May 25-27, 2018 Door County Festival of Nature 

Immerse yourself in the nature of Door County at this unique festival featuring educational events and classes throughout the county to help you connect with your surroundings, learn about local ecology, and be more informed about the importance of our conservation efforts on the Peninsula. This festival is made possible by The Ridges Sanctuary, The Door County Land Trust, Crossroads at Big Creek, The Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, and the Wisconsin DNR. For more information check out the Full Event Brochure.

May 26-27, 2018 20th Annual Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair

This year will be the 20th Annual Fine Arts Fair in Sturgeon Bay! This juried multi-media art show runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday in Sunset Park, and features over 100 artists from all over the country, as well as live entertainment, kids’ activities, tasty food, and more! For more info call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center: 920-743-6246 or 800-301-6695, or visit online at

May 26-27, 2018 46th Annual Maifest in Jacksonport

Locals and visitors alike look forward to the annual Maifest celebration on Memorial Weekend in Jacksonport, Wisconsin – on the “scenic side” of the Door Peninsula! This family-friendly festival features a juried art fair, a car show, concession stands with lots of fair fare, live music with Jerry Voelker & His Jolly Gents and the Modern Day Drifters, and a midway with kids’ activities including pony rides, inflatables, face-painting and more all weekend! On Saturday morning at 10:30am line up for the Maifest Parade, and Sunday at 9am you can participate in the 10K or 2 Mile Fun-Run at Lakeside Park, then head over to watch the Horse Pull! For the full events schedule visit

Find great dining options 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!

ENTER TO WIN 2018 Door County Restaurant Gift Certificates:

  1. DOWNLOAD Door County Chefs Dining App (FREE on the GooglePlay and iTunes App stores.)
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  3. POST A DINING SELFIE from a Door County eatery w/ the NAME of the establishment & hashtags:
    #SearchFindEat with the #DCChefsApp

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 DC Chefs App.

Last Minute Lodging in Door County: May 25-28, 2018

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. Rooms are available for 1 night stays on Friday and Sunday nights. *Due to a last minute cancellation we also have 1 room for all three days, and the Family Suite (up to 8 people) is also available. 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!  (920) 854-2321

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! Rooms are available this weekend with a 3 night minimum stay, but we also have some other openings:

  • Premier Suites are also available for just Saturday May 26th. Rates are $145 plus tax.
  • Grand Suites are also open for Thursday/Friday nights, and one for Friday night only. Rates are $129 plus tax for Thursday, and $169 plus tax per night weekend rates.
  • Premier Deluxe Suite is available for Friday/Saturday nights. Rates would be $169 plus tax per night.
  • The Farm House is available from Monday the 21st for 5 nights, checkout Saturday the 26th. $225 per night during the week, and $256 per night on Friday, plus tax.

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. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195

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. We have one Shoreside room with a king bed and one Gatehouse Suite for a three night or more stay over the Memorial weekend. 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! (920) 868-3458 or (800) 257-1560 *Dog Friendly with approval

The Ridges Inn & Suites in Baileys Harbor has freshly painted guest rooms with 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! We have rooms available this weekend with a 2 night minimum stay, some of which are suites with whirlpools and/or fireplaces, as well as some cottage type rooms! Some 1 night stays also available. 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! (920) 839-2127 *Dog Friendly with approval

Coachlite innThe 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, some with 2 night minimums and some open for 1 night stays! 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! (920) 854-5503

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. 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites are available this weekend starting May 26th. 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. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

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. A few 1 and 2 Bedroom Suites are still available for Friday and Saturday and Sunday nights this weekend for 2 or 3 night stays. 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. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-9919 or (800) 671-9190

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. Our availability and rates for the entirety of a stay from 05/25 until 05/27 for 2 adults per room is as follows (additional adults would be an additional $12 each per night, children ages 3-16 would be an additional $8 each per night, any pets would be an additional $20 each per night):

  • 1 BEDROOM SUITE – $290.00 plus tax -The Suite includes a bedroom with king size bed, full bath, complete kitchen, dining area and living room with fireplace and queen size sofa sleeper, Flat Screen, cable TV, & DVD included. Sofa Sleeper is available by request for third person and is accessible to those age 12 and under. (Max. Occupancy of 3 people)
  • 2 QUEENS ROOM – $208.00 plus tax – Each room has 2 queen sized beds, a private deck, cable tv, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, telephone, air conditioner, hair dryer, and private bath with shower. (Max. Occupancy of 4 people)
  • 2 DOUBLES ROOM – $208.00 plus tax – Each room has 2 double sized beds, a private deck, cable tv, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, telephone, air conditioner, hair dryer, and private bath with shower. (Max. Occupancy of 5 people)

1 and 2 night stays are available for Friday and Saturday nights. 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. (920) 854-5432 *Dog Friendly with 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! A variety of rooms are available this weekend with a 2 night minimum stay. 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! (877) 854-2371 or (920) 854-2371

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 do have one & two bedroom suites available Memorial Day weekend with a 3 night minimum stay. 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! (920) 746-4057 or (800) 440-4057

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 condos and motel rooms available this weekend for 2 and 3+ night stays. 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! (920) 854-2900 *Dog Friendly with approval

Rent Door County (Door County Property Management) offers a variety of private lodging options in Door County, Wisconsin. Properties are available for Memorial Weekend with a 3 night minimum stay. Waterfront and inland properties with great views and access to the natural beauty of the peninsula, as well as a host of amenities to enhance your stay! Some properties are open year-round and some are pet-friendly with approval. Visit online to view the properties, amenities, rates, and availability. (920) 854-4865 *Dog Friendly with approval

JR Vacation Rentals offers a variety of homes, cottages, cabins, and condos from Sturgeon Bay to Ellison Bay in Door County, Wisconsin. Properties are available for Memorial Weekend with a 2 night minimum stay. 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! email or call (888) 481-1935 *Dog Friendly with approval

Parkwood Lodge in Fish Creek features a variety of affordable room types including remodeled Lodge rooms, King Rooms, and Kitchenettes. Rooms are available this weekend with a 3 night minimum stay! 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. (920) 868-2046 or (800) 433-7592

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. Three rooms are still available for Memorial weekend! 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

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 for Memorial Weekend dates with no minimum stay requirement! Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-0700

The Water Street Inn in Ephraim has rooms available for Friday night only this weekend. The Inn features rooms with one King or 2 Queen beds, some with sofa sleepers – all with water views, WiFi, iphone docking stations, 42” smart TVs, Keurig coffee makers and refrigerators, and walk-in tiled showers. The Inn features a sand beach and dock, stone patio and fire pit, an outdoor heated swimming pool, lawn games, and more, all from a premier location in downtown Ephraim within walking distance of the public beach, water sport rentals, shops and restaurants. Please call or visit online for more info! (920) 854-2831

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. Just a few rooms available for Friday night only this weekend! 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! (920) 854-4890 *Dog Friendly with approval