Events & Activities

Each year, the Door County Maritime Museum hosts more than 30 different events, speakers, classes and presentations that bring the rich history of Wisconsin's Door County peninsula to life.

During the summer, take in the spectacular Lighthouse Festival and a family friendly Classic & Wooden Boat Festival. During the winter, the museum offers a wooden boat building class and hosts a monthly speakers series on intriguing, past and present, maritime subjects. 

Please browse our complete list of events.

Upcoming Events

Honoring Veterans With Unique Memorial

May 10, 2014 to August 31, 2014

Visitors will be welcomed to the museum by a large "crossed oars and empty lifejacket" memorial honoring all veterans, especially those lost at sea. The memorial will pay special tribute to...

Saturdays with a Commercial Fisherman!

July 01, 2014 to September 02, 2014

Join us every Saturday (2:00 to 3:00 pm) from July 1 through Labor Day weekend At the Door County Maritime Museum, Gills Rock Join local commercial fisherman, Jeff Weborg, as he shares stories and...

Sturgeon Bay Museum Hours Change to 10 am-5 pm Daily

September 02, 2014

Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI Hours Open year 'round, 7 days a week January-March:  10 am-4 pmApril-June:  10 am-5 pmJuly-Labor Day:  9 am-5 pmDay after Labor...

Fish Boil

October 05, 2014

Don’t miss the annual Gills Rock Fish Boil and Museum Open House in early fall! Check with the museum for an exact date. The traditional fish boil is expertly prepared by J&M Fisheries and served...

Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor: Raffle Drawing for the Whitehall

October 12, 2014

Raffle drawing for boatbuilding class project: The Whitehall Over 50 additional prizes awarded

Merry-Time Festival of Trees

November 15, 2014 to December 09, 2014

Joyously celebrate the holidays by enjoying dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees scattered throughout the museum's galleries. Lovingly decorated by local businesses and organizations,...

Sturgeon Bay Tree Lighting at Clock Tower on 3rd Ave & Kentucky St

November 21, 2014

Part of the Christmas by the Bay celebration.

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