~Family Fun over Independence Weekend~

July 1-2, 2017 Door County Renaissance Faire – The Door County Renaissance Faire returns this weekend with more jousting, juggling, and jubilation! Step back into the past and enjoy a day at the market complete with merchants and eateries, musicians, dancers, magicians, a royal court, and you might even see some faeries or a dragon! Admission is $10 with free entrance for children under 5 with a parent and Active or Retired Military with proper ID. Faire hours 10am–6pm Saturday and 10am–4pm Sunday – RAIN or SHINE – at 5275 Monument Point Rd, Egg Harbor, WI.

July 2, 2017 36th Annual FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast – Not just a meal, an event to bring the whole family to! Enjoy live music, hayrides, and a petting zoo in addition to the all-you-can-eat breakfast featuring pancakes, scrambled eggs and cheese, Hyline Orchard Cherry Sauce, DeBaker’s II Strawberries, Schopf’s Homemade Ice Cream, and Door County Coffee. 6am-11:30am, rain or shine. Age 7 & up $9. Kids 6 & under FREE. Breakfast at Wilke R Organic Farm, 5238 STH 42, Sturgeon Bay, WI. Call fore more information 920-743-4956.

~Fireworks & Festivities~

July 1, 2017 Summer Fest Concert & Fireworks – Fish Creek

Celebrate the Independence Day a few days early in Fish Creek! Start the morning off with the Hairpin 5K Run Walk, then enjoy the festival atmosphere with food and raffles beginning at 4pm and a dinghy parade at 8:45pm. There will be live music by Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns from 6-10pm followed by fireworks from a barge in the harbor!

July 2-4, 2017 Fourth of July Celebration, Parade & Fireworks – Baileys Harbor

Baileys Harbor has become a favorite family town for the 4th of July weekend, offering Live Music and a Farmer’s Market on Sunday morning, and an Arts & Crafts Fair at the Town Hall on Monday and Tuesday from 9am-5pm. On Tuesday the 4th, the festivities begin with the annual Baileys Harbor Fire Department Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station, then you’d better head into the Town Hall for the Baileys Harbor Women’s Club Strawberry Fest in Town Hall from 9am until gone – and it goes fast!

At 10am, make sure you have a great spot to watch the 4th of July Parade on the main drag. Enjoy Horse/Pony Rides by Thumbs Up Riders at Brann Field until 2pm, and live music from 11am-3pm at the Town Hall! The Food Court & Beer Stand will be open from 10am-5pm, then head into one of Baileys Harbor’s wonderful restaurants for supper. Harbor Fish Market & Grill will be open and serving, but you might want to make reservations as the town will be hopping! At dusk find a spot with a view of the sky and the bay, and enjoy a phenomenal Fireworks display!

July 3-4, 2017 Independence Day Celebration, Parade & Fireworks – Egg Harbor

The festivities in Egg Harbor begin on Monday, July 3rd at Harbor View Park where you’ll find food and refreshments from 4-10pm and live music by the Modern Day Drifters from 5-9:30pm. The beach will close at 2pm for fireworks set up, but Egg Harbor businesses will be open all day. At dusk a brilliant fireworks display will light up the sky! The best view is said to be from the Marina break wall, so get your seats saved early in the evening. On Tuesday, set your chairs up along the main drag in town for the Independence Day Parade at 1:30pm, followed by the UW Madison Marching Band performing 5th Quarter in the park (sponsored by Main Street Market and Nancy & Jim Forbes).

July 4, 2017 Celebration & Fireworks – Gills Rock 

The water-view at Gills Rock, on the tip of the Peninsual, is stunning anytime, so it’s no surprise that Gills Rock is a favorite for fireworks viewing for many in Door County! The festivities feature food and refreshments from 5pm, live music with River City Six from 6-9pm, the Color Guard and Boat Regatta at 7pm, and of course, fireworks at 9pm! Bring your blankets and chairs for and watch from the lawn. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a phenomenal meal with a spectacular view at the Shoreline Restaurant right in Gills Rock!

