Featured Events 2015


Featured Events

(Listed in order of Occurrence)

Buck’s & Northern Wild’s Big Fish Contest

July 25th – August 1

You just need a Fisherman’s Picnic button to enter your
fish and it must be weighed in by Noon on Saturday,
August 1. Winners announced and prizes awarded
on Sunday, August 2 at 11:45 am on the Harbor
Park stage. Prizes are $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd
place and $50 for 3rd place for 6 categories: Walleye,
Northern, Small Mouth Bass, Lake Trout, Salmon and
Brook Trout.

Lioness Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction


Dinner starts at 5 pm and is served until 6:30 pm.
The price is $15 for adults per plate, $7 for children
per plate under 12. Fish cakes, ham, meatballs, potato
salad, baked beans, fruit and
surprise desserts. Many donations will be available to
bid on at the silent auction. The bidding will start at 5
pm and close by 6:30 pm when you can pick up and
pay for your treasures – St. John’s Catholic Church, 5th
Street and Broadway Ave.

 Lions Club Fishburger Stand


Features Lake Superior herring breaded and served on
a bun. So good they have their own song.
Beverages and hotdogs also available.

Live Music


Talented musicians from the North Shore will be
performing on the Park Stage throughout each day.
Dances each night at the Harbor Park stage.

Thursday, July 30
11 am-12:30 pm   –  Briand Morrison
1-2:30 pm   –    Joe Paulik
3-6 pm   –    Cook County Most Wanted
7-10 pm   –    The Roadhouse

Friday, July 31
11 am-12:30 pm   –   Joe Paulik
1-2:30 pm   –    Michael Monroe
3-6 pm   –    Angel Hair Rasta
7-10 pm   –   Step Rockets

Saturday,   August 1
11 am-12:30 pm  – Dirigible Down
1-2:30 pm   –    Michael Monroe
3-6 pm   –   Angel Hair Rasta
7-10 pm   –  Step Rockets

Sunday, August 2
12-1 pm – Pete Kavanaugh
2-2:30 pm – Shriner’s Band
2:45-3:15 pm – Bagpipers


Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 2

Bingo starts each day at Noon at the Bingo Tent Located in the American Legion’s Beer Garden. Proceeds from Bingo will go to local non-profit organizations.

Daily Contest

Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2

Fisherman’s Picnic activity button is required for
all contests. All events that require a button are
designated by an *.
Stop by the info booth for more details.

Kid’s Activities

Friday: Minnow Races, World’s Best Donut Bingo,
Loon Calling Contest, Horseshoe Tournament and
Stock Saw Contest
Saturday: Minnow Races, Cross Cut Log Sawing
Contest, 3-Point Shooting Contest, Pickled Herring
Eating Contest, Pizza Eat Contest, Kid’s Tractor Pull,
Rock Skipping Contest, Loon Calling Contest, Cutest
Puppy Contest.
Sunday: Fish Toss

Rock Painting Contest

Thursday, July 30 – Saturday, August 1
“Coolest Small Town” Rock Painting Contest – rocks
no larger than 7” x 7” painted with the theme “coolest
small town”. All entries must be brought to Joynes Ben
Franklin by 3 pm, August 1. Winners will be announced
at 5 pm on the Harbor Park Stage Saturday, August
1. Rocks will be displayed in Joynes Ben Franklin’s
windows until picked up by owners after the contest.

Kiddy Rides

Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 2

Kiddy rides including a Ferris Wheel, Spinning
Airplanes and Train Ride all located in the Senior
Citizen parking lot on Broadway Ave.

Friday, July 31 – Saturday, August 1

Inflatables rides for children of all ages located on
Wisconsin St.

Log Rolling

Friday, July 31 – Saturday, August 1

North Shore Rollers will be hosting the logrolling event this year.

FRIDAY: Open rolling for all ages, $ 5.00 fee to roll all day!

SATURDAY: Minnesota State Logrolling
Championship Amateur Only Tournament. Warm-up
10:00 am

Register at the YMCA, call 218-387-3386 or
online at www.cookcountyymca.org.
Age groups: Girls and Boys 8-10, 11-13, 14-17. Co-ed 7
& under and novice adult. Entry fee $25 before July 26.
Late fee of $5. Participation T-shirt available. Awards
presented at 3:30 pm – 2nd Ave W near DQ. Sponsors:

Tennis Tournaments

Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2
at the Grand Marais Public Tennis Courts

39th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic Tennis Tournament:
Open & Adult NTRP events (16 & older): all days
Junior events (10&U, 12&U, 14&U, 18&U): starting
Friday afternoon
Senior events (50’s and 70’s): all days
Registration deadline: July 25 Get registration
information at: www.facebook.com/groups/
Free Ice Cream Social for players and spectators,
Saturday August 1st at 2 pm at the tennis courts.

Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run

Saturday, August 1

7:30-8:50 am Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run registration.
Pincushion Mountain Trail (2mi. north off Gunflint Trail,
Co. Rd 12)
• 9 am Pre-teen, 8 yrs and under – ¼ Mile, 9-12 yrs – 1 Mile
• 9:45 am 5 Mile Walk/Run
• 9:50 am 3 Mile Non-Competitive Walk
Entry fee: $20 prior to race day. $25 on race day. $10
kids. $15 Three Mile Walk. (no awards or race numbers)
Pre-registration at www.pincushiontrails.org. T-shirt
guaranteed for pre-registration. Awards given for
top three male/female finishers and winner in each

 GM Lion’s Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament

Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2

8 am games start at the Pappy Wright
and Rec Park Fields
4 pm Sunday finals at the Rec Park Field
Team entry fee of $135. There is a maximum of 28
teams and each team is guaranteed 3 games. To preregister
contact Mike Christian, mikec1313@yahoo.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Friday, July 31 – Saturday, August 1

10 am-5 pm, Bally Blacksmith Shop outdoors, free and
open to public – Broadway Ave & 1st St.


Saturday, August 1st

9:45 pm – A spectacular display of fireworks will be shot off over the harbor just after dark.