May is almost here and there is no shortage of things to do in Door County this weekend. Friday night is Open Mic night with host Mark Raddatz at Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor. Don’t stay up too late, the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K is Saturday at Peninsula State Park beginning at 10 a.m. This is one of the most popular and beautiful runs in Door County. Also Saturday is the 18th Annual Shipyard Tour of Sturgeon Bay‘s three shipyards, Bay Ship, Palmer Johnson (they built Tiger Woods a yacht!) and Great Lakes Yacht Services.
Our longtime friend Jim Brauer who is a foreman at Bay Ship sent me this photo, shot this past winter at the yard… if I weren’t going to a wedding I would totally check out this event as Mark works here when isn’t laid off. Thank goodness he is laid off now so he can help us get the resort open for the season!!!
Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, Gibraltar High School will perform “Suessical the Musical” the musical version of Suess’s most famous and well loved stories. Check out the newly remodeled Liberty Square in Egg Harbor on Saturday for food and drink from 4-7 for the Door County Humane Society’s annual meeting and “Be Kind to Animals Kick Off” week. From 8-10, check out the Landmark Resort’s Carrington Pub and listen to the music of O2M Blues/Classic Rock… free of charge, except for cocktails of course.
On Sunday, the Door County YMCA will host Dining Around the Door… kind of a “Taste of Door County” so to speak. Nearly every Egg Harbor restaurant and many other restaurants around Door County will be featuring tasty bites of their restaurant’s signature dishes so this event will really be a DO NOT MISS. It will be held at Gordon Lodge in Baileys Harbor which has a first rate banquet facility. Speaking of Egg Harbor restaurants, Regan and Matthew have chosen to go with the “Non Smoking” before the July 5 deadline at their Casey’s Smokehouse Restaurant in Egg Harbor. They closed for a few days for a deep clean and when we checked it out on Sunday, not only was the food delish, but the place smelled and looked fantastic. Not that Casey’s was that smokey before, but for non-smokers any smoke is smokey… right?
The most important function we Sawyers are attending this weekend is the wedding of our niece Leila on Saturday. She is the daughter of Mike and Barbie (Mark’s sister) Lautenbach who own and operate Mike’s Port Pub and the Innlet Motel in Jacksonport. The nuptials begin at 1:30 Saturday at St. John the Baptist in downtown Egg Harbor. We will be at John Henry’s by 2:30 then to Mike’s for snacks before we head to the reception. Best wishes and much love Leila and Greg!
I am sure I missed some other events but this is the scoop on the main ones. Come to Door County this weekend and enjoy the slower pace and Spring weather. This is the earliest I remember seeing the trees bud out. The Trillium are popping up but not blooming just yet. Happy Spring!