Eat, Drink, and be Active! Door County is host to five different festivals this weekend from Sturgeon Bay all the way up to Ellison Bay! Check out all the fun below and book your stay on the Peninsula with our last minute lodging options. There will be lots of great food and drink at these daytime events, but don’t forget about breakfast and a night-cap! Find all of Door County’s fantastic restaurants, pubs, markets, wineries and more on the handy Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App available on iTunes and GooglePlay!

June 24, 2017 Paddlefest in Sister Bay

The natural beauty of Door County often brings that camera phone out to block your view, and while you capture pictures to last a lifetime, you might miss the memory of being here in the first place… so Sister Bay invites you to Unplug and Play – Out Doors! Take your pictures first, then put that phone away and get ready for Volleyball by the beach, a family-friendly Disc Golf tourney, Yoga on the Pier to restore your spirit, and of course Paddlefest! A chance for people of all experience levels to try out the latest kayaks and stand-up paddleboards at the beach. The experienced staff of Bay Shore Outfitters will be present to ensure your safety and enjoyment!


June 24, 2017 Open Door Pride Picnic

Door County’s first major Pride event, the Open Door Pride Picnic, will be held Saturday, June 24th at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay from 11am-4pm. There will be activities for all ages, vendors and entertainment including belly dancing by Andria of Dancin’ on the Door. Live music for the day features an incredible line up including Loretta Morgan, Ruby James, Dorothy Scott, Tarl Knight, Cathy Grier Allstar Troublemakers, Small Forest, Lurk Hards, Clean Room, Michael Bleck, Zoe Muzak, Johnny Delorit, Sophie Sputnik, and Katie Dahl. Sound services provided by Wired For Sound Rentals. Bring your own picnic or snacks and beverages, or pick up something delicious to go from one of Sturgeon Bay’s great near-by restaurants and enjoy lunch on the lawn! This event is free, family-friendly, and welcomes everyone – the Open Door Pride organization’s mission is to affirm our community’s diversity through inclusion for all.

Video: Cathy Grier Allstar Troublemakers


June 24, 2017 Door County Wine Fest

Like the Napa of the North, Door County’s orchard tradition branched out to include grape vineyards at some point, and so it is no surprise that we have eight unique wineries! These wineries will come together in Egg Harbor this Saturday for the Door County Wine Fest made possible by The Door County Wine Trail group and Egg Harbor Business Association.

The festival features unlimited tasting from Door County’s local wineries, as well as demonstrations, scrumptious food (including cheese of course!), and live music from the One 2 Many Band, and Robin Pluer & Friends!

Door County Trolley will be offering shuttle service 11:30am-6:30pm from the festival to Egg Harbor establishments including Egg Harbor Lodge, The Shallows, Birch Creek Music Center (for remote parking) and others. The Festival runs from 1-5pm. General Admission tickets are $45 at the gate or $40 online in advance, and includes: Unlimited tasting from 1-5pm (21+), Commemorative glass, Free trolley shuttle service, Entrance to demonstrations, access to the entertainment and food tents, and an incredible view of the Bay!


June 24 & 25, 2017 Ellison Bay Days 

The Ellison Bay Community Park will be full of fun for everyone during Ellison Bay Days! Bring the family, there will be kids’ activities and art demonstrations, an arts and crafts fair, some delicious food and drink, and live music! Get a great seat for the Parade Saturday morning at 11am, followed by Mad Dog & Merrill and live music by The Bittorf Brothers from Noon-3pm and Zydeco band Copper Box from 4-7pm. Sunday brings the delightful Bestminster Dog Show at 11ma followed by lots more live music by The Cowboy Church Band and Julian Hagen! On Saturday there will be a shuttle service from Ellison Bay Days to the Uncork Summer grounds so you can enjoy both events!

June 24, 2017 Uncork Summer Festival

The Uncork Summer Festival will be held at the Wickman House property on Saturday from 10am-4pm. A foodie’s dream come true, there will be wine and beer, hard cider, and an amazing array of different dishes from some of Door County’s best restaurants including the Shoreline Restaurant, Harbor Fish Market, Door County Creamery, and Ellison Bay’s own Fireside Restaurant and Wickman House of course, as well as Thyme Catering, Waseda Farms, and many more!

The Bar and Beverage Tent will be serving tasty concoctions, wine and beer, thanks to Wickman House and Mink River Basin. Enjoy live jazz music while you expand your palate, with Erin Krebs and local duo Katie Lott & George Sawyn! Admission is just $5 and Food and Drink Tickets are $5 each (one ticket per dish or drink).


June 24 & 25, 2017 – Door County Renaissance Faire

The Door County Renaissance Faire begins this weekend with 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.


Last Minute Lodging in Door County: June 23-25, 2017 

Parkwood Lodge in Fish Creek has a few Deluxe Kitchenette Rooms available for June 23-25. The resort has a large indoor pool, whirlpool, game room and play area with 10 acres of beautiful park-like grounds. We still have deluxe kitchenettes available this weekend!

