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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 This Summer

The Beach

Greet each new day of your summer fun vacation with a gorgeous sunrise walk along our Lake Michigan boardwalk. The whole family will enjoy camping out all day on the sandy shores building sand castles and catching waves. Even our outdoor pool includes picturesque Lake Michigan views where you'll find comfy private cabanas as well as food and drinks close by at the Sandbar. 

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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 coming in off the beach at the end of the day.

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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.

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10 Local Sheboygan Attractions


3 Sheeps Brewing Company

3 Sheeps Brewing Company offers over 25 beers on tap, hard seltzers, and non-alcoholic beverage options in an open setting as well as brewery tours.


Bookworm Gardens

Bookworm Gardens is a vibrant and playful botanical garden based on children's literature and enriching for the mind, body, and spirit. 


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.


Harbor Centre Express Plus

Take a trolley ride right from Blue Harbor Resort on South Pier to Downtown, the Riverfront and Lakefront districts, and so much more!


Segway the Lake Tours

There’s no better way to tour Sheboygan, WI than on a Segway! You will view the lighthouse, schooner remains, shipwreck sites, and the original location of the Sheboygan Life-Saving Station on this Segway the Lake Tour.


Shebikin' Pedal Tours

Shebikin' Pedal Tours is a family friendly, pedal-powered, eco friendly, city-crawler to explore Sheboygan like you never have before!


Der Sheboygan Biergarten

Der Sheboygan Biergarten is your destination to "Make friends the Sheboygan way...over a beer!" This authentic beer and wine garden is set in beautiful Kiwanis Park by the Sheboygan River. 

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Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters

You’ll enjoy fishing aboard any of Dumper Dan’s six tournament winning fully equipped matching Baha Cruisers Sportfishing boats. 


Sheboygan Watersports

For a fun summer excursion, cruise the Sheboygan River with a pontoon rental from Sheboygan Watersports.


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 hot summer days or rainy 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 summer.


Reflections Spa

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.


The Boutique

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


10 Hot Summer Sheboygan Events

6/23-6/25 Greek Fest @ Deland Park
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Friday  5PM to 8PM
Saturday 11AM to 8PM
Sunday  11AM to 6PM


Enjoy fabulous authentic Greek food in a family-friendly atmosphere. Activities include inflatables, a jungle gym at the park, and entertainment from St Spyridon Dance Troupe on Saturday and Sunday. Carry outs available.

Free admission and free parking.


FREE Thursday Night Outdoor Concerts throughout the summer on the City Green with free art-making and food trucks.

Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series performances leverage the power of free, live music to strengthen the social fabric of communities—creating places people love while amplifying local pride, injecting joy into underused public spaces, and fostering more equitable, thriving, and sustainable communities one concert at a time.


Parade starts at dusk.

Join the festivities along our Sheboygan Riverfront for the annual Venetian Boat Parade. Local boat owners deck out their boats in lights to parade past the spectators. Enjoy food and drinks outdoors for the boat parade to kick off your Independence Day celebration.



Enjoy a variety of 4th of July events here in Sheboygan for Independence Day.

7:30 am Sheboygan Y Freedom Run @ Sheboygan YMCA

9:00 am Independence Day Parade @ North 8th Street & Center Avenue to Michigan Avenue to Broughton Drive

Noon Music in the Park @ Fountain Park

Noon-11pm Freedom Fest with Music, Food, and Fun @ Deland Park

9:30 pm Festival Fireworks over the lakefront, near South Pier and visible from Blue Harbor Resort's lakeside


7:30 pm show

Few artists stand the test of time like Belinda Carlisle. This gifted singer-songwriter has touched the hears of pop fans around the world for nearly four decades with her unique blend of gutsy vocals, emotively charged melodies, and picturesque lyrics.

Belinda Carlisle began her career as co-founder and lead vocalist of groundbreaking all-female new wave/rock band The Go-Go’s has amassed worldwide sales in excess of 15 million albums and singles. 

Heaven on Earth, Carlisle’s 1987 sophomore solo album, was undoubtedly the catalyst in transforming her from a successful artist with a loyal following to a household name in demand in arenas across the globe. 

Ticket Pricing

  • Tier 1: $80 +fees
  • Tier 2: $60 +fees
  • Tier 3: $50 +fees
  • Tier 4: $40 +fees

Additional Information

  • Doors open 1 hour prior to the show.
  • No refunds, exchanges or weather cancellations.
  • Not affiliated with any secondary ticket markets.

4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary Club in Fountain Park, Sheboygan, rain or shine for a classic lobster boil with live music by Born in a Barn. Open to the public. Refreshments, soup and desserts, as well as sandwiches for sale, table decorating contest, and 50/50 raffle.


9am - 5pm

Bring your imaginations to this whimsical family event at Bookworm Gardens! Throughout the week, you'll have opportunities to engage in stories, art-making, and more, centered around all things magical. Enter the Fairy Garden Contest, build a collaborative fairy village, dance amidst a flurry of bubbles, and hunt for gnomes. Don’t forget to come dressed in your favorite fairy, wizard, dragon, or gnome attire. 


The Mercury Racing Midwest Challenge, a festival and celebration of powerboat racing, will feature the top categories of U.S. powerboat racing including the UIM Class 1 World Championship, F1 Powerboat Championship, and various offshore racing classes. More than 40 race teams are expected to participate with competitors from around the world, including Australia, Italy, Sweden, Canada, and Norway.

Friday, Aug. 11, Downtown Block Party to meet the race teams and see the boats up-close, with live music, food and beverage.

Saturday, Aug. 12, kicks off Race Weekend with F1 Powerboat racing, P1 Offshore powerboat testing, UIM Class 1 pole position qualifying, and an exhibition of the RaceBird, an electric boat featuring power from Mercury Racing that will premiere in the E1 World Championship in 2024.

Sunday, Aug. 13, showcases a full day of racing with F1 Powerboat, P1 Offshore and the high-speed Class 1 boats in action.


Labor Day weekend is the unofficial start of the surf season in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a city known as the "Malibu of the Midwest” for its scenic waterfront, sailing, boating, and freshwater surfing. Just a short drive from Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay in Wisconsin as well as Chicagoland and Northern Illinois, it's the perfect opportunity to meet up with fellow surfers, hang out, and maybe even perform cutbacks on the freshwater surf waves.

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!


Blue Harbor Resort Events

Lakeside Live Music

Join us on the lakeside patio outside On the Rocks Bar & Grill this summer for our Lakeside Live Music Series! Weather permitting, you'll enjoy a variety of live music while soaking in those stunning Lake Michigan views. 


Summer Activities

Your family will also enjoy ebike rentals, kids activities, and yard games under the summer sun 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 heat.


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.


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