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Romancing the Door – What to do with your Sweetie for Valentine’s Weekend in Door County, WI: Feb. 12-14, 2016

POSTED ON February 8th  - POSTED IN Dining, Entertainment, News, Restaurant Guide, Special Events

pink_rose_TIf you’ve never spent time in Door County during Winter before, this is a great weekend to do it! Whether you’re coming up with your sweetie to celebrate Valentine’s Day, bringing the family for the Fire & Ice Festival, catching the Love on Holiday concerts, or attending the 7th Annual Door County Short Film Festival, you’ll find plenty of entertainment!

STAY: Find the perfect lodging package for your visit to Door County this February and March with Door County Lodging‘s Romantic Getaways blog!

DC Short Film Fest 2016Sweethearts can enjoy the ultimate dinner and a movie experience this weekend at the Door County Short Film Festival in Sister Bay. On Friday night, dine at one of Door County’s wonderful restaurants (download the FREE DC Chefs Dining App to find Open in Winter restaurants), then head to the opening event, Film Fest Feature night on Feb. 12 starting at 7pm in the Sister Bay Village Hall. Films may be anywhere from 2 to 20 minute in length and have been created by amateur to professional film makers. Saturday the event continues all day with different sessions beginning at 9am and ending with the Best of the Fest showings at 7pm. Tickets are $5 per session, but it’s well worth it to purchase the $20 All Access Pass for both days – and save your ticket stub to get $1 off your food and drink at one of Sister Bay’s great restaurants including the Sister Bay Bowl, Base Camp Coffee Shop, Sub Express, and more!

White Gull Inn Winter Concerts Wrap Up in March & April 2016

POSTED ON January 31st  - POSTED IN Dining, dinner, fine dining, Restaurant Guide, Special Events

Door County, WI has become well known for offering high-quality live music entertainment throughout the year, and in the winter, the White Gull Inn delivers with their Folk Concert Series, now entering its 32nd season. Held monthly in the quiet season, the series features accomplished artists and bands from near and far. Concerts begin at 8pm, preceded by an optional 6pm dinner featuring a Chefs Special that varies each month (see details below). There are just 2 concerts left this winter, so make sure to get your tickets ahead of time! Call 920-868-3517 or toll free 800-624-1987 for concert, dinner, and/or room reservations Upcoming Concerts are as follows…

Delicious Winter Dining in Fish Creek, WI 2016

Some of Fish Creek‘s best restaurants and lodgings are open year-round, serving what you’re hungry for, breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Many lodgings offer great winter packages and special rates to help you experience the magic of Winter in Door County, Wisconsin for a night, a weekend, or even a week. Ready? Dine on you crazy diners…


English Inn Winter 20143

“The English Inn”

Find a great meal in Fish Creek this winter at The English Inn, The White Gull Inn, or Juniper’s Gin Joint! Phone numbers, GPS directions, and menus can be found at and on the Mobile Dining App.

Fish Creek Winter Festival & Baileys Harbor Winter Carnival: Feb. 5-7, 2016

POSTED ON January 28th  - POSTED IN Dining, Entertainment, News, Special Events


February 5-7, 2016 is both Fish Creek’s Winter Festival and Baileys Harbor’s Winter Carnival, welcoming folks from near and far to experience the magic of winter in Door County! While overlapping the same weekend, together these two events offer lots of different ways to enjoy the outdoors from out on the ice, to under a heated ten – so bundle up and do more in Door County this winter!

In Baileys Harbor the relatively new Winter Carnival has grown over the past two years, and this 3rd annual event is better than ever. Start Saturday morning with a hearty breakfast to fuel an active day – The Ridges Sanctuary’s Great Waffle Breakfast will be held at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall from 9-11am. Wrap that scarf tight and head out to Kangaroo Lake for a day of fast fun – “if it has a motor,” they say, “it’s allowed!” From 10am-3pm on Saturday, bring snowmobiles, ATVS, and other winter vehicles for radar runs and timed trial courses. The 3rd Annual Door County Pond Hockey Tournament will be held from 8am-4pm on Saturday (register to participate on their website). There will also be other outdoor activities, afternoon live music, and hot food and drinks to warm you up throughout the day. Sunday, Feb. 8 brings the Winter Farmers Market which will be held at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall from 10am-2pm featuring home grown, handmade, and local products. For more information, visit, call 920.839.2366 or email

DSC_0059Celebrating their 29th year, the Fish Creek Winter Festival offers music and food, family-friendly games, a chili cook-off, candlelight skiing, and more! Friday, Feb. 5th the fun begins at Hands On Art Studio where the Big Mouth Trio will play for Rock & Roll Art Night from 6:30-10pm, and the locally filmed favorite “Feed the Fish” will be screened at the Door Community Auditorium at 7pm. On Saturday the Festival gets underway at Clark Park where you can play winter games outside, and other festive games in the heated tent.

DSC_0003The Gibraltar Historical Association presents “All Things Chocolate” at the Old Town Hall all day long, offering sweet treats to tempt your palate, from 11am-3pm the Peninsula School of Art’s SOUP! Event will warm you up, and at Noon gather in the main tent for the Chili Cook-Off Judging. With Free Trolley Rides through town, you won’t have to miss a thing! From the Fiddle Contest to the Snow Shoe Dance, to the Fireworks Display at 5:30pm, your Saturday is sure to be a full one! On Sunday the Annual Fruit Loop Run will start and finish at the main tent, and businesses will be open for your shopping and dining pleasure! For more information visit, call (800) 577-1880 (920) 868-2316, or email

lodging logoCheck out Door County Lodging‘s Last Minute Lodging Blog and book your room or suite this weekend!

