Rendezvous Days, Friday, Aug. 12 – Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Grand Portage
Rendezvous Days, Friday, Aug. 12 – Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Grand Portage will be extra special this year, thanks to a visit by Tall Ship “The Mist of Avalon” as part of the National Parks Service Centennial Celebration. This video narrated by Beth Drost, who is a park ranger at Grand Portage National Monument, gives an overview of what’s in store this weekend. The event is held in conjunction with the Rendezvous Days Pow Wow, sponsored by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe). The annual gathering is the community’s biggest celebration of the year, a time when Grand Portage comes alive and reflects on its rich heritage. Re-enactors from across the country and Canada gather to camp and challenge each other to games and skills from the area’s historic past.