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Responsibly Enjoying the Natural Wonders of Sturgeon Bay

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Door County is committed to preserving and protecting what makes the peninsula and surrounding islands so special. Learn more about our current and upcoming initiatives to help ensure Door County remains the truly special place it is today and for generations to come—for both residents and visitors alike. 

Click here to download our Sturgeon Bay Parks Guide

 

Door County is a truly special place. Its peaceful beauty and cultural heritage are what draw so many adventurous spirits to this place we call home. It is in our nature and wholesome midwestern genes to share what we love with others.

In collaboration with partners communities like Sturgeon Bay, we envision a premier, continuous, permanently protected Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The Ice Age Trail is a place where all people may enjoy glacial landscapes and cultural histories, while finding an enduring spiritual connection to the land.

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people every year. Enjoy your world. Leave No Trace.

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Winners will be announced (via email) after the contest has ended on August 31 – so stay tuned.

Want to get started planning your weekend? Click here for weekend itineraries for fall!

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SBPD Retail Theft Forms & Information

Retail Theft Reporting Complaint Procedures

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Destination Sturgeon Bay Announces New Executive Director

 

The Board of Directors of Destination Sturgeon Bay is excited to announce that they have hired Cameryn Ehlers-Kwaterski as their new Executive Director.  Ehlers-Kwaterski will be replacing Pam Seiler who announced her retirement at the end of 2021, earlier this year. 

Barbara Pfeifer, Board President, made the announcement stating, “We are extremely excited to welcome Cameryn back to her hometown and to our Destination Sturgeon Bay organization. Cameryn possesses the necessary talents and strengths to keep Sturgeon Bay moving forward and being the best possible place to live, work, and relax. Her love and pride for Sturgeon Bay are impossible to miss, and we look forward to watching this rising star in tourism lend her talents to our community.”

Ehlers-Kwaterski was awarded the Governor's Rising Star Award as the first Executive Director of Visit Rome, WI, Inc., which was incorporated in 2018. She immediately put her passion for the area to work in establishing the non-profit, creating its brand, and implementing organizational structure and financial management. Under her leadership, Visit Rome was awarded a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. She also created new print and online media for the organization and established events such as a fundraising concert series and Taste of Rome. 

In a statement "I have always considered Sturgeon Bay home. I am so excited about the development and progress Sturgeon Bay is making and look forward to being part of the future. Destination Sturgeon Bay is doing great things! It is such a privilege to be part of the team promoting a Destination so special to my upbringing." 

Ehlers-Kwaterski will start her new role on September 15. 

 

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View Sturgeon Bay on Discover Wisconsin

We're beyond excited to be featured on Discover Wisconsin! Our episode will air on June 6, 2020 and January 31, 2021. Be sure to mark your calendar so you don't miss it.

You'll see what's new and what's classic in Sturgeon Bay. 

Wondering where to watch in your area? Check out Discover Wisconsin's broadcast guide for stations and details in your area. You can also access on any of the devices below:

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Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt is app-lead. No tour guide or reservation required.

Situated on the bay that gives it its name, Sturgeon Bay is just 45 miles northeast of Green Bay. Many ships have been born and met their watery demise in this maritime city. Widely known for its shipbuilding industry, divers can also discover more than 50 shipwrecks in the cityʼs surrounding waters!

On this hunt, youʼll discover more about Sturgeon Bayʼs historical ties to the water. Youʼll also see why this cultural hub is popular among visitors for much more than just the natural beauty of its bay.

Click here to get your tickets today!

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Live Feed of the Sturgeon Bay Channel

Thanks to WFRV TV Local 5, we now have a live feed of the channel and Sturgeon Bay’s working waterfront! Tune in to watch the ships navigate the waters, enjoy beautiful Sturgeon Bay sunsets and check out the weather in Door County, Wisconsin.

Please note the cameras are located at the Door County Maritime Museum and rotate. They are owned by Channel 5 and we are not able to adjust them.

Thank you Westwood Shores for the live feed of the Sunset Cam on their property. Here's another vantage point to catch those gorgeous sunsets and view the maritime traffic.

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Volunteer! Get Involved with  Destination Sturgeon Bay  Events

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in Sturgeon Bay? Volunteer at one of our events and see for yourself! Not to mention, you’ll meet some super cool folks who actually do live here. Here’s what we curently need:

No volunteers needed at this time.

  • Fine Art Fair -  May  2021 -  We're looking for volunteers to help us greet attendees, assist with the kids art activities, hand out balloons, help in the raffle tent, and "booth sit" for our artists when they need a break. Volunteer shifts are generally 2 to  3 hours, so if you have a few to spare and want to hang out with some super cool, fun people, we're the place!  

Give us a call or shoot us an email if you're interested. We would love to have you join us!  

