4th of July
Canceled- 4th of July
Saturday, July 4
Door County 4th of July Events Canceled
For Immediate Release
May 12, 2020—It is with great disappointment that the communities of Door County have announced that 4th of July festivities have been canceled throughout the county, including fireworks celebrations in Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Sturgeon Bay, Maplewood, and Gills Rock. This includes parades in Baileys Harbor and Egg Harbor and Freedom Fest on July 11 in Sister Bay.
This decision comes only after careful consideration and consultation with all communities, municipal boards, business associations, stakeholders, emergency services, and the Door County Public Health Department. Ultimately, each community decided that concern for the health and safety of our visitors, residents, vendors, and our health care workers is more important than our desire to celebrate in mass gatherings.
This was an incredibly difficult decision for our communities to reach. Celebrating our independence, our communities, and our neighbors is something we look forward to every year, and we know it’s something our visitors and businesses look forward to as well. But in a time of social distancing, we can’t responsibly encourage thousands of people to congregate in environments that are impossible to police and therefore are following the guidelines laid out for “outdoor events” by the WEDC.
This in no way should lessen the meaning of the day, and we urge everyone to celebrate the spirit of our nation's heritage in a manner in which you feel comfortable.
Public safety was, and will always be, the primary factor in this decision, but not the only one. We rely on donors to fund our 4th of July events and fireworks shows and it takes time to collect those funds, order supplies, and prepare for festivities. Given the present economic climate, we did not feel that it was appropriate to ask our businesses and residents to donate when most are experiencing extreme financial hardship. We also don’t feel it’s appropriate to ask our public works crews, firefighters, police officers, and first responders to put themselves at greater risk than necessary.
Our communities will do everything we can to make these celebrations better than ever in 2021.
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Baileys Harbor Community Association Egg Harbor Business Association
Destination Sturgeon Bay Door County North
Sister Bay Advancement Association Maplewood 4th of July Fireworks
This year we have a TON of activities planned including horseback riding, Kids Bouncy Houses, food & drinks, and tons of live music! Please note that the parade is running North to South starting at The Ridges Sanctuary building. Be sure to stop down at our new Visitor Center & Historical Society with any questions!
Don’t miss the Baileys Harbor Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast from 7:30am to 10am. Don’t bother cooking breakfast before heading into town. Stop at the Baileys Harbor Fire Station (2404 Park Rd) to get your pancake fix and help raise money to support our local fire department!
Deck out in your Independence Day best red, white & blue!
Friday, July 3
9am-4pm Arts & Crafts on the Town Hall Lawn
5-7pm Live Music by The Dots on the Main Stage
Saturday, July 4 - HWY 57 Closes at 9AM!
7:30am-10am Baileys Harbor Fire Department Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station (2404 Park Rd)
7:45am-4:30pm Shuttle Rides pre-parade and post- parade to Baileys Harbor Rec Park. 2623 Summit Rd
9am til gone Baileys Harbor Women’s Club Strawberry Fest in Town Hall
8am-5pm Arts & Crafts at Town Hall
9am-2pm Horse/Pony Rides by Thumbs Up Riders at Brann Field (Behind Lakeshore Adventures)
10am Parade through downtown (Parade direction north to south starting at The Ridges Sanctuary)
10am-4pm Food Court & Beer Stand at Town Hall
11am-3pm Live Music by Sneezy at Town Hall
11am-4pm Kid's Bouncy Houses & Activities at Brann Field (Behind Lakeshore Adventures)
8pm Peninsula Symphonic Band is performing patriotic tunes inside at Immanuel Lutheran Church
FIREWORKS AT DUSK!
Sunday, July 5
9am-1pm Farmer's Market on the Town Hall Lawn
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR HELPING US PUT ON THIS GREAT FESTIVAL!
8151 Ridges Road Baileys Harbor, Door County WI
Our Door County waterfront resort is open year round. You can explore its natural beauty in every season: spring when the woods come alive with flowers, summer with its sunny days at the beach, fall with its festivals and trees dressed in a rainbow of colors, and winter with its quiet beauty of glittering snow on groomed trails. Afterwards, relax in one of our comfortable one and two bedroom suites, or staterooms; most with scenic views of the tranquil harbor or Toft’s Point Nature Preserve just across the road. Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort is open year round to provide our guests with premier accommodations during Door County’s four seasons of fun and relaxation.
Baileys Harbor Fish Co & Hickey Bros Fisheries
8096 Ridges Rd Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
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-September and operates Monday-Saturday, 8am-4pm.
8113 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
A mobile food trailer serving up REAL Chicago dogs, hot dog creations, fresh cut fries, poutine, gyros off the spit and kebabs. Family friendly, fast, affordable, and delicious!
8080 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
Distinctive waterfront dining in the heart of Door County. 120 year old historic building right on the water in Baileys Harbor. Fresh Chilean Sea Bass, Local Whitefish, Friday night perch fry, Kobe beef, vegetarian options. We love using local cherries, fish, vegetables and microgreens. Traditional New England Lobster Boil every Wed, Thurs, Friday & Saturday evenings. Reservations accepted for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Garden, waterfront dog friendly dining – weather permitting.
7998 Hwy 57
Baileys 57 is a full-service gas station, serving all of your on-the-go needs. The business fell under new ownership in 2015 and has recently done major remodeling to feature Door County’s largest walk-in beer cave, over 20 feet of wine and liquor options, and their deli serving freshly made pizzas and sandwiches.
Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Established in 1998, we're proudly serving Door County, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Ellison Bay, Ephraim, Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Fish Creek, Gills Rock, Wisconsin and Washington Island.
3026 county E
Coyote Roadhouse is located on the north end of Kangaroo Lake in Door County we offer one of those everybody-knows-your-name atmospheres. Friendly service and tasty twists on traditional fare will win you over inside.
7670 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
Thyme Cuisine is located at the beautiful Maxwelton Braes Lodge in Baileys Harbor. Offering casual cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients, sourced locally when available. With a welcoming bar and dining atmosphere, Thyme Cuisine serves breakfast and dinner from May through October.
7670 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
Maxwelton Braes has rightfully been called a “golfer's paradise. Our 18-hole, Door County championship golf course is one of the best in the county.
Click here to download the 4th of July Schedule of events and week's festivities!