  • Door County Wine Fest (June 24, 3017): Come join us for a fun weekend at Parkwood Lodge for the Second Annual Door County Wine Festival. Stay in a Newly Remodeled Deluxe Lodge room, with all new Queen plush beds, furniture, carpeting, flat screen T.Vs and more! Three night packages starting at $407 plus tax, for all three nights!

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

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. Motel rooms and Condos are available this weekend! Luxury condominiums are available with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, a master suite, gas fireplace, full kitchens, granite counter tops, stainless appliances and a patio/deck overlooking the waterfront. Waterfront Motel Rooms have patio doors which open to a private patio/balcony for viewing the spectacular Door County sunsets. Rooms are available with 1 or 2 queen sized beds with a full bath. All accommodations include a small microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker for your convenience. Onsite Marina and water view rooms invite you to stretch out on the sun deck and relax. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.theshorelineresort.com/ (920) 854-2900 *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. This weekend we have 3 two-bedroom suites open for the entire weekend, and one-bedroom suites for one night only either Friday or Saturday but not 2 nights in a row in the same unit. 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 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 Harbor Light Inn in Ellison Bay features three buildings, each with its own character and charm. For this weekend we have 1 King Room available on June 23. Rate is $179 plus tax. The Main Inn, once a beautiful Victorian home, has queen and king suites rooms, with a private entrance and a balcony in each room. www.harborlightinndc.com  (920) 421-2233

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! We have the following available for 6/23-6/25:

  • Deluxe King Room available from Saturday for $139 plus tax, then $109 during weekdays.
  • Deluxe Plus Queen Room Friday/Saturday for $149 plus tax per night.
  • Twin Cedars North available Thursday/Friday for $139/$169 per night, respectively, plus tax.
  • Lake Iris (Queen) and Wicker (King) Guest House Suites for $199 per night, plus tax.

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 summer; (920) 854-3266 winter office *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. Rooms are available this weekend! As 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

Hillside Inn of Door County is located in Ephraim with gorgeous views of the water from private and shared balconies. 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. Our north cottage is available for a three night stay, check in June 21, check out June 24. Continental Breakfast included. Small dogs considered with approval. http://www.hillsideofdoorcounty.com (920) 854-3272 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Ephraim Shores Resort is located in the heart of Ephraim, with a beautiful view of Eagle Harbor. It’s a “Shore thing” at Ephraim Shores! We have some rooms still available Friday night! Sorry, full on Saturday. 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

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. Rooms are still available with a 2 night minimum this weekend. 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 massagePlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.settlementinn.com/ (920) 868-3524 or (877) 398-9308

Eagle 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. All of the distinctly decorated B&B 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. We have just one room at the Inn available for Friday night only! We still have elegant Whirlpool Suites with 1 or 2 bedrooms available this weekend. They are perfect accommodations for couples and families. The suites are located in architecturally distinct houses, each containing several units. Each suite features a 6’ whirlpool in the master bedroom with rheostatic lighting, custom soaps & loofah, two-way fireplace and a cherry wood Eastlake queen bed with down comforter & pillow selection. Also included is a private deck, a fully equipped apartment size kitchen with coffee maker, range, toaster, and microwave. There are also TV/DVD, CD/iPod stereo, living/dining room, hair dryer & iron. 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. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.eagleharborinn.com/ (920) 854-2121 or (800) 324-5427

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 are happy to provide you with the following lodging options for the weekend of June 23rd – June 25th:

  • PARTIAL WATER VIEW (One Queen Bed) – Room with One queen bed and one sleeper sofa, Small Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker, AC, Flat Screen TV, Cable, 2 Chairs & Small Table. Middle of resort with a partial view of water from balcony. (Sleeper Sofa is not designed for guests over 12 years of age. Max. Occupancy is 3 people, depending on age of children.)
  • PARTIAL WATER VIEW (One King Bed) – Room with One king bed and one sleeper sofa, Small Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker, AC, Flat Screen TV, Cable, 2 Chairs & Small Table. Middle of resort with a partial view of water from balcony. (Sleeper Sofa is not designed for guests over 12 years of age. Max. Occupancy is 3 people, depending on age of children.)
  • WOOD VIEW (One Queen Bed) – Room with One queen bed and one sleeper sofa, Small Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker, AC, Flat Screen TV, Cable, 2 Chairs & Small Table. Wooded view from balcony. (Sleeper Sofa is not designed for guests over 12 years of age. Max. Occupancy is 3 people, depending on age of children.)
  • STANDARD ROOM (Two Queen Beds) – Room with Two queen beds, Small Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker, AC, Flat Screen TV, Cable, 2 Chairs & Small Table. Middle to back of resort with restricted water view from balcony. (Max. Occupancy is 4 people, depending on age of children.)

We have a 2 night minimum this weekend. 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

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. We still have King Rooms and a few 2 Doubles Rooms available this weekend. 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 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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 have a few Friday night stays available for this weekend. 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

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