~Fireworks & Festivities~

July 3 & 4 Egg Harbor Independence Day Celebration

On July 3rd head for Harbor View Park (7809 Hwy 42) for live music by Modern Day Drifters from 5-9:30pm and food and refreshments from 4-10pm. The Fireworks Display voted Best of Door County starts at dusk on Tuesday evening! July 4th brings Egg Harbor’s Independence Day Parade at 1:30pm running south from Church Street, followed by the UW-Madison Marching Band performing 5th Quarter in Harbor View Park (sponsored by Main Street Market and Nancy & Jim Forbes).

Eat Local:  Shipwrecked Brew Pub (now open in their brand new building!), Greens N Grains Cafe & Market

July 4 Sturgeon Bay Celebrates

The festivities in Sturgeon Bay will be held at Sunset Park (747 N. 3rd Ave.) beginning at 5pm with an old-fashioned ice cream social complete with Door County Cherries, as well as Sno Cones and slushies. Come hungry, there will be lots of delicious food on the grill including Wisconsin fish, brats, dogs, and burgers, as well as cheese curds, nachos, and drinks for all ages. Live music starts at 6pm with Unity the Band playing until the fireworks display begins over the water at dusk (presented by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding).

Eat Local: Get Real CafeScaturo’s Baking Co & Cafe5th and Jefferson CoffeeSonny’s Italian Kitchen and PizzeriaRoot Bistro & Wine Bar

July 4 Baileys Harbor Fourth of July Celebration

Start your day right with the Baileys Harbor Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast from 7:30am to 10am at 2404 Park Road, then wander around the Town Hall lawn for the Arts & Crafts Fair from 8am-5pm (also on Tuesday!), and at 9am hurry into the Town Hall for the Baileys Harbor Women’s Club Strawberry Fest – they’ll sell until gone! Kids can enjoy horse and pony rides and bouncy houses throughout the day. Get your spot saved to watch the parade at 10am running North to South from the Ridges Sanctuary. The Food Court and Beer Stand will be open from 10am-5pm and live music from Copper Box will keep your foot tapping from 11am-3pm. At 7pm listen to patriotic music by the Peninsula Symphonic Band until the fireworks start at dusk.

Eat Local: PC JunctionCustard’s Last StanHarbor Fish Market & Grille

July 4 Gills Rock Celebrates 4th of July

There will be a variety of food and beverages available for purchase starting at 5pm with live music from 6-9pm. Watch the boat regatta at 7pm, and settle in for the fireworks display at dusk.

Eat Local: The Fireside RestaurantThe Shoreline Restaurant

July 4 Washington Island Celebrates

Gather at the Washington Island Fire Department from 7-10am for their Pancake Breakfast and check out the firefighting equipment! Breakfast is $8/adults and $5/kids with proceeds helping to pay for future equipment. Spend a lovely day on the island then head over to the Baseball Field for the Fireworks display at dusk (around 8:30pm).

July 7 Sister Bay Freedom Fest

Spend your Saturday in Sister Bay celebrating Independence Day week! The festivities run from 10am-10pm staring with delicious brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, beer, and refreshments by the Sister Bay Lions Club. There will also be Kids Activities including fun inflatables and a bungy trampoline to keep the fun going, and a fireworks display at dusk.

Eat Local: Base Camp Coffee BarDoor County CreameryLa Cocina Catering, LLCSummer KitchenWilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream

July 7 Fish Creek Summer Fest Concert & Fireworks

Clark Park in Fish Creek will be hopping all evening on Saturday, July 7th with live music, good eats, cold drinks, and a spectacular fireworks display over the bay at dusk.

Eat Local: Cookery Restaurant & Wine BarThe English InnFish Creek GrillGibraltar GrillJuniper’s Gin JointNot Licked Yet Frozen CustardWhite Gull Inn

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Last Minute Lodging in Door County: July 3-8, 2018

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. For July 3-8th the average rate is $159 plus tax per night with a 3 night minimum stay, though a few 1 and 2 night options may be available as the dates approach. 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. LODGING SPECIALS. Please call or visit online for more information. http://www.parkwoodlodge.com/ (920) 868-2046 or (800) 433-7592

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 several rooms and suites available for the 4th of July week, and a few open for just 1 or 2 nights. Prices range from $139-$199 + tax per night. 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. LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.ridgesinn.com/ (920) 839-2127 summer; (920) 854-3266 winter office *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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. Rooms and suites are available with a 3 night minimum stay, as well as a few 1 and 2 night options available! 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. 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

Birchwood LodgeBirchwood 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 do still have a few Premier Suites for July 3-5 with a minimum stay, as well as two Village Homes available for July 6-8. 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

Coachlite innThe Coachlite Inn & Suites in Sister Bay has several rooms and suites available for the 4th of July week, and a few openings for just 1 or 2 night stays! 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

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 one 2-Bedroom Condo for July 3 & 4 & two 1-Bedroom Condos for July 7 & 8. 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

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 are full on July 3-5, but have a few rooms left for the following:

  • July 6/7 – one-bedroom and two-bedrooms starting at $284 per night.
  • July 1 & 2 – a few rooms available at a special rate of just $199/night.
  • Anytime from July 1-13 – A two bedroom one bath duplex apartment available – not in the main building that is available for $239 per night.

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! LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information and reservations! http://www.westwoodshores.net/ (920) 746-4057 or (800) 440-4057

Eagle Harbor InnEagle 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.  Eagle Harbor Inn has one and two-bedroom whirlpool suites and also rooms in our bed and breakfast inn available for July 3-5, including some one night stays on July 3. On other nights, we have a two-night minimum.

  • 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.
  • Our elegant Whirlpool Suites 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. LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online. http://www.eagleharborinn.com/ (920) 854-2121 or (800) 324-5427

Egg Harbor Lodge sits atop the bluff overlooking the waters of Green Bay in Egg Harbor. Splash and swim in their outdoor pool or invigorate in the indoor whirlpool. We have a few rooms open on July 2 and 3 (2 Patio Kings and 2 Balcony Queens); we also have 1 Patio King open July 1-4, as well as 2 Balcony Queens on July 5 only and 1 Premium King for July 4 only. We also have availability for one night on Saturday July 7 in a Patio King. Most rooms have a 2 night minimum unless otherwise noted. Our rooms are superbly maintained and feature the artwork of Door County artists, king size beds, (a few have two queen size beds), microwaves, refrigerators and first-rate furnishings. Some rooms have double whirlpool baths. Our stone hearth suite may be Door County’s finest accommodation, offering two bedrooms, a kitchen, a whirlpool room and a huge stone fireplace. The view is breathtaking! LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.eggharborlodge.com/ (920) 868-3115 or theview@eggharborlodge.com

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 with no minimum stay requirement for 4th of July week – just a few rooms left for July 4th night so book ASAP! LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.stoneharbor-resort.com/ (920) 746-0700

Open Hearth Lodge

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 King Room available for July 3 & 4, as well as one room open for just 1 Night on July 3 and one 1 Night stay on July 5. 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. LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.openhearthlodge.com/ (920) 854-4890 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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. A few rooms are available for Saturday, July 7th for 1 night stays! 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.  LODGING SPECIALSFor 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

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