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

Honoring Veterans With Unique Memorial

May 10, 2014 to August 31, 2014

Visitors will be welcomed to the museum by a large "crossed oars and empty lifejacket" memorial honoring all veterans, especially those lost at sea. The memorial will pay special tribute to...

Saturdays with a Commercial Fisherman!

July 01, 2014 to September 02, 2014

Join us every Saturday (2:00 to 3:00 pm) from July 1 through Labor Day weekend At the Door County Maritime Museum, Gills Rock Join local commercial fisherman, Jeff Weborg, as he shares stories and...

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

July 31, 2014 to August 10, 2014

A variety of maritime events happening in various places around Sturgeon Bay: July 31 - Sturgeon Bay Sidewalk Sale - Sponsored by Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center July 31 - Sail Races at Sturgeon Bay...

Sail Through the Avenues - Sturgeon Bay Sidewalk Sale

July 31, 2014

Visit our booth! Buy sale items from the museum store.  You can see the Whitehall built by this year's boatbuilding class.  Buy raffle tickets to win the boat and other...

"Evening On the Bay" at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club

August 02, 2014

"Evening On The Bay" Boat Parade, Fireworks, Dinghy Races at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club

24th Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

August 02, 2014 to August 03, 2014

Don’t miss this action-packed weekend that’s fun for the entire family. Watch as two-person teams creatively build boats from scratch on Saturday and race them on Sunday in the Sikaflex Challenge. ...

Outdoor Movie Celebrating Coast Guard Week

August 05, 2014

sponsored by Family Centers of Door County Come to St. Joseph School Building - 110 Nth 5th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay - 8:30 pm. Everyone is invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to...

"Harmony by the Bay" Concert: Peninsula Symphonic Band

August 06, 2014

Listen as they help celebrate Maritime Week and pay tribute to our local United States Coast Guard.Martin Park (Corner of Oregon St & Third Ave) at 7-9 pmRefreshments are for sale to benefit...

"Salute to the Coast Guard" Golf Outing at IdleWild Golf Club

August 07, 2014

Public Event - Celebrate the Newest Coast Guard City! Thursday, August 7th, 20140930 at IdleWild Golf Course $65 per player, includes 18 holes with cart and lunch4 person...

Mariner Award and USCG Person of the Year Awards Dinner

August 10, 2014

Join us to honor the Mariner Award and the Coast Guard Person of the Year recipients. All nominees will be honored at an award presentation dinner at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club on...

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