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Boats take to the water for the boat parade
A long line forms for the popular chowder lunch
See craft in action and try it yourself during craft demos
The solstice pageant features a unique cast of characters



June 19-21, 2015

It's the biggest celebration of the year! Try your hand at a workshop or course;
be inspired by the stories of boat builders, sailors and travelers; and plan your next adventure. It's a fun, family-oriented educational event--curiosity is welcome. 
Grab a paddle and journey North!

See the Full Event Overview Here

Festival Highlights

Harbor Side Wooden Boat Display
| Boats-to-Tools Auction
Wooden