Harbor Park, Grand Marais, and other locations
Wed, 07/30/2014 (All day) - Sun, 08/03/2014 (All day)
The 85th Annual Fisherman's Picnic will be held in and around Harbor Park in Grand Marais Wednesday-Sunday, July 30-August 3. Sponsored by the Grand Marais Lions Club, the annual event features crazy days sales, a craft show, daily contests and prizes, food, live music, kids' activities, tennis and softball tournaments, professional log rolling, a parade, and fireworks. A Fisherman's Picnic button provides admission to many events and contests.
A full schedule of events is available on the Lions Club website, www.grandmaraislionsclub.com. Several featured events are scheduled each day:
Lioness Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction, Wednesday, July 30, 5-6:30 pm, St. John's Catholic Church, 5th Street and Broadway.
Buck’s & Northern Wild’s Big Fish Contest, July 26-August 2. Fish must be registered by 5 pm Saturday, August 2, to compete for the largest in six categories of fish.
Grand Marais Playhouse presents two musicals: "Nunsense" by Dan Goggin, on Thursday, July 31, and Saturday, August 2, at 7 pm; and "Nana's Naughty Knickers," by Katherin DiSavino, on Friday, August 1, at 7 pm, and Sunday, August 3, at 3 pm. Performances are at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 101 W 5th St. Tickets are available at www.arrowheardcenterforthearts.tix.com, or 387-1284.
Tennis Tournaments: Seniors events (50’s, 60’s, and 70’s+), July 31 - August 1; juniors events (18 & under), August 1-3, open and adult NTRP events (16 & Older): August 1-3. An ice cream social concludes the events on Sunday, August 3, at 2 pm at the High School tennis courts.
Lions Club Fishburger Stand: Thursday, July 31 - Sunday, August 3, opening daily at 11 am.
Live Music: Thursday, July 31 - Sunday, August 3. North Shore musicians will perform on the Harbor Park Stage throughout each day. Harbor Park dances will be held each night at the Park Stage.
Kids' Activities, Thursday, July 31 - Sunday, August 3: Little kid rides, including ferris wheel and spinning airplanes, located in the Senior Center Parking Lot on Broadway Avenue; inflatable rides for kids of all ages located on Wisconsin Street.
Bingo, Thursday, July 31 - Sunday, August 3: Bingo starts each day at noon at the Bingo Tent in the American Legion’s Beer Garden. Proceeds will go to local non-profit organizations.
Log Rolling, Friday-Saturday, August 1-2: North Shore Rollers will be hosting the logrolling event this year. Friday features open rolling for all ages. Saturday is the Minnesota State Logrolling Championship Amateur Only Tournament, with warm-up 9:30-10:30, and rolling beginning at 10:30 am, at the Cook County YMCA.
Daily Contests, Friday-Sunday, August 1-3. Friday features minnow races, World's Best Donut Bingo, egg toss, loon calling contest, stock saw contest, DQ Upside Down Blizzard Race. Saturday features minnow races, cross-cut log sawing contest, stock saw contest, 3-point shooting contest, pickled herring eating contest, pizza eating contest, kids ' tractor pull, rock skipping contest, loon calling contest, cutest puppy contest. Sunday features the Lions Fish Toss. Details will be available at the info booth.
Minnow Camp, Friday, August 1, 8:30 am- 2 pm, at the Recreation Building in the Tourist Park. Open to boys and girls 5-12 years old. Kids should bring a lunch and wear outdoor appropriate clothing. Pre-register by calling Laura at 370-1245; walk-ins are welcome up to a maximum of 40 children.
Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run, Saturday, August 2, two 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. Pre-teen run at 9 am (8 years and under run ¼ mile, 9-12 years run 1 mile); 5 mile run/walk at 9:45 am, 3-mile non-competitive walk at 9:50 am.Pre-register at www.pincushiontrails.org. More information is available from Theresa Oberg, 387-1424 or email@example.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, August 2. The theme me is “Northwoods Wildlife,” and rocks must be no larger than 7”x 7”. Prizes will be announced on the Park stage at 5 pm.
GM Lions Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament, Saturday-Sunday, August 2-3. On Saturday, games start at the High School, Pappy Wright, and Rec/Tourist Park Fields at 8 am. On Sunday, games begin at 8 am, with finals on the Rec Park. There is a maximum of 28 teams and each team is guaranteed 3 games. Pre-registration is available from Bob Spry, 387-2411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Tractor Pull, Saturday, August 2, for ages 4-11 years. Each participate must be accompanied by an adult to register.
Fireworks, Saturday, August 2, 9:45 pm, at the harbor.
Putt N Pets Mini Golf Tournament, Sunday, August 3, 9 am to 3 pm. Age divisions 13 and under and 14 yrs to adult.
Lions Fish Toss, Sunday, August 3, 3:30 pm, Wisconsin Street. Partners compete by age group, tossing a fish and increasing length of toss until it fish is dropped.