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Welcome to Summer

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We are honored to drop this newsletter in your email inbox today to officially welcome you to Summer 2023! Today offers unlimited possibility and endless positivity, with a weather forecast that favors getting outside and maximizing every moment of the longest day of the year. 

Summer in Door County is all about the possibilities. Sunshine, music, food and drink, nature and family – there’s no better place to celebrate all of it. This month we’re focusing on that celebration of life in the great outdoors. 

Door County concerts in the park

Concerts in the Park and more

The summer sky in Door County is filled with music. On a daily basis, you can find free live music at local parks all over the county, including at the Sister Bay Performance Pavillion. If you feel like something a little more formal, our world-class performance venues like Birch Creek and Fishstock await you. 

Music that’s outdoors and free: Your guide to Door County concerts in the parks

Door County Farmer's Markets

Farmer’s Markets Galore!

Farmer’s markets are a booming event in many communities across the nation, but Door County farmer’s markets bring something more unique to the tables. The indescribable Door County personality is present in the items you see for sale, and the local goods and produce are second to none. This year, you have a lot of options, with 8 farmer’s markets across the county.

Eight farmers markets are running in Door County this summer. Here’s what you need to know

Must-See Door County

Milwaukee Magazine is dedicating a large portion of their reporting to Door County this year, and we appreciate it! They’ve recently published a Culture & Events Guide, a Guide to Exploring Door County’s Nature, and a Foodie’s Guide to Door County. For a great overview, in NPR-style audio, check out this interview from WUWM.

Some of the must-see stops in Door County this summer

One More Thing: Historic Shipwrecks

Door County’s nautical history includes may mishaps, resulting in a large amount if historic shipwrecks around the peninsula, many of them visible from the surface. Here are two more that have been added the the National Register of Historic Places:

Door County’s newest entries to the Wisconsin register of historic places have quite the stories to tell

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