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Christmas by the Bay Breakfast with Santa

Stone Harbor Resort

107 N. 1st Avenue
November 22, 2020 9:00AM to 11:00AM

On the last day of weekend-long Christmas by the Bay activities, treat yourself  and your family to a scrumptious breakfast with Santa on Sunday, November 22  at  Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. 1st Avenue, from 9-11am. Reservations are required.   920-746-0700

www.stoneharbor-resort.com

Children are encouraged to place their letters to Santa in the mailbox in front of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, 36 S. 3rd Avenue during the holiday season.

Happy holidays from the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center!

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Christmas by the Bay Parade

Throughout Sturgeon Bay

November 21, 2020 10:00AM

The Holiday Parade begins  at 10am followed by a meet and greet with Santa at the Door County Historical Museum,  and in-store specials throughout  the  Sturgeon Bay business districts.

The parade begins at Sawyer Park, marches up Oak Street, proceeds down Madison Avenue, crosses the Oregon Street  bridge, advances down Third, and ends at the intersection of Jefferson Street  and Third Avenue.

If you would like to participate in the parade, call (920) 743-6246 or email  vacation@sturgeonbay.net.   Animals are welcome in the parade and participation is free.    Presented with Nicolet National Bank.

Children are encouraged to place their letters to Santa in the mailbox in front of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, 36 S. 3rd Avenue.

All are welcome to join the family-friendly holiday festivities.

Happy Holidays from the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center and member businesses! Thank you for spending  the holidays in Sturgeon Bay and for shopping locally.

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Christmas by the Bay

Clock Tower, Third Avenue

November 20, 2020 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Kick off the holiday season with carolers during the annual tree lighting ceremony near the clock tower on Third Avenue on Friday, November 20, 2020!  The fun continues Saturday, with the Holiday Parade at 10am followed by a meet and greet with Santa at the Door County Historical Museum and many in-store specials. The weekend comes to a close during brunch with Santa at Stone Harbor Resort on Sunday 9:30-11am.

All are welcome to join the family-friendly holiday festivities.   For additional information, call: 920-743-6246; or email:   vacation@sturgeonbay.net.

Happy Holidays from the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center and member businesses! Thank you for spending the holidays in Sturgeon Bay and for shopping locally.

Presented with Nicolet National Bank.

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Thrills on Third

Throughout Sturgeon Bay

October 31, 2020 10:00AM to 1:00PM

A day of festive Halloween fun for the entire family! Activities include  a costume parade, costume contest, haunted house and food for purchase at Boys and Girls Club, slime making at the library, and trick-or-treating throughout downtown Sturgeon Bay.

Gather at  Community Foundation Square, 222 N 3rd Avenue   at 9:45am for costume judging.  The free costume parade is open to all, including pets!  Floats are not permitted.    At 10am, all participants will march down to   Martin Park, 207 S. Third Avenue for the   awarding of  the costume winners.

After the parade, participants are encouraged to walk back along Third Avenue to take part in trick-or-treating at participating businesses until 1pm.

For any questions please call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center: (920) 743-6246.

Sponsored by Quantum PC!

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Dark Songs

Third Avenue Playhouse

239 N. 3rd Avenue
October 24, 2020 7:30PM

30+ songwriters converge upon The Holiday Music Motel to collaboratively write and record a whole new slew of spooky songs to fit the season.  2 shows, 2 nights both starting at 7:30 at Third Avenue Playhouse.

https://www.holidaymusicmotel.com/

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Dark Songs

Third Avenue Playhouse

239 N. 3rd Avenue
October 23, 2020 7:30PM

30+ songwriters converge upon The Holiday Music Motel to collaboratively write and record a whole new slew of spooky songs to fit the season.  2 shows, 2 nights both starting at 7:30 at Third Avenue Playhouse.

https://www.holidaymusicmotel.com/

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Harvest Fest, Street Art Auction & Classic Car Show

Downtown Sturgeon Bay

September 19, 2020 9:00AM to 8:00PM

Usher in the spirit of autumn with a bountiful day on Third Avenue starting at 9am. Sturgeon Bay is the first Door County community to kick off the fall festivities for the season. The day features a classic car show (150+ cars), craft show, food and drink, in-store specials, children's activities and live entertainment. 