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Places to Worship

Bay View Lutheran Church ELCA, 340 West Maple Street,  920-743-4705, bvlc.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 18th and Florida, 920-743-4797, lds.org

Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 25 N. Elgin Avenue, 920-743-4716, ccparish.net

Episcopal Church, 512 Michigan Street, 920-743-3286, cckhn.org

Family Worship, 1715 Michigan Street, 920-743-6065

First Baptist Church, 610 N. 5th Avenue, 920-743-5058

Friends Community Church, 204 West Maple Street, 920-743-2714, friendscommunitychurchsb.com

Hainsville Lutheran Idlewild, 3944 County Rd M, 920-743-9806

Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S. 12th Avenue, 920-743-2701, hopechurchdc.org

Jehovah’s Witnesses, 918 Circle Ridge Road, 920-743-7367, jw.org/en

Moravian Church, 323 S 5th Avenue, 920-743-6818, sbmoravian.org

Open Door Christian Fellowship, 326 Georgia Street, opendoorcf.org

Peninsula Baptist Church, 3486 N 20th Avenue, 920-743-2969, inhimwelive.org

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church-LC-MS, 1756 Michigan Street, 920-743-7750, princeofpeacesb.com

St. John Lutheran Church-WELS, 4911 Brauer Road, 920-743-5343, stjohnvalmy.com

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 526 Louisiana Street, 920-743-2062, stjosephsb.com

St. Peter Lutheran Church-WELS, 108 West Maple Street, 920-743-4431, stpeterslutheran.net

St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 4767 Dunn Road, 920-743-4842, gbdioc.org

Salem Lutheran Church-WELS, 3339 County Road MM, 920-743-6683

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6121 Gordon Road, 920-743-9511

Sturgeon Bay Community Church, 515 N. 12th Avenue, 920-743-3587, sbcommunitychurch.com

Tanum Forest Ev. Lutheran Church (ELCA)  6102 County Road OO,  tanumforest.org

United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan Street, 920-743-3241, sturgeonbaymethodist.org

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On the water
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup

 

Attractions

 

In the great indoors
  • Bowling, darts and old fashioned tavern games
  • Hearty, warming food and drinks
  • Local art galleries and districts feature art, jewelry and glass
  • Holiday shopping season features unique specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl

 

Relax & Rejuvenate
  • Snuggle up by a crackling fire
  • Treat yourself at a day spa
  • Stroll by the frozen bay under a full moon
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Unwind in a bubbling Jacuzzi or sauna

 

In the great outdoors
  • Snowshoe, cross-country ski or hike at area parks or nature preserves. Rentals available!
  • Take a fat tire e-bike tour on  trails; rentals available.
  • Sled down the sledding hill
  • Ice skate at the city rink
  • Ice fish for perch, walleye or other freshwater favorites
  • Learn to ice fish on a guided ice fishing charter
  • Snowmobile along winding trails to discover another side of Door County

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Bowling, darts and old fashioned tavern games
  • Learn about Door County history at the  Door County Maritime Museum   and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a flavor  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the winter freighter fleet hustle and bustle
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Door County YMCA is a great place to hang out on a rainy or wintry day. Day passes available.
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • Try your hand at ice carving during  the Fire and Ice Festival
  • Dance the night away at the Fire and Ice Dinner-Dance  Gala
  • Christmas by the Bay (weekend before Thanksgiving)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Walleyes Ice Fishing Derby
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On the water
  • Refresh in the bay on an Indian Summer day
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Fish Boil, or Friday night fish fry
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Relax – take a fall color tour on winding country roads
  • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
  • Enjoy the last fruits of the fields at the Farmer’s Markets
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits 
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Bowling, darts and old fashioned tavern games
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum, and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Traveling with big or small children? The Farm  is a  great stop  for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids.
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

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Summer - I Have a Week

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks and fishing charters
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Local artist galleries and districts feature openings, classes and gift shops
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Fish Boil, or Friday night fish fry
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Enjoy the fruits of the fields at weekly Farmer’s Markets
  • Sweet and tart cherries ripen, waiting to be picked
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line
  • Camp under the trees and twinkling stars
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits. 
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our  historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Free music in the park, Harmony by the Bay on Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Learn about Door County history at the  Door County Historical Museum & Archives,  Door County Maritime Museum  (with the New Tower), and  Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Pick and eat cherries, ripe from the trees
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Traveling with big or small children? The Farm  is a  great stop for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

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Spring - I Have a Week

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks and fishing charters
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Local artist galleries and districts feature openings, classes and gift shops
  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm  (open Memorial Day weekend)
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Fish Boil  or Friday night fish fry
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Explore country roads to see the explosion of blossoms and smell their sweet perfume
  • Wander through the daffodils along the roadsides
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line
  • Camp under the trees and twinkling stars
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives  (open end of May), Door County Maritime Museum, and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm  (open Memorial Day weekend)
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Farm   (open Memorial Day weekend)  is  a  great  stop  for  exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Bass fishing tournaments
  • Free Fishing weekend in Wisconsin and Door County
  • Street Art – stroll or drive around the city and ogle the talents of local artists on display on the sidewalks and light poles
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Winter - I Have a Weekend

On the water
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup

 

Attractions

 

In the great indoors
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a  Friday night fish fry
  • Hearty, warming food and drinks
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art galleries
  • Holiday shopping season features unique specialty gift shops and boutiques

