40 Reasons To Visit Sheboygan
National Travel and Tourism Week
We curated 40 reasons to visit Sheboygan in honor of the 40th anniversary of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) because we know now, more than ever, travel is integral to everything we do.
We're moving #TravelForward at Blue Harbor Resort by celebrating all that Sheboygan, Wisconsin has to offer our visitors, because travel fuels every industry and our success is America’s success.
Top 3 Reasons To Visit Blue Harbor
You'll discover amazing Fall fun at our cool coast with indoor and outdoor family fun in Sheboygan, WI. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, Blue Harbor Resort offers breathtaking Fall views just one hour from Milwaukee or Green Bay, two hours from Madison, and within three hours of Chicagoland.
Suites & Villas
From our most popular guest room, the Family Suite featuring two queen-sized beds, to our themed Aquarium and Boathouse Suites or even a private villa, you'll look forward to heading back to your room at the end of the day.
Our four restaurants offer a diverse range of options to dine for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks. Enjoy delicious food at The Beacon Restaurant and On The Rocks Bar & Grill, sip a fresh cup of coffee from Shoreline Café, or grab a quick snack without having to leave the pool deck. Taste how good getting away from Chicagoland can be at our Lake Michigan resort.
9 Local Sheboygan Attractions
Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
Explore the wonders of Wisconsin agriculture at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center with hands-on exhibits, a virtual tour of a local dairy farm, the birthing barn, and extensive gift shop.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Featuring eight galleries, two performance spaces, a café, museum shop, and a drop-in art-making studio. Free to the public with free parking and free access to the social studio.
Science of Sphere
The Science of Sphere (SOS) is a suspended spherical screen projecting online data sets, transforming it into a giant animated planet. With over 600 programs available, the sphere is informative and entertaining.
Top 3 Attractions at Blue Harbor Resort
Breaker Bay Waterpark
It's always 84 degrees in our 54,000 square foot indoor water park, perfect for cool or rainy Fall weather. With its thrilling slides, lazy river, and The Riptide, the only double surf simulator in eastern Wisconsin, the water park is a hit with children of all ages, making it the perfect destination for a family vacation. Make memories that will last a lifetime as your family splashes around this Fall.
Serenity begins the moment you step into Reflections Spa & Salon. With dimmed lights, soft music, and herbal aroma, you'll quickly transition into relaxation mode for a Massage, soothing Body Treatments, and rejuvenating Skin Care Services as well as hair, make-up, and nail services.
Hold onto that Lake Michigan vacation feeling with a special souvenir to keep your family fun memories from our Sheboygan resort fresh all year long. The Boutique offers a wonderful selection of unique gifts and home décor as well as items you may have forgotten to pack like swimsuits, flip flops, goggles and more.
12 Cool Fall Sheboygan Events
12 noon - 6:00 pm
As a special Centennial offering to the community, you’re invited to drop-in and celebrate hands-on history for absolutely FREE each month.
On September 9th, bring a chair or blanket and stretch out in front of the porch of the Weinhold Log Cabin to enjoy free live music and a beautiful fall day. This family-friendly event features pioneer activities, a selection of food and beverage options for purchase, and free admission to the Sheboygan County Museum.
Come again, see more, do more, bring a friend!
- October 20-22 | Plank Road Rendezvous
- December 9 | Holiday Memories with Prange’s Animation Display
River Fest, one-day festival along the Riverfront Drive boardwalk. People of all ages are invited to explore our Harbor Center businesses’ products and services through engaging and interactive activities and experiences at booths, on our main stage, and in the river!
Craig and Melissa, with a combined 12 years of experience, present the Great Lakes Paranormal Conference. This conference will be held at the haunted Old Gelenbeulah School in Glenbeulah, WI. This event includes speakers, vendors, workshops, and ghost investigations. Tickets are available for VIP, General Admission, Day Passes, as well as for the Sheboygan Asylum Ghost Investigations.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Celebrate the Fall Harvest Fest of traditional fruits and crops – and Wisconsin’s state fruit: cranberries!
Vendor Market 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
In partnership with Something Special from Wisconsin program, visit the Wisconsin Fall Vendor Market for products grown, produced, and processed in our state. Admission $2
9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
This Fall community events features scarecrows displayed along the beautiful 500-acres Christopher Farm and Gardens on Lake Michigan's shoreline. Enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family exploring the gardens, activities, and of course voting for your favorite Scarecrow!
Proceeds from this event benefit Camp Y-Koda to connect youth and families with the outdoors.
