For the Kids

Manitou Days

Come to beautiful White Bear Lake to celebrate Manitou Days, a three-week summer festival showcasing some of the greatest things about this lakeside community.

For 47 years this annual summer ritual has been a favorite of locals and visitors. The fun kicks-off with Marketfest and ends on the Fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks display to music over the lake. Read more about Manitou Days


Celebrate the red, white and blue at Marketfest! Food, arts & crafts, a classic car show, kids activities and more will be free for all. Live entertainment will feature the BBB Jazz Orchestra on the Manitou Station Gazebo Stage and Everett Smithson on the White Bear Mitsubishi Stage. Free. 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Downtown White Bear Lake. Read more about Marketfest

Sandcastles and Creature-Building Contest

Get busy in the sand and get creative by participating in this Manitou Days contest. Everyone who registers is awarded a prize. Creation categories are: Best Beast, Best Castle and Most Original. Age categories are 14 and under, 15 and up, and Family. Bring your own shovels, buckets and sand tools. Free. 10 a.m.–noon. Memorial Beach, 4980 Lake Ave. N., White Bear Lake; 651.407.0597; Read more about Sandcastles and Creature-Building Contest

Imagine Art

This summer, kids ages 6–14 can enjoy spending time working in a variety of media, including clay, painting and drawing at the White Bear Center for the Arts. Class costs range from $23–$87. 9:30 a.m.–noon, 12:30–3 p.m. White Bear Center for the Arts, 4971 Long Ave., White Bear Lake; 651.407.0597; Read more about Imagine Art

Preschool and Baby Story Time

Get to know other
parents from the area as children participate in stories, songs, finger
plays and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills.
Baby story time is for children from birth to 24 months, and preschool
story time is for children preschool through kindergarten age. Siblings
are welcome. Free. Preschool story time, 10:30–11 a.m.; baby story time,
11:15–11:45 a.m. Mahtomedi Meeting Room at Wildwood Branch Library, 763
Read more about Preschool and Baby Story Time


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