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.


2018 & 2019 Festivals and Major Events

September 7-9, 2018 – Radio Waves Music Festival, Grand Marais

September 7-8, 2018 – Superior Fall Trail Races, Lutsen

September 7-14, 2018 – Plein Air, Grand Marais

September 14-16, 2018 – Unplugged and Folk Artisan Marketplace, Grand Marais

September 26-30, 2018 – Oktoberfest at Voyageur Brewing Co., Grand Marais

September 28-October 7, 2018 – Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour, Cook County

October 20, 2018 – Sawtooth Mountain Bike Challenge, Grand Marais

October 19-21, 2018 – Moose Madness Family Festival, Grand Marais

October 27-28, 2018 – Inuit Premiere, Sivertson Gallery, Grand Marais

November 2-4, 2018 – Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend, Lutsen

November 9-11, 2018 – Lake Superior Storm Festival, Lutsen and Grand Marais

November 16-18, 2018 – Winterer’s Gathering, North House Folk School, Grand Marais

November 23, 2018 – Oh Ole Night Parade, Tree Lighting and Fireworks, Grand Marais

December 14-15, 2018 – Dark Sky Festival, Cook County

February 8-14, 2019 – Hygge Festival, Cook County

April 27-28, 2019 – Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge, Lutsen Mountains

June 8-9, 2019 – BWCA Expo, Gunflint Trail

June 29, 2019 – Lutsen 99er Mountain Bike Race, Lutsen

July 4, 2019 – Fourth of July, Tofte, Grand Marais, Grand Portage

July 13-14, 2019 – Grand Marais Arts Festival, Grand Marais

October 17-20, 2019 – Moose Madness Family Festival, Grand Marais

November 29, 2019 – Oh Ole Night Parade, Tree Lighting and Fireworks, Grand Marais

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