Saturday, June 26, 2010

Egg Harbor 4th of July Set

Just received this revised press release:


For Immediate Release

Egg Harbor Independence Day Weekend Festivities Include the UW-Madison Marching Band and a Wide Range of Live Music

Vonnie Callsen, co-owner of Main Street Market, announced that the UW-Madison Marching Band will be part of the Fourth of July Parade in Egg Harbor. “The band members will ride on a flatbed. After the parade, they're going to play a ‘5th quarter’ either on the patio at Main Street Market (on the Hwy 42 side of store) or somewhere in Harborview Park with all the concessions.” Jim and Nancy Forbes are responsible for this special appearance. The parade begins promptly at 1:30pm on Sunday, July 4.

Two “First Annual” events will take place following the parade. First, is a bed race with lodging establishments competing with their own custom-made beds. The other is a fundraising benefit for the Egg Harbor Historical Society - the First Annual Hotdog Eating Contest - sponsored by Watcha Have and Triangle Distributing, which will take place after the parade in Harborview Park.

Egg Harbor fireworks start at dusk on Saturday, July 3. Food and refreshments will be available in Harborview Park at 7809 State Hwy. 42 starting at 2pm and the Mango Brothers perform starting at 5pm. Live musical performances at venues in and near Egg Harbor include Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns, Rick & Mick, Nathan Xander and Witchouse, and Glen Navis. All performances are free to the public. The weekend wraps up on July 4 at the Peg Egan PAC at 6pm for the best of Blues, Folk, Pop, Swing, Americana and World Music featuring Chris Kasper, Joe and Vicki Price, Sara Thomsen, and the Jennie DeVoe Band.

For further details and a complete schedule of events, call the Egg Harbor Visitor Center at 920-868-3717 or visit

Thank you,
Lynn Michelsen
Marketing & Visitor Center Coordinator
Egg Harbor Business Association
PO Box 33
4666 Orchard Road
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209

Tel: 920-868-3717
Fax: 868-2907
Twitter @ EggHarbor_WI
Get full Calendar of Events for July on's Website/Calendar

Friday, June 25, 2010

Roots-Rocker John Hiatt Takes Auditorium Stage - In Fish Creek!


June 24, 2010

Door Community Auditorium
3926 Hwy. 42 • PO Box 397
Fish Creek, WI 54212-0397
(920) 868-2728

Roots-Rocker John Hiatt Takes Auditorium Stage

The Door Community Auditorium will come alive on Monday, July 5, when legendary songwriter John Hiatt takes the stage with his all-star band The Combo. In more than three decades on the music scene, Hiatt has won a devoted following with his own vibrant brand of roots-rock. Hiatt's passionate, gravelly voice is an ideal vehicle for his finely rendered songs, which have been made famous by artists like Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, and Linda Ronstadt.

Equal parts bluesman and wordsmith, John Hiatt has cultivated a reputation over the years as a songwriter's songwriter, able to blend a poet's attention to detail with a rocker's knack for catchy melodies and unforgettable hooks. His hit song "Thing Called Love" (as performed by Bonnie Raitt) rose almost to the top of the U.S. charts in 1987, and he has received eleven Grammy nominations since then. In 2008, Hiatt received the AMA Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, and earlier this year he released his eighteenth studio album, The Open Road.

Hiatt’s band, The Combo, features Doug Lancio on guitar, Kenneth Blevins on drums, and Patrick O'Hearn on bass. “They are the best band I've ever had,” Hiatt told an interviewer about The Combo. “When it comes down to it, the sum is greater than the parts, and when we get together onstage, we ‘make the magic happen.’”

Auditorium board president Kaaren Northrop reflected the growing excitement about Hiatt's performance when she said, "My friend Bruce Hill, who owns the Lull-Abi Motel in Egg Harbor, was so excited when he found out John Hiatt was coming that he hired someone to run the office so he could come to the show! He also gave me six John Hiatt CDs; I've listened to them all and can't wait to hear him in person."

Tickets for Monday night's show (which begins at 8:00 p.m.) range from $38 to $55 and can be purchased in person at the Door Community Auditorium on Highway 42 in Fish Creek, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at Hiatt's performance is sponsored by Thomas and Barbara Thurman and Dan and Diane Cross of Idea Studio.

Friday, June 18, 2010

When It's Hot . . . Eat Ice Cream, Gelato, Shaved Ice - Door County's Best!

Hot days are coming - after all, it's summer!  And when it's hot, refresh yourself in Door County with the best.

