July 27, 2017 Sail Through the Avenues Sidewalk Sale

Root Bistro on 3rd Ave. Sturgeon BayThis Thursday Sturgeon Bay’s annual Sail Through the Avenues Sidewalk Sale takes over the town from 9am to 5pm. Shop at your favorite spots for great sales and deals, and discover some new favorites! Third Avenue will be closed from Michigan St. to Jefferson St. as local shops, boutiques and retail outlets spill out onto the sidewalks inviting you in. Enjoy live entertainment from DJ Michael Raye, and stop in restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops like Root Bistro and 5th & Jefferson for delicious meals, snacks, and beverages to keep you sharp as you shop.

Don’t forget to check out the Benches by the Bay in front of local businesses throughout Sturgeon Bay. These incredible benches, painted and designed by local artists, will be auctioned off on Saturday, September 16 at the Harvest Festival to benefit the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. Absentee bid forms are available by clicking HERE and are accepted through Friday, September 15th at 3pm. For more info visit the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, call 800-301-6695 or visit Sturgeon Bay online.

July 29, 2017 Discover Carsville Day

Celebrate everything Carlsville has to offer in this annual festival taking place Saturday, July 29, 2017. Start the morning out with the family at the Discover Carlsville Parade, then spend the day exploring the Craft Fair, Winery Tours, and a Petting Zoo, and enjoy great food and live music at Schopf’s Dairy, the Door County Distillery, the Roadhouse of Carlsville, and Harbour Village.

There will also be a variety of special events throughout the day to keep your whole family busy and well entertained, from a Doggie Contest at Pet Expressions to the Wild West Reenactment and Cherry Pie Eating Contest at Door County Coffee & Tea. Get your hands (but mostly your feet) dirty at the Cherry/Grape Stomp at Door Peninsula Winery, and cool off at Harbour Village’s Water Slides and Water Wars. We bet you never knew how much there is to do in Carlsville – this is your chance to find out! Visit www.carlsvilledoorcounty.com for more information.

July 23-29, 2017 Door County Plein Air Festival Events & Exhibition

Every summer Door County welcomes dozens of dedicated artists to paint outdoors surrounded by the beauty of our Peninsula in the Door County Plein Air Festival, presented by the Peninsula School of Art! Spectators may enjoy artist demonstrations throughout the festival and explore partner galleries where artists will be painting. Don’t miss Art & All That Jazz ($25 or Free for Palette Pass holders) Wednesday, July 26 from 7-9pm where you can enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres with live jazz and meet the artists! More special events feature Artists in the Wild; Arts & Architecture; Sunset & Nocturne Paint Out i; Artists with a View; and more, including participatory events like Live Auctions, Quick Paints, and a Kids’ Painting Event, and you can vote for your favorite artists at the Open Door Reception, and even take home an original piece of fine art! Events run July 23-29 and the Exhibition & Sale will be open July 29-Aug. 12, 2017. For more information and events schedule, visit the Door County Plein Air Festival online!

July 27-29, 2017 Burning Cow Music Festival

Don’t miss the Burning Cow Music Festival just north of Sturgeon Bay this weekend! Three days of live music from bands like Rebel Soul Revival, The Plott Hounds, Skinny Molly, Diemonds, Righteous Hillbillies, and more, plus, FREE Camping with your ticket purchase! The festival starts at 5pm on Thursday, July 27 and continues from 3pm to midnight on both Friday and Saturday. Saturday night the “Burning Cow” Effigy will be set ablaze to wrap up the event. Tickets are $40 in Advance for all 3 days, or $50 at the gate. Tickets for individual days available at the gate are $15/Thurs. – $20/Fri. – $25/Sat. For advance tickets and more information, visit http://www.burningcowfestival.com/.

Don’t go hungry – find all of Door County’s fantastic restaurants, pubs, markets, wineries and more with GPS directions and click-to-call phone numbers on the handy Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App available on iTunes and GooglePlay!

*Now includes upcoming events from our Door County Events Calendar!

Last Minute Lodging in Door County: July 28-30, 2017

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 our Private Pond Suite available for all 3 nights this weekend. 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

Parkwood Lodge in Fish Creek features a variety of affordable room types including our newly remodeled Deluxe Lodge rooms, Deluxe Kitchenettes (all with 2 Queen beds) and new Family Suites (sleeps up to 7). The resort also has King rooms and 1 Bedroom suites with wood burning stoves. Rooms are available for Saturday and Sunday nights this weekend (2 night minimum). 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

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. We have one condo open for Saturday & Sunday. 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

The Harbor Light Inn in Ellison Bay has 4 rooms still available on Sunday night.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. Welcoming individual room rentals as well as group rentals of the entire property for events and larger vacation gatherings. www.harborlightinndc.com  (920) 421-2233