April 20-22, 2018 Sassy Sisters in Sturgeon Bay

Grab your gal pals and get away to Door County this weekend for the annual “Sassy Sisters Weekend” in Sturgeon Bay, April 20-22, 2018. Bridgeport Waterfront Resort and Stone Harbor Resort have a great time planned for you with a 2 night lodging package. At Bridgeport Resort start the weekend right at the Friday Night Welcome Reception with cheese fondue & dippers and shop a variety of women’s specialty vendors! On Saturday & Sunday enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and a variety of relaxing “activities” from chair massages to group workouts, and a Saturday Evening Sip N Sign event! At Stone Harbor you can participate in the Murder Mystery Dinner by Rogue Theater ($35/each) and catch live music by Sideshow on Friday; and Paint & Sip Door County on Saturday ($35/each) with live music by Panic Station on Saturday night. Activity Sign Up will be available at check in for each resort. Throughout the weekend explore Door County’s shopping and dining scene with your best girls! Reservations: Bridgeport Resort (800) 671-9190; Stone Harbor Resort (920) 746-0700.

April 19-22, 2018 30th Annual Brown Trout Tournament

This year is the 30th Annual Brown Trout Tournament, April 19-22, 2018. The top 40 fish caught in Door or Kewaunee waters receive cash prizes including 1st Place: a $1,500 Value Prize Package including $800 in cash and a Door County Vacation Package! Organized by the Baileys Harbor Community Association there are over $7,000 in prizes to be won and tickets are only $25. Participants can fish in both Door & Kewaunee county waters on the bay and lake side. Fish can be caught from a boat or from the shore. There are weigh in stations at Baileys 57 Gas Station, Howie’s Tackle in Sturgeon Bay, and Kaps Marina on Washington Island. Tickets will be for sale until close of business Friday April 20 and can be purchased ahead of time using a credit card. TICKETS MUST BE IN HAND BEFORE FISHING AND WEIGHING IN. Join other anglers and spectators between 9am and Noon on Sunday for the Final Weigh In & Awards Ceremony at the Baileys Harbor Fire Station. Enjoy food and drinks and check out the top 5 fish on display. Live music from 11am-2pm with Frank Maloney & his Big Country Unit. For all ticket outlets, weigh in times and locations, and more information or to purchase tickets, please visit BaileysHarbor.com, email us at info@baileysharbor.com or call 920.839.2366.

Find great dining options on the Door Peninsula with click-to-call phone number and GPS directions, and check out upcoming events throughout Door County with the FREE Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App!

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Click on the Official Rules for more info and photo winner selection!

For more information about festivals, live music, theatre and more on the Peninsula, visit our Door County Events Calendar (upcoming events are also accessible from the Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App).

Last Minute Lodging in Door County: April 19-22, 2018


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! Rooms are available this weekend for your getaway to Door County, with no minimum stay requirement! LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.stoneharbor-resort.com/ (920) 746-0700


Bridgeport Resort in the center of historic Sturgeon Bay offers an array of on-site recreational amenities including indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools with an indoor splash park and playground for the kids, a whirlpool, a sauna, and a fitness center. Bridgeport Waterfront Resort is located in the center of historic Sturgeon Bay with exceptional access to all of Door County, Wisconsin’s quaint shops, award winning restaurants, scenic parks and wide variety of attractions. All Suites Include: In Room Whirlpool, Snack Bar or Full Kitchen, King Bed, Hair Dryer, TV and DVD Player, Glasses and Silverware, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Iron and Ironing Board and a Guest Service Directory. Rooms are still available this weekend! LODGING SPECIALS and LODGING ADD-ONS. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.bridgeportresort.net (920) 746-9919 or (800) 671-9190

