If 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!
Sweethearts 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!
The Holiday Music Motel & Tambourine Lounge in Sturgeon Bay hosts their annual Love on Holiday songwriters’ week leading up to Valentine’s Day. The artists who gather and write together for the week will put on two shows at Third Avenue Playhouse, featuring brand new songs of love and loss as well as some favorites from previous years. Tickets are just $5 at the door and the show starts at 7:
The annual Fire & Ice Festival, hosted by the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, will be on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. A unique and artistic festival, Fire & Ice features snow and ice caring competitions with participants from beginner to professional. These artists will create exceptional sculptures throughout Sturgeon Bay, giving visitors the chance to wander through the city’s quaint shopping districts (Jefferson Street, 3rd Avenue, and West Side) and watch the artists in action. Local shops and the Visitor Center will have event maps available so you can find all the carving locations, and even vote for the People’s Choice award!
DINE ON! Restaurants in Sturgeon Bay will be open, so stop in to get warm and enjoy a great meal. On the West Side, check out Hot Tamales’ authentic Mexican dishes, the Get Real Café where organic and local are on the menu, or Scaturo’s Baking Company for a home cooked meal and more. With delicious meals and espresso drinks as well as cool home décor, the 5th & Jefferson Café is the taste of the Jefferson Street district, and on 3rd Avenue check out the brand new Crate Sushi & Seafood, grab a great burger the Door County Fire Company, or head into Kick Coffee for a warm up. Enjoy the day without parking and re-parking from district to district, just hop on the Door County Trolley, offering complimentary rides through town between 10:30am and 2:30pm.
At the end of the day head to Stone Harbor Resort for the celebratory Fire & Ice Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction! Live music by the Pink Houses will follow a spectacular meal – formal attire is optional (but don’t you want to?!) – tickets and more information can be acquired at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, or by calling (800) 301-6695 or (920) 743-6246.
Don’t forget to book your room so you can stay longer and do more in the Door… Check out Door County Lodging’s Romantic Getaways blog for lodging specials and packages and make your reservations!