The Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival is Moving to the First Weekend in August, 2022.

Mark your calendar now!

Join us in Sturgeon Bay on August 6th and 7th!

Pre-event Cruise and Boaters’ Party on Friday August 5th.

Make your hotel/resort reservations now so you won’t be left out.

Watch this website for further information.


Thanks for a Terrific Weekend!

Perfect weather, big crowds, beautiful boats, fine paintings, delicious food, nautical treasures, kids’ activities, seminars, and thrilling Sikaflex boat races!  It could not have been better.

Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who worked behind the scenes and supported the effort.  Thanks to the terrific museum staff.  Thanks to all the boaters and Sikaflex contestants, vendors and exhibitors, and the public for making our 30th anniversary a very special Festival.


Held each year during Maritime Week, Sturgeon Bay’s salute to the U.S. Coast Guard; the 2022 Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival is an event you won’t want to miss. It is a weekend full of family fun.

Saturday, festival visitors will walk the grounds viewing terrific classic and wooden boats, talking to their owners and builders, visiting a variety of merchants, and eating the best locally-caught Whitefish sandwiches in Wisconsin.  Visitors can browse our annual Boathouse Sale which features nautical treasures for your home or boat and supports the Museum’s mission.  There will be plenty of activities for kids, too.  They can experience a real US Coast Guard Damage Control Simulator, getting wet in the process.  They can have fun with crafts and games, and best of all, kids and parents alike can embark on short but free classic boat rides.   Everyone can visit the Door County Maritime Museum‘s terrific exhibits, including the tug, John Purves. (admission fee)  A real treat is visiting the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower with its new exhibits and observation deck.   After the festival closes and dusk arrives, Saturday ends with a Sunset Cruise and Classic Boat Parade through Sturgeon Bay’s inner harbor.

Sunday offers the second annual Bloody Mary Social (tickets required), and the wild conclusion of the Sikaflex Boatbuilding Challenge.  After building their plywood boats on Saturday (at the museum), these very brave souls will race them out on the water.  Who will finish?  Who will sink? Come cheer them on.

This is a terrific way to celebrate Maritime Week in Door County and beautiful Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

For classic boaters looking for more, don’t forget our annual pre-event on Friday.  The popular Bay to Lake Lighthouse Cruise returns for registered skippers and crews. After the 10 mile journey, registered boaters will gather at the museum to enjoy our annual Docktails and Delights, a pizza/cocktail party.  To join, register at the Prime Level prior to August 1st.



For information about Sturgeon Bay’s annual salute to the US Coast Guard, click: Maritime Week

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