Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Show - 30th anniversary


This festival celebrates 30 years in Door County in 2021! Come as a displaying boat, or just to visit and take in the show. To register your boat, click here:
Friday afternoon: Registered skippers and their crews enjoy the waters and working waterfront of Sturgeon Bay during a 10 mile Bay-to-Lake Lighthouse Cruise. Gather at the museum afterwards for Docktails &Delights, a pizza/cocktail party. To join, register at the Prime Level prior to August 1, 2021.
We wrap up Maritime Week and kick off the Festival on Saturday with the Maritime Week Parade.

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm:
~ Classic and wooden boats, models, displays and demos are docked and displayed on the Door County Maritime Museum grounds and waterfront, where visitors can chat with their owners and builders.
~ Sikaflex Build-a-Boat Challenge: Watch teams of 2 attempt to design and construct plywood boats on Saturday (at the museum), using only sikaflex polyurethane adhesive.
~ Shop the Boathouse Sale which features nautical treasures for your home or boat.
~ Bring your crew of all ages - there's plenty of activities and room to explore. Experience a real Damage Control Simulator with the USCG, and get wet in the process.
~ Volunteers offer free classic boat rides for visitors.
~ Visit and experience Sturgeon Bay from the brand new 11-story Maritime Lighthouse Tower, and Maritime Museum's expansion with terrific new exhibits, and the Tugboat John Purves (admission fee for Museum).

Saturday @ Dusk: Sunset Cruise and Classic Boat Parade through Sturgeon Bay’s inner harbor, live music on the West Waterfront, and a Night Market on the Promenade with local merchants and food vendors. Classic boaters are encouraged to dress in vintage boating attire and decorate/light up their boats.

Sunday: First-ever Bloody Mary Social (tickets available for purchase), and the wild conclusion of the Sikaflex Build-a-Boat Challenge. These brave souls will race their creations on the water next to the Museum. Who will finish? Who will sink? Watch and cheer them on.
Register to join in the fun, or make your lodging reservations early to come to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, August 13-15, 2021!

*Event is scheduled for August 13-15, 2021, however health concerns or directives from the State or County health departments could alter this event.

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 North Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Registration Coordinator: Bill Freyman,
Door County Maritime Museum (9am-5pm CST): 920-743-5958 or

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