July 4, 2017 Celebration & Fireworks – Sturgeon Bay

The Independence Day celebration in Sturgeon Bay begins at 5pm on July 4th at Sunset Park. The park has lots of great equipment for the kids, and there will be live music to keep your feet moving! Brats, dogs, and burgers from Pioneer Fire Department as well as beer and wine for sale, and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center’s Ice Cream Social offers something for your sweet tooth!


Last Minute Lodging in Door County: Independence Weekend 2017


Stone 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! There are just a few rooms still available for this weekend and 4th of July with no minimum stay requirement! Live music at Stone Harbor on Saturday and Sunday, and on the 4th of July before the fireworks! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.stoneharbor-resort.com/ (920) 746-0700

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. Rooms are still available for July 4 & 5. Offering King Whirlpool rooms,Premium King Rooms,  Lodge Rooms, Deluxe 2 Queens, One-Bedroom Suites, and the Evergreen Suite (perfect for larger groups). Amenities include a heated pool, wifi, breakfast lounge, outdoor grill and fire ring, playground, and a sitting area with a fireplace, computer area, patio, laundry and fitness center. Some suites and rooms have fireplaces, Continental Breakfast is included with your stay and Free WiFi in all rooms. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.openhearthlodge.com/ (920) 854-4890 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Nordic Lodge in Sister Bay is located in a quiet wooded setting at the south end of Sister Bay offering the “ambiance of peaceful, isolated luxury,” and is just a brief walk from Pebble Beach and a short jaunt from Bay Ridge Golf Course. We are just minutes away from downtown Sister Bay and the beach, and surrounded by tons of relaxing and family activities.

  • July 2nd: 1 King Room available
  • July 3rd: 2 Doubles Rooms open (2 double beds each) for 7/3 -7/4 (2 nights); 1 room –2 double beds for a week stay; and 1 King Room for 7/3-7/6.
  • July 4: several rooms available for 2+ night stays, plus some for 1 night.

Each room at the Nordic Lodge gets to enjoy their own private patio or balcony. All guests have access to a beautiful heated indoor pool; relaxing, clean whirlpool; spacious exterior deck; and a microwave in the lobby and wireless internet. Light continental breakfast and juice are served each morning. Door County Coffee Co. coffee and tea are served throughout the day. Hot apple cider is served afternoons in the fall. We also provide complimentary bottled water and popcorn at all times in our Lobby. Ask about Romantic Getaway, Dinner and a Play, and Family Fun Packages, and visit online for more information. http://www.thenordiclodge.com/ (920) 854-5432

The Ridges Inn & Suites in Baileys Harbor has been making improvements all winter and will start 2017 with freshly painted guest rooms, new carpeting in nearly all guest rooms and all cottages, new Serta Signature Suite Plush 13″ mattresses and box-springs at the inn, new linen packages, including, sheets, comforters and bath linens, and a brand new highway sign to greet you! Rooms are still available this 4th of July weekend!

1-3 Night Stays over the holiday weekend:

  • Twin Cedars North and South available for July 4 only. (Twin North has 3 Queen beds and Twin South has a single Queen bed. Rates for each are $179 North and $119 South)
  • Birchwood Cottage available July 4 & 5 only ($139 + tax per night)
  • Single Classic Room w/ 2 Queens available July 3 & 4 only ($139 + tax per night)
  • Deluxe Room w/ Queen bed available July 3-5 ($149 per night + tax)

Rooms available for holiday weekend June 30th-July 5th:

