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

Ships Departing from Winter Lay-Up

April 02, 2014

Find more information about ships on the Great Lakes at the boat nerd website  For exact arrival times we recommend checking the Automatic Identification System (AIS)...

Museum CLOSED for Easter

April 20, 2014

Bus Trip to Brewers Game April 27th - Call Us for Reservations

April 27, 2014

Put me in, Coach! Join us for a bus trip to see the Milwaukee Brewers play the Chicago Cubs on a special fan date on Sunday April 27!  Outfielder Carlos Gomez will be featured on the...

Tug "John Purves" Opens May 1st, 10 am-3:30 pm Daily

May 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014

Sturgeon Bay Rotary Shipyard Tours

May 03, 2014

This is a rare opportunity to see the inner workings of the area’s largest and best-known shipyards. Tour Bay Shipbuilding, Palmer Johnson Yachts and Great Lakes Yacht Services, which are open to the...

Opening of U.S. Coast Guard Exhibit

May 09, 2014 to October 26, 2014

This exhibit will focus on the many missions of the U.S. Coast Guard at their three locations in Sturgeon Bay, WI and will include paintings from the collection of the U.S. Coast Guard and ship...

Coast Guard City Celebration

May 09, 2014 to May 11, 2014

Admiral’s Reception - Friday, May 9 (invite only)Door County Maritime Museum (120 N. Madison Avenue)6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Coast Guard City Ceremony & Celebration - Saturday, May...

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