Hillside Inn of Door County is located in Ephraim with gorgeous views of the water from private and shared balconies. Our Trillium room is available for this weekend. 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. Call for more information or visit online. http://www.hillsideofdoorcounty.com (920) 854-3272 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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. We have 2 two bedrooms and 2 three bedrooms available this weekend. All of our units have a king bed in the master bedroom, full kitchen, whirlpool in the master bath, gas fireplace in the living room, and private deck overlooking Lake Michigan. We have an indoor pool, whirlpool, and sauna, and are non-smoking and pet free. Two night minimum stay. Enjoy dinner with a view at the adjacent Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant to wrap up your day. LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.gliddenlodge.com/ (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

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. We have availability in all types of suites for April 19 – 22 with no minimum stay requirement. We are offering a special during April: Stay 3 Nights for the Price of 2! Bay Shore Inn offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites, all with private decks to watch the sunset over Potawatomi State Park. Featuring updated kitchens with granite counters, WIFI, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, game room, sand beach to lounge, campfire area, bikes, paddle boats, kayaks, tennis, basketball courts and more! LODGING SPECIALS. Please call for more information or visit online! http://bayshoreinn.net (800) 556-4551

Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay is located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, recreation, a grocery store and the beach/marina/waterfront park in Sister Bay! We have lots of rooms open for both dates this weekend! Premier Suite goes for $85+tax a night (Sun-Thurs) and $105+tax a night (Fri-Sat). We have an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, an exercise room, free Wi-Fi and we also offer a continental breakfast each morning. Take a look at all of our suites and facilities under the Lodging Options tab on our webpage. LODGING SPECIALS. Please call for more information or visit online! http://birchwoodlodge.com/ (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195

Beachfront Inn, located on the water in Baileys Harbor offers warm hospitality while providing guests a place to relax, enjoy the ambiance, and make new memories. Guests may enjoy campfires on the sand beach, outdoor heated pool, free WI-FI and a simple breakfast each morning in the office. We have rooms available for $75 or $94 per night. It is our season opening weekend! Beachfront welcomes dogs in designated rooms with prior approval. A variety of lodging specials are available to enhance your stay! LODGING SPECIALS. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.beachfrontinn.net/ (866) 251-0750 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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. B&B rooms are available this weekend! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.whitelaceinn.com/ (877) 948-5223 or (920) 743-1105

JR Vacation Rentals offers a variety of homes, cottages, cabins, and condos from Sturgeon Bay to Ellison Bay in Door County, WisconsinProperties are available this weekend for 2 and 3 night stays, depending on where in Door County you would like to be, if you are traveling with a pet, and whether you want to be inland or on the water. JR’s waterfront, beachfront, and wooded lot properties offer access to the natural beauty of the peninsula. All properties have furnished kitchens for cooking, and some have fireplaces or firepits, perfect for family time! Sheets, bath towels, and kitchen towels are not included with rentals, so bring your own or inquire about renting them from JR Vacation Rentals (see lease for pricing). Some properties are open year-round, and some are pet-friendly with approval. Check in and check out occur at the J R Vacation Rentals Office located at 53 W. Spruce St., Sturgeon Bay, WI. Visit JR online for more information and to search for the perfect vacation rental for your stay! http://www.jrvacationrentals.com (888) 481-1935

The Coachlite Inn & Suites in Sister Bay has rooms available this weekend from $89-139 per night plus tax. 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. 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. LODGING SPECIALS. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.coachliteinn.com/ (920) 854-5503

Dreamland Properties of Door County, WI offers a variety of private lodging options in Door County, WisconsinThis weekend we have Stone Ridge wooded property that sleeps 12-14 in Bailey’s Harbor available at $375 per night for 3+ night stays, or $375/night plus a $125 cleaning fee for less then 3 nights. Waterfront and Wooded properties offer stunning views of the peninsula’s natural beauty, and a host of amenities to enhance your stay including fireplaces, row boats, WiFi, picnic areas, decks and patios, A/C, fire pits, grills, private beaches, and more! Some properties are open year-round and some are pet-friendly with approval. Visit online to view the properties, amenities, rates, and availability.  http://www.doorcountyvacancies.com/ (920) 737-4823 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL