In Door County, we believe that the best memories are made when the community comes together to celebrate the beauty of the peninsula and its quality of life. That’s why, no matter what time of year you visit, there is always a plethora of fun-filled events to attend! During your stay with us at The Ashbrooke, we encourage you to check out these upcoming Door County events and make lifelong memories you’ll be talking about for years to come.
8 Door County Events You’ll Love
Tall Ship Festival (August)
The Tall Ship Festival in Door County is a 3-day celebration of Door County’s maritime history. The event will be filled with fantastic sites, a seemingly endless amount of fun for the whole family, and fascinating history to explore. From onboard ship tours to live entertainment, this festival has everything you need for a full day of excitement on the water.
Door County Fair (August)
The Door County Fair is a highly anticipated event full of classic carnival fun and exciting events unique to the region! Take a ride on the Ferris wheel, meet a wide array of farm animals, or catch a concert by local artists! You also won’t want to miss thrilling events such as the Demolition Derby, Motorcycle Race, or the Drill Team Competition. It’s the perfect option for a memorable date night or a fun day out with your friends!
Cherry Fest (August)
Door County is known for its deliciously sweet cherries, and the annual Cherry Fest celebrates the harvest of Wisconsin’s beloved fruit. You’ll find fresh cherry baked goods, historical displays, arts and crafts, and so much more! If you’ve never had a cherry pie from Door County, we highly recommend this Door County festival! You’ll thank us later.
Sister Bay Marina Fest (September)
Held the Saturday before Memorial Day, the Sister Bay Marina Fest is one of the most popular Door County events. With Door County live music, an abundance of food and beverages, fireworks, and a water ski show by The Waterboard Warriors, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this unique festival.
Harvest Festival and Street Auction (September)
Celebrate the bountiful beauty fall brings to Door County at the annual Harvest Festival! In addition to enjoying stunning autumn views, you can attend a classic car show, craft fair, and in-store specials. Food vendors and live entertainment will also be available for guests. After the festival, be sure to stick around for the Street Art Auction!
Sister Bay Fall Fest
Known as the “Grandaddy” of all Door County Festivals, the Sister Bay Fall Fest is a very popular fall event. It will be celebrating its 72nd year with a classic car show, arts and crafts, a fun parade, and the famous Ping Pong Ball Drop! This event is one of the most anticipated on the entire peninsula, making it an absolute must during your visit!
Pumpkin Patch Festival (October)
The Pumpkin Patch Festival is a carnival that celebrates the true autumn spirit! Unleash your inner child on the carnival rides, browse the creative pumpkin and scarecrow displays, be wowed by a roaming magician, or participate in a silent auction! It’s a weekend full of great food, fun, and autumn harmony.
Jack-O-Lantern Days (October)
Put the “eek” in Fish Creek during Jack O’ Lantern Days, a local Halloween celebration. Although this is a family friendly event, adults will find plenty of fun things to do! Enjoy an Adults Only Art Night at Hands On Art Studio, a trolley ghost tour, an interactive owl demonstration, a costume contest, and so much more!
Need a Place to Stay? Look No Further Than The Ashbrooke
Located in the heart of Door County, you’ll never be far from all the fun and everything there is to experience in this beautiful region. Our laid-back adults-only hotel creates uninterrupted bliss that is perfect for the relaxing getaway you’ve been craving.