  • Two Deluxe Plus Rooms w/ single Queen bed and whirlpool ($159/night + tax holiday rates from July 2-5)
  • The Carriage Suite w/ 1 King, whirlpool, and screened-in porch ($209/night + tax holiday rates from July 2-5)
  •  “Honeymoon” Guest House Suites w/ whirlpool & balcony patio. Lake Iris has Queen and Wicker has King ($209/night + tax, for July 2-5 holiday rates)
  • The Loft Cabin w/ King bed downstairs, 2 Twin beds in the loft upstairs, full kitchen, and patio w/ picnic table and charcoal grill. ($239/night + tax holiday rates from July 2-5)

The rates are for 2 occupants, with additional fees of $10 per night per person, or $5 per night per child. As always, 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! http://www.ridgesinn.com/ (920) 839-2127  *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

The Coachlite Inn & Suites in Sister Bay has rooms available for your dates! Set in the quiet of the pines, the Coachlite Inn & Suites offers the illusion of seclusion, while still being just one half mile from the heart of Sister Bay.  We have the following available…

  • A classic 1 queen room July 3rd for 1 night $139+tax
  • A classic 2 doubles room July 4th for 1+ nights for $139+tax.
  • Private Pond Suite available starting July 3rd until July 12th for $219 plus tax per night:1 king bed, a double hot tub, a full kitchen and sitting area with a 3 way fireplace and a private outdoor patio area with a view of 2 ponds and a small waterfall with a private parking area.

Enjoy complimentary Door County Coffee and Tea in the lobby and the Deluxe Continental Breakfast served daily during the season, soak in the whirlpool, sit by the Koi filled garden pond, use the ring of fire, or cook on the BBQ grill. All rooms come with Flat Panel televisions with extended cable TV, DVD players, Wi-Fi throughout the property, coffeemaker, hair drier, microwave and mini-fridge, as well as access to our outdoor whirlpool/hot tub. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.coachliteinn.com/ (920) 854-5503

Pine Grove Resort is located in Ephraim and offers a piece of natural, pristine shoreline, and private sand beach, as well as luxury suites with private whirlpool baths, a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, and pool sundeck, overlooking Eagle Harbor. We have just a few rooms left for July 3 & 4. Our availability is as follows:

  • July 3: One King- Partial View at $169/night plus tax & Two Queens-Partial View at $174/night plus tax.
  • July 4:  One King- Full View $199/night +tax; One King- Partial View $169/night +tax; Two Queens- Partial View $174/night +tax; & Two Queens- Full View $194/night +tax.

We are just minutes from Peninsula State Park, and surrounded by golfing, fishing, and tons of relaxing and family activities. We also offer a variety of packages including a Dinner & Play Package, Romance Package, family package, and Golf Package.  For more information about our packages, room styles, and pictures of our rooms and resort, call or visit online please! http://pinegrovedoorcounty.com/  (920) 854-2321

Newport Resort in Egg Harbor has a 2-Bedroom Suite available for Sunday 7/2 only for $299 + tax. Located in Egg Harbor near many of Door County’s shops, restaurants, scenic parks and a variety of attractions, Newport Resort offers one and two bedroom suites featuring whirlpools, fireplaces and kitchens. On-site amenities include indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center. Free WiFi and Continental Breakfast included. Outside enjoy the picnic grilling area with fire table, free use of bikes, and a children’s playgrounds both inside and outdoor. http://www.newportresort.com/ (920) 868-9900

Ephraim Shores Resort is located in the heart of Ephraim, with a beautiful view of Eagle Harbor. We have a few rooms for Tuesday, July 4 and Wednesday, July 5. 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! Please call for more information or visit online! http://ephraimshores.com/ (877) 854-2371 or (920) 854-2371

Parkwood Lodge in Fish Creek has 1 Deluxe Kitchenette available for Sunday, July 2nd only, and 1 lodge room for up to 5 nights starting July 2nd. All of our rooms and suites are equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, phone, and cable television and free wi-fi. The resort has a large indoor pool, whirlpool, game room and play area with 10 acres of beautiful park-like grounds. Take a leisure walk on our wooded trails leaving right from our property! In the evening, relax around our bonfire area. Parkwood Lodge is located near Peninsula State Park on the north end of Popular Fish Creek near shops, restaurants and several venues for performing arts. We are a family owned resort and our atmosphere is casual, relaxed, and friendly. http://www.parkwoodlodge.com/ (920) 868-2046 or (800) 433-7592

