January

1 POLAR BEAR SWIM. Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. Noon. The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club invites you for a refreshing dip in the icy waters of Lake Michigan on New Year’s Day. Non perishable donations to Feed My People will be collected. 10:30 registration. Noon (sharp!) swim. www.jacksonport.net.

1 NEW YEARS DAY PARADE. Downtown Egg Harbor. 1 p.m. No matter what the weather brings. You never know what you’ll see! An open invitation to anyone to join the parade—meet at Stella Maris Parish parking lot—or just come to watch. www.eggharbordoorcounty.org. 920-868-3717.

1 POLAR PLUNGE. Waterfront Mary’s Bar and Grill at Beach Harbor Resort, 3662 N. Duluth Ave. Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy the crisp temperature of Green Bay waters by jumping in the hole. Noon. www.waterfrontmarysbarandgrill.com. 920-743-3191.

3 MARITIME SPEAKERS SERIES. Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay. 7 p.m. Free admission, free-will donations accepted. www.dcmm.org. 920-743-5958.

10 COMEDY CLUB. Carrington Pub at the Landmark Resort. 7643 Hillside Rd. Egg Harbor. 6:30 p.m. buffet; 8 p.m. live comedy performance. www.thelandmarkresort.com 920-868-3205.

12 CRACK THE ICE PARTY. Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. 1st Ave. Sturgeon Bay. Dancing, heavy appetizer buffet, live music. Tickets required. 6:30-11 p.m. www.stoneharbor-resort.com. 920-746-0700.

12 KARAOKE. Carrington Pub at the Landmark Resort. 7643 Hillside Rd. Egg Harbor. 9 p.m. www.thelandmarkresort.com 920-868-3205.

16 ACCOUSTIC CONCERT. White Gull Inn, Fish Creek. Wisconsin-based singer-songwriters Johnsmith and Dan Sebranek perform, as part of the White Gull Inn winter concert series. Concert at 8, optional pre-concert fixed dinner at 6. Ticket info at 920-868-3517. www.whitegullinn.com.

19-20 FREE ICE FISHING WEEKEND. Throughout Door County. All day residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a license in all the waters of Wisconsin (All other fishing regulations still apply.) www.dnr.wi.gov.

19 FAMILY ART DAY. Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. 9 a.m. to noon. Free for families with children ages 3 to 17. Drop in for art-making fun. No registration necessary. www.peninsulaschoolofart.org. 920-868-3455.

19 WINTER FARM MARKET. Prince of Peace Church, 1756 Michigan St. Sturgeon Bay. Indoor farm market with fresh produce, pasta, eggs, meats, canned goods, crafts and more. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

26 KARAOKE. Carrington Pub at the Landmark Resort. 7643 Hillside Rd. Egg Harbor. 9 p.m. www.thelandmarkresort.com 920-868-3205.

26 CANDLELIGHT SKI. Whitefish Dunes State Park in Jacksonport. Ski, showshoe, hike. 5-8 p.m. Refreshments, fireplace and fun. Park sticker required. www.dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/whitefish. 920-823-2400.

February

2 GROUNDHOG DAY PARADE. Ellison Bay. Participants gather at Nicolet Bank at 3:15 p.m. Build a float, decorate your car, walk your dog, or just cheer from the sidelines. 4 p.m. parade. “Groundhog Stew” will follow at Mink River Basin. www.doorcountynorth.org.

2 KARAOKE. Carrington Pub at the Landmark Resort. 7643 Hillside Rd. Egg Harbor. 9 p.m. www.thelandmarkresort.com 920-868-3205.

1-3 FISH CREEK WINTER FESTIVAL. Clark Park in Fish Creek. Wacky winter-themed carnival games for all ages, ice sculptures, music, raffles, chili cook-off, food, beverages, Fruit Loop Fun Run and more. Enjoy the a festive atmosphere under the large heated tent overlooking the frozen waters of Green Bay. www.visitfishcreek.com. 920-868-2316.

2 ALL THINGS CHOCOLATE. Old Gibraltar Town Hall, Fish Creek. Warm up and delight in all things chocolate. Fundraiser for Gibraltar Historical Association. www.historicnoblehouse.org. 920-868-2091

2 VALENTINES SHOW. Plum Bottom Gallery, Egg Harbor area. Free, special exhibition. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. www.plumbottomgallery.com. 920-743-2819.

