Boat Shows & Events

29th Annual Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

Date: August 10 - 11, 2019
Location: Show map
Door County Maritime Museum
120 North Madison Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


Contact: Carrie Dorski, Community Engagement Manager
Phone: 920.743.5958
Email: [email protected]

Held each year during Maritime Week, 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.

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. On Saturday, you should pick up a ballot and vote for your favorite boat in our Peoples’ Choice Selection. No professional judges here, we rely on the popular vote!

Also on Saturday, you should plan to stroll through the Maritime on Madison street festival which occurs adjacent to the museum’s grounds. There’s great food, entertainment for young and old, and shopping, too! Stick around on Saturday evening to enjoy the city’s waterfront and of course, the city’s fine restaurants. Sunday’s Sikaflex Races top off a terrific weekend. Plan to attend!

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