Free Ice Fishing Weekend

Newport State Park
Jan. 19–20

All day residents and nonresidents can fish without a license in all the waters of Wisconsin (except for spring trout ponds). All other fishing regulations still apply.

Winter Candlelight Ski

Whitefish Dunes State Park
Jan. 26

Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park and enjoy this annual winter candlelight event. Separate trails available for skiers and hikers. The shelter features a warming fire along with hot beverages, popcorn, and baked goods. Please leave your pet at home. This event is free, but a state park vehicle sticker is required.

Fish Creek Winter Festival

Clark Park, Fish Creek
Feb. 1–3

Find creative ways to have fun and keep warm at this popular winter festival featuring wacky winter-themed carnival games for all ages, ice sculptures, music, raffles, a chili cook-off, food, beverages, and more. Visit for more information.

Candlelight Ski/Hike

Peninsula State Park
Feb. 2

Ski or hike a one-mile loop with hundreds of lit candles lining the trail. After enjoying the candle-lined trails, warm up by the bonfire and partake in refreshments at the warming shelter. No pets allowed. Weather permitting. This is a free even, but a park vehicle sticker is required.

Fruit Loop Fun Run

Clark Park, Fish Creek
Feb. 3

This scenic half-mile fun run/walk through downtown Fish Creek will begin and end at the tent in Clark Park. Don’t miss the post-race breakfast of Fruit Loops! Part of the Fish Creek Winter Festival activities.

Door County Pond Hockey Tournament

Kangaroo Lake, Baileys Harbor
Feb. 9

Sixty teams compete on Kangaroo Lake for the coveted Stanley Thermos. The tournament features a warming tent, food and beverages, and an open rink on the ice for those looking to join the players on the ice. For more information and to register visit

Door County Short Film Festival

Sister Bay Village Hall, Sister Bay
Feb. 15–16

This annual film festival celebrates the vision and creativity of budding and professional filmmakers in the United States, and sometimes even beyond. Featured films change from year-to-year. See what is being featured this year! For more information visit

Sturgeon Bay Fire & Ice Festival

Sturgeon Bay
Feb. 16

Witness novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional carvers transform blocks of snow and ice into works of art. The carvers are spread throughout Sturgeon Bay. Explore the town and watch their works come to life. Visit for more information.