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 speaker series on intriguing, past and present, maritime subjects. 

Please browse our complete list of events.

Upcoming Events

Exhibit: 40th Anniversary of the Sinking of the "Edmund Fitzgerald" Open weekends thru Dec 18

October 21, 2015 to April 17, 2016

The Door County Maritime Museum commemorates the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with an exhibit in the Reddin Bridge Room of the Sturgeon Bay museum. The exhibit will open...

Merry-Time Festival of Trees

November 14, 2015 to December 08, 2015

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,...

Maritime Speaker Series - Bob Desh

December 01, 2015

Bob will tell us about the sea dogs who worked the WWII shore patrol.

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

December 03, 2015

The Door County Maritime Museum and Write On Door County partner to present a monthly book club featuring books that have a Great Lakes focus. Works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry will be...

"Door County Medical Center's Children's Choir" - 11 am

December 05, 2015

Presented by Door County Medical Center, Dorothy Scott and a trio of angelic voices will perform holiday specialties and share the message of wellness, joyfulness, and good will through music.

DOOR CANcer Holiday Home Tour – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

December 05, 2015

Opening their hearts and homes to help people of Door County. Tour homes beautifully trimmed for the holidays including the Merry-Time Festival of Trees display. Tickets are $30 and are available at...

Santa on the Tug "John Purves" – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

December 05, 2015

Santa loves tugboats! Enjoy this unique opportunity to share your Christmas wishes when Santa makes his annual visit to the historic Tug John Purves. Come early to see him arrive at the Door...

Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle - 5:30 pm

December 08, 2015

Join our festivities, a heavy hors d'oeuvres buffet, a live auction, a themed gift basket silent auction, and our Merry-Time Festival of Trees raffle drawing. Tickets are $20 for members and $25...

Museum CLOSES at 2:00 pm

December 24, 2015

Museum closes at 2:00 pm for Christmas Eve.

Museum CLOSED for Christmas Day

December 25, 2015

Wed. Dec 24 - Museum closes early at 2:00 pm Thu. Dec 25 - Museum CLOSED for Christmas Day

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