Throughout the day, head over to Martin Park to preview all of the "Cherries Jubilee" project  celebrating  20 years of Sturgeon Bay's  public art programming.   All  "Cherries" will  have been embellished by artists and   featured along the streets of Sturgeon Bay since mid-May. All  "Cherries Jubilee"  art  will be available for purchase during the live street art auction on Saturday, September 19  beginning at 5pm in Martin Park.  If   you  are  unable to attend, but are interested in purchasing one or more  pieces of art, please call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at (920) 743-6246 to place an absentee bid by Friday at noon.

Presented with Associated Bank.

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Bloody Mary Social at the Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

Bridge Up Brewing

129 N. Madison Avenue
August 9, 2020

Join Destination Sturgeon Bay and Bridge Up Brewing for the 1st Annual Bloody Mary Social!  More info coming soon!

920-743-6246

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Maritime on Madison

Sturgeon Bay's Greater West Side

Madison Avenue
August 8, 2020 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Enjoy a family-friendly day of live entertainment, food, drink, children's activities, vendors, in-store specials and more on Sturgeon Bay's west side waterfront as we close Madison Avenue to traffic for the day. Hosted in partnership with Door County Maritime Museum.

For more info about Maritime on Madison, call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center: 920-743-6246 or email: vacation@sturgeonbay.net. 

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Sail Thru the Avenues Sidewalk Sale

Throughout Sturgeon Bay

July 30, 2020 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Shop the streets throughout Sturgeon Bay and get super sales and deals at the annual Sail Thru the Avenues Sidewalk Sale from 9am to 5pm. Take advantage of the unique shops, boutiques, and retail outlets. Third Avenue will be closed to traffic from Jefferson St. to Michigan St. to provide a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.   However, the sales continue throughout all of Sturgeon Bay- including but not limited to- Jefferson Street, Madison Avenue, Egg Harbor Road, and Green Bay Road.  Enjoy  music by DJ Michael Raye, food and drinks, and family-friendly games and activities while you shop.

For more information please call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at (920) 743-6246 or email vacation@sturgeonbay.net.

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Sturgeon Bay Celebrates 4th of July

Sunset Park, 747 N Third Avenue

July 4, 2020 5:00PM to 10:00PM

Celebrate this Independence Day with a bang in Sturgeon Bay. The 4th of July festivities begin at 5pm at Sunset Park. Enjoy a variety of food and beverages, an old fashioned ice cream social and taking in the beautiful waterfront view. Unity the Band, a reggae band out of Milwaukee, will take the stage at 6pm and rock the park until dusk. The spectacular fireworks show will light up Sturgeon Bay’s sky at dusk (approximately 9 or 9:30pm).
Presented by  Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding.

For more information, please call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at (920) 743-6246 or email vacation@sturgeonbay.net.

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Door County Wine Fest

Sunset Park, 747 N 3rd Avenue

June 27, 2020 1:00PM to 5:00PM

 Join us for the fifth  annual  Door County Wine Fest on Saturday, June 27 in Sunset Park on the waterfront in historic Sturgeon Bay.  Savor unlimited tastings of award-winning Door County wines from 8  local wineries, enoy the taste creations of local chefs    and live    music along the water in one of Sturgeon Bay's most beautiful parks.    Event hosted by the Door County Wine Trail.

For more information:   http://www.doorcountywinefest.com/

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Steel Bridge Songfest

Third Avenue Playhouse

239 N. 3rd Avenue
June 13, 2020 7:30PM

The 16th annual Steel Bridge Songfest culminates with 30+ songwriters taking the stage for 2 nights and 2 different shows to showcase newly penned songs created just days before at The Holiday Music Motel. "music so fresh, it hasn't been written yet."  Steel Bridge Songfest is the Greatest Original Songwriters’ festival in the Midwest. Songwriters of national, regional, and local acclaim come together to write songs inspired by Sturgeon Bay’s Historic Steel Bridge.

