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Lake Superior Storm Festival

November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019

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Lake Superior Storm Festival

There’s nothing quite like a November gale — wind howling, icy waves lashing the rocks, a shiver of awe running down your spine. Treat yourself to a storm-season retreat before the bedlam of the holidays begins. This event honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake. Why not hop in the car and join us for the Lake Superior Storm Festival this year?

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Watch the Superior Storm Season roll in on Lutsen Mountain’s 360 degree, 24 hour web cam

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2019 Schedule of Events

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**All events at Caribou Highlands have been cancelled.

Weekend Long Activities:

Disney’s The Little Mermaid by The Grand Marais Playhouse

The Grand Marais Playhouse presents its annual Community Youth Play. This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl”, and “Part of Your World”.

Show Times:

Friday & Saturday 7 – 9 pm

Sunday 2 – 4 pm

Tickets: $12 Adult, $5 Youth, $3 Child

Friday 11/8:

6:30 pm | Storm into Winter Showcase
Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, Grand Marais

Celebrate Storm Season at Stone harbor Wilderness Supply in Grand Marais:

7 – 8 pm | Small Change Call-In Triva Show on WTIP Community Radio

Try and answer tricky Lake Superior and storm themed questions. Tune in on 90.7 FM or go to WTIP.org for live streaming. Call 218. 387. 1070 with your answers!

Saturday 11/9:

10 am | Wave Dash Festivities
Lutsen Resort, Lutsen

Start celebrating Storm Festival with activities, crafts and more at Lutsen Resort!

  • Register for the Annual Lutsen Resort Wave Dash
  • Participate in water themed crafts like “Tie-Dye a Lake Superior Design” or “Make a DIY Wave Lamp”
  • Sip hot cocoa or house crafted mulled wine by a beach bonfire with live music
  • Take a commemorative Polaroid picture

11:30 am | Carin Stacking Contest
Lutsen Resort Beach, Lutsen

Race other participants to see who can build the tallest tower of rocks on the Lutsen Resort Beach

12 pm | Annual Lutsen Resort Wave Dash
Lutsen Resort, Lutsen

Charge head first into the icy waters of Superior in heats of 4 – 6 people! An annual tradition that will give you bragging rights for the rest of the year, so don’t forget to get your picture taken! After you dash warm up in the Lutsen Resort hot tub and enjoy some hot cocoa or mulled wine!

Prizes awarded to Dasher for:

  • Best Dressed
  • Bravest
  • Most Grateful Entry to the Lake

4 pm | Storms, Shipwrecks & Sinkings Presentation
JHP Art Gallery, Grand Marais

Featured speaker and local historian Jim Shinners hosts a conversation on the notorious and memorable shipwrecks of Lake Superior and more at the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery.

Sunday 11/10:

10 am | Lakeside Poem & Remembrance Ceremony
Artist Point, Grand Marais

Join Jim Shinners in Grand Marais in honor of those lost at sea on the anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.


November 8, 2019
November 10, 2019
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