Thrills on Third

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

A day of festive Halloween fun for the entire family! Activites include pumpkin painting, a costume parade, costume contest, haunted house, slime making and trick-or-treating throughout downtown Sturgeon Bay.

For any questions please call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center: (920) 743-6246; or stop by the Visitor Center at 36 S. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay. You can also reach us via email: vacation@sturgeonbay.net.

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Harvest Fest & Street Art Auction

September 19, 2020
Third Avenue
9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Usher in the spirit of autumn with a bountiful day on Third Avenue starting at 9am. Features include a classic car show, craft show, food booths, in-store specials, children's activities and live entertainment. Preview unique street art and attend the live auction at 5pm in Martin Park!

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Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

August 8 - 9, 2020
West Waterfront - Madison Avenue
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

On Saturday,  enjoy a family-friendly day of live entertainment, food, children's activities and Classic and Wooden Boats  on Sturgeon Bay's West  Waterfront.

Hosted in partnership with Door County Maritime Museum.

Enjoy the 1st Annual Bloody Mary Social on Sunday, August 9, 2020 and watch the homemade boats in the  Sikaflex Challenge.

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

July 30, 2020
Throughout Sturgeon Bay
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Take advantage of great bargains and discover unique finds including art, textiles, and more during this citywide event from 9am-5pm! Third Avenue will be closed to traffic. Stop by for food, beverages, and entertainment.

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!

July 4, 2020
Sunset Park, 747 N. 3rd Avenue
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Join the 4th of July fun and festivities at Sunset Park! Food and drinks available beginning at 5pm along with live music by Unity leading up to a spectacular firework display at dusk!

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

Help us light up the sky!

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Lighthouse Festival

June 12 - 14, 2020
Door County Lighthouses

Explore and get an inside look at the many Door County lighthouses during the Door County Lighthouse Festival. This 27th annual, weekend event allows visitors to tour the inside of several lighthouses that are typically not open to the public year round.

Take a unique tour to view these lighthouses from different perspectives- Door County Trolley tour, driving or kayak around.  This is your chance to experience Sturgeon Bay lighthouses like you’ve never seen them before.

For more information contact the Door County Maritime Museum at (920) 743-5958.

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22nd Annual Fine Art Fair

May 23 - 24, 2020
Martin Park, 207 S 3rd Avenue

New Location!!  Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm at  beautiful  Martin Park  in downtown  Sturgeon Bay. 2020 marks the 22nd annual Fine Art Fair, a juried multi-media art show featuring fine art from artists around the U.S. Live entertainment, children’s activities, food, and more!

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Rotary Club Shipyard Tours

May 2, 2020
Shipyards on First Avenue
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what Sturgeon Bay’s working waterfront looks like from the inside? Get the inside scoop from shipyard specialists during tours at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Centerpointe Yacht Services. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss because the Shipyard Tours happen only one day of the year! Grab the family and join the city as we tour the Great Lake Fleet and how it works.

Tour Activities also include: Tour of the Coast Guard Cutter, the retired USCG Utility Boat and the Fred A. Busse and see the Selvick Marine Towing Tugboats. 

Tickets will be sold online only leading up to the event and then at the touring locations the day of the event. Due to the time constraints of a one-day event, only a limited number of tickets will be available for sale the morning of  the event.

Ticket information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14, 2020
Sturgeon Bay
11:00 am

Celebrate your Irish spirit in Sturgeon Bay by attending the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 11am. Participation is free.

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Fire and Ice Festival

February 15, 2020
Sturgeon Bay
9:00 am

Stroll around town to witness novice and professional carvers turn blocks of snow and ice into works of art beginning at 9am!

Saturday evening the fun continues during the annual Fire & Ice dinner, dance and live auction, with live music by The FBI and Untouchable Horns at Stone Harbor Resort. Reservations are required. Call 920.743.6246 for details.



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Christmas by the Bay

November 22 - 24, 2019
Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay is getting ready to announce, “Happy Holidays!” at the annual Christmas by the Bay event November 22-24, 2019. You don’t want to miss out on the numerous family holiday activities and memories that will be made.

What better way to bring in this holiday season than with a tree lighting ceremony? Head to the Third Avenue Clock Tower, 327 Kentucky Street, on Friday  at 6pm to countdown the tree lighting ceremony.

The tree will be lit by the Mayor of Sturgeon Bay at 7pm!  Sing along to holiday tunes with the talented Hervy Hodges, Mike Raye, and Josh Gregory.

Listen to the beautiful sound of carolers as the Sturgeon Bay High School Choir carols along Third Avenue. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around town on a horse-drawn wagon ride from 6-8pm, sponsored by Door County Medical Center.

Get ready for the festive holiday parade on Saturday, November 23 at 10am. 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.


Meet and take pictures with Santa on  Saturday  at the  Door County Historical Museum, 18 N. 4th Avenue, from 11am-2pm. 

Don’t forget to ride the horse-drawn wagon and  Door County Trolley from 11am-2pm!  Pick up is at Community Foundation Square on Kentucky Street. (Trolley rides available until 2pm, compliments of Door County Eye Associates and  Sherry’s Hallmark Shop)

Stop over to the Door County Library from 11am-2pm to warm up and watch classic holiday movies with Ms.  Beth! 

Treat yourself to a scrumptious breakfast with Santa on Sunday   at  Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. 1st Avenue, from 9-11am. Reservations are required.

Children are encouraged to place their letters to Santa in the mailbox in front of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, 36 S. 3rd Avenue, beginning Friday, November 22.

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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