Festivals & Events In Cook County

In Cook County, Minnesota, we know how to have a good time. And we have no shortage of fun things to do in Minnesota . Among the thousands–that’s not a typo–of happenings we host each year are over a dozen festivals and major events. Whether your definition of “good time” is discovering the vibrancy of Ojibwe culture, chowing down on fish burgers, or dancing the night away, we’ve got a big day for you.

We have things to do in Minnesota in all four of the seasons: Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall. Head north to experience a Naturally Unforgettable vacation in the arrowhead of Minnesota.  If you’re finally looking for that reason to head to up the shore to Lutsen, Tofte & Schroeder, or Grand Marais, or you’ve always had it on your Bucket List to see the BWCA up the Gunflint Trail for yourself, or maybe you’d like to poke around Grand Portage for the day, one of our events is sure to be a great start to the trip of a lifetime.

Please check the Event Calendar for the latest updates on event changes and cancellations. 

January 2025:

February 2025:

March 2025:

  • Annual Trout Derby, West Bearskin Lake Boat Access | 3/01/2025
  • Charles J. Futerrer Memorial Open Bonspiel, Grand Marais | 
  • Cook County Snowmobile Club-Ridge Riders Snowmobile Drag Races, Poplar Haus | 3/08/2025
  • Superior Timberwolves Annual Snowmobile Club Picnic, Tofte | 
  • Dog Days of Winter Sled Dog Derbies and Skijoring Races, Gunflint Trail  | 
  • Wood Week at North House Folk School, Grand Marais  | 
  • Family Festival at Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen | 

April 2025:

  • Mountain Meltdown Festival, Lutsen Mountains | 
  • Volunteer Weekend at North House Folk School, Grand Marais | 

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December 2024:

  • Holiday Harbor Village, Grand Marais | 12/06/2024-12/07/2024
  • Dark Sky Festival, Cook County |  12/12/2024 - 12/14/2024
  • Northwoods Fiber Guild Open House & Holiday Sale, Grand Marais Art Colony Studio 21 | 
  • Holiday Art Underground, Betsy Bowen Studio & Gallery, Grand Marais  | 

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