Festivals & Events

Sister Bay celebrates the fun of the seasons like no other Door County community.  This is evident in the variety of Sister Bay festivals held throughout the year.  For example, we’ve hosted the largest Fall Festival for more than 65 years!  With more festivals and events than any other northern Door County village or town, Sister Bay is known as the “Festival Village.”  So isn’t it about time that you come see why

In early June, you’ll not want to miss the Goat Parade – goofy and fun. And then there’s our Beach Grand Opening Celebration with music, food and beach activities, including this year’s Paddlefest, where you can try out this season’s kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards…even get some pointers from the pros.

Festival of Arts artistMid-Summer brings the highest quality of Door County artists to the Waterfront for the Door County Festival of Fine Arts. Each artist demonstrates their technique and many spend the day painting or creating new masterpieces before your eyes. If you’re a boater, or enjoy a day on the water, spend Saturday of Labor Day weekend at Marina Fest. Kids are encouraged to make and race their own boats, the library hosts a HUGE used book sale, and the smell of food and sounds of music fill the air.

Fall Fest ping pong shootFall Festival started as a celebration of the end of the busy season for northern Door County residents and workers, and has grown into the largest festival of the year in Door County.  Shenanigans abound all around town throughout the weekend – it’s guaranteed fun. Sister Bay celebrates the end of the year with Capture the Spirit on Thanksgiving weekend, with the lighting of the holiday tree, caroling, treats, a craft sale, and sales in many of the stores.

Share the beauty and fun activity of the village; bring your friends and family to Sister Bay to celebrate at one, or all, of these great events.

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