Held each year during Maritime Week in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival is an event you won’t want to miss. In addition to viewing beautiful and fascinating classic and wooden boats, you can visit nautical displays, our Boathouse Sale, and the concessions tent (hint: grab a beverage and try the fresh locally-caught whitefish sandwiches). There are kids’ activities to keep young boat lovers busy and entertained. And to top it all off, you’ll get to visit the Door County Maritime Museum where you will be amazed at its terrific displays featuring the maritime history of the Door Peninsula. You can even tour the museum’s signature vessel, the century-old tug JOHN PURVES. Welcome aboard!
During the two-day festival, you’ll cheer on the two-person teams competing in the Sikaflex Boatbuilding Challenge and race—it’s always interesting to see if their creations actually float. They build on Saturday and race on Sunday.
Bill Freyman: dcclassicboatfestival @ gmail.com
Carrie Dorski: cdorski @ dcmm.org or 920-743-5958