GENERAL ADMISSION *Tickets will go on sale in August*
Adults (age 18 & older): $10.00 per person
Child (2 & under FREE): $5.00 per person
VIP Parking ONLY (does not include admission): $50.00 per car
**This event will be held rain or shine. Event Tickets are non-refundable. All sales are FINAL. No exchanges or refunds are allowed. We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.**
Join The Boutique at Blue Harbor along with other downtown, riverfront, and South Pier businesses as we host our 5th Annual Boo-Tique Crawl. Participating businesses will have special deals and promotions during their standard hours and will be listed here. AND – by shopping and supporting local that day you will be entered to win some fab-BOO-lous prizes from some of your favorite local shops and restaurants!
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Breathe in the smell of the crisp fall leaves and celebrate the changing of the seasons at Wade House. Carve pumpkins and turnips, and dip candles. Play snap apple, listen to scary stories and enjoy hot apple cider. Horse-drawn carriage rides will transport you around the site. The Wade House Stagecoach Inn, Dockstader Blacksmith Shop, Herrling Sawmill, and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum will be open to guests.
This event is included with general admission.
Adult (18-64): $15.00
Teen (13-17): $15.00
Senior (65+): $13.00
Child (5-12): $8.00
Child (under 5): Free
Visit Bookworm Gardens for not-so-spooky family funs! There will be thousands of twinkling lights, stories, scavenger hunts, a pumpkin walk and costumes galore! Dinner fare, munchies, and festive beverages will be available for purchase. All children will leave with a treat bag, so leave your trick-or-treat buckets at home!
Pre-registration is required for all and opens on Tuesday, September 5.
2 years old and younger: FREE
Event admission is non-refundable and non-transferrable. The Gardens are open rain or shine. In the case of unsafe or severe weather conditions, please visit our website and follow us on social media for updates.
Hailed as one of the most unique and innovative illusionists in the world, Vitaly Beckman combines breathtaking visuals with a captivating style for an interactive theatrical experience, taking the audience on a magical journey. Vitaly has amazed and entertained audiences from all over the world and even stumped Penn & Teller twice on their hit TV show, Fool Us. Vitaly's An Evening of Wonders does more than entertain, it moves, inspires, and instills a fresh perspective on life touching on tender topics such as love, loss, and growing old.
MEMBER PRESALE BEGINS TUESDAY, JULY 18 AT NOON.
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TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC ON THURSDAY, JULY 20 AT NOON.
- Tier 1- $36 +fees
- Tier 2- $28 +fees
- Tier 3- $22 +fees
- RESERVED SEATING
- Doors open 1 hour prior to the show.
- No refunds, exchanges or weather cancellations.
- We are not affiliated with any secondary ticket markets.
- Recommended for ages 12+
10am - 12pm
Join Above & Beyond Children's Museum for a family-friendly Halloween themed day at the Museum!
Costume contest, caramel apples, games, and more are INCLUDED with the price of admission to the museum ($8). This event is great for kiddos ages 2 – 12 who are looking for a spooktacular time!
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Halloween tradition, with a Wisconsin food twist!
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious hearth-cooked meal, prepared with your own hands, in the historic Wade House stagecoach hotel. You'll prepare unique 19th-century dishes on a wood-burning stove and over an open hearth fire just as Betsey Wade did more than 150 years ago. This event culminates in a wonderful sit-down, family-style meal in the lovely Wade House dining room.
This meal's theme is German menu and includes potato leek soup, sauerbraten (spiced beef roast), spaetzle (German noodles), Dutch beans/carrots, Pennsylvania style sauerkraut, apple bread and krummkake (sour bream coffee cake).
$75 per person
Guests must be age 13 or older to attend. Advanced registration required, registration will end the Wednesday prior to the specific event date.
Blue Harbor Resort Events
Your family will also enjoy kids activities and yard games, as well as s'mores over a bonfire after sunset. The Pier Fun Zone Arcade featuring the latest and greatest in games and interactive activities as well as two nine-hole indoor glow-in-the-dark mini golf courses are waiting when you want to take a break from the waterpark.
Share The Sheboygan Experience
Plan a conference that feels like a retreat in Sheboygan, WI! Bask in an abundance of natural light and Lake Michigan views for your next event. Your guests will enjoy spacious guest rooms close to the conference space for less walking, unless they choose to take a stroll along the beach.
Your destination wedding is closer than you think on the shores of Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, WI! Experience a premier outdoor wedding venue with event space for your reception, rehearsal dinner, wedding shower, and ceremony all in one location.