Labor Day weekend in Door County
Labor Day is one of the last weekends of the Summer Season. Why not make time to get away from it all for that final summer vacation? Door County is offering tons of activities for all ages. Marina Fest, YMCA Labor Day Run, and Newport Wilderness Days are just some of the great things going on.
Marina Fest is coming! Sister Bay’s new waterfront park opens up for a weekend of activities on Saturday. Live music includes Replica and River City Six…. Food & Beverages will be available from numerous food stands. An “All you can eat Great American Pancake Show & Breakfast” begins at 8am. The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library is hosting its annual used book sale.
Make sure you catch one of the many events such as the Wooden Boat Show, Classic “Woody” Car display, Horse and Wagon Rides, and Coast Guard displays taking place in the downtown area throughout the day. Raffle tickets will be available all day and the drawing for Grand Prize will be at 8pm. The Viking Ship has become the iconic symbol of Marina Fest. Get your pictures taken in front of the replica that represents Door County’s Norwegian heritage. The Waterboard Warriors will be showing off their talents on the waterfront throughout the afternoon. At dusk, a boat parade kicks off with boats vying for prizes like “Best in Show” and a fireworks show at 8:30pm. After the fireworks, dance the night away to live music at the village dance.
If you are looking for some physical activity, grab your family and head out early on Saturday for the Annual Door County YMCA Labor Day Run. The Duathalon starts at 8am, the 5k run at 9:45am and the kids run at 10am. This event includes a 5k run, a youth 1/2 mile fun run and for the third year in a row, a Duathalon with a 2 mile run/12 mile bike/2 mile run. There will be door Prizes, free use of the Aquatic Center, refreshments and family fun for everyone. All who pre-register will receive a t-shirt and awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group and all the participants of the 1/2 mile youth fun run.
Newport State Park is gearing up for its 20th Annual Wilderness Days. Friday’s programs include the September Butterflies & Insects at 10am, and Who’s Hiding? at 1pm. These kid friendly classes are meant to raise awareness and interest in Door County’s wildlife. Saturday’s programs include Flowers of the Sandy Shore at 10am and Smokey Bear’s Kids Conservation Camp at 1pm. All programs begin at the Visitors Center.
If you are looking for a place to stay but don’t want to check a hundred websites, you’re in the right place. We have the most current Last Minute Room Availabilities right here. When booking, don’t forget to mention Door County Lodging!
Glidden Lodge Beach Resort has 1 and 2 bedroom units available for the weekend with a two night minimum. This resort is found south of Jacksonport on the beach.
Beachfront Inn is a pet friendly hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan in Baileys Harbor. They have both 1 and 2 bedroom newly built condos as well as a pet-friendly 2 bedroom queen cabin with a three night minimum.
Birchwood Lodge has openings in their Premier Suites or Expanded Studios with a three night minimum. This hotel is very centrally located near downtown Sister Bay.
Coachlite Inn, centrally located between Sister Bay and Ephraim, has rooms available with a one night minimum available.
Nordic Lodge located at the north end of Ephraim’s art district has a few King Bed Suites available with a three night minimum.
Four Seasons Barn House has availabilities with a one night minimum. It is a rental guest house in a relaxing country atmosphere between Sister Bay, Baileys Harbor and Ephraim. Whether there are two or eight in your family, you will enjoy this spacious house.
Shallows Resort on the water south of Egg Harbor has Shore Side Motel suites, 2 bedroom Beach Houses, 1 and 2 bedroom cottages and multiple Private Homes available this weekend with at least a three night minimum.
Pine Grove Resort still has double queen suites available with a three night minimum. They are located in Ephraim and asking for a three night minimum.
Ephraim Motel has a few rooms left available. This motel has the convenience of being on Highway 42 on the North Side of Ephraim, but has the relaxing country setting you are craving.
Eagle Harbor Inn has a 2 bedroom whirlpool suite available with a 3 night minimum. They are located near the water in Ephraim.