Festivals and Major Events

In Cook County, Minnesota, we know how to have a good time. And we have no shortage of fun Minnesota things to do.

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.

2017 Festivals and Major Events

January 6-7, 2017 – Lake Effect Music and Ski Festival, Lutsen Mountains
January 7, 2017 – Norpine Fat Bike Classic, Lutsen
January 7-8, 2017 – Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race, Gunflint Trail
February 3-4, 2017 – Ski Party Music and Ski Festival, Lutsen Mountains
February 9-15, 2017 – Hygge Festival, Grand Marais
March 12, 2017 – Dog Days of Winter, Trail Center on the Gunflint Trail
March 3-4, 2017 – Wutsen Big Wu Music and Ski Weekend, Lutsen Mountains
March 17-18, 2017 – DuLutsen North of North Music Festival, Lutsen Mountains
April 16, 2017 – Easter Festival, Lutsen Mountains
May 6, 2017 – Ham Run, Gunflint Trail
May 20, 2017 – Superior Spring Trail Races, Lutsen
May 26-29, 2017 – Memorial Weekend Art Along the Lake, Schroeder, Tofte, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Grand Portage
May 27, 2017 – Le Grand du Nord, Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail
June 17-18, 2017 – Boundary Waters Expo, Gunflint Trail
June 16-18, 2017 – Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival, Grand Marais
June 24, 2017 – Lutsen 99er Mountain Bike Race, Lutsen
July 4, 2017 – Fourth of July, Tofte, Grand Marais, Grand Portage
July 8-9, 2017 – Grand Marais Arts Festival, Grand Marais
July 21-23, 2017 – North Shore Water Festival, Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply Co., Grand Marais
August 3-6, 2017 – Fisherman’s Picnic, Grand Marais
August 11-13, 2017 – Rendezvous Days and Pow-Wow, Grand Portage
September 8-10, 2017 – Radio Waves Music Festival, Grand Marais
September 8-9, 2017 – Superior Fall Trail Races, Lutsen
September 13-18, 2017 – Unplugged and Folk Artisan Marketplace, Grand Marais
September 29-October 8, 2017 – Art Along the Lake, Schroeder, Tofte, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Grand Portage
October 21, 2017 – Sawtooth Mountain Bike Challenge, Grand Marais
October 20-22, 2017 – Moose Madness Festival, Grand Marais
November 3-5, 2017 – Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend, Lutsen
November 10-12, 2017 – Lake Superior Storm Festival, Lutsen and Grand Marais
November 17-19, 2017 – Winterer’s Gathering, North House Folk School, Grand Marais
November 24, 2017 – Oh Ole Night Parade, Tree Lighting and Fireworks, Grand Marais

View all upcoming festivals on our events calendar.

Events Calendar

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