Hillside Inn of Door County is located in Ephraim with gorgeous views of the water from private and shared balconies. We do have some rooms available July 4th, 5th, and 6th. The Inn has been luxuriously renovated with careful attention to preserving the original integrity and simplicity of this white-painted landmark from the late 1800s, and features five beautiful adults only suites and two family friendly cottages with fireplaces, and elegant bathrooms. All rooms have in-room fireplaces and large walk-in showers, one suite has an in-room whirlpool as well. Continental Breakfast included. Small dogs considered with approval. http://www.hillsideofdoorcounty.com (920) 854-3272 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay is located on scenic Bay Shore Drive just 3 miles from shops, restaurants, scenic parks and a variety of attractions. We have a few one-bedrooms and a two-bedroom suite available on Tuesday, July 4. Westwood Shores offers one and two bedroom suites featuring whirlpools, fireplaces and kitchens and a breathtaking view of the bay from every suite. In addition to gift certificates, Westwood Shores offers great lodging packages, and ask about reservation Add-Ons including Flowers & Chocolate, a Relaxing Basket, Winery Tours, Spa Gift Certificates, and more! On-site amenities include indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center. Free paddle boats and row boats. Free property wide WiFi too! http://www.westwoodshores.net/ (920) 746-4057 or (800) 440-4057

The Ashbrooke is an adult vacation resort hotel – get away from it all! Located in the heart of Egg Harbor, you’ll find yourselves just minutes from fabulous shopping, delicious food, and lots of activities and entertainment. We have a few rooms left for 1 night stays on July 4th! 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! http://www.ashbrooke.net/ (877) 868-3113

The 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. 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. Rooms are available July 3-8 for 4th of July! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.whitelaceinn.com/ (877) 948-5223 or (920) 743-1105

The Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa, voted #1 Boutique Spa in Wisconsin by Milwaukee Magazine, is located just outside bustling Fish Creek, this is a great spot to begin any adventure, and a great place to relax. This 4th of July weekend, we have options available for Sunday through Thursday evenings including some rooms available on Tuesday, July 4th. Each of our rooms have a kitchenette and fireplace. We have a continental plus breakfast every morning from 7-10am. We sit on 200 acres, so we have hiking and biking trails available for your use and leisure. We have an outdoor heated pool (seasonal), grills, and picnic tables available for your usage. We also have a little pub bar in the lobby where you can purchase bottles of beer or soft drinks. Our best amenity is our Lavender Spa, where you can indulge and pamper yourself by getting either a 30 minute, hour long, hour and a half, or two hour long massage! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.settlementinn.com/ (920) 868-3524 or (877) 398-9308

AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from. We are located across from unique shops, & dining; by gorgeous Peninsula State Park; and few minutes to wineries, theaters, galleries and Peninsula Art School. Suites have a private whirlpool and fireplace! We have the following availability for this holiday weekend: 

  • Honeymoon Suite (July 2-5)
  • King Suite (July 2-5)
  • Single Queen 2nd Floor (July 2-5)
  • Double Queen (July 3-5)
  • Standard 1 Queen 1st Floor (July 3-5)

All of our packages include: 10% discount at the Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours; 10% discount at The English Inn Restaurant’s Friday Fish Fry, and Orchard Country Winery and Market; 5% discount at Renards Cheese; 10% discount at Hide Side Corner Store and at O’Meara’s Irish Shop; and a $5.00 gift card for Curt’s Oilerie & Spice Co. (All coupons only valid according to each establishment’s hours of operation during your stay.) We also feature a wonderful Indoor pool, whirlpool and sundeck. http://www.applecreekresort.com/ (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059