 

Relax & Rejuvenate
  • Snuggle up by a crackling fire
  • Treat yourself at a day spa
  • Stroll by the frozen bay under a full moon
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Unwind in a bubbling Jacuzzi or sauna

 

In the great outdoors
  • Snowshoe, cross-country ski or hike at area parks or nature preserves. Rentals available!
  • Take a fat tire e-bike tour on  trails; rentals available.
  • Sled down the sledding hill
  • Ice skate at the city rink
  • Ice fish for perch, walleye or other freshwater favorites
  • Learn to ice fish on a guided ice fishing charter
  • Snowmobile along winding trails to discover another side of Door County
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our  “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Maritime Museum  and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Fall - I Have a Weekend

On the water
  • Refresh in the bay on an Indian Summer day
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Friday night fish frys, or watch the spectacle of a Fish Boil
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Relax – take a fall color tour on winding country roads
  • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
  • Enjoy the last fruits of the fields at the Farmer’s Markets
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand Dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits. 
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum, and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Farm  is a great stop for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out the "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Summer - I Have a Weekend

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks and fishing charters
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Fish Boil, or Friday night fish fry
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Enjoy the fruits of the fields at weekly Farmer’s Markets
  • Sweet and tart cherries ripen, waiting to be picked
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the summer  sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line
  • Camp under the trees and twinkling stars
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits. 
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum  and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Pick and eat cherries, ripe from the trees
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Traveling with big or small children? The Farm  is a  great stop  for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Spring - I Have a Weekend

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks and fishing charters
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the spring baby animals at   The Farm    (open Memorial Day weekend)
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Fish Boil  or Friday night fish fry
  • Enjoy a beverage at a café, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Explore country roads to see the explosion of blossoms and smell their sweet perfume
  • Wander through the daffodils along the roadsides
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line
  • Camp under the trees and twinkling stars
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum  and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  •  A great  stop  for  exploration and education, and   feed the spring baby animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Bass fishing tournaments
  • Free Fishing weekend in Wisconsin and Door County
  • Street Art – stroll or drive around the city and ogle the talents of local artists on display on the sidewalks and light poles
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Winter - I Have an Afternoon

On the water
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup

 

Attractions

 

In the great indoors
  • Bowling, darts and old fashioned tavern games
  • Hearty, warming food and drinks
  • Local art galleries and districts feature art, jewelry and glass
  • Holiday shopping season features unique specialty gift shops and boutiques

 

Relax & Rejuvenate
  • Snuggle up by a crackling fire
  • Stroll by the frozen bay under a full moon
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Unwind in a bubbling Jacuzzi or sauna

 

In the great outdoors
  • Snowshoe, cross-country ski or hike at area parks or nature preserves. Rentals available!
  • Take a fat tire e-bike tour on  trails; rentals available.
  • Sled down the sledding hill
  • Ice skate at the city rink
  • Ice fish for perch, walleye or other freshwater favorites
  • Learn to ice fish on a guided ice fishing charter
  • Snowmobile along winding trails to discover another side of Door County

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • (Review “In the great outdoors” section)
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Maritime Museum  and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt!

 

Traveling with pets
  • (Review “In the great outdoors” section)
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • Try your hand at ice carving during  the Fire and Ice Festival
  • Dance the night away at the  Fire and Ice  Dinner-Dance Gala
  • Christmas by the Bay (weekend before Thanksgiving)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Walleyes Ice Fishing Derby
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Fall - I Have an Afternoon

On the water
  • Refresh in the bay on an Indian Summer day
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts.
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Relax – take a fall color tour on winding country roads
  • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
  • Enjoy the last fruits of the fields at the Farmer’s Markets
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand Dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake
  • Run off some energy at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum, and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Farm is a great stop for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Summer - I Have an Afternoon

On the water
  • Swimming, sunning and horseplay for kids of all ages at the public beaches and clear waters
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Enjoy the fruits of the fields at Sturgeon Bay's weekly Farm and Craft Markets Saturdays at Market Square
  • Sweet and tart cherries ripen, waiting to be picked
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the summer sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our  “In the great outdoors” section
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum   and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Pick and eat cherries, ripe from the trees
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Farm is a  great stop  for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • Lighthouse Festival (second weekend of June)
  • Steel Bridge Songfest (second weekend of June) – world’s only collaborative songwriting festival, bringing together more than 200 musicians for  two   nights of live music
  • Harmony by the Bay -Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Sturgeon Bay Celebrates, July 4
  • Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament
  • Strike ‘gold’ at the annual Sail Through the Avenues Sidewalk Sale (last Thursday of July)
  • Maritime Week (first week of August)
  • Classic and Wooden Boat Festival  (second Saturday of August)
  • Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair 
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Spring - I Have an Afternoon

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing
 
Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out   at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm  (Opens Memorial Day weekend)
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
     
In the great outdoors
  • Explore country roads to see the explosion of blossoms and smell their sweet perfume
  • Wander through the daffodils along the roadsides
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish  Dunes  State Park
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game