Brave the November Gales Attend Lake Superior Storm Festival in Lutsen and Grand Marais Nov.6-8


Brave the November Gales

Attend Lake Superior Storm Festival in Lutsen and Grand Marais Nov.6-8

Cook County, Minn., (September 30, 2015) – This year marks the 40th anniversary of the shipwreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior.  Storm-lovers will gather in Cook County Friday, Nov. 6 – Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at the Lake Superior Storm Festival for cool weather events, including a history lesson on transit on the Big Lake, a fashion show, wave dash, musical performances and more.

“Treat yourself to a storm-season retreat before the bedlam of the holidays begins,” says Linda Kratt, executive director of Visit Cook County. “This event honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake.”

Watch as a few brave-souls shed their fall clothes before the annual “Wave Dash”, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 7 at noon at Lutsen Resort.  This quick and chilly dash into Lake Superior supports the YMCA Member Scholarship fund and rewards its participants with bragging rights, and a logo fleece beanie.  Participants in “Wave Dash” can often be seen at a roaring fire, sipping warm cocoa after this bone-chilling event.

Those who have visited the North Shore during the fall months know that it requires weather-appropriate clothing, as the North Shore’s storm season can get a bit chilly.  Stone Harbor in Grand Marais is hosting “Taking Fashion by Storm”, featuring the latest fall inspired outdoor and lifestyle fashion trends on Friday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Split Rock Light House near Two Harbors, Minn., is commemorating the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald during the 40th Anniversary beacon lighting ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 10 from noon-6 p.m.  To learn more about the shipwreck, join historian Jim Shinners in Grand Marais at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, as he speaks about the Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of its 29 crew members during the big storm that took it down.

Tune into local Grand Marias WTIP Radio (90.7 FM).  They will have special storm-themed broadcasting throughout the weekend, and will live stream from their website, Programming includes a live call-in trivia hour on Lake Superior storms.  Call in at 1-800-473-9847 or locally at 218-387-1070.

For a complete schedule of events at the 2015 Lake Superior Storm Festival, click on the link:

About Visit Cook County

Cook County, Minn. includes the communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage. This spring, Grand Marais was named the 2015 “Coolest Small Town in America” by Budget Travel, thanks to a social media voting contest. Visit Cook County inspires guests to rekindle their sense of adventure by boldly escaping the ordinary, from Minnesota’s tallest mountains to its greatest lakeshore. Stay in touch via, Twitter @CookCoVisitors or Facebook.


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CONTACT LYNN NELSON | LIN PR 612.990.0126 KJERSTI VICK | Visit Cook County 218.387.2788 ext. 103