Here’s Why Door County Festivals Are the Best

Community is important in our area, and you can see that through our Door County festivals and events! We have spectacular festivals year-round, no matter the season. If you need help deciding on the best time to visit Door County, please take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide to Ephraim. We’ve put together a list of our favorite restaurants, attractions, and outdoor recreation in Door County to make your trip-planning a breeze!

Check Out These Door County Festivals

Winter Festivals in Door County

Experience the magic of winter in Wisconsin with the best festivals in Door County. Get festive with holiday events in the area, including the Fish Creek Winter Fest or the Fire and Ice Festival in Sturgeon Bay. The unique festival features impressive artists as they carve snow and ice into sparkling pieces of art. Then, participate in the annual Fire & Ice dinner, dance, and silent auction!

If you’re feeling festive, get in the spirit at some of the best Christmas events in our area. Experience Christmas in the Village right here in Ephraim! Ride around the village on gorgeous horse-drawn wagons or try something sweet at the bake sale! 

You can see the different towns of Door County light the most extravagant Christmas trees at one of the many tree lighting ceremonies. Then, celebrate the New Year with the New Year’s Eve Cherry Drop at Baileys Harbor!

Spring Festivals in Door County

Celebrate the warm weather as it begins to make it’s way to Door County at Mai Fest. This festival takes place towards the end of May, and you can watch a parade, indulge in fantastic food, and enjoy live entertainment!

Door County is known for having some of the best lighthouses. You can learn all about the history of the magnificent structures with boat excursions and guided tours at the Door County Lighthouse Festival.

You can learn about all 11 of the historic lighthouses that aren’t all typically open to the public. It’s a fantastic way to learn all about the rich history of our charming town!

Summer Festivals in Door County

One of the most exciting events in Ephraim is the Fyr Bal Festival in June! Here in Ephraim, we celebrate the glorious transition between spring and summer right on the shoreline of the beautiful Eagle Harbor.

The festival commemorates the Scandinavian heritage of Ephraim with music, dancing, vendors, and, of course, an extraordinary bonfire by the water!

Fall Festivals in Door County

Experience the best destination for fall foliage in the country when you visit Ephraim during fall! You can get in the spooky spirit with a visit to Fish Creek Jack-O-Lantern Days. This fall event features a costume contest, parade, and more!

For more than 75 years, Sister Bay hosts the Sister Bay Fall Fest! Experience the tradition for yourself and enjoy live music from some of the best local performers, indulge in fantastic foods, or attend the amazing arts and craft show! You’re sure to have a great time at this exciting festival.

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