Arts & Performance

NOOMA, an opera for babies

This opera for babies uses parachutes to create an intimate world of wonder and interaction.

Designed by Moving Star Vocal Ensemble, the performance invites our youngest audiences into an expanding and contracting world and immerses them in a parachute’s movements as it becomes a metaphor for breathing. Bring imagination and your full selves into this baby and toddler-centric experience designed just for them! Read more about NOOMA, an opera for babies

Beach Dance

Grab a blanket or a chair, and come enjoy great live music and dance with us under the stars! Music will be provided by Lamont Cranston.  The Manitou Days Beach Dance will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020, immediately following the Manitou Days Grand Parade (from 8 P.M. to 11 P.M.) Food and beverages (water, soda, beer, wine) will be available for purchase. Read more about Beach Dance

Manitou Days

White Bear Lake Manitou Days is a three-week summer festival showcasing some of the greatest things about this lakeside community. For 54 years this annual summer ritual has been a favorite of locals and visitors. Read more about Manitou Days

One Voice Mixed Chorus presents Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream

Join One Voice in honoring the life and work of gay, African American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin with The Man Behind the Dream, a commissioned work that tells the story of Rustin’s early years growing up as a Quaker, singer, athlete and activist who became a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Composer Steve Milloy uses two story-guides, the full chorus, and a 5-piece band to chronicle Rustin’s influence on Dr. King’s strategy of peaceful protest and pays tribute to current day activists. Read more about One Voice Mixed Chorus presents Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream

Art Shanty Projects

Come out to Lake Harriet to explore a village of ice houses-turned-art studios. With over 150 artists and more than 20 shanties, let your imagination run wild across the ice as you explore the make-shift village. Watch performances, interact with resident artists and get in on the creative action yourself. All ages. 612.567.6844 Read more about Art Shanty Projects

The AdventureMN Film Festival

Come support local filmmakers at AdventureMN Film Festival. This is a great opportunity to watch some short films that you might not normally get to see. The films are mostly about life in Minnesota and exploring the places that most people might not get to see in the land of 10,000 lakes. All ages. Read more about The AdventureMN Film Festival

Marketfest

Marketfest is a summer festival in beautiful downtown White Bear Lake that runs Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, June 18 – July 30, 2020. In its 29th year it continues to attract locals and visitors who are interested in a lively, family-friendly atmosphere.  Read more about Marketfest

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