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

James LaMalfa's New Exhibit 'About Ships'

May 15, 2015 to June 14, 2015

James LaMalfa's 'About Ships' exhibit of pastel, pencil and watercolor art is now on display at the Door County Maritime Museum. The exhibit will be open through June 14. Located in the museum's...

22nd Annual Lighthouse Festival

June 12, 2015 to June 14, 2015

This much-anticipated festival gives visitors access to lighthouses that aren’t typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Plum Island, Sherwood Point and the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal...

Book Reading & Signing by Patricia Skalka

June 13, 2015

She has written two mysteries set in Door County!  "Death Stalks Door County" and "Death at Gills Rock"    See her at the Sturgeon Bay museum -  11:00...

"Harmony by the Bay", Maritime Concert: Peninsula Symphonic Band

June 24, 2015

Martin Park (Corner of Oregon St & Third Ave) at 7-9 pmRefreshments are for sale to benefit the Door County Maritime MuseumPart of the Harmony by the Bay concert series set up by...

Sturgeon Bay Museum Hours Change to 9 am-5 pm Daily

July 01, 2015

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...

Gills Rock 4th of July Celebration

July 04, 2015

Join us for an event-packed day in Gills Rock. Hear tales from a bestselling mystery writer, Patricia Skalka, help us pay tribute to a commercial fishing legend and relax and reflect with music from...

Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week - "A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard"

August 01, 2015 to August 09, 2015

Aug. 1, Saturday – Salute to the Coast Guard Picnic at Sunset Park Aug. 4, Tuesday – Coast Guard’s Birthday! (“Coast Guard Day”)- Coast Guard Spouses' Breakfast, Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club (sponsored...

"Harmony by the Bay" Maritime Concert: Big Mouth

August 05, 2015

Martin Park (Corner of Oregon St & Third Ave) at 7-9 pmFood & refreshments are for sale to benefit the Door County Maritime MuseumPart of the Harmony by the Bay concert series set up by...

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