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. 




  • Annual Trout Derby, Gunflint Lake | 3/2/2024
  • Charles J. Futerrer Memorial Open Bonspiel, Grand Marais | 3/8/2024 - 3/10/2024
  • Cook County Snowmobile Club-Ridge Riders Snowmobile Drag Races, Poplar Haus | 3/9/2024
  • 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  | 3/11/2024 - 3/18/2024
  • Family Festival at Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen | 
  • Sweetwater Shakedown, Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen | 


  • Grand Marais Ole Opry, Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais | 
  • Sweetwater Shakedown, Lutsen Mountains | 
  • Mountain Meltdown Festival, Lutsen Mountains | 
  • Volunteer Weekend at North House Folk School, Grand Marais | 



  • Northern Landscapes Festival at North House Folk School, Grand Marais | 
  • Gunflint Green Days, Gunflint Trail | 
  • SheRides Mountain Bike Clinic, Lutsen | 
  • Annual Pride Celebration, Grand Marais | 
  • Boundary Waters Expo at Bearskin Lodge, Gunflint Trail |
  • Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School, Grand Marais | 6/21/2024 - 6/23/2024
  • Lutsen 99er Mountain Bike Race, Lutsen  | 6/29/2024







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