Summer Activities

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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


  • 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
  • Roofing of the Goats Parade
  • Beach Bash & Paddlefest Summer Kick-off
  • Peninsula Players 
  • Northern Sky  Theatre 
  • Midsummer’s 21st  Music Festival 
  • Annual Garden Walk
  • Door County Folk Festival
  • Door County Plein Air Festival
  • Door County Plein Air Festival’s “Quick Paint & Auction”, Waterfront Park
  • Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Social 
  • Peninsula Music Festival
  • Star Gazing Party 
  • Door County Festival of the Arts
  • 16th annual Quilt Show
  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Labor Day Concerts
  • Marina Fest
  • Fall Fest 
  • Capture the Spirit

View our entire calendar of events for the Sister Bay area

Unwind & Explore the beauty of Sister Bay!