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Fisherman’s Picnic 2022

August 4 - August 7

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Fisherman's Picnic 2017

93rd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic

August 4 – August 7, 2022

Grand Marais, MN

This is way more than just shore lunch! It’s the Annual Fisherman’s Picnic in downtown Grand Marais, filled with family, friends, and fun! With Crazy Days Sidewalk Sales, a craft show, daily contests and prizes, live music, kids activities, and so much more! Fireworks will be on Saturday night and a Parade will take place on Sunday afternoon!  And don’t forget to try one (or six) of the Lion’s Club’s famous “fishburgers!” Locally caught, fresh, Lake Superior herring on a bun!

In downtown Grand Marais you’ll find music in Harbor Park, food trucks, craft sales, loon calling contest, cutest puppy contest, rock skipping contest, a fish toss and more! There is also a Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run 5k Saturday morning. Get your collectible button; it’s your pass to participate in events all weekend long.

The Lions Club BIG raffle includes a grand prize of $10,000 and lots of other great prizes for $5.00 a ticket.

Read more about the history of Fisherman’s Picnic right here.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

  •  WISE Buffet in a Box with all the traditional favorites including Lindquist Fishcakes, baked ham, Swedish meatballs delicious side dishes and homemade desserts. Drive thru pickup at Cook County High School. Pick up times lunch 11:30 am 1:00 pm and supper 5.00-6 30 pm. $25 pre order on the WISE website, www.wisenorth.org 
  • 9 AM – 5 PM: Broadway Art Park – 6 N Broadway Ave. Art sales, kids projects, music, seating 
  • 9 AM – 5 PM: Grand Marais Pottery – 6 N Broadway Ave. Paint a piece of pottery, fired and ready for pickup on Saturday morning

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

  • 9 AM: Crazy Daze Sales – Visit local merchants around town 
  • 9 AM – 5 PM: Broadway Art Park – 6 N Broadway Ave. Art sales, kids projects, music, seating 
  • 9 AM – 5 PM: Grand Marais Pottery – 6 N Broadway Ave. Paint a piece of pottery, fired and ready for pickup Saturday morning 
  • 10 AM – 1 PM: Morning Kayak Tour – Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply –  22 E 1st St. $75 per person. Kayak around harbor area 
  • 10 AM – 5 PM: Kids Rides Open – Senior Center Parking Lot – 10 N Broadway 
  • 11 AM: Lion’s Club Fishburger Stand Opens – Harbor Park 
  • 11 AM – UNTIL FOUND: “DQ Medallion Hunt” – Rules and new daily clues at Dairy Queen, $100 prize to the first person to find it Sponsored by Dairy Queen 
  • 11 AM – 12:30 PM: Live Music with guitarist Fred Anderson – Harbor Park Stage 
  • NOON: Bingo Tent Opens – 1st Ave. W & Hwy 61. Sponsored by The SONS 
  • 1 – 2:30 PM: Live music with Bug Dope – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 2 – 5 PM: Afternoon kayak Tour – Stone Harbor 22 E 1st St. $75 per person. Kayak around harbor area 
  • 3 – 6 PM: Common Ground – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 5 PM: Dairy Queen Cornhole Tournament. Stop by ahead of time at Dairy Queen to sign up and see official rules. Bring boards and bags if you have a set. If not just bring yourself. 
  • 6 – 7 PM: Early Days on the North Shore: A Collection of Stories – Presentation by Brian Tofte, Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, 115 W Wisconsin St. 
  • 7 – 9 PM: Grand Marais Playhouse, “Little Shop of Horrors” – The Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 51 West 5th Street, www.grandmaraisplayhouse.com 
  • 7 – 10 PM: Street Dance: Grand Marais Jammers (open stage jam) – Harbor Park Stage 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 

