Friday, October 26, 2018


 Ghost Ship – Sturgeon Bay 
The U.S. Coast Guard once again presents its Ghost Ship, for the 38th year this year. During this event, guests will be ushered through various haunted rooms on the barge — the tug is not available this year. Free Halloween treats and hot chocolate will be available.

The Ghost Ship will be open Friday. Times are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for a “lights on” haunt for younger children, 6:45 to 10 p.m. “lights off” for older kids and adults. The boat will be docked at Sawyer Park Pier, just south of the Maple-Oregon Bridge in Sturgeon Bay. Admission is free, although donations of nonperishable food items for local food banks are appreciated. For more information, call 920-743-2646.

dclogo Door County Library – Forestville Branch  (9:30AM)
At the Forestville branch, 123 S. Forestville Ave., the every-Friday “Stories & Fun” stories and crafts activity for young children and their families takes on a Halloween theme at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 26, 2018

Those attending are encouraged to wear costumes as they hear slightly scary Halloween stories and create related crafts during a short Halloween party. For more information, call 920-856-6886.

Not free but still worth the mention…



YMCA – Northern Door Center – 3866 Gibraltar Road (5:30-7:30PM)
YMCA – Sturgeon Bay Center – 1900 Michigan St. (6-8PM)
Y be scared? 
Children and their families are encouraged to come in costume and play carnival games, bounce around on inflatable games, decorate pumpkins, join the dance party, work on crafts and snack on healthy treats.
$6/Family members
$12/Family non-members

jack-o-lantern-2018Jack-o-Lantern Days – Fish Creek
Festival runs through Sunday the 28th
This festival puts the “eek!” in Fish Creek! A true, hometown Halloween festival, Jack O’ Lantern Days will entertain little witches and goblins of all ages. Highlights include a festive costume contest, town hall games, town-wide trick-or-treating, a costume parade, mask making and so much more! This festival is full of surprises and will give your family a Halloween filled with good memories they’ll remember forever. Visit for more info.


Saturday, October 27, 2018

 Thrills on Third – Sturgeon Bay   

Ghosts, witches, zombies- oh my! Watch out for the spooky characters you may come across during the 7th annual Thrills on Third event happening throughout the historic Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, October 27. The fun filled day begins at 9am where there will be plenty of family-friendly activities.


Head over to the Boys and Girls Club of Door County from 9-11am where they will be hosting a free pumpkin painting activity.

Kids are welcome to paint and decorate pumpkins on a first-come, first-served basis. Over a hundred small-medium sized pumpkins will be provided and sponsored by Artists Guild.

Participants are encouraged to bring a canned good for donation. The decorated pumpkins will be placed along the parade route until 3pm. Also taking place at the Boys and Girls Club of Door County is their spine-chilling haunted house.

Walk through the haunted house from 10am-1pm. Beginning at 11am, the Boys and Girls Club will be grilling and selling hot dogs, hamburgers, lemonade, chips, and popcorn.

Don’t forget to get your hands dirty in an ooey gooey slime making session at the Door County Library any time from 9am-12pm.


Parade participants should gather at Martin Park, 207 S. Third Avenue, at 12:45pm for costume judging. The costume parade is open to all, including pets. Floats are not permitted.

At 1pm, all participants will march down Third Avenue to Community Foundation Square, at the corner of Third Ave. and Kentucky St. Awards for first, second, and third place best costumes will be awarded by Miss Door County’s Outstanding Teen, Ashley Ellefson. A prize for the best pet costume will also be awarded.

After the parade, participants are encouraged to walk along Third Avenue to take part in trick-or-treating at participating businesses until 3pm. 

For any questions please call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center: (920) 743-6246; or stop by the Visitor Center at 36 S. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay. You can also reach us via email:

All events are open to the public free of charge. We hope to see you there!

Thrills-on-Third_Slime-FB-eventDoor County Library – Make Green Slime – Sturgeon Bay 
9am-12pm (Noon) in the Basement
For kids age 12 and younger to create (and take home) a handful of slithery SLIME!
A craft table, instructions and supplies will be available in the basement of the library. Beth, the children’s librarian, will be on hand to assist, but parents are encouraged to supervise their children.  Visit for more information.

