Join us for one of our favorite festivals in the Coolest Small Town in America!
This coming weekend is the 88th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic in Grand Marais. The four-day festival begins Thursday, Aug. 3 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 6. It’s located in Grand Marais‘s Downtown Harbor Park and sponsored by the Grand Marais Lions Club. But it attracts everyone from locals throughout Cook County to visitors from across the Country, including many of our Bluefin Bay guests.
This year’s Fisherman’s Picnic festival line up includes crazy days sales, a craft show, daily contests and prizes, live music in Harbor Park, food trucks, blacksmithing demonstrations, kids activities, a Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run 5K on Saturday morning, a street dance and fireworks on Saturday night, and a parade on Sunday afternoon.
The Fisherman’s Picnic truly is fun for the whole family and it’s something 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, and the club will be serving up their infamous Fish burgers. You have to try one!
Some of the events during the Lake Superior festival require a collectible Fisherman’s Picnic button to be worn in order to participate, such as the Pizza eating Contest on Saturday, Aug. 5th at 2:30pm.
Here is a sample of some of the most popular events:
Thursday, August 3rd
9AM-3PM – Crazy Daze Sales
10AM-5PM – Kiddie Rides
Noon – Bingo Tent Opens
7-10PM – Street Dance: Plucked Up String Band
Friday, August 4th
8-11AM – Pancake Breakfast
8AM-4PM – Library Friends of Cook County Annual Book Sale
10AM-5PM – Vendor and Craft Show
10:30AM – Old Fashioned Horseshoe Tournament (requires Fisherman Button)
7PM – Grand Marais Playhouse, “The Pajama Game”
7-10PM – Street Dance: Brothers in Arms
Saturday, August 5th
7:30-8:50AM- Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run Registration (requires Fisherman Button)
9-10AM – Zumba Class
11AM-4PM – Blacksmithing Demonstrations and Tours
1PM – Art Demonstration: Functional Glass Painting
6:10PM – Cutest Puppy Contest
7-10PM – Street Dance: SplinterTones
9:45PM – Fireworks over the Harbor
Sunday, August 6th
9:30AM – Waterfront Worship
1PM – Fisherman’s Picnic Parade
5PM – Grand Prize Drawing $10,000.00
6-7PM – Prize Winners Posted
Be sure to take a look at the full schedule here. We’ll see you there!
P.S. Did we mention Grand Marais was recently named the Coolest Small Town in America by Budget Travel and was also named a Top 100 Adventure Town by National Geographic Adventure Magazine? Pretty cool, huh?