Over 30 musicians perform at the festival each year. The live performances at Third Avenue Playhouse will showcase all of the newly written music as well as past favorites. A list of performers can be found on the festival website, and is updated as artists are confirmed.   

www.steelbridgesongfest.org

https://www.holidaymusicmotel.com/

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Steel Bridge Songfest

Third Avenue Playhouse

239 N. 3rd Avenue
June 12, 2020 7:30PM

The 16th annual Steel Bridge Songfest culminates with 30+ songwriters taking the stage for 2 nights and 2 different shows to showcase newly penned songs created just days before at The Holiday Music Motel. "music so fresh, it hasn't been written yet." 

Steel Bridge Songfest is the Greatest Original Songwriters’ festival in the Midwest. Songwriters of national, regional, and local acclaim come together to write songs inspired by Sturgeon Bay’s Historic Steel Bridge. Over 30 musicians perform at the festival each year. The live performances at Third Avenue Playhouse will showcase all of the newly written music as well as past favorites. A list of performers can be found on the festival website, and is updated as artists are confirmed.

Tickets are on sale now!  The 15th annual Steel Bridge Songfest culminates with 30+ songwriters taking the stage for 2 nights and 2 different shows to showcase newly penned songs created just days before at The Holiday Music Motel. "music so fresh, it hasn't been written yet."

Tickets are assigned seating.

Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 tickets are sold separately so please make sure to select correct date as tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.  https://www.steelbridgesongfest.org/

All tickets also include free entry to the after parties at venues TBA.

Hosted by the 501c3 non-profit, Steel Bridge Creative Foundation (formerly known as 'Citizens For Our Bridge'), all ticket sales and donations are tax deductible (donation receipts available upon request by contacting the foundation at http://www.SteelBridgeCreativeFoundation.org).

https://www.holidaymusicmotel.com/

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Annual Fine Art Fair

Martin Park, 207 S 3rd Avenue

May 24, 2020

New Location!!  Head over to beautiful  Martin  Park  in  downtown Sturgeon Bay  over Memorial Day Weekend 2020 for the 22nd  annual  Fine Art Fair. Find the perfect piece of handcrafted art from this popular two-day, juried event. A variety of mediums will be available including pottery, painting, jewelry, printmaking, metal and so much more. Admission is free to see over 100 artists  from around the U.S.

Kids and families are welcome to paint a wooden sturgeon and take it home. Don’t forget to visit the raffle tent to win a unique, masterpiece of art created by one of the featured artists at the event. Delicious food, children's activities, live entertainment and an awesome DJ  will also be on site. The Fine Art Fair happens on Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

For more information, please call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at (920) 743-6246 or email vacation@sturgeonbay.net.

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Annual Fine Art Fair

Martin Park, 207 S 3rd Avenue

May 23, 2020

New Location!!  Head over to  beautiful  Martin  Park  in downtown Sturgeon Bay  over Memorial Day Weekend 2020  for the 22nd annual  Fine Art Fair. Find the perfect piece of handcrafted art from this popular two-day, juried event. A variety of mediums will be available including pottery, painting, jewelry, printmaking, metal and so much more. Admission is free to see over 100 artists from around the U.S. 

Kids and families are welcome to paint a wooden sturgeon and take it home. Don’t forget to visit the raffle tent to win a unique, masterpiece of art created by one of the featured artists at the event. Delicious food, children's activities and live entertainment will also be on site. The Fine Art Fair happens on Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

For more information, please call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at (920) 743-6246 or email vacation@sturgeonbay.net.

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Winter Farmers Market

Prince of Peace Church

Corner of MIchigan & 18th Avenue
April 18, 2020 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Indoor Market with 20+ Local Artisans, Farm-Fresh Produce and Unique Crafts.