2 MISS DOOR COUNTY PAGEANT. Southern Door Auditorium, 2073 Cty. DK, Brussels. Featuring women from the Door County area, with winner crowned Miss Door County. 7 p.m. www.southerndoorauditorium.org. 920-493-5979.

2 WINTER WINE AND CHERRY FEST. Orchard Country Winery and Market, Fish Creek. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Complimentary wine and farm market food tasting, paint your own wine glass, horse-drawn sleigh rides, live music, food, fresh bakery, warm cider, mulled wines and more. Free admission. www.orchardcountry.com. 920-868-3479.

2 WINTER PRINT. Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. In conjunction with Fish Creek’s Winter Festival. Create your own winter-themed t-shirt or tote. Kid-friendly projects, too. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10 per person. www.peninsulaschoolofart.org. 920-868-3455.

4 THE PLAY’S THE THING. Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Ln., Baileys Harbor. Peninsula Player’s winter play-reading series. Free. 7 p.m. www.peninsulaplayers.com. 920-868-3287.

4 GREAT WAFFLE BREAKFAST. Baileys Harbor Town Hall, 2392 Cty. F. Join staff and volunteers of The Ridges for breakfast fundraiser. 9-11a.m. 920-839-2802

7 MARITIME SPEAKERS SERIES. Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay. 7 p.m. Free admission, free-will donations accepted. www.dcmm.org. 920-743-5958.

8-9 MUSIC SHOW: LOVE ON HOLIDAY. Sturgeon Bay. Week-long songwriting/recording event that culminates in a series of performances of newly written songs about love and love-gone-away at Third Avenue Playhouse Friday and Saturday. www.holidaymusicmotel.com. 920-743-5571.

9-17 CELEBRATING WINTER. Throughout Washington Island. Annual Chili Cook-Off, photo contest, Lions Club Fishing Derby and a “surprise” event. Take in a play or musical performance, hike or snowshoe the nature trails. Visit washingtonisland-wi.com for more information. www.washingtonisland-wi.com. 920-847-2179.

9 DOOR COUNTY POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. Kangaroo Lake, Baileys Harbor. Games played between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. www.doorcountypondhockey.com. 920-839-2366.

9-10 DOOR COUNTY READS EVENTS. Door County Libraries. Keynote speech by Dan Egan, theatrical performances, book discussions. All events free. www.doorcountyreads.org.

9 CANDLELIGHT SKI/HIKE AND SNOWSHOE. Newport State Park in Ellison Bay. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ski, hike or snowshoe an easy 1.2-mile candlelit trail. Bonfire and refreshments will greet participants at the end of the trail. Starts at Parking Lot 3. Bonfire and refreshments. www.dnr.wi.gov/Calendar/Events/Parks 920-854-2500.

9, 16, 23 PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL’S FEBRUARY FEST. Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 1836 Hwy. 42, Ellison Bay. 2 p.m. chamber concerts featuring musicians from the Festival’s orchestra. Enjoy an intimate setting with these talented musicians, including a reception after. Admission is charged. www.musicfestival.com. 920-854-4060.

14 COMEDY CLUB. Carrington Pub at the Landmark Resort, Egg Harbor. 7643 Hillside Rd. Egg Harbor. 6:30 p.m. buffet; 8 p.m. live comedy performance. www.thelandmarkresort.com 920-868-3205.

14-27 PLAY READING FESTIVAL. Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N. 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay. www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com. 920-743-1760.

15-16 DOOR COUNTY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. Sister Bay Village Hall, 10693 Hwy. 42. Premiers of short films created by independent filmmakers. Screenings in the evening Friday and throughout the day Saturday. www.cometosisterbay.com.920-854-3230.

16 FIRE & ICE FESTIVAL. Throughout Sturgeon Bay. Ice and snow carvings done by professionals and novice carving artists. Live and silent auctions for fabulous packages. Fire and Ice Gala at Stone Harbor Resort at 6 p.m. Reservations required. www.sturgeonbay.net. 920-743-6246.

16 FAMILY ART DAY. Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. 9 a.m. to noon. Free for families with children ages 3 to 17. Drop in any time for art making fun. www.peninsulaschoolofart.org. 920-868-3455.

16 KARAOKE. Carrington Pub at the Landmark Resort. 7643 Hillside Rd. Egg Harbor. 9 p.m. www.thelandmarkresort.com 920-868-3205.

16 WINTER FARM MARKET. Prince of Peace Church, 1756 Michigan St. Sturgeon Bay. Indoor farm market with fresh produce, pasta, eggs, meats, canned goods, crafts and more. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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