Fabulous Summer Events in White Bear Lake

Jun 12, 2023

Summer is a fabulous time to explore White Bear and all we have to offer!

Marketfest is a family-oriented festival to bring people to downtown White Bear Lake in order to promote the city’s businesses and enhance the sense of community.  Each week, there is live music on two stages showcasing local bands from diverse musical genres including jazz, blues, rock, folk, country, and funk. The festival features children’s games and activities, pony rides, a classic car show, food trucks, and street vendors offering a wide variety of arts, crafts, merchandise, and services.

Manitou Days kicks off with the first Marketfest quickly followed by the Grand Parade and Beach Dance on Friday, June 16. The Beach Dance, an annual favorite, is co-sponsored by Explore White Bear and White Bear Lake Rotary. Proceeds from the event support the work of Explore White Bear to promote the greater White Bear Lake area and White Bear Lake Rotary’s community service projects.

The theme for the Manitou Days 2023 is “A Century of Community” highlighting the 100th anniversary of the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce, the opening of the White Bear Armory and the many investments of the 1920s that make us a stronger community today. Throughout the three-week festival there are many events from craft shows to sandcastle contests and the Vintage and Classic Boat Show to fishing contests. For more information on the various events and activities, please visit manitoudays.com or check out the special tab in the June 7 issue of the White Bear Press.

The grand finale is the Independence Day celebration at West Park featuring live music, a fly-over and the fireworks spectacular. We hope to see you out there!

Schedule (PDF)

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