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92nd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic

August 5 - August 8

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The Grand Marais Lion's Club organizes the Fisherman's Picnic in Grand Marais MN

This is way more than just shore lunch! It’s the Annual Fisherman’s Picnic and downtown Grand Marais is filled with fishburgers, those beloved deep fried herring filets served on a bun.

The Picnic will return in 2021!

Get your collectible button, it’s your pass to participate in events all weekend long like Crazy Days Sidewalk Sales, Daily Contests and Prizes, Live Music outdoors and Kids Activities.

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.

92nd Annual Fisherman’s Picnic

August 5 – August 8, 2021

Grand Marais, MN

Events with * = Collectible Fisherman’s Picnic Button required

WEDNESDAY, August 4

WISE Buffet in a Box.  Covid safe event.  Pre-order on website, www.wisenorth.org.  Pick up at Cook County High School.  Pick-up times: lunch 11:30 am-1:30 pm, supper 5:00-7:00 pm.  Boxed meals have traditional, home-made favorites.  $20 for meal including Lindquist Fishcakes, Swedish Meatballs, gravy and baked ham.

THURSDAY, August 5

  • 9 am-3 pm: Crazy Daze Sales – visit local merchants around town
  • 10 am-3pm: Cook County Market – E Wisconsin St.
  • 10 am-5 pm: Kids Rides open – Senior Center Parking Lot – 10 N Broadway
  • 11 am 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 – Rox ‘n Soul – Harbor Park Stage
  • 1-2:30 pm – Live music with Kenna Rose – Harbor Park Stage
  • 1-3 pm – “The History of Fisherman’s Picnic” – Presentation by Dan Helmerson,Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, 115 W Wisconsin St.
  • 2 pm Free Guided Tour of the Cook County School Campus (includes Elementary, Middle and High Schools). Meet at the Main Entrance. Alumni and visitors welcome.
  • 3-6 pm – Live music with Common Ground – Harbor Park Stage
  • 5 pm Dairy Queen Cornhole Tournament. Stop by Dairy Queen to sign up and see official rules.
  • 7-10 pm Street Dance – 4 Shore – Harbor Park Stage

FRIDAY, August 6

  • 9 am-3 pm: Crazy Daze Sales – all over town visit local merchants
  • 10 am-3 pm: Cook County Market – E. Wisconsin St.
  • 10 am-5 pm: Vendors – 1st Ave W.
  • 10 am-5 pm: Kiddy Rides open – Senior Center Parking Lot – 10 N Broadway
  • 11 am Fishburger Stand Opens – Harbor Park
  • 11 am- until found “DQ Medallion Hunt”, rules and new clues daily at Dairy Queen, $100 prize to the first person to find it – sponsored by Dairy Queen
  • 11 am-12:30 pm – Live music with Bug Lite – Harbor Park Stage
  • 11 am-2 pm: Bally Blacksmith Demonstrations – Bally’s Blacksmith Shop, corner of Broadway and 1st
  • *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
  • *1 pm Minnow Races – Beaver House, Corner of Wisconsin St and Broadway Ave.
  • 1-2:30 pm – Portage Band – Harbor Park Stage
  • 2 pm Free Guided Tour of the Cook County School Campus (includes Elementary, Middle and High Schools). Meet at the Main Entrance. Alumni and visitors welcome.
  • 3 pm-4:30 pm: CCHS Alumni Baseball Game registration, $30 fee includes jersey – Cook County High School Ball Field
  • 3-6 pm –- Splints – Harbor Park Stage
  • 5 pm: CCHS Alumni Baseball Game – Cook County High School Ball Field (behind the school)
  • *5 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
  • *6-6:30 pm: Minnesota State Loon Calling Championship – Prelim Round – Harbor Park Stage
  • 7-10 pm: Street Dance – Pete K and Friends – Harbor Park stage

