen or king size Victorian beds, oversized whirlpools and fireplaces, and, of course, a full, scrumptious breakfast. Rooms are available for 4th of July! CALL ASAP for reservation! Relax by the gazebo and fish pond, accessible by garden pathways, perfect for wandering, which surround and connect the four turn-of-the-century homes that make up the Inn’s 18 elegant rooms. Please call for more information or visit online! (877) 948-5223 or (920) 743-1105

Apple Creek Resort

AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from. We still have rooms available for July 4th, 2016. We feature an Indoor Pool & Whirlpool and sundeck! All of our packages include: 10% discount at The English Inn Restaurant and the Old Post Office Restaurant, $5 gift card for Fish Creek Oilerie & Spice Co., 10% discount at Orchard Country Winery and Market, Hide Side Corner Store, Paul David Jewelry & Gifts, and at Scenic Boat Tours of Fish Creek. All coupons only valid according to each establishment’s hours of operation during your stay. We are located directly across the street from twenty shops, dining, & Door Community Auditorium. We are by gorgeous Peninsula State Park, Winery, Scenic Boat & Trolley Tour, & Drive-In Theatre. We also feature a wonderful Indoor pool, whirlpool and sundeck. (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059

Parkwood Lodge outsideParkwood Lodge in Fish Creek still has a few rooms available for single night stays on July 4th. All our rooms and suites are equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, phone, and cable television. The resort has a large indoor pool, whirlpool, game room, playground and grilling areas. We have 10 acres of beautiful park-like grounds with picnic areas and outdoor grills. We are located near Peninsula State Park, with park access for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. Take a leisure walk on our wooded trails leaving right from our property! In the evening, relax and enjoy making s’mores around our bonfire area. A great vacation location located on the north end of Fish Creek near shops, restaurants and several venues for performing arts, and right across from Peninsula State Park. We are a family owned resort and our atmosphere is casual, relaxed, and friendly. (920) 868-2046 or (800) 433-7592

Stone Harbor outside patioStone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay offers rooms 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, Jacuzzi and sauna, a hot tub, free WiFi, business center, on-site dining, and live entertainment nearly every weekend! Rooms are available for single night stays Monday, July 4th (Full on Sat/Sun). Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-0700

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Baileys Harbor 4th of July Parade