The North Shore Dragon Boat Festival supports the work of important regional non-profit organizations by raising funds through a community-focused summer festival that welcomes outdoor enthusiasts, families, and paddlers from throughout the Greater Midwest, Canada, and around the world.
Racing a Dragon Boat is 20 paddling friends, a drummer and a steers person it’s definitely a team-spirited event, No experience necessary!
It’s for a great cause too!
Proceeds raised from the event support three local community-based non-profits: WTIP Radio, North Shore Health Care Foundation and North House Folk School.
July 31st - August 3rd
This is way more than just shore lunch!
It’s the 85th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic and downtown Grand Marais is filled with visitors, crazy days sales, craft show, daily contests and prizes, live music, kids activities, and so much more!
Fireworks on Saturday night and Parade on Sunday afternoon!
Get you collectible button, it’s your pass to participate in events all weekend long!
The Lions Club BIG raffle includes a grand prize of $10,000 and lots of other great prizes for $5.00 a ticket.
The Big Fish contest sponsored by Buck’s Hardware Hank and Northern Wilds Media offers prizes in six categories.
There is more fun competition with Tennis and Softball Tournaments, the Trail Run and Professional Log Rolling Tournament.
Oh, and the Lions Club serves up their famous fishburgers: hand-breaded, deep-fried Lake Supeior Herring on a bun by the hundreds!
Daily schedule available online at www.grandmaraislionsclub.com
September 11th - 14th
Kick up your heels and raise your glass! At Unplugged XIII two new additions will add extra flavor–Saturday dancing under the big top tent and craft brews (beer and otherwise) with Fulton Beer. Sound tasty? Mark your calendar: September 11-14.
As always, Celebrating Craft and Community is at the event’s core. Three days jam packed with coursework, dancing and the folk artisan marketplace, a fundraising auction, PLUS three nights of music featuring 12+ performers.
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