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Let the Winter Burn Turn Into Summer at the 51st Annual Fyr Bal Festival in Ephraim



Wow! Fireworks before the 4th!!! Independence day comes twice this year, and twice every year in Door County. The annual Fyr Bal Festival in Ephraim (pronounced Feer Ball), is the burning of the Winter Witch. This year is the 51st annual and will be a celebration for all. The festival takes place on the Summer Solstice, June 20th (which marks the end of the long winter and the beginning of Summer!), but starts on the 19th and goes through the 21st. We have heard many people confess that it is even more spectacular than the 4th in their town or city. For future reference (because you wont want to miss this one), Door County is known for their firework competition that happens every year for the 4th of July. Each town competes against each other with their own incredible fireworks show. So we can guarantee it’ll be better than the fireworks in your town.

The main idea of the festival is the burning of the Winter Witch and the birth of the Summer Witch from her sisters ashes. All throughout Eagle Harbor dozens of bonfires will be lit at the same time. Begin the summer with a bang, toss your layers into the flames and let the party begin! Delicious local food, artisanal cocktails, unique shops, and tons of gifted artisans! For a list of daily activities here is a link:

We know Midwestern winters are challenging for many. Nine months of uncomfortable cold really takes a toll on us all, and Door County knows that, so when summer bounds through The Door, all of the locals, seasonal workers, and volunteers do a phenomenal job supplying a plethora of festivals (stay tuned with us for more information about the festivals but for now, heres a list to help you out: Dont miss any of them! Bring your friends and family, vacation is easier than ever (especially because Gravity Trails can satisfy all of your outdoor adventure needs!).

Written by,
One of Gravity Trails very awesome guides,
Annie Woody