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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 14-15th, 2018 – Snowball Music Festival, Lutsen Mountains

January 4-5th, 2019 Ski Party Music Festival, Lutsen Mountains

January 5th, 2019 – Norpine Fat Bike Classic, Lutsen

January 5-6th, 2019 – Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race, Trail Center Lodge,  Gunflint Trail

January 26th, 2019 – Drag Races at Devil Track Lake, Skyport Lodge,  Gunflint Trial

January 27 – 29th, 2019 – John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Cook County

February 2nd, 2019 – Snowmobile Fun Run, Gunflint Trail

February 9th, 2019, Cloud Cult, Lutsen Mountains

February 13-17th, 2019 – Northern Fibers Retreat, North House Folk School, Grand Marais

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

February 16th, 2019 – Snowmobile Drag Races at Hungry Jack Lodge, Gunflint Trail

March 2nd, 2019 – Annual Trout Derby at West Bearskin Lake, Gunflint Trail

March 9th, 2019 – Snowmobile Drag Races at Poplar Lake, Gunflint Trail

April 4 – 6th, 2019 – Sweetwater Shakedown Music Festival, Lutsen Mountains

April 12-14th, 2019 – Mountain Meltdown, Lutsen Mountains

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

May 2019, Le Grand Du Nord, Grand Marais & Gunflint Trail

May 18th, 2019 – Superior Spring Trail Races, Lutsen

May 24-27th, 2019 – Art Along the Lake Spring Gallery Tour , Cook County

June 2019 – Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival, Grand Marais

June 2019 – Voyage North 5&10k, Voyageur Brewing Co., Grand Marais

June 2019 – Grand Marais Block Party

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

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

July 20 – 21, 2019 – North Shore Water Festival, Stone Harbor, Grand Marais

July 2019 – Stars of the North Music Festival, Grand Marais

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

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

July 17th, 2019 – Gunflint Trail Canoe Races, Gunflint Lodge

July & August 2019 – Biggest Blueberry Contest, Gunflint Trail

July 31 – August 4th, 2019 – Fisherman’s Picnic, Grand Marais

August 9-11th, 2019 – Rendezvous Days and Celebration Pow-Wow, Grand Portage

September 2019 – Radio Waves Music Festival, Grand Marais

September 2019 – Unplugged and Folk Artisan Marketplace, Grand Marais

September 6-7th, 2019 – Superior Fall Trail Races, Lutsen

September 6-13th, 2019 – Plein Air, Grand Marais

September 27th-October 6th, 2019 – Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour, Cook County

October 2019 – Sawtooth Mountain Bike Challenge, Gunflint Trial

October 2019 – Inuit Premiere, Sivertson Gallery, Grand Marais

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

November 8-10th, 2019 – Lake Superior Storm Festival, Cook County

November 2019 – Winters Gathering, North House Folk School, Grand Marais

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

December 2019 – Dark Sky Festival, Cook County

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