51st Annual Fyr Bal Festival


Saturday, June 20, 2015


Ephraim explodes with summer excitement as Fyr Bal Festival (pronounced fear ball) re-creates traditions of early Norwegians celebrating Midsummer’s Eve. Artists, food, musical entertainment and family activities along the picturesque shoreline of Eagle Harbor welcome the arrival of summer. Hop on the trolley or stroll through the village and visit the many historic landmarks, shops, galleries and restaurants for which Ephraim is well-known.

A signature Fyr Bal event, evening bonfires represent the burning of the ‘Winter Witch’ and usher in the long days of summer. Fireworks complete a perfect day. Stay and enjoy the hospitality of our many lodging accommodations.

A warm Scandinavian welcome awaits you in Ephraim any time of the year, but especially so during Fyr Bal Festival.

2014 Fyr Bal Festival Schedule


Friday, June 20th

10:30am - Free Historic Walking Tour
      Depart Anderson Barn History Center
11am-4pm - Free Museum Day and Reception
      Ephraim Village Museums

Saturday, June 21st

7:30am-10:30am - Pancake Breakfast by the Ephraim Yacht Club
      Village Hall - Adults: $8, Kids 12 and Under: $5
7:30am to 8:30am - Sunrise Yoga
      Anderson Dock (7:15am registration, Free)
      (Rain location: Fish Creek YMCA)
8:45am to 9:45am - Zumba Dance Fitness Class
      Anderson Dock (8:30am registration, Free)
      (Rain location: Fish Creek YMCA)
8:30am-2pm Used Book Sale
      Outside Ephraim Public Library
9am-5pm Summerwind Alpacas & Ironwood Croft Llamas
      Visitor Information Center
9am-6pm Artisan Market
      Harborside Park
9am-9pm DJ Tim Byers
      Outside Village Hall
10am-4pm Door County Land Trust Open House
      Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond
10am Ephraim Yacht Club Fyr Bal Regatta
      Eagle Harbor
10am-10:30am Wilson’s Ice Cream Eating Contest
      Outside Wilson’s Ice Cream
10am-5pm Free Trolley Rides - Wave and trolley will stop!
      Parking at Fine Line Designs (north)
      and Wetlands Preserve (south)
10am-10pm Family Fun at Red Putter Mini Golf
      $3 for everyone, children under 6 free!
11am-1pm Midsommar Craft by Peninsula School of Art
      Village Hall
11am-1pm Family Fun Cake Walk
      Village Hall
11am-2pm Acoustic Music D’Arez & Friends
      Observation Pier
11:30am Fur Bal Pet Parade
      Meet at U.S. Post Office at 11:15am
Noon-3pm Face Painting
      With Baylake Bank
      Ephraim Shores Resort lawn
1pm-2pm Children’s Entertainer Randy Peterson
      Ephraim Shores Resort lawn
1pm-3pm Traditional Scandinavian Fiddlers in Costume
      Concert at Gazebo, then Strolling through Village
2pm-4:30pm Ephraim Yacht Club Open House
      Free Sailboat Rides for Prospective Members
2pm-3pm Tie-Dye T-Shirts
      With Northern Door Children’s Center
      $12, Ephraim Shores Resort lawn
2:30pm-5pm Music Katie Dahl
      Observation Pier
4pm-4:30pm Koepsel’s Cherry Pie Eating Contest
      Harborside Park Gazebo
5:30pm-8pm Music Big Shoes
      Observation Pier
8:00pm $1,000 Minimum Cash Grand Prize Raffle Drawing and
      Scandinavian Dancers & Singers

      Outside Village Hall
8:30pm 50th Annual Chieftain Ceremony and Bonfire Lighting
      Outside Village Hall
      Chieftain medallion by John Balistreri, Balistreri Fine Art
Sunset (9:30pm) Fireworks over Eagle Harbor
      Featuring the "fire ball" firework!

Sunday, June 22nd

Area Church Services:
      9:30am - Bethany Lutheran
      10am - Ephraim Moravian
      10am - UU Fellowship
10am-10pm Family Fun at Red Putter Mini Golf
      $3 for everyone, children under 6 free!
7:30pm Sunday Family Sing Along
      Village Hall






















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