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July 4th Celebration

Gills Rock
  • Naval swivel gun demonstration by the Door County Maritime Museum.

    Naval swivel gun demonstration by the Door County Maritime Museum.

Door County Maritime Museum will join the Gills Rock Advancement Association in celebrating our Independence Day with fun, food, fireworks and the roar of cannon fire. In honor of the Nation’s 236th Birthday, the museum’s facility in Gills Rock will extend its hours until 7pm on Friday, July 4. The later closing will enable Gills Rock visitors to enjoy the museum’s many fascinating exhibits as they await the boat regatta and fireworks that have become a tradition in this historic fishing village at the tip of the Door Peninsula. In addition to the extended museum hours, the maritime museum and Door County North will host kid’s activities and black powder cannon demonstrations on the museum grounds beginning at 4pm. Volunteers from the maritime museum and Gills Rock Advancement Association will be serving fresh whitefish sandwiches near the waterfront beginning at 5pm. Other venders will be onsite to provide additional food and beverage options along with live music. The Boat Regatta kicks-off at 7pm with fireworks to follow at dusk.

Fair/Festival Type

  • Holiday