Seasonal Activities

Experience the village’s seasonally varied offerings: new life and fragrant blossoms in the spring; warm, sandy beaches and a relaxed, yet bustling atmosphere in the summer; vibrant fall foliage with celebrations of a bountiful harvest; and the quiet winter beauty of glistening snow and festive lights adorning trees and windows.

Sister Bay is the perfect place for kids to play and adults to relax and reconnect.

Unplug & Play in Sister Bay…

  • spring-cherry-tree-blossoms

    On The Water

    • Refresh in the bay on an Indian Summer day
    • Kayaking and canoeing
    • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
    • Fishing off the docks
    • Jet-skiing and boat charters
    • Enjoy a ferry ride

    In The Great Outdoors

    • Relax – take a fall color tour on winding country roads
    • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
    • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the Sister Bay Sports Complex and Dog Park
    • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Newport State Park
    • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway, or fly through the air on a zip line
    • Camp under the trees and big sky
    • Enjoy the fruits of the fields at the weekly Farmer’s Markets

    Attractions

    • Explore Sister Bay’s history at the Corner of the Past & Old Anderson House Museum
    • Northern Sky Theatre moves inside for a final hurrah!
    • Shop at unique specialty gift shops and boutiques
    • Dine at fine restaurants and eateries
    • Local artist galleries feature classes and gift shops

    Festivals & Events

    • Peninsula Century Bike Ride – September 19th
    • 68th annual Fall Fest – October 16-18th
    • American Folklore Theatre Fall Season – Aug. -Oct.

    View our entire calendar of events for the Sister Bay area

    Disconnect and soak up the outdoors!

  • sister bay beach

    On The Water

    • Swimming, sunning and horseplay for kids of all ages at the public beaches
    • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
    • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
    • Fishing off the docks
    • Jet-skiing and boat charters
    • Ferry rides to Washington Island

    In The Great Outdoors

    • Enjoy the fruits of the fields at weekly Farmer’s Markets
    • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Newport State Park or a rustic county park
    • Play on the beautiful beaches of Little and Big Sister Bays
    • Sweet & tart cherries ripen, waiting to be picked
    • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the Sister Bay Sports Complex and Dog Park
    • Take a ride on a Segway
    • Fly through the air on a zip line
    • Camp under the trees and starry nights
    • Take in Sister Bay Bays baseball game every weekend
    • Putt-er around the golf course

    Attractions

    • Explore Sister Bay’s history at the Corner of the Past Old Anderson House Museum
    • Outdoor theatre begins June 12 in Peninsula State Park at Northern Sky Theatre
    • Free concerts in the Waterfront Park every Wednesday afternoon and some evenings
    • Dine at fine restaurants and eateries
    • Shop at unique specialty gift shops & boutiques
    • Local artist galleries and schools feature openings, classes and gift shops

    Festivals & Events & Long Run Shows

    • Memorial Car & Motorcycle Show~ May 29th
    • Roofing of the Goats Parade~ June 11th
    • Beach Bash & Paddlefest Summer Kick-off ~ June 25th
    • Peninsula Players ~ June 14th -Oct 16th.
    • Northern Sky  Theatre ~ June 15th -August 27th.
    • Midsummer’s 21st  Music Festival ~ mid- June thru mid-July
    • Annual Garden Walk ~ July
    • Door County Folk Festival ~ July
    • Door County Plein Air Festival ~ July 24th-30th
    • Door County Plein Air Festival’s “Quick Paint & Auction”, Waterfront Park ~ July 30th
    • Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Social ~ July
    • Peninsula Music Festival ~ August 4th-22nd
    • Star Gazing Party ~ August 13th
    • Door County Festival of the Arts ~ August 13th
    • 16th annual Quilt Show  ~ August
    • Midsummer’s Music Festival Labor Day Concerts~ Labor Day weekend
    • Marina Fest~ September 3rd & 4th
    • Fall Fest ~October 14-16th
    • Capture the Spirit ~ November 25-28th

    View our entire calendar of events for the Sister Bay area

    Unwind & Explore the beauty of Sister Bay!

  • Sister-Bay-fall-colors

    On The Water

    • Refresh in the bay on an Indian Summer day
    • Kayaking and canoeing
    • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
    • Fishing off the docks
    • Jet-skiing and boat charters
    • Enjoy a ferry ride

    In The Great Outdoors

    • Relax – take a fall color tour on winding country roads
    • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
    • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the Sister Bay Sports Complex and Dog Park
    • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Newport State Park
    • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway, or fly through the air on a zip line
    • Camp under the trees and big sky
    • Enjoy the fruits of the fields at the weekly Farmer’s Markets

    Attractions

    • Explore Sister Bay’s history at the Corner of the Past & Old Anderson House Museum
    • Northern Sky Theatre moves inside for a final hurrah!
    • Shop at unique specialty gift shops and boutiques
    • Dine at fine restaurants and eateries
    • Local artist galleries feature classes and gift shops

    Festivals & Events

    • Peninsula Century Bike Ride – September 19th
    • 68th annual Fall Fest – October 16-18th
    • American Folklore Theatre Fall Season – Aug. -Oct.

    View our entire calendar of events for the Sister Bay area

    Disconnect and soak up the outdoors!

  • Sister-Bay-ice-skating

    On The Ice

    • Cross-country ski or snowshoe around the village or in Newport State Park
    • Sledding on area hills
    • Ice skating at the village rink
    • Snowmobiling across the bay and on county trails
    • Ice fishing for perch, trout, whitefish and walleye
    • Broomball and Hockey games

    In The Great Outdoors

    • Classes at The Clearing and Peninsula School of Art
    • Bowling, darts & old fashioned tavern games
    • Hearty, warming food and drinks
    • Local artist galleries feature classes and gift shops
    • Sister Bay’s Holiday shopping season featuring unique specialty gift shops and boutiques

    Relax & Rejuvenate

    • Snuggle up by a crackling fire
    • Stroll by the frozen bay under a full moon
    • Bird watch by the bay
    • Unwind in a bubbling jacuzzi

    Festivals & Events

    • Capture the Spirit – Nov. 27-29th
    • New Year’s Eve ‘In with a Bang’ – December 31st
    • Door County Short Film Fest – Feb. 14th 2015

    View our entire calendar of events for the Sister Bay area

    Celebrate the seasons – Festivals year-round!