Top 5 Things to Do in Door County, Wisconsin in May

Are you dreaming about Spring? We certainly are at our Fish Creek, WI B&B! As I sit here looking out my window at the snow falling during an unusual early Spring snowstorm, I’m thinking about warm weather and all of the activities that Door County has to offer during the month of May to celebrate the start of the season. Here are our top five things to do in Door County in May:

1. Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5K

On May 5th, runners can enjoy the secluded woods of Peninsula State Park on this closed road course which winds along the shores of Green Bay and the bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Join the post-race party featuring beer, food and live music at Door County Brewing Co. in Baileys Harbor.

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2. Celebrate Mother’s Day in Door County

Treat Mom to a relaxing weekend in Door County away from the distractions of home. On May 13th, enjoy Champagne Sunday Brunch at Alexander’s followed by the Peninsula Singers Mother’s Day Concert at the Door Community Auditorium. Book a room or cottage over Mother’s Day weekend at our cozy Door County B&B and give a special acknowledgement to that amazing woman in your life by adding on a Mother’s Day package to your stay. The package includes:

  • A bottle of Door County Wine (or non-alcoholic Spumante)
  • A bouquet of gorgeous Spring Flowers
  • Signature Keepsake Wine Glasses for two

3. Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl

Over the weekend of May 19th and 20th, visit Ellison Bay for their annual Spring Art Crawl hosted by the resident artists of local galleries. The event includes maps, refreshments, studio tours and special activities. Stop by Island Orchard Cider to sample their handcraft Normandy style ciders in their Tasting Room and Cider Pub. Finish your day at the Wickman House for amazing cocktails and a dinner you will never forget.

4. Blessing of the Fleet Festival & Scottie Rally

Head to Baileys Harbor on May 19th for this festival featuring arts & crafts, food & drink, live music, guided range light tours and the Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony by Father Ruby. The highlight of this event starts at 11:30am with the Door County Scottie Rally “Parade of Scots”. At the end of your day, enjoy “Lake to Table”, a culinary event at various local restaurants.

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5. Maifest

Celebrate the official start of the Door County season over Memorial Day Weekend at the 46th Annual Maifest in Jacksonport held on May 26th and 27th. Enjoy the experience of a small-town festival featuring a hometown parade, juried art fair, concession stands, live music and a car show. A 10K run and 2-mile fun run are scheduled on Sunday along with a 4-H Horse and Pony Drill Team performance and a Frontier Farmers horse pull.

Hurray! Your trip is planned out for you with one or more of these great things to do in Door County in May. Come on up to Door County and stay at our downtown Fish Creek location at the Thorp House Inn & Cottages. We look forward to seeing you!