Blessing of the Fleet Photo

Blessing of the Fleet

Saturday, May 20

Sponsored by Baileys Harbor Fish Company, FM106.9 The Lodge & Rewind 97.7, Coyote Roadhouse  and the Baileys Harbor Community Association


Schedule of Events:


9am-4pm Arts & Crafts on the Town Hall Lawn
10am-2pm Guided Range Light Tours every 30 minutes. $5 for Non Ridges Members
10am-4pm Lighthouse Society Stamps available at Visitor Center
Food & Drinks
Tour the Charter Boats & Commercial Fishing Boats
Baileys Harbor Fire Department Boat Tours & demonstrations
Eat WI Fish Informational Tent 
11:30am  Door County Scottie Rally “Parade of Scots”
12pm Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony with Father Ruby at Town Marina
1-5pm Live Music by Copper Box
5pm-Close: Lake To Table Culinary Event at various local restaurants. See below for details.



9am-2pm Sunday Farmers Market at Town Hall
10am-2pm Guided Range Light Tours every 30 minutes. $5 for Non Ridges Members

Baileys Harbor’s rich and vibrant maritime history dating back to the late 1800’s makes it the ideal place to celebrate the 2nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet Festival. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, our fishing fleet consists of three sport charter fishing companies, two commercial fishing fleets, dozens of seasonal slip holders and hundreds of transient boats.

Dating back to the 1800’s, Baileys Harbor’s maritime industry has thrived on Lake Michigan, located half way between Sturgeon Bay and the infamous Death’s Door on the Door Peninsula. Our harbor offers crystal clear waters, world class salmon & trout fishing, and many water based recreational activities.

The Blessing of the Fleet Festival on May 20-21 begins with the Door County Scottie Rally’s Parade of Scots, followed by a traditional Blessing Ceremony over CB Radio to all vessels wishing to receive it, regardless of denomination, vessel type, or home port.  After the blessing, there will be live music, arts & crafts, food & drinks and activities throughout town. The local sport and commercial fishing boats will be open for touring at the Town Marina so festival goers can meet local captains and crew to ask questions and hear firsthand stories.

The Ridges Sanctuary's Range Lights will be open featuring guided tours of the Upper and Lower Lights. 

Saturday night brings the community wide culinary event – Lake to Table Culinary Event featuring a unique locally sourced fish entrée at various restaurants throughout town.


Chef Tony Gorham of Top Deck at Gordon Lodge will be serving this scrumptious meal from 5-9pm.

Stuffed Whitefish: Shrimp and Bay scallop stuffing, wrapped in local Door County Whitefish with lobster Beurre Blanc.

Soup of the Day: Hickey Brothers’ Whitefish Chowder 

Top Deck is located on North Bay at Gordon Lodge Beach Resort.

1420 Pine Dr Baileys Harbor, WI


Located downtown Baileys Harbor, Chives is serving up these specials as well as their full menu until 9pm.

Crispy Perch Stuffed with Lobster Salad

Whitefish  Timgad with Zucchini – Classic Roman Preparation



Chef Dan is preparing this locally sourced special for you while you enjoy waterfront dining. Dinner service starts at 4:30pm.

Fresh Hickey Brothers Lake Michigan whitefish gently oven baked, topped with creamy parmesan artichoke puree, accompanied by wild mushroom risotto and local grilled baby asparagus.

Be sure to try the delicious Homemade Whitefish Chowder!

8080 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI



Looking for a great relaxed atmosphere with a killer Old Fashioned? The Crew at Cornerstone are doing what they do best, fish fry!

Hand Breaded & Deep Friend Hickey Brothers Whitefish served with your choice of of soup or salad, and potato or seasonal vegetable. .

8123 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI











Sunday morning brings the Farm Market from 9am-2pm showcasing local vendors selling everything from fresh produce and flowers to canned items or crafts to delicious artisan ready to eat foods.

For more information visit or call 920.839.2366


8096 Ridges Rd Baileys Harbor, WI 54202


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Located on Ridges Road, we offer fish caught from Lake Michigan and Green Bay waters. We catch, process, and sell native fish from our historic fish house. Fresh, frozen and smoked Whitefish are available, along with other popular seafood choices. We will process your sport fish catch and professionally vacuum pack. The fish house is open May-October and operates Monday-Saturday, 8am-4pm.



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P O Box 106

Ephraim, WI 54211

Sturgeon Bay Studio  920-746-1069

Ephraim Studio  920-854-3400

Music  for the Door County lifestyle showcasing an adult singer-song writer format. Available on air at 106.9 FM, 93.3 FM, and streaming free online at, it’s world class rock for a world class county. 


3026 Cty Rd E Baileys Harbor, WI 54202


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Coyote Roadhouse is on County E at Kangaroo Lake. The menu offers steaks, ribs, fish, burgers, homemade soups, quesadillas, sandwiches and more. Our Friday fish fry features excellent fried Grouper. Enjoy your favorite cocktail or dine on the deck overlooking the lake. We’re located on the snowmobile trail. Bring the family to Baileys Harbor. Open year ’round for lunch and dinner.