A new spirit
In 2005 the Chamber chose to retain the Grande Parade activities but relinquish the events to a committee of volunteers.
That group of volunteers returned the festivals to a ten day event in June, reviving past events like the Community Pool Party at the YMCA, an Art Fair at the White Bear Shopping Center, Tours of the Fillebrown House as well as adding a few new ones including Disc Golf tournament at Lakewood Hills Park and a Class A Sailing Regatta on the lake.
The following year the Chamber decided to pass the parade to the committee of volunteers as well. In 2006 White Bear Events was formed to coordinate Manitou Days and other events throughout the seasons. That year events continued to expand, community members and local organizations responded enthusiastically.