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Winter is in full swing! Snowshoeing, ice fishing, cozy fires, winter wine tours….so much to do and see in Door County this February. When looking for a vacation rental or a resort style condo to book for your February Fish Creek/Door County getaway, look no further! The Hilltop Inn is your home away from home and the perfect rental for your winter getaway. Fully equipped kitchens, flat-screen t.v.’s, whirlpool tubs, cozy fireplaces…will make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The Hilltop Inn’s resort style condos are located in the heart of Fish Creek, one of Door County’s most popular towns. Shops, restaurants, outdoor activities, not to mention The Peninsula Art School, and the Door County Auditorium are all within easy walking distance from our front door. Fish Creek is centrally located and within a 20 minute drive to every other town and village in the county. Your Fish Creek Vacation rental is a ten minute drive to Egg Harbor, ten minutes to Bailey’s Harbor, five minutes to Ephraim, and only fifteen minutes to Sister Bay. The choice is clear! Why stay anywhere else. Call 920-868-3556 or click HERE to book now!
What’s Happening in Door County This February
Love on Holiday February 7 & 8 Sturgeon Bay
Coming to downtown Sturgeon Bay…
30+ songwriters take inspiration from works of visual artist
in a one-of-a-kind pairing of image and song
as The Holiday Music Motel hosts its 9th annual celebration
of the togetherness that only weather-bound isolation can bring… “
Love On Holiday: Songs of love and love gone away.
Fri & Sat Feb 7 & 8, 2020 7:30pm
Third Avenue Playhouse (239 N 3rd Ave)
Art Exhibit @ SWY231 Gallery (231 N 3rd Ave)
Tues/Thurs Jan 28 – Feb 6 + show nights (Feb 7 & 8) 5-7:30pm
Gallery is free and open to the public.
Click HERE for more info.
Door County Pond Hockey Tournament Saturday, February 8 Sister Bay
60 teams compete for the coveted Stanley Thermos. Warming tent, food and beverages. For more information and to register visit doorcountypondhockey.com.
This event is normally held on Kangaroo Lake but has been moved to the Sister Bay Sports Complex because of unsafe ice conditions on the lake.
Fire and Ice Festival Saturday, February 15 Sturgeon Bay
Visit Downtown Sturgeon Bay to watch snow and ice carvers turn blocks of snow and ice into works of art beginning at 9am on February 15, 2020! This city-wide snow and ice carving competition combines novice, intermediate, advanced and professional winter artists from all over the Midwest. Carvers will be in front of Sturgeon Bay businesses and will have an opportunity to win cash prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend the award ceremony at the Destination Sturgeon Bay Welcome Center beginning at 3pm.
Saturday evening the fun continues during the annual Fire & Ice Gala with live music by The FBI and Untouchable Horns at Stone Harbor Resort. This black tie optional event is one that you won’t want to miss. Delectable food, enticing beverages, unique auction items, fantastic music, and a Bubbles & Bling Raffle, presented by T. Simon Jewelers, will also be offered!
For the third year, the silent and live auctions have gone mobile! Start bidding on auctions items beginning on February 13, 2020 online or by downloading the Handbid mobile app!
You can purchase tickets for the Fire & Ice Gala through Destination Sturgeon Bay. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased individually or in tables of 10. Ticket sales support Sturgeon Bay Public Art Programs and other Destination Sturgeon Bay events. Call (920)743-6246 for additional details or visit the Destination Sturgeon Bay Welcome Center at 36 S. Third Avenue. Click HERE for more information.
Fireside Coffeehouse Concert: The Brother Brothers Saturday, February 22 Fish Creek
The Door County Auditorium
Saturday, February 22 7 p.m.
The Brother Brothers are Adam and David Moss, identical twins carrying on the folk tradition for a new generation. Using minimal instrumentation, heartfelt lyricism, and harmonies so natural they seem to blend into one beautiful voice, these siblings draw on the energy and creativity of Brooklyn, New York for their full-length debut album, Some People I Know. The Brother Brothers have opened tours with Sarah Jarosz and Lake Street Dive, as well as Anaïs Mitchell’s stage production of Hadestown.
Despite their youth, The Brother Brothers have possessed a sterling folk sound for decades. Growing up in Peoria, Illinois, they sang along as children to their father’s record collection of the Kingston Trio, the Everly Brothers, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys. “That’s where we learned to sing harmony, and then one thing leads to another,” says Adam. “All of a sudden we could harmonize to anything we wanted to. It was a very natural progression.”
“Intimate acoustic folk anchored by butter-smooth close-harmony vocals and minimalist-yet-sophisticated arrangements” – Rolling Stone Country
Click HERE for more information.
Owl-O-Rama Saturday, February 29 The Ridges Sanctuary Baileys Harbor
Owl Prowl-Nesting Season – Friday, Feb. 28th, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
It’s nesting season for the owls and they are hooting with a whole new set of calls. Join the Ridges naturalists to learn more about the owls of Door County and the characteristics that make them amazing nighttime hunters. Please wear appropriate winter hiking attire.
Fee: $10 – members • $13 – public • FREE – under 18
Meet at: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center & carpool to Logan
Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Building – Sat., Feb. 29th, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Cavity nesting owls like Eastern Screech Owls can be attracted with nesting boxes. Start your day by building a nest box and pick up some tips on where to locate it and when to put it out.
Fee: $30 members • $35 public
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center
Owl Meet and Greet – Saturday, Feb. 29th, 11 – 2 PM
Get up close and personal with some of Door County’s resident owls. Representatives from Open Door Bird Sanctuary will be on hand with birds for you to observe. Drop in any time between 11:00 AM and 2 PM to learn a little bit about what separates these silent night flyers from other raptors and birds.
Meet at: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center
Click HERE for more information.
Two great resources for finding events and happenings in Door County are the DCVB and the Peninsula Pulse newspaper. You will never run out of things to see and do in Door County. There are things happening year round. The Hilltop Inn is your “go to” Door County vacation rental providing comfortable accommodations, loaded with amenities, and conveniently located. Book your stay now!