SATURDAY, August 7

  • *Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run. Pincushion Mountain Trails – 2mi. north of Grand Marais off the Gunflint Trail, Co. Rd 12.                                                                                                                              No race day registration. Pre-register at https://fishpicrun.brownpapertickets.com/ through Aug 6th until 6 pm.                                                                                                                                      Registration Fees: Kids run – $10, Non-competitive 3-mile run or walk – $20, 5-mile run or race-walk  $30
    • 8:00 am:  Packet pickup at Pincushion chalet
    • 9:00 am: Kids Races : Age 8 and Under – 1/4 Mile, Age 9-12 – 1 Mile
    • 9:45 am: 5-mile Run, 5-mile Race Walk
    • 9:50 am: Non-competitive 3-mile run or walk
  • 9 am-10 am: Zumba Class – Harbor Park, Sponsored by YMCA
  • 10 am-3 pm: Cook County Market – E. Wisconsin St.
  • 10 am-5 pm: Vendors– 1st Av W.
  • 10 am-5 pm: Kiddy Rides open – Senior Center Parking Lot – 10 N Broadway
  • *10:30 am-12 pm: Kids Tractor Pull (ages 4-7) – Wisconsin St. – sponsored by Mike’s Holiday Station Store and Bernick’s Pepsi
  • 11 am: Fishburger Stand opens – Harbor Park
  • 11 am- until found: “DQ Medallion Hunt”, rules and new clues daily at Dairy Queen, $100 prize to the first person to find it – sponsored by Dairy Queen
  • 11 am-12:30 pm: – Joe Paulik – Harbor Park Stage
  • 11 am-2 pm: Bally Blacksmith Demonstrations – Bally’s Blacksmith Shop, corner of Broadway and 1st
  • *11 am: Cross Cut Saw Competition Registration – Lions info booth – Wisconsin St. & 1st Ave W
  • *11:30 am: Cross Cut Competition – sponsored by Hedstrom Lumber Co – Wisconsin St.
  • *1 pm: Minnow Races, Beaver House – Corner of Broadway Ave and Wisconsin St.
  • 1-2:30 pm: – Joshua Schmidt – Harbor Park Stage
  • 2:30 am: Citizens of the Year Award – Harbor Park Stage
  • *2-3:30 pm: Kids Tractor Pull (ages 8-11) – Wisconsin St. – sponsored by Mike’s Holiday Station Store and Bernick’s Pepsi
  • 3-5:30 pm: – Brother’s in Arms – Harbor Park Stage
  • *4:30 pm: Rock Skipping Contest (all ages) – Harbor Park
  • 5 pm: Grand Marais Harbor Rock Painting Contest winners announced – sponsored by Joynes Ben Franklin – Harbor Park Stage
  • *5:30-6 pm: Minnesota State Loon Calling Championship Finals – Harbor Park Stage
  • *6:00 pm: Cutest Puppy Contest – Harbor Park Stage, sponsored by Lake County Veterinary Clinic
  • 7-10 pm: Street Dance – The Evening Stars – Harbor Park Stage
  • 9:45 pm: Fireworks over the Harbor

SUNDAY, August 8

  • 9:30 am Waterfront Worship – Harbor Park Stage
  • 11 am- until found “DQ Medallion Hunt”, rules and new clues daily at Dairy Queen, $100 prize to the first person to find it – sponsored by Dairy Queen
  • 11 am 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-1 pm – Briand Morrison – Harbor Park
  • 1 pm Fisherman’s Picnic Parade, Downtown Grand Marais, Route starts at Elementary School Park Lot, down Broadway Ave. Right on Wisconsin St. and ends at Hwy 61.
  • 2 -2:30 pm – Briand Morrison – Harbor Park
  • 2:45 – 3:15 pm AAD Shrine Drum & Bugle Corps., Duluth.– Harbor Park
  • *3:30 pm Lion’s Fish Toss – Wisconsin St. (sign up at Lions information booth)
  • 5 pm Grand Prize Drawing $10,000.00, Info Booth – corner of Wisconsin St. and 1st Ave W
  • 6-7 pm Prize Winners Posted, Info Booth – corner 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 – 1st Ave W

 

Buck’s & Northern Wild’s Big Fish Contest*

July 31 – August 7

Check in at Buck’s Hardware Hank for rules and requirements

 

Lion’s Club Fishburger Stand

Thursday, August 5 – Sunday, August 8

Opens each day at 11 am – Harbor Park

Features Lake Superior herring breaded and served on a bun. So good they have their own song.

Beverages and hotdogs also available.

 

Live Music

Thursday, August 5 – Sunday, August 8

Talented musicians from the North Shore will be performing on the Park Stage throughout each day.

Harbor Park dances each night at the Harbor Park stage.

