Manitou Days and Marketfest make it feel like summer again.
Join the town in a kickoff to summer. Manitou Days is back on this year with all of your favorites, including the Grande Parade, the Beach Dance, the 4th of July Fireworks, the Medallion Hunt and the Children’s Fishing Contest. The celebration will take place July 1-11.
This year’s Grande Parade is on July 2 at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Beach Dance from 8-11 p.m. at Memorial Beach. Grooving on the beach that evening will be local music group, Free & Easy Band.
The celebration’s annual Medallion Hunt is every mystery book fanatics piece of cake. The treasure hunt for the medallion commences as a new clue is revealed each evening of the Manitou celebration; whomever can successfully uncover the medallion hiding spot will be crowned the winner.
Manitou Days fireworks bring a bang to the week. There’s nothing like sparklers in the park and laying down the picnic blanket to watch the fireworks light up the sky.
And Marketfest roars back to life on July 1 from 6-9 p.m., continuing every Thursday evening through August 5, where there will be music in the park when Minnesota bands Funktion Junction and Bare Bones Band take the stage under the Gazebo. There will also be food trucks, original art for sale and local merchants.
There’s something for everyone during White Bear Lake’s favorite summer festivals!