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Featured Events

(Listed in order of Occurrence)

Buck’s & Northern Wild’s Big Fish Contest

JULY 26–AUGUST 2

You just need a Fisherman’s Picnic Button to enter your fish and it must be registered  by 5:00 pm Saturday August 3rd. Prizes are $100 for First, $75 for Second, and $50 for Third place for each of 6 categories. Walleye, Northern, Small Mouth Bass, Lake Trout, Salmon, & Brook Trout

Lioness Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction

WED. JULY 30

Dinner starts at 5:00 pm and is served until 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, 5th street and Broadway.  The price is $15 for adults, $7 for children under 12. Fish cakes, ham, meatballs, potato salad, a variety of wonderful baked beans, fruit, and surprise desserts. Many donations will be available to bid on at the silent auction. Bidding will start at 5:00 pm and close by 6:30 pm when you can pick up and pay for your treasures.

Grand Marais Playhouse
presents two musicals.

THURS., JULY 31and SAT., AUG 2 at 7 pm. “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin.

FRI., AUG 1 at 7 pm and SUN., AUG 3 at 3 pm “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” by Katherine DiSavino.

Arrowhead Center of the Arts, 101 W 5th St (west end of Cook County School building). www.arrowheardcenterforthearts.tix.com. (218) 387-1284.

Tennis Tournaments

 JULY 31- AUGUST 3

Senior Events (50’s, 60’s, and 70’s+): July 31st August 1st

Juniors Events (18 & under): August 1st – 3rd,

Open & Adult NTRP Events (16 & Older): August 1st – 3th.

Register at www.facebook.com/groups/cookcountytennisassociation/ by July 27th for Junior and July 26th Senior & Adult Events. Ice Cream Social, August 3rd at 2 pm at the High School Tennis Courts.

Lions Club Fishburger Stand

THURS. JULY 31–SUNDAY AUG. 3

Opens each day at 11:00 am. Features Lake Superior Herring hand breaded and served on a bun. So good they have their own song. Pop and Hotdogs also available.

Live Music

THURS. JULY 31–SUN. AUG. 3

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

Kid’s Activities

 JULY 31–SUN. AUG. 3

Little Kid Rides, including Ferris Wheel and Spinning Airplanes, located in the Senior Center Parking Lot on Broadway Ave. And Inflatable Rides for Kids of all ages located on Wisconsin St.

Bingo

THURS. JULY 31–SUN. AUG. 3

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.

Log Rolling

FRI. AUGUST 1 & SAT. AUGUST 2

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 9:30 to 10:30 am

Registration on the YMCA www.cookcountyymca.org. Rolling will begin at 10:30 am. Come watch and cheer these incredible young athletes compete for their age group. Awards presented at 3:30 pm. Sponsors: YMCA, North Shore Cabling & Communication, Studio 61 Hair Design, Arrowhead Pharmacy, Glenn Peterson Construction

Daily Contest

FRI. AUGUST 1–SUN. AUGUST 3

Fisherman’s Picnic Activity Button* is required for all contests.  Stop by the info booth for more details.

FRIDAY: Minnow Races, Worlds Best Donut Bingo, Egg Toss, Loon Calling Contest, Stock Saw Contest, DQ Upside Down Blizzard Race

SATURDAY: Minnow Races, Cross Cut Log Sawing Contest, Stock Saw Contest, 3-Point Shooting Contest, Pickled Herring Eating Contest, Pizza Eating Contest, Kid’s Tractor Pull, Rock Skipping Contest, Loon Calling Contest, Cutest Puppy Contest

SUNDAY: Lion’s Fish Toss

Minnow Camp

FRI. AUGUST 1

at the Rec Building in the Tourist Park. Pre-register by calling Laura at 218-370-1245

8:30 am Registration for walk-ins and Drop-off (Max. 40 children)

9:00 am – 2:00 pm Activities

Open to boys and girls ages 5 – 12 years old Bring packed lunch and outdoor weather appropriate clothing. $15.00 per child, $20.00 per family. Come enjoy a day of fun with a variety of activities and hands on activities! Sponsored by Cook County Girl Scouts.

Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run

SAT., AUG 2

Location 2 miles north of Grand Marais up the Gunflint Trail ( Co Rd 12). The course is a trail run looping through the edge of a boreal forest with challenging hills and a fantastic finish.

Pre-teen Run at 9 am (8 yrs & under run ¼ mile, 9-12 yrs run 1 mile)

5 Mile Run/Walk at 9:45 am,

3 Mile Non-competitive Walk at 9:50 am.

Entry Fee: $20 prior to race day. $25 on race day. Pre-teen $10. 3 Mile Walk $15 (no awards or race numbers). Pre-registration at www.pincushiontrails.org. T-shirt guaranteed if pre-registered before July 28th, 1st come 1st serve on race day. Awards given for top three male/female finishers and winner of each category.  Theresa Oberg (218) 387-1424 or email t.oberg@live.com.

Ben Franklin Annual Rock Painting Contest

All ages can paint a rock and bring it to the Ben Franklin store before 3 pm on Saturday. Theme is “Northwood’s Wildlife” and no rock larger than 7”x7”. Prizes will be announced on the Park stage at 5 pm before the grand prize winner is announced.

GM Lion’s Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament

SAT., AUGUST 2 & SUN., AUGUST 3

Sat., 8 am games start at the High School, Pappy Wright and Rec/Tourist Park Fields

Sun., 8 am games start and 4 pm 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. Pre-Registration Contact is Bob Spry at (218) 387-2411 or nst@boreal.org

Kids Tractor Pull

SAT., AUG 2

Kids Tractor Pull*. Ages 4-11 years. Each participate must be accompanied by an adult to register, no entry fee. Children compete by age groups and winners in each age group are eligible to compete at the Minnesota State Fair.

Fireworks

Sat., AUG. 2

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

Putt N Pets Mini Golf Tournament

Sun., AUG. 3

9 am to 3 pm – Age divisions 13 and under and 14 yrs to adult. No entry fee and cash prizes for each division.

Lion’s Fish Toss

Sun., AUG 3

Partners compete by age group tossing a fish and increasing length of toss until it fish is dropped. Great way to end the picnic by tossing around fish maybe not as fresh as the ones sold in the Lion’s Fishburger Stand. If you don’t want to toss a fish, come and watch its great entertainment.