 

Time                                   Thursday                              Friday                                   Saturday                        

11 am-12:30 pm                  Rox n Soul                                Bug Lite                                   Joe Paulik

1-2:30 pm                            Kenna Rose                              Portage Band                          Joshua Schmidt

3-6 pm                                  Common Ground                   Splints                                      Brother’s in Arms

7-10 pm                               4 Shore                                      Pete K and Friends                 The Evening Stars

 

Sunday

12-1 pm                               Briand Morrison

2-2:30 pm                            Briand Morrison

2:45 – 3:15 pm                  AAD Shrine Drum & Bugle Corps., Duluth

                               

Medallion Hunt

Thursday, August 5 until found

*11 am-until found “Medallion Hunt”, rules and new daily clues at Dairy Queen, $100 prize to the first person to find it – sponsored by Dairy Queen

 

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Friday, August 6 – Saturday, August 7

11 am-2 pm Bally Blacksmith Demonstrations – Bally’s Blacksmith Shop, corner of Broadway and 1st St.

 

Daily Contests

Friday, August 6– Sunday, August 8

Fisherman’s Picnic activity button is required for all contests. All events that require a button are designated by an *. Stop by the info both for more details or to purchase button.

 

Kid’s Activities

Friday: *Minnow Races, World’s Best Donut Bingo, *DQ Upsidedownright Thick Blizzard Race, Kiddy Rides

Saturday: * Minnow Races, *Cross Cut Log Sawing Contest,, *Pickled Herring Eating Contest, *Rock Skipping Contest, *Loon Calling Contest, *Cutest Puppy Contest, Kiddy Rides, *Tractor Pull

Sunday: *Parade, *Fish Toss, Kiddy Rides, Raffle Drawing

 

Rock Painting Contest

Thursday, August 6 – Saturday, August 8

Joynes Ben Franklin Rock Painting Contest – rocks no larger than 7” x 7” painted with the theme “Grand Marais Harbor”.  All entries must be brought to Joynes Ben Franklin by 3 pm, Saturday, August 7th. Winners will be announced at 5 pm on the Harbor Park Stage. Rocks will be displayed in Joynes Ben Franklin’s windows until picked up by owners after the contest.

 

Kiddy Rides

Thursday, August 5 – Sunday, August 8

Kiddy rides including a Ferris Wheel, Spinning Airplanes and Train Ride all located in the Senior Citizen parking lot on 10 N. Broadway Ave.

 

Minnesota State Loon Calling Championship*

Friday, August 6 – Saturday, August 7

Preliminaries on Friday 6-6:30 pm and Finals on Saturday 5:30-6 pm on the Harbor Stage.

Prizes awarded to first and second place in 15 and under and 16 and older.

 

Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! 

Pre-registration thru Friday, August 6th at 6:00pm.  No exceptions!

Register at https://fishpicrun.brownpapertickets.com/

Fees: $10 – kids, $20 – non-competitive 3mi, $30 – 5 mile run or race walk

Packet pickup at 8:00 am on Aug 7th the Pincushion chalet

T-shirts to first 70 entrants

  • 9:00 am – Kid Races

8 years and under – 1/4 mile

9-12 years – 1 mile

  • 9:45 am – 5 mile run/race walk
  • 9:50 am – Non-competitive 3mi run walk/run

Prizes: T-shirts for first 70 registrants

  • Kids events: 1/4 mile (8 and under) Treats for all participants, 1 mile (Ages 9-12) Treats for all participants, awards for top boy and girl finishers
  • 5-mile run:  Prizes to overall male and female 5 mile winners
  • 5-mile race-walk: Prizes to overall male and female winners
  • Age-Group Winner awards (male and female) in 5-mile run, 19&U, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59

Fireworks

Saturday, August 7

9:45 pm: A spectacular display of fireworks will be shot over the harbor just after dark.

Parade

Sunday, August 8

1 pm: Fisherman’s Picnic Parade, Downtown Grand Marais. Route starts at Elementary School Park Lot, down Broadway Ave., right on Wisconsin St. and ends at Hwy 61.

 

Please act responsibly and follow Covid19 regulations including social distance where necessary and mask wearing when asked.

 

Details

Start:
August 5
End:
August 8
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Organizer

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

Venue

Downtown Harbor Park
Wisconsin St.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Phone:
218-387-1712
Website:
http://grandmaraisrecreationarea.com/grand-marais/harbor-park.htm