View from Sven's Bluff Scenic Overlook in Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin

What Are the Best Things to Do in the Summer in Door County?

When it comes to Door County in the summertime, nothing compares to it. The sun is bright and shining, the sand is warm, and the water is calling your name. If you’re curious about what the best things to do in the summer in Door County are, keep reading! 

For additional information regarding the best things to see and do in Door County, take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide

The Best Things to Do in the Summer in Door County

Extraordinary Events

Door County Farmer’s Markets

When: May-October

Where: Throughout Door County

If you appreciate fresh, farm-to-table food, you’ll be happy with Door County’s extensive list of farmer’s markets. Locations of markets include Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Jacksonport, Sister Bay, and Sturgeon Bay. 

Plein Air Festival

When: July

Beautiful woman buying kale at a farmers market

Where: Throughout Door County

This festival is the Midwest’s premier outdoor painting event. It features over 40 contemporary Plein air masters from near and far. 

Door County Fair

When: July/August

Where: Sturgeon Bay

This fun-filled fair has been a favorite event of Door County locals and visitors alike since 1871. Exciting attractions at the Doo County Fair include BMX demonstrations, live music, pig and duck races, drill team exhibitions, and thrilling rides. 

Fish Creek Concerts in the Park

When: July-August

Where: Fish Creek

Each Tuesday, Noble Square Park in Fish Creek puts on free concerts by professional local and visiting musicians. The park is just a short walk away from downtown Fish Creek with shops, restaurants, and a picturesque waterfront.

Cherry Fest

Musicians are playing guitar on stage.

When: August

Where: Jacksonport

This festival features a juried art contest with unique handmade items, a classic car show, and live musical performances. And, of course, the Cherry Fest has all things cherry—kolaches, pie, ice cream, jams, and more! 

Excellent Activities

Fish Boils

For more than 70 years, fish boils have been attracting tourists to Door County. The boils include fresh-caught whitefish as the main entree and end with sweet cherry pie. Throughout Door County, each restaurant customizes their fish boils with its unique quirks and twists.  

Hiking Adventures

When you stay at The Ashbrooke Hotel, you’ll be conveniently located near many state and county parks. Here at the parks, you can explore hiking trails and embrace the beauty of Door County. Some of our favorite hiking spots include Cave Point County ParkPeninsula State ParkNewport State Park, and Whitefish Dunes State Park.

Beach Trips

Young asian people hiking in the forest during summer at sunset,travel,tourism and teamwork concept

During the summer, spend the day swimming, basking in the sun, and enjoying a picnic by the waterside at one of the many gorgeous Door County beaches. The peninsula is home to over 50 public beaches, and some of our favorites include Washington Island, Egg Harbor Beach, Nicolet Beach, and Ellison Bluff County Park. 

Trolley Tours

Door County Trolley, Inc. offers an interesting array of 15 unique tours. Some of their most popular tours include feature lighthouses, visits to local breweries and vineyards, spooky trips to graveyards, and more! With our First Time in Door County Package, when you enjoy three or more mid-week (Sunday-Thursday) nights with us, you’ll receive a $50 gift certificate for the Door County Trolley Company.

The Ashbrooke Hotel Is Your Slice of Summer Paradise

Our luxurious hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Wisconsin’s peninsula close to all of the best things to do in Door County in the summer. Our adults-only haven in Egg Harbor offers six sophisticated styles of rooms and suites, complete with outstanding amenities

Our Ashley Rooms are our standard room located on the first floor facing the front of The Ashbrooke Hotel. These rooms feature a king-size bed, a wet bar, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a 42 inch TV. One of our favorite qualities of this room is the private outside sitting area where you can sip on a glass of wine and breathe in the fresh summer air. Check our availability and start planning your summer trip to Door County today!

Full view of Ashley Room