  • 8 – 10:30 AM: Pancake Breakfast – $10 for adult and $5 child (12 and under) Community Center – 317 w 5th St. Proceeds support Early Childhood and Community Education  
  • 9 AM: Crazy Daze Sales – All over town – visit local merchants 
  • 9 AM – 5 PM: Broadway Art Park – 6 N Broadway Ave. Art sales, kids projects, music, seating 
  • 9 AM – 5 PM: Grand Marais Pottery – 6 N Broadway Ave. Paint a piece of pottery, fired and ready for pickup Saturday morning 
  • 10 AM- 1 PM: Morning Kayak Tour – Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, 22 E 1st St. $75 per person. Kayak around harbor area 
  • 10 AM- 3 PM: Cook County Market – E Wisconsin St. 
  • 10 AM – 4 PM: The Library Friends Used Book Sale at Odd & Endz Thrift store, 2066 W Hwy 61 
  • 10 AM – 6 PM: Vendor and Craft Show – 1st Ave W. 
  • 10 AM – 5 PM: Kiddy Rides Open – Senior Center Parking Lot – 10 N Broadway 
  • 10 AM – 5 PM: Fun Games and Inflatables – Wisconsin St. 
  • 11 AM: Lion’s Club Fishburger Stand Opens – Harbor Park 
  • 11 AM – UNTIL FOUND: “DQ Medallion Hunt” Rules and new daily clues at Dairy Queen, $100 prize to the first person to find it. Sponsored by Dairy Queen 
  • 11 AM – 12:30 PM: Live music with Jim McGowan – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 11:30 AM: World’s Best Donut Bingo* – Donut Shop, corner of Wisconsin St and Broadway Ave. Sponsored by the World’s Best Donut Shop
  • NOON: Bingo Tent Opens – 1st Ave. W & Hwy 61. Sponsored by The SONS   
  • NOON: Minnow Races – Beaver House, corner of Wisconsin St and Broadway Ave. Sign up at the Lions Info Booth 
  • 1 – 2:30 PM: Live music with Portage Band – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 2 – 5 PM Afternoon kayak Tour – Stone Harbor. 22 E 1st St. $75 per person. Kayak around harbor area
  • 3 PM: DQ Upsidedownright Thick Blizzard Race Maximum of 10 teams with up to 4 racers each. Register at Dairy Queen prior to race – 2nd Ave W.  Sponsored by Dairy Queen 
  • 3 PM – 4:30 PM: CCHS Alumni Baseball Game Registration – Cook County High School Ball Field 
  • 3 – 6 PM: Live music with Brother’s in Arms – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 4 – 6 PM Grand Marais Playhouse, “Little Shop of Horrors” – The Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 51 West 5th Street, www.grandmaraisplayhouse.com 
  • 5 PM: CCHS Alumni Baseball Game – Cook County High School Ball Field, behind school 
  • 6 – 6:30: PM Minnesota State Loon Calling Championship – Preliminary Round – Harbor Park Stage Sign up at the Lions Info Booth 
  • 7 – 10 PM: Street Dance with the Evening Stars – Harbor Park stage 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 

  • 8 – 10:30 AM: Pancake Breakfast – $10 for adult and $5 child (12 and under). Community Center – 317 W 5th St. Proceeds support Early Childhood and Community Education  
  • 8 – 10:30 AM: Toy Swap – Community Center – 317 W 5th St.  Help kickstart Toy Library project. 

Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run – Pincushion Mountain Trails, 2 miles north of Grand Marais off the Gunfint Trail, Co Rd 12. No race day registration. Pre-register at www.pincushiontrails.org through Aug 5th until 5 pm. 

