Let’s Work Together


Join our group of 20+ volunteers who are dedicated to making this the best Manitou Days yet!

Volunteer Opportunities

It takes the talent, hard work, and dedication of many people to successfully run 60+ events in three weeks!

There is a core group of more than 20 volunteers who begin planning Manitou Days in January, and there are also volunteers who only help with one project or event.

But we all have a great time while creating a very special festival that brings our community together.

Manitou Day Volunteer Committee Meeting
Join us! The planning committee meets
Fridays at 9 AM.

Volunteer Contacts


Paul Carlson & Ken Peterson

Beach Dance

Bill Foussard

All Other Events


Volunteer of the year

Every year, White Bear Events recognizes a Volunteer of the Year Award given to an active participant in the White Bear Lake area.

The award goes to one who demonstrates exceptional service to our community. The recipient’s involvement significantly impacts our White Bear Lake community and/or the organization(s) in which she or he is involved.

Nominations for the 2022 Volunteer of the year will be accepted in early winter 2022.

Manitou Days 2018 Volunteers of the Year

White Bear Events Committee Volunteers

Bill Weigel Chair 2021/2022

Dale Grambush Chair 2019/2020

John Lupo Past Chair

Rick Juba Logistics Chair

Paul Carlson & Ken Peterson Parade Co-Chairs

Alan Haskins Sponsorship Chair

Lisa Beecroft & Angela Homic Publicity Co-Charis

Alex Carter, Judy Craig, Julie Erickson, Joy Erickson, Sandy Espe-Sorenson, Karyn Essen, Nancy Fessler, Bill Foussard, Bianca Fucini, Sara Markoe Hanson, Carter Johnson, Missy Joyce, Bob Morse, Dick Mumbleau, Chad O’leary, Pat Oven, Marlene Petersen, Jan Rapheal, Christi Schreyer, Troy Strand, Julie Swanson, Lori Swanson, Frank Watson