Manitou Days

A summer festival celebrating White Bear Lake!

June 18 - July 4, 2020

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 54 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. The Medallion Hunt, a local favorite, offers a $1,000 prize and bragging rights. One of our festival highlights is the Grand Parade, which travels through the scenic downtown and along Lake Avenue, ending at Memorial Beach where a live band will perform at the Beach Dance following the parade.

Ride your bike. Build a sand castle. Enter a fishing contest. Go for a pontoon ride. Shop Downtown White Bear Lake. Do yoga on the beach. Hunt for a medallion. Dance under the stars. Watch fireworks on the beach. With more than 60 events, there is something for everyone!


COVID-19, commonly known as novel coronavirus, has become a more widespread concern. Our thoughts are with those affected, and we are watching the evolving situation closely.

At this time we are making plans for this summer's Manitou Days. We are carefully monitoring what is happening locally, as well as recommendations from the CDC, and we will adjust our plans accordingly as needed. Our top priority is to keep our guests and community safe and healthy. Updates will be posted on our website and social media.

2020 Parade Materials