920-743-7750

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Winter Farmers Market

Prince of Peace Church

Corner of Michigan & 18th Avenue
March 21, 2020 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Indoor Market with 20+ Local Artisans, Farm-Fresh Produce and Unique Crafts.

920-743-7750

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Throughout Sturgeon Bay

March 14, 2020 11:00AM

Ease your winter doldrums with a bit o’ Irish cheer at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Sturgeon Bay!

Mark your calendar for March 14, 2020  and enjoy the festive parade and live entertainment offered at venues throughout the city. Stake out your spot for watching the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Paraders begin at 11 a.m. from Sawyer Park on the west side, proceed west on Oak Street  to Madison Avenue. Once on Madison, the parade heads north  onto Maple Street over the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge to Third Avenue.  At Martin Park, paraders turn onto Third Avenue and march to the finish at Jefferson Street.

Participation is free!

Presented with Kitty O'Reillys & Door County Medical Center.

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Winter Farmers Market

Prince of Peace Church

Corner of Michigan & 18th Avenue
February 15, 2020 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Indoor Market with 20+ Local Artisans, Farm-Fresh Produce and Unique Crafts.

920-743-7750

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Fire and Ice Gala

Stone Harbor Resort

107 N. 1st Avenue
February 15, 2020 6:00PM to 12:00AM

Put on your fanciest clothes Saturday evening for the annual Fire & Ice Gala & Benefit at Stone Harbor Resort. Dance the night away to music by FBI and the Untouchable Horns and participate in the live and silent auctions! This year's band  is  a powerful band with a blazing horn section, rocking rhythm, and amazing vocals. The dinner/dance sells out every year, so reserve your tickets early!  If you can't attend, you can still shop the silent auction by using the mobile app Handbid.com!  Black Tie Optional.

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Fire and Ice Festival

Sturgeon Bay

February 15, 2020

Join us on Saturday beginning at 9am as novice, intermediate, and advanced carvers compete for cash prizes in an ice carving competition. Event maps with the location of ice and snow blocks available at most businesses throughout the weekend or at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. Vote for your favorite carving at the Visitor Center, 36 S. Third Avenue before 3pm. The artist with the most votes receives the People's Choice Award!

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Love on Holiday

Third Avenue Playhouse

239 N. 3rd Avenue
February 8, 2020 7:30PM

Coming to a warm theater near you...

30+  songwriters take inspiration from local artists in a one-of-a-kind collaboration of image and song as The Holiday Music Motel hosts its annual winter celebration of the togetherness that only weatherbound isolation can bring.  Two nights, two different shows in the heart of downtown Sturgeon Bay.   

https://www.holidaymusicmotel.com/

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Love on Holiday

Third Avenue Playhouse

239 N. 3rd Avenue
February 7, 2020 7:30PM

Coming to a warm theater near you...

30+  songwriters take inspiration from local artists in a one-of-a-kind collaboration of image and song as The Holiday Music Motel hosts its annual winter celebration of the togetherness that only weatherbound isolation can bring.  Two nights, two different shows in the heart of downtown Sturgeon Bay.   

https://www.holidaymusicmotel.com/

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Holiday office party extravaganza

The Lodge at Leathem Smith

January 25, 2020

Call The Lodge at Leathem Smith at (920) 743-5555 to book a private table for your small business holiday party. A small (hardworking) team needs a party too! On January 17th or January 25th, holiday jubilations will abound with a carving station, seafood spread, pasta bar, appetizers, desserts, and craft cocktails. Book a table at this office party for a truly unforgettable night.

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Entrepreneurial Training Program - Door County

Door County Economic Development Corporation, 185 East Walnut Street, Sturgeon Bay

January 20, 2020

Successful business owners have a plan — let us help you build yours!

Whether your business is growing or brand-new, writing a business plan is critical to building a profitable venture, especially to attract financing from lenders or investors. 

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is eight efficient sessions to help you develop a plan for a thriving, profitable business. In this program, you will learn to identify customers, determine their needs and analyze that information into a feasible plan for starting or growing your business.

