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

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 Holiday Parade

November 22, 2014

Held at 10:00 am in downtown Sturgeon Bay as part of the Christmas by the Bay celebration.

Museum CLOSED for Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014

Pirate Day

November 29, 2014

10:30 am - 3:30 pm Presented by Ministry Door County Medical Center, enjoy our featured Pirate exhibit, crafts, games and much more.

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

December 04, 2014

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...

Book Signing and Story Time

December 06, 2014

9:30 am & 11:00 am “A Door County Night Before Christmas” will be read by the author, Carol Davis, and illustrator, Jan Rasmussen (both Door County locals). The book has a distinct Door...

DOOR CANcer Holiday Home Tour

December 06, 2014

10:00 am - 4:00 pm DOOR CANcer and Door County Maritime Museum:Opening their hearts and homes to help people of Door County. Tour six homes beautifully trimmed for the...

Santa on the Tug "John Purves"

December 06, 2014

Join Santa aboard the historic tugboat to share your Christmas wishes! Due to the size of the tug, only two adults can accompany each child. Adult museum admission includes Santa visit.

Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle: Silent Auction and Tree Raffle

December 09, 2014

Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle Join our festivities, a heavy hors d'oeuvres buffet, a silent auction of unique or holiday items and our Merry-Time Festival of Trees raffle drawing. *...

Museum CLOSES at 2:00 pm

December 24, 2014

Museum closes at 2:00 pm for Christmas Eve.

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