Door County

Vist what many call the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." This peninsula has almost 300 miles of shoreline, allowing enjoyable water activities galore.

Reconnect with family and friends while enjoying a slice of Door County cherry pie and a breathtaking sunset. Did you know that Door County is the fourth largest cherry producer in the country? In July many orchards even offer “pick your own” cherries for visitors.

July is also a great month to explore this beautiful area by spending a day on the water kayaking, swimming or boating. You can even cruise along the shoreline on one of the many boat tours offered around the county. Then In the evening enjoy live music, theater performances, and culinary delights.

July Events

  • Experience Door County’s Belgian heritage at Belgian Days in Brussels, July 14-15. The Brussels area is the largest Belgian-American settlement in the United States. Celebrate Southern Door’s Belgian heritage by enjoying trippe, booyah, potato jut, and Belgian pies. The festival also features a volleyball tournament, a cooyah (Belgian card game) tournament, a 1,2,4, mile run/walk,and music. A parade is held Sunday morning at 10:30.
  • Taste the iconic fish boil at the Fly-In Fish Boil at Washington Island Airport, July 21.
  • Enjoy beautiful art throughout the county during the Plein Air Festival, July 22-28.
  • Look for a great deal at Sturgeon Bay’s Sail Thru the Avenues Sidewalk Sale, July 26.
  • Watch the parade and enjoy activities throughout the community at Carlsville Day, July 26.
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On-Going Summer Activities

  • Cherry Orchards – Mid-July is the perfect time to pick cherries at a local orchard.
  • Live Music – Free community concerts throughout the peninsula nightly.
  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse- Celebrate the 150th anniversary of this historic lighthouse with a tour.
  • Star Gaze – Visit Wisconsin’s only International Dark Sky Park-Newport State Park. Astronomy events held throughout the summer.
  • Lavender – Smell enchanting lavender from mid-July – mid-August on Washington Island.

Can’t Miss Arts & Culture Event

Door Shakespeare presents “Comedy of Errors” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 pm through August 18.

Door County is located in the northeast corner of Wisconsin surrounded by Lake Michigan. It is one of the top leisure travel destinations in America. Door County features 300 miles of shoreline, 34 named islands, 11 lighthouses and 5 state parks. It is known for its natural beauty, artistic offerings, outdoor recreation and local cuisine and offers scenic seaside experiences in the heart of the Midwest.  Visitors can plan their vacation today at or by calling the Door County Visitor Bureau toll free at 800-527-3529.