•  Organize and better manage your business.
•  Identify opportunities and market your business.
•  Understand and get your business financials in order.
•  Get funding for your business.
•  Write a detailed, comprehensive business plan.
•  Network with other entrepreneurs.
•  Develop a network with small business support services.

Your cost is only $250 if you complete an accepted business plan. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) provides the remaining $750 in tuition assistance. That's $1,000 worth of business training for $250!  Applications are available by calling 920-496-2117. You must both Register Online as well as Apply for the Grant here to by fully registered for this course.

For more information, contact:

Contact Tom Strong or
Janet Proctor at 920-743-3113 x 200

OR

(920) 496-2117
E-mail: sbdc@uwgb.edu

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Winter Farmers Market

Prince of Peace Church

Corner of Michigan & 18th Avenue
January 18, 2020 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Indoor Market with 20+ Local Artisans, Farm-Fresh Produce and Unique Crafts.

920-743-7750

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Holiday office party extravaganza

The Lodge at Leathem Smith

January 17, 2020

Call The Lodge at Leathem Smith at (920) 743-5555 to book a private table for your small business holiday party. A small (hardworking) team needs a party too! On January 17th or January 25th, holiday jubilations will abound with a carving station, seafood spread, pasta bar, appetizers, desserts, and craft cocktails. Book a table at this office party for a truly unforgettable night.

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Polar Plunge

Waterfront Mary's, 3662 N. Duluth Avenue

January 1, 2020

Polar Plunge at Noon. Music by Cathy Grier and friends. Loaded Bloody Mary’s. Come out to take the plunge, or just watch. You don’t want to miss this!

For more information, please call 920-743-3690.

http://waterfrontmarysbarandgrill.com/

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Polar Bear Plunge

Lakeside Park, Jacksonport

January 1, 2020

Door County’s festival season starts on January 1 at noon sharp when a large crowd gathers at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport to watch hundreds of human polar bears take an icy dash into Lake Michigan. Be a part of the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club’s  34th  annual plunge on January 1, 2020.

Contact: 920-360-4643 or   www.jacksonportpolarbearclub.com

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Book your company holiday party!

The Lodge at Leathem Smith

December 31, 2019

Book your company holiday party at The Lodge at Leathem Smith, and enjoy custom craft cocktails, a custom spread, and a festively warm atmosphere. Options are endless. Call Paul Meleen at (920) 743-5555 to book.

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New Year’s Eve Dinner

Lodge at Leathem Smith

December 31, 2019

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Book your company holiday party!

The Lodge at Leathem Smith

December 30, 2019

Book your company holiday party at The Lodge at Leathem Smith, and enjoy custom craft cocktails, a custom spread, and a festively warm atmosphere. Options are endless. Call Paul Meleen at (920) 743-5555 to book.

Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center
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Book your company holiday party!

The Lodge at Leathem Smith

December 29, 2019

Book your company holiday party at The Lodge at Leathem Smith, and enjoy custom craft cocktails, a custom spread, and a festively warm atmosphere. Options are endless. Call Paul Meleen at (920) 743-5555 to book.

Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center
920-743-6246

Book your company holiday party!

The Lodge at Leathem Smith

December 29, 2019

Book your company holiday party at The Lodge at Leathem Smith, and enjoy custom craft cocktails, a custom spread, and a festively warm atmosphere. Options are endless. Call Paul Meleen at (920) 743-5555 to book.

Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center
920-743-6246

Book your company holiday party

The Lodge at Leathem Smith

December 28, 2019

Book your company holiday party at The Lodge at Leathem Smith, and enjoy custom craft cocktails, a custom spread, and a festively warm atmosphere. Options are endless. Call Paul Meleen at (920) 743-5555 to book.

Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center
920-743-6246

Book your company holiday party!

The Lodge at Leathem Smith

December 27, 2019

Book your company holiday party at The Lodge at Leathem Smith, and enjoy custom craft cocktails, a custom spread, and a festively warm atmosphere. Options are endless. Call Paul Meleen at (920) 743-5555 to book.