Join us for one of our favorite festivals in the Coolest Small Town in America!
This coming weekend is the 90th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic in Grand Marais. The four-day festival begins Thursday, Aug. 1 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 4. A favorite of locals and tourists, this event is located in Grand Marais‘s Downtown Harbor Park and sponsored by the Grand Marais Lions Club.
This year, the Fisherman’s Picnic festival line up includes crazy days sales, a large craft show, daily contests and prizes, specials and events at local stores, live music in Harbor Park, food trucks, Bingo, blacksmithing demonstrations, cross-cut saw competitions, kids activities, rock skipping contests, a Fisherman’s Picnic 5 mile trail run or 5K walk on Saturday morning, a street dance and fireworks on Saturday night, a fish toss contest (you have to see it to believe it!), and a parade on Sunday afternoon.
The Fisherman’s Picnic truly is fun for the whole family and one that many of our Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts guests look forward to all year. The Lions Club hosts a BIG raffle, including a grand prize of $10,000! In addition, the club will be serving up their infamous Fish burgers. You have to try one!
Find the full Schedule of Events here.
July has almost come and gone but don’t panic yet! We still have oodles of summer left to enjoy warm weather adventures on Minnesota’s North Shore. In case you need a few more reasons to plan one last blast of summertime fun…
Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts offers three unique dining experiences to please your palate and your senses. And, yes, all have lake views! This summer, our chefs and the Food & Beverage team have been busy adding some new summer menu items to all dining locations. In addition, all three restaurant venues have received upgrades including a major renovation at the Bluefin Grille.
There are many new additions to the Bluefin Grille menu this summer. Bluefin Prime New York Strip, Kobe Guajillo Burger, Pan Seared Scallops, and a Stuffed Chicken Roulade just to name a few. Experience the Bluefin Grille’s sophisticated yet casual atmosphere while savoring the most breathtaking views available on the North Shore of Lake Superior
Kick back and relax with an espresso or your favorite glass of wine in our casual, yet chic North Shore bistro. Sample the award-winning pizza, fresh homemade bread, or one of our specialty soups or salads. Top it all off with something sweet and sumptuous. Open seven-days-a-week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Coho Cafe fare is available to eat in or take out. Walleye Tacos, Crepes, and a Chicken & Pineapple Quesadilla are a few of our favorite new menu items.
Located at Surfside on Lake Superior, Waves of Superior Café offers breathtaking views of Lake Superior in a sunny, serene setting that complements our signature Waves of Superior Spa. Enjoy light, healthy fare from our Chef-driven menus featuring the freshest offerings of the Minnesota seasons. Open seasonally serving breakfast, and lunch, Waves of Superior Café is a nice stop after your spa treatment, workout or hike. The new Almond Blueberry Pancakes, Tex Mex Burrito, and Chicken Enchilada Wrap are quickly becoming guest favorites. Waves of Superior Cafe also recently received beautiful updates to the indoor dining space.
We’re very fortunate to be located within the beautiful Superior National Forest along Minnesota’s North Shore. The United States Forest Service manages the wilderness area, using ecosystem management plus multiple uses solutions, for animals and plants to thrive along with human enjoyment and recreation. One of their ways to help educate and excite people about this incredible area is to offer weekly naturalist programs at different locations in Cook County. Forest Service naturalists stop by Bluefin Bay two nights a week during the summer for fun and informative talks. These resort programs are part of the countywide North Shore Resort Naturalist Program funded by the USDA Forest Service and Visit Cook County. In addition to these programs, our friends at nearby Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center pay us a visit on Wednesdays and Fridays. They stop by to showcase a couple of their wild residents who came to them as part of a rehabilitation program.
The complimentary resort activities always top our guests ‘favorite things’ list at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. Lake Superior kayaking, wilderness canoeing, inland kayaking (New this year!), bike trips, a large variety of guided hikes, kids activities, North Shore Winery shuttles, and morning yoga are all available during your stay.
We have now made it even easier to sign-up for your favorite activities! The Eventbrite platform is a simple way to sign up for activities using your computer or mobile device. You can also use devices that are conveniently located right in the resort lobby. When searching for activities on the Resort Activities & Events calendar you will find the sign-up link located at the bottom of the activity description. This link will take you to the activity on the Eventbrite site. From there, search for the correct date/time, enter your name, contact info, and lodging confirmation number to hold your spot. We hope this will make it easier and faster to plan and sign-up for activities during your North Shore vacation.
In addition, we also have activities that do not require you to sign-up ahead of time. Evening North Shore Naturalist programs, evening Wolf Ridge Raptor program, campfire music by the beach, and the Friday afternoon ‘Meet Hunter The Owl’ visits are available to join without signing up.
Easy Activity Sign-Up = More Time for Adventures!