Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival

Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival

Start date

Friday, June 21, 2019, 9:00am

End date

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:00pm


North House Folk School

500 Highway 61 West
Grand Marais, MN 55604
United States

With rows of handmade and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chowder and brats, there’s a bit of everything during our Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival. Try your hand at a workshop or course; be inspired by the stories of boat builders, sailors and travelers and plan your next adventure.

This year’s featured speaker on Sunday, June 23, will be Douglas Brooks, returning by popular demand with fresh stories from his time in Japan studying with traditional boat builders. His talk, Ways of Learning: An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan, will be at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, and he will teach and demonstrate throughout the weekend.