The Hilltop Inn is located just steps away from downtown Fish Creek, one of the most popular villages in the county. We still have rooms available for July 3 & 4. The Hilltop Inn’s spacious, deluxe town-homes place you at the doorstep of all Door County has to offer. Town-homes are pet-free and smoke-free. The Hilltop Inn has everything you need to enjoy your Door County vacation, including in-room whirlpools and fireplaces, full kitchens, WiFi, and outdoor heated pool and whirlpool (open Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day). Weekly discounts available. http://hilltopinndc.com/ (920) 868-3556 or (888) 868-3556

The Shallows Resort in Egg Harbor is a family-owned and family-friendly resort, with a variety of accommodations designed to meet your vacation needs. For July 4th we have: 1 Gatehouse suite available with 1 king, 1 queen sofa sleeper, fireplace and full kitchenette. Enjoy sunsets from the dock, or launch one more of their kayaks, canoes or rowboats, or try cast out a line and relax. Amenities include a heated pool with hot tub, tennis court, WiFi, picnic area with grill, and more! Please call for information or visit online! http://www.shallows.com/ (920) 868-3458 or (800) 257-1560 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Eagle Harbor Inn Hilda RoomEagle Harbor Inn is located across from the Bay, on the main street in Ephraim, this intimate and welcoming Bed & Breakfast Inn offers elegant Whirlpool Suites with kitchenettes and B&B rooms, providing a perfect balance of quaint charm with many resort amenities. Here is what we have available for 4th of July weekend…

  • July 2nd1 Inn Room (for night of the 2nd only); 3 One Bedroom Suites (1 for night of the 2nd only); 3 Two Bedroom Suites (2 for night of the 2nd only)
  • July 3rd9 One Bedroom Suites (One for night of the 3rd only); 1 Two Bedroom Suite
  • July 4th4 Inn Rooms (2 for night of the 4th only); 11 One Bedroom Suites (5 for night of the 4th only); 2 Two Bedroom Suites  (One for night of the 4th only)
  • July 5th4 Inn Rooms (3 for night of the 5th only); 9 One Bedroom Suites (8 for night of the 5th only); 3 Two Bedroom Suites (2 for night of the 5th only)

All of the distinctly decorated B&B Inn Rooms feature queen beds (1 w/ a double), all with a private bath, flat screen TV, DVD, cable, Wi-Fi, antique armoires and inviting chairs. The B&B is double occupancy, for 8 years old and up. A beautiful full breakfast is served in the Inn for guests that stay in our B&B rooms. In addition to the B&B, we offer elegant Whirlpool Suites perfect accommodations for couples and families. Each suite features a 6’ whirlpool in the master bedroom, two-way fireplace and a cherry wood Eastlake queen bed with down comforter & pillows. Also included is a private deck, a fully equipped apartment size kitchen with coffee maker, range, toaster, and microwave. Breakfast is not included for guests that stay in the suites but we do offer a lovely homemade Breakfast Basket (continental for two) which will be delivered to your door to start your day. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Commons complete with fitness room, sauna and indoor current pool, and a playground is available for the little ones. http://www.eagleharborinn.com/ (920) 854-2121 or (800) 324-5427

The Harbor Light Inn in Ellison Bay has several openings this weekend for your 4th of July getaway, rates from $149-$239 per night + tax. The Inn features three buildings, each with its own character and charm – The Main Inn, once a beautiful Victorian home, has queen and king suites rooms, with a private entrance and a balcony in each room; Troll Cottage, a quaint 2-bedroom cottage set back against the woods; and The Lighthouse Suites, which are located on the first and second floor of the old lighthouse! The open front yard offers a great view of the water and sunsets. A newly renovated Gathering Space offers a large full kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with a beautiful fireplace, perfect for group meetings or meals, or as a place for families and friends to play games, read books, or just relax. Three Night Minimum stay for 4th of July weekend dates. www.harborlightinndc.com  (920) 421-2233