By Baxter Colburn
While the rain poured down on Sister Bay, visitors to the 2017 Marina Fest were not deterred from having a good time. The streets were filled with music, children played on giant inflatables and people enjoy great food and drink from local establishments. Perhaps the largest draw for fest-goers centered around the children’s boat building event. Chunks of wood, tools and a rainbow of paint colors were accessible to decorate and create their own wooden creation.
Dennis Paschke and the Sister Bay Lions Club are an important part of making the boat building a success. Paschke says the event holds special meaning for club members.
Sister Bay continues to become a popular hub for tourists thanks to events like Marina Fest. Those fortunate enough to call Door County home know the economic impact something like this fest has on local businesses. John Kenneavy has spent the past 40 years in Sister Bay and is very pleasured with the cities growth due to the fest.
Marina Fest runs through Labor Day at the Sister Bay Marina.