Jacksonport Maifest 2024

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Jacksonport Maifest 2024

May 25 @ 9:00 am May 26 @ 5:00 pm

We are thrilled to welcome back the 51st Annual Jacksonport Maifest! Bring your family out to enjoy lots of great activities, food, music, art exhibits, fireworks, and a parade.

Free

Lodging for the Jacksonport Maifest

If you’re looking for lodging for the Jacksonport Maifest, make sure to check out post on the best hotels in Door County. This is your best starting point to find the perfect hotel for you.

Grid featuring sunset over the water, belgian draft horses prepared for a horse pull, and items in a craft fair. Superimposed text says "Jacksonport Maifest."

Highlights of the Jacksonport Maifest

The Jacksonport Maifest offers a wide array of attractions including:

  • Juried Art Fair: Featuring over 50 artists.
  • Annual Parade: A vibrant display through Hwy 57 in Jacksonport.
  • Concession Stands: Offering brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled corn, and more.
  • Performance Tent: Showcases live music from various bands.
  • Family Midway: Inflatable activities, games, and music for family entertainment.
  • Memorial Day Presentation: Including a flag presentation by V.F.W. Post 3088, scholarship and parade awards announcements, followed by a traditional Maypole Dance.
Christmas Handmade souvenirs Decorations
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Jacksonport Maifest Schedule

SATURDAY MAY 25th LAKESIDE PARK

9:00 AM Maifest Juried Art Fair – featuring more than 50 artists

9:00 AM Concession stand opens – brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled corn, popcorn, snacks & drinks available

9:00 AM Women’s Club stand opens – fresh cheese curds, fresh baked goods, and used books

10:30 AM Jacksonport 50th Annual Maifest Parade – on Hwy 57 through Jacksonport

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM FREE Face Painting with Lynn (Located in the Art Fair)

12:00 PM Memorial Day presentation of the flag by V.F.W. Post 3088
Scholarship winners and parade awards announced followed by Maypole Dance

MAIFEST FAMILY MIDWAY (in Lakeside Park)

10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Inflatable activities; games and music with the Sevastopol Music, Art & Theatre Guild

PERFORMANCE TENT (In Lakeside Park)

12:00 PM Jerry Voelker & His Jolly Gents

2:00 pm Tally Ho Brass Band

SUNDAY MAY 26th LAKESIDE PARK

9:00 AM Concession stand opens – brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled corn, popcorn, snacks & drinks available

9:00 AM 40th annual Maifest 10K Run & 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk – part of the Run the Door Race Series

9:00 AM Maifest Juried Art Fair – featuring more than 50 artists

9:30 AM Women’s Club stand opens – fresh cheese curds, fresh baked goods, and used books

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM FREE Face Painting with Lynn (Located in the Art Fair)

MAIFEST FAMILY MIDWAY (in Lakeside Park)

10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Inflatable activities; games and music with the Sevastopol Music, Art & Theatre Guild

PERFORMANCE TENT (In Lakeside Park)

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Modern Day Drifters

Ball Park on County V

12:00 Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Drill Team, Trick Roping Exhibition by Jesus Jauregui, Frontier Farmers Horse Pull

Belgian draft horses harnessed for a horse pull at the Jacksonport Maifest.
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Jacksonport Maifest Lake to Lake 10K and 2 Mile Run

Both the 10k and 2-mile races start and finish at Lakeside Park located on beautiful Lake Michigan. With a quick and scenic course, this race is perfect for the competitive runner as well as walkers, leisurely joggers, families, and kids. The 10k race treks along Lake Shore Rd to the turnaround point at the waters of Clark Lake and returns along N Cave Point Dr. The 2-mile event is an out and back course along Highway 57 and Lake Shore Rd.

Jacksonport Maifest Parade

The Jacksonport Maifest Parade is one of the highest attended events in Jacksonport and features floats from organziations all around Door County. The route travels along Hwy. 57 through the town of Jacksonport and begins at 10:30 am on Saturday. Parking space is limited and Hwy. 57 will be closed to traffic from 10:20 am until the conclusion of the parade so we encourage everyone to arrive early.

Jacksonport Maifest Art Fair

Exhibitors from all over the Midwest will be onsite to display custom works of art, books, seasonal foods, and family activities. Some of the attractions include:

  • Handcrafted Jewelry
  • Kettle Korn
  • Ceramic Sculptures
  • Canvas and Wood Paintings
  • Mosaic and Wire Beaded Jewelry
  • Books
  • Garden Ceramics
  • Hand Poured Candles & Melts
  • Hand Drawn Maps
  • Epoxy Resin Charcuterie Boards
  • Tye Dye Clothing and Accessories
  • Honey Balms and Candles
  • Rocks and Gems
  • Repurposed Wooden Cigar Boxes
  • Wool Mittens, Hats, Scarves
  • Dip-N-Good Dips
  • Hot/Cold Cherry Therapy Packs
  • Custom Roasted Coffee
  • Handmade Soaps, Lotions, Lip Balms
  • Roasted Nuts
  • Pebblestone Planters/Animals
  • Freeze Dried Cherries
  • Dog/Cat Toys, Treats and Beds
  • Local Authors
  • Face Painting

Why You Should Visit the Jacksonport Maifest

Visiting the Jacksonport Maifest in Door County is like stepping into a vibrant celebration of spring, tradition, and community spirit. Held annually during Memorial Day weekend, this festive event marks the start of the season with a colorful parade, an art fair showcasing local crafts and artworks, and delicious food that highlights the area’s culinary delights.

For families, the Maifest offers a range of activities, including a fun run, horse-drawn wagon rides, and a variety of games for children, making it a perfect outing. The sense of community and joyous atmosphere at the Maifest provides a unique opportunity to experience the local culture and hospitality of Door County.

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Lakeside Park

6296 Lake Park Drive
Jacksonport, 54235
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