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

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

November 06, 2014

Beginning in November, the Door County Maritime Museum and Write On Door County partner to present a monthly book club featuring books with a Great Lakes focus. Books of fiction, nonfiction, and...

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,...

Tree Tales

November 15, 2014

9:00 am In collaboration with the Door County Library, we present Tree Tales, a story time for children held under a festival tree.

A Writing Adventure

November 15, 2014

10:00 am Write On, Door County and the Door County Maritime Museum partner to present a family writing activity based on the Merry-Time Festival of Trees. Children between ages 6 and 13 and their...

Ministry Door County Medical Center's Children's Choir

November 15, 2014

12:00 Noon Presented by Ministry Door County, six angelic voices will perform holiday specialties. Their mission is to share the message of wellness, joyfulness, and good will through their music.

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

November 21, 2014

Part of the Christmas by the Bay celebration.

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.

Book Signing and Story Time

December 06, 2014

9:30 am & 11:00 am “The 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 County flare which...

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