Don’t forget to download the FREE Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App to find Open in Winter Restaurants on the Peninsula!

Greens N Grains Dinner & a Movie Screening of “Citizenfour” Jan. 7, 2016

POSTED ON January 5th  - POSTED IN Coffee & Tea, dinner, Entertainment, Restaurant Guide, Special Events

EGG HARBOR, WI (Jan. 3, 2016) – Greens N Grains Cafe invites you to Dinner and a Movie Night on January 7th, 2016. The film is Citizenfour, and Greens N Grains will serve a natural/organic dinner special before the screening including a soup specialty, salad, fresh baked roll and cup of tea for $7.50, available starting at 6pm. Film starts at 7 pm. No charge for the film, but seating at screenings is limited to 28. Dinner and film reservations are requested: 920.868.9999 or email

“After Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from a stranger who called himself, “Citizen Four” with information on the existence of a massive covert, surveillance program undertaken by the US government, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet the sender, who turned out to be Edward Snowden…” (See trailer below and read more about the film at



New Year’s Poppin’ Eve 2015 in Sister Bay, WI

POSTED ON December 22nd  - POSTED IN Dining, News, Special Events

SISTER BAY, WI (Dec. 22, 2015) – El Nino may be holding back Jack Frost from making ice at the Sister Bay Ice Rink, but the Village’s second New Year’s Eve celebration will stop POP! “New Year’s Poppin’ Eve” is scheduled for December 31 at 8 p.m. at the Sister Bay Ice Rink, 2155 Autumn Court, Sister Bay.

Sister Bay is home to Door County’s only New Year’s fireworks show, and visitors may see one of the largest grand finales they have ever seen. For the best view of the fireworks, park along Woodcrest Road or Autumn Court. The Warming House will be open and selling concessions – all proceeds support upkeep on the ice rink. And if the wind is right, a bonfire may be lit to ward off the damp air. Pick up street hockey and open rollerskating/blading are encouraged.

Area bars and restaurants are open before and after the show. Come and ring in 2016 in Sister Bay!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Northern Door County 2015-16

POSTED ON December 21st  - POSTED IN Dining, dinner, Entertainment, fine dining, News, Restaurant Guide, Special Events

The Fireside Restaurant and Wickman House in Ellison Bay would like to invite you to Celebrate the New Year with them! In partnership with Husby’s and the Mink River Basin, you can celebrate locally and safely by enjoying dinner or drinks at one of these restaurants, and after your meal, get a safe ride to Husby’s or the Mink before the ball drops!

Fireside New Years 15-16Wickman NYE

Fireside Restaurant (920) 854-7999

Wickman House (920) 854-3305

Chefs App snowflake iconDownload the FREE Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App to search, find, and eat what you’re hungry for on the Peninsula! Now you can also access our Door County Events Calendar right from the app, add events to your personal calendar, and get GPS directions to events!

Greens N Grains Screens “Cowspiracy” at Dinner & Movie Night: Dec. 10, 2015

POSTED ON December 7th  - POSTED IN Coffee & Tea, Dining, Entertainment, Healthy Alternatives, lunch, News, Special Events

Greens N Grains in Egg Harbor hosts their Dinner & a Movie Night this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. The film being screened this month is Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, and there is no charge to attend, though seating is limited to 28 people, so reservations are requested.

Door County Coffee Holiday Open House – Dec. 10, 2015

POSTED ON December 7th  - POSTED IN breakfast, carry out, coffee shop, Discounts & Specials, lunch, News, Special Events

Visit Door County Coffee & Tea and other Carlsville businesses on Thursday, Dec. 10th for their Annual Holiday Sale! Door County Coffee will be open from 7:30am-6pm with Free Coffee Sampling All Day, 25% Off Holiday Home Decor, and Buy 2 Get 1 Free on all Coffee! These offers are in-store only – hope to see you there!

5773 Hwy 42 – Carlsville, WI
(920) 743-8930

Holiday and Christmas Tree Lightings, Santa Sighting and More! Dec. 4-6, 2015

POSTED ON December 2nd  - POSTED IN Dining, News, Special Events

IMG_1027One of the most charming aspect of Door County, Wisconsin is the fact that we are both a single community and many communities – so when this time of year rolls around, we have more festivities and parties, more music and events, and more opportunities to grow your holiday spirit. This weekend, four of the peninsula’s villages invite you to gather and sing carols, make crafts, meet Santa, enjoy holiday treats, and watch the lighting of Holiday Trees!

lodging logoStay and play longer on the Door Peninsula… Find a great room at a great price with Door County Lodging‘s blog: Last Minute Lodging in Door County, WI: Dec. 4-6, 2015

The Merry-Time Festival of the Trees is already underway in Sturgeon Bay! Saturday, Dec. 5, join Santa on the tugboat John Purves from 10am-1pm; catch the Ministry Door County Medical Center’s Children’s Choir at 11 am; and get your tickets for the DOOR CANcer Inc. Holiday Home Tour from 10am-4pm! The Trees will be on display through Dec. 8 when the festival wraps up with the Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle party – advance reservations are required. For more details call (920) 743-5958 or visit

Saturday, December 5, 2015

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