    • 9 AM Pre-teen, 8 yrs and under Mile 9-12 – 1/4 Mile 
    • 9:45 AM 5 Mile Walk Run 
    • 9:50 AM 3 Mile Non Competitive Walk 
  • 9 – 10 AM: Oula Dance Class – Harbor Park Sponsored by YMCA 
  • 9 AM: Hoopin’n the Harbor Registration*  3 on 3 Tournament, Wisconsin St. 
  • 9 AM – 5 PM: Broadway Art Park – 6 N Broadway Ave. Art sales, kids projects, music, seating 
  • 9 AM – 5 PM Grand Marais Pottery – 6 N Broadway Ave. W 
  • 9:30 AM: Hoopin’n the Harbor  3 on 3 Tournament, Wisconsin St. 
  • 10 AM – 1 PM: Morning Kayak Tour -Stone Harbor 22 E 1st St. $75 per person kayak around harbor area 
  • 10 AM – 3 PM: Cook County Market – Wisconsin St. 
  • 10 AM – 4 PM: The Library Friends Used Book Sale – Oddz & End store, 2066 W Hwy 61 
  • 10 AM – 5 PM: Vendor and Craft Show – 1st Ave W. 
  • 10 AM – 5 PM: Kiddy Rides Open – Senior Center Parking Lot, 10 N Broadway 
  • 10 AM – 5 PM: Fun Games and Inflatables – Wisconsin St. 
  • 11 AM: Lion’s Club Fishburger Stand Opens – Harbor Park 
  • 11 AM: Children’s Storytime with author Margi Preus. Drury Lane Books, 2 E Wisconsin St. 
  • 11 AM-UNTIL FOUND: “DQ Medallion Hunt” – Rules and new daily dues at Dairy Queen $100 prize to the first person to find it. Sponsored by Dairy Queen 
  • 11 AM: Cross Cut Saw Competition Registration -Lions info booth – Wisconsin St. & 1st Ave W. 
  • 11 AM – 12:30 PM: Live music with Joe Paulik – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 11:30 AM: Cross Cut Competition – Wisconsin St Sponsored by Hedstrom Lumber Co 
  • NOON: Bingo Tent Opens – 1st Ave. W & Hwy 61. Sponsored by The SONS 
  • NOON: Minnow Races Beaver House – Comer of Broadway Ave and Wisconsin St. Sign up at the Lions Info Booth 
  • 1 – 2:30 PM: Live music with Josh Schmidt – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 1 – 4 PM: Bally Blacksmith Demonstrations – Bally Blacksmith Shop corner of Broadway and 1st St Sponsored by Historic Cook County 
  • 2 – 5 PM: Afternoon kayak Tour – Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply; 22 E 1st St. $75 per person. Kayak around harbor area 
  • 2:30 PM: Citizen of the Year Award – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 2:30 – 5 PM: Kids Tractor Pull (ages 4-11)* – Wisconsin St Sponsored by Mike Holiday Station Store and Bernick’s Pepsi 
  • 3 – 6 PM: Live music with The Splints – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 4:30 PM: Rock Skipping Contest all ages* – Harbor Park Sign up at the Lions Info Booth 
  • 5 PM: Grand Marais Harbor Rock Painting Contest Winners Announced – Harbor Park Stage Sponsored by Joynes Ben Franklin 
  • 5:30 – 6 PM: Minnesota State Loon Calling Championship Finals – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 6:00 PM: Cutest Puppy Contest* – Harbor Park Stage. Sign up at Lions information booth Sponsored by Lake County Veterinary Clinic 
  • 7 – 9 PM: Grand Marais Playhouse, “Little Shop of Horrors” – The Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 51 West 5th Street, www.grandmarksplayhouse.com 
  • 7 – 10 PM: Street Dance: MYsterious WAYs – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 9:45 PM: Fireworks over the Harbor.  Co-sponsored by Visit Cook County & the Grand Marais Lions Club 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 

  • 9:30 AM: Waterfront Worship – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 10 AM – 1 PM: Morning Kayak Tour – Stone Harbor 22 E 1st St, $75 per person. Kayak around harbor area 13 
  • 11 AM – UNTIL FOUND: “DQ Medallion Hunt” – Rules and new daily clues at Dairy Queen, $100 prize to the first person to find it. Sponsored by Dairy Queen 
  • 11 AM: Lion’s Club Fishburger Stand Opens – Harbor Park 
  • 11 AM – 5 PM: Vendor and Craft Show – 1st Ave W. 
  • 11:45 AM: Fish Contest Winners Announced – Harbor Park Stage NOON Bingo Tent Opens – 1st Ave. W& Hwy 61. Sponsored by The SONS 
  • NOON – 1 PM: North Shore Swing Band – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 1 PM: Fisherman’s Picnic Parade, Downtown Grand Marais. Route starts at Elementary School Parking Lot, down Broadway Ave, right on Wisconsin St. and ends at Hwy 61. Send e-mail to gmionsclubsgmail.com to register parade entries 
  • 2 – 2:30 PM: AAD Shrine Drum & Bugle Corps. Harbor Park Stage 
  • 2 – 5 PM: Kiddy Rides Reopen – Senior Center Parking Lot 10 N Broadway 
  • 2 – 5 PM Afternoon kayak Tour – Stone Harbor 22 E 1st St., $75 per person. Kayak around harbor area 
  • 2:30 – 5 PM: Pete K and Friends – Harbor Park Stage 
  • 3 – 5 PM: Grand Marais Playhouse, “Little Shop of Horrors The Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 51 West 5th Street www.grandmaraisplayhouse.com 
  • 3:30 PM: Lion’s Fish Toss-Wisconsin St. Sign up at the Lions Info Booth 
  • 5 PM: Grand Prize Drawing $10,000.00, Lions Info Booth, corner of Wisconsin St. and 1st Ave W 
  • 6 – 7 PM: Prize Winners Posted, Lions Info Booth – Comer of Wisconsin St. and 1st Ave W. Prizes can be claimed at Info Booth on Sunday night. Starting at 
  • 10 am Monday morning: prizes can be picked up at the Cook County News Herald, 15 1st Ave. West in Grand Marais.

Organizer

Grand Marais Lions Club
Phone:
218-370-1602
Email:
gmlionsclub@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.grandmaraislions.com/

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Submitted By (Email Address Required)
info@visitcookcounty.com

Venue

Downtown Grand Marais
City Hall 15 N. Broadway
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Phone:
218-387-1848
Website:
https://www.ci.grand-marais.mn.us/