Marketfest and Manitou Days Are Here to Keep You Entertained This Summer

Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate with White Bear Lake’s Marketfest and Manitou Days. Both month-long events will have a wide variety of activities sure to be fun for the whole family.


Come to Downtown White Bear Lake every Thursday for a night of fun. Events are scheduled from 6–9 p.m. from June 14 through July 26. Enjoy the many options for eating and shopping offered by the 130 local businesses and over 30 food vendors that will line the streets. Each week has a new theme, starting with the kickoff to Manitou Days.

Schedule of themes:
June 14: Manitou Days Events
June 21: White Bear Lake History and Old–Fashioned Cake Walk by Grandma’s Bakery
July 5: Biz Kidz and Seniors Booths
July 12: Health Fair
July 19: Public Safety Fair
July 26: Environmental Resource Expo
Be sure to check out the weekly Classic Car Show. If you have an antique car that you’d like to show off, park on 4th Street. There is no pre-registration, and the first 50 cars receive a special dash plaque for their car.

Manitou Days

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the railroad in White Bear Lake, this year’s Manitou Days theme is “All Aboard, Bears!” Running June 14 to July 4, all official Manitou Days events will be free or low-cost.

The festival begins with the Grand Parade on Friday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. from Downtown White Bear Lake along Lake Avenue all the way to West Park,  followed by the Beach Dance at Memorial Beach from 8–11 p.m. Dance to the WildCat Combo, a local classic rock band. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Other events to watch for: Community Garage Sale, Old Fashioned Cake Walk, Community Picnic and much more.

A full schedule of events for Manitou days is available at