Door County Boys & Girls Club  – Sturgeon Bay (9AM-1PM)
The Boys and Girls Club of Door County is excited to be a part of Thrills on Third again this year! We have some great activities planned for the whole family!
9AM – 11AM     Pumpkin Painting in the Art Room
10AM – 1PM     Haunted House on 2nd Floor
11AM – 1PM     Grill out Fundraiser Community Room & Front Yard Bake Sale

Fish Creek – Great Pumpkin Lighting (6pm)
Also in Fish Creek this weekend, Hands On Art Studio, 3655 Peninsula Players Road, hosts its annual Great Pumpkin Lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Dozens of pumpkins will be gutted starting Thursday and carved into jack o’lanterns starting Friday by volunteer artists. Saturday, the pumpkins will be moved to an outdoor display and stacked on scaffolds, then lit in an evening ceremony that offers glowing, spooky fun, along with some pretty cool artwork.

Volunteers are needed for all phases of the pumpkin work; pumpkin gutters must be able to use a power drill as well as scrape out the innards. All volunteers receive a free Hands On art pass ($5 value) and food and beverages during their shifts.

Pre-gutted pumpkins will be for sale to the public for $5 each. They must remain at Hands On through the lighting but can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

 Halloween Safe Walk – Egg Harbor (2-4PM)
Children can trick-or-treat at more than 30 participating businesses in the village, which will be indicated by “Happy Halloween” signs in their windows. One of those businesses, Wood Orchard Market, 8112 State 42, also will have games and activities. For more, call 920-868-3717 or go to for a list of participating businesses.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

 Halloween In the Harbor – Baileys Harbor (5-8pm)
Trick or treating in town (5-8pm), with a party in the Town Hall (5:30-7pm). The party features costume contests (6:30pm) and a scavenger hunt, games, and more. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages available. Visit for more information.



dclogo Door County Library – Baileys Harbor Branch (4-7PM)

At the Baileys Harbor branch, in Town Hall at 2392 County F, children can make a Halloween craft from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 as part of the community’s “Haunted Harbor” events. For more information, call 920-839-2210.

 Halloween Party – Sister Bay / Liberty Grove Fire Department  (6-7:30PM )
Post-trick-or-treat Halloween children’s party with a costume contest. A night featuring games and prizes. Parents are welcome. Sponsored by the Sister Bay Lions Club.


pinecresthalloweenimage Trick or Treating at Pine Crest Village Assisted Living – Sturgeon Bay (3:00-4:30PM)
Celebrate Halloween by bringing your children and families to Pine Crest Village to trick or treat between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm! The tenants enjoy passing out candy and seeing your costumes! This event offers a warm, friendly and safe environment to trick or treat. We hope to see you and your family!

Trick or Treating at the Door County Library Branches – County Wide (times vary)

Come Trick-or-Treat with us! 


Show up in costume, and it doesn’t matter how old you are—baby, teen, adult. However, you have to be IN costume (*an exhausted parent is not a costume, if you want candy). And we’ll have treats at all of the branches listed below.

Baileys Harbor (1:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Egg Harbor (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Ephraim (Not open on Wednesday, but is giving out candy now through Tuesday, Oct. 30th.)
Fish Creek (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Forestville (1:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Sister Bay/Liberty Grove (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)
Sturgeon Bay (9:00 am – 9:00 pm, there are non-candy options as well.)

Hope Church 10th Annual  Halloween Party – Sturgeon Bay  (5PM-8PM)
Mark your calendars! Our annual Hope Church Halloween pizza 🍕 party 🎉 is back again for its 10th year!!! It’s a celebration for the whole community to enjoy! Relax with friends after trick-or-treating in the neighborhood… We’ll have the food, family friendly movies, music & spooky-good vibes ready for you! 👻 

Feel free to use our church parking lot to trick-or-treat before/after dinner with us! 🎃

Free-will donations towards the food will be greatly appreciated! This year, like previous years, we will offer & bake a wide variety of pizza pies from Papa Murphy’s (including their vegetarian & gluten free options). 

We look forward to seeing you!

Hope Church
141 S. 12th Ave. 
Sturgeon Bay

Community Trick-or-Treating times around the peninsula 

Sister Bay @ Country Walk – Saturday 10/27/18 (1pm-3pm)

Egg Harbor – Sunday 10/28/18 (2pm-4pm)
Fish Creek – Sunday 10/28/18 (1pm-3pm)
Forestville – Sunday 10/28/18 (4pm-6pm)

Baileys Harbor – Wednesday 10/31/18 (5pm-7pm)
Jacksonport – Wednesday 10/31/18 (3pm-7pm)
Sister Bay – Wednesday 10/31/18 (3pm-6pm)
Sturgeon Bay – Wednesday 10/31/18 (4pm-7pm)



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Halloween Safety Tips