Get some cool refreshments at some of our favorites stops:

Ice Cream at
Home Made Gelato at Double Delites - in Egg Harbor

Fabulous frozen custard (like ice cream) and Hawaiian Shave Ice - what a fantastic combination - at Mailbu Moo's (in Fish Creek).  Get the island feeling at this place!

You will LOVE each and every one of these suggestions!  And tell them that we sent you over to refresh yourselves!  Have fun!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Navigator News(tm) June Edition Is Out Today!

If you are on our emailing list, check your email boxes!  Your June 2010 issue of Navigator News(TM) is coming at you today!

If you have not yet signed up to receive our Door County newsletter,  please do so by clicking here.  Thanks!  They come out monthly around mid-month and this year, each month covers a different town, plus additional fun and insightful articles, photos and more.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Baileys Harbor 4th of July Schedule Released!

Here is the Baileys Harbor 4th of July Activities Schdule:

Pancake Breakfast
7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ~ At the Fire Station on Park Rd.

Cinnamon & Pecan Rolls & Coffee
7:30 a.m. till gone ~ at the Immanuel Lutheran Church

Strawberry Festival
9:00 a.m. until gone ~ Inside the Town Hall

Arts & Crafts
Enjoy Handmade items from artists all day long on the front of the
Town Hall Lawn.

10:00 a.m. ~ Hwy 57 north, then West on F/EE

Food Court
Beer Tent, brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, Door County whitefish sandwiches,
corn, and much more . . .

Main Stage
Big Mouth and The Power Tool Horns
Located behind the Town Hall, starting at 12:00 PM,

Family Entertainment
Located next to Associated Bank, enjoy carnival games, inflatable bouncers,
interactive games and ice cream!

Seen fantastically from anywhere on the harbor after dusk.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Double Delites - Shhhhh - Special Deal!

#Door County Wi: 1 of our favs: Double Delites IN Egg Harbor: get a FREE small gelato w/pizza order.Tell Julie sent you! til 6/16 HURRY!

Trio/Egg Harbor

Re-reviewing Trio in Egg Harbor. Braised ribs - awesome, w/glass of Malbec.

Lamb shank - awesome! Come to Trio - tell them we sents ya!
Dan/DCN crew
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Come on down to Egg Harbor Fun Park!

We are at Egg Harbor Fun Park in Egg Harbor w/ The Big Dawg radio, 97.7 FM!
Go-karts, huge arcade, mini golf, water wars, more! Come on down!

Check out our Egg Harbor Fun Park review!
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Friday, June 11, 2010

At Casey's in Egg Harbor

Time for some smoked beef brisket, pork and beans and Grandma's potato salad - ahhhhhh :)

Oh btw, Casey's Inn is now called Casey's BBQ & Smokehouse. Awesome!
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Egg Harbor Fun is THE Place to Go! Go - Karts are Rolling!

Egg Harbor Fun Park has added slick go - karts to their tremendous arsenal of fun!  Mini golf, arcade, water wars, paint ball, food, parties and go karts!

More later!  Spend an hour, spend a day - this is one fun outing for all!

Copper Kettle Confections Gets New Name: Door County Candy

Copper Kettle Confections in downtown Sturgeon Bay has a new name now: Door County Candy.  In addition, Terry, the owner, moved the shop next door to a much bigger space, and far more accommodating.  We met with Terry again today to check up on the new location and took a quick tour - they were still setting stuff up, but the shop is open for business.

There will be several booths too for eating ice cream and other goodies.  The shop looked very charming and delightful.  So look for Terry's new shop and new location (next door to his old shop) and tell him that sent you!


Dining at Cooper's Corner

The old C+C Supper Club transformation into Cooper's Corner is now complete!

We are dining right now outside on the upper terrace.

So good. Full review later :)
-DCN crew - working for you!!
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Friday, June 4, 2010

SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!! All the Summer Stuff is Up on Navigator!


Check out right now!  All our summer material is up and ready for you - including "30 Things to Do" this summer in Door County!  Also, read our Summer Fun article!

Summer is the best!  Have a great time and come to Door County more than once this summer - enjoy!

Listen to some great music at the best Door County radio station: The LodgeClick here and listen over the net to get yourself ready for Door County!

-Dan and the Crew

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 2-Night Giveaway is on!

The June 2 Night Giveaway has begun!  YOU might win a two night stay at the Lull-Abi Inn in Egg Harbor!  We have reviewed this inn and like it a lot - and the folks who run it, Gail and Bruce are terrific.

So - enter now - enter everyday!  And check your emails because the May winner will be notified tomorrow!

Have fun in Door County!