2024 Grand Marais Events

Splash-In on the Bay

June 13, 2024 - June 16, 2024
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Grand Marais Bay

Join us as we welcome the seaplanes back to Grand Marais! This year we’re expanding to make it a four-day event. We’re planning a Seaplane Poker Run on Friday, and Saturday competitions include a Balloon Target Drop and Take-off / Landing contests. Grand Marais Chamber Event!

Pilots use 122.75 CTAF

Questions? Email grandmaraissplashin@gmail.com

Giant Community Yard Sale

June 15, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Marais Community Center, Brazel Street

Join us as treasures from all over are up for grabs at the annual ‘Make an Offer’ sale. It’s sponsored by the Grand Marais Historical Society and all proceeds go to fund our local museums. Got donations to offer? See the flyer for details, and text Cathy Egerer at 989-513-2614 to arrange a drop off early if necessary.

Grand Marais Sportsman’s Club Off Shore Challenge

June 29, 2024
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grand Marais Community Center

Saturday June 29 2024

Open to all that want to participate!
Captains Meeting: Registration and Captains meeting will be held at the Grand Marais Community Center at 7:00pm Friday June 28 2024. At least one member from each fishing team must attend. Each boat will be given a number to be displayed during the Challenge for identification.

Challenge Committee: A Challenge committee will consist of 3 members of the Grand Marais Sportsman’s Club and 2 fishing contestants. This committee will preside over the Challenge and handle judgment on weather conditions, disputes, disagreements or violations of rules.

Entry Fee: Entry fee will be $150.00, with a 100% pay back for the first 5 places. Captains are encouraged to enter a side bet for largest fish, amount of side bet to be determined at Captains meeting.

Launch Fees: All launch fees must be paid prior to launching your boat.

Boat Checks: Random boat and cooler checks will take place between 5:00 and 5:45am. Make sure that you have only block and bagged ice, no loose ice will be allowed in your cooler.

Radio: All boats must have a working ship to shore radio, a radio check will be performed prior to the shotgun start. All Challenge communications will take place on channel 68.

Inclement Weather: A minimum of 2 hours fishing is needed to complete the Challenge. If this is not possible the Challenge will be cancelled and all money will be returned. The Challenge will only be cancelled if a Small Craft Advisory is in effect or if there is lighting.

Fishing Time: A shotgun start from a line south of the west pier will start the Challenge at 6:00am. All participants must be back inside the piers by 2:00pm, no exceptions. All participants will announce over their radio to tournament central when they are inside the piers.

Fishing Area: All boats must fish in a 12 nautical mile radius from the end of the west pier. Any boat caught fishing beyond 12 nautical miles will be disqualified. If a boat is suspected of fishing outside 12 nautical miles, the boat Captain will be required to show their GPS tracks for the day.

Fishing Techniques: All fishing techniques allowed by the DNR will be allowed, all types of bait will be allowed including cut and live bait in accordance with the DNR rules.

Disabled Boats: Boats must return under their own power to weigh in. No boat may come in physical contact with another boat unless authorized by tournament central, physical contact will disqualify both boats. Boats in distress, danger or life threatening situations must be dealt with accordingly. For a boating emergency contact the Coast Guard on channel 16.

Cooler Collection: Coolers are to be delivered to the Burt Township Marina, we will have people waiting there to collect them. Have your cooler ready to off load before pulling up to the marina wall, hand it over and move on so we can accept the next cooler. Do not block the marina wall, all boats have to drop off their cooler.

Weigh In: Weigh in will start at approximately 3:00pm at the ball field behind the Grand Marais Community Center. Each boat must have at least one person present for the weigh in and ready to sign for the final weight. Each boat may weigh up to 5 fish, in any combination of trout and salmon. Coolers will be weighed in the order in which they came in. Only the fish being weighed may be in the cooler, please be sure to empty all water out of the cooler and have only minimal ice.

Payouts: All payouts will based on weight, for the first 5 places, an additional payout will be paid for the largest fish, you must be entered in the largest fish side bet, to win. Winners will receive a cash payout.

Movie Nights in the Park

July 5, 2024 - August 30, 2024
12:00 am - 12:00 am
21738 Braziel St, Grand Marais, Mi. 49839

Join us on Friday nights in July and August for great family movies in an outdoor setting at the Community Center. Grand Marais Chamber Event!

Fourth of July Celebration

July 5, 2024
12:00 am - 12:00 am

It’s a celebration! Join us for a parade, fireworks, food, and fun in our wonderful small town. It doesn’t get better than this! Check back for a schedule; we’ll add events as we finalize them.

Grand Marais Chamber Event!

Silent Auction and Kids’ Raffle

July 5, 2024
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Old Post Office Museum, Lake Avenue

Join us for this favorite Independence Day event presented by the Grand Marais Historical Society! All kinds of treasures and unique items, including autographed sports memorabilia, will be up for bid as we celebrate our town, past and present. And we have special raffle items just for kids! All proceeds go to fund our local museums. (Pssst: donations are VERY welcome! Text Cathy Egerer at 989-513-2614.)

Polar Bear 5k Run

July 7, 2024
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Center E21738 Brazel St. Grand Marais, MI US 49839

Have some fun in beautiful Grand Marais and help support the school Athletic Department!


Community Center
E21738 Brazel St.
Grand Marais, MI US 49839


GO POLAR BEARS!!  Let’s help support the Burt Township School Polar Bears in this 5K Run/Walk.  All proceeds will help fund the Athletic Department for the upcoming school year.

Run through all of Grand Marais, Michigan while the locals and tourists cheer you on!  Whether you decide to Run or Walk this race is for you! There will be timers and prizes to be given for the top runners.  

Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium

July 17, 2024 - July 21, 2024
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Grand Marais; most events will take place on the Bay.

Four days of instruction, group paddle adventures, food, vendors, and camaraderie! For schedules and registration, visit the website link.

2024 Grand Marais Music & Craft Festival

August 8, 2024 - August 10, 2024
All-day event
Grand Marais Community Center Ballfield

Mark your calendars for another great festival of music, crafts, food, and more!

Tickets Available Now: https://www.grandmaraismichigan.com/store/

Note that we shifted to a Thursday – Saturday schedule in 2022. More details coming soon.
Grand Marais Chamber Event!

2nd Annual Grand Marais Superior Pines Disc Golf Tournament

August 17, 2024
All-day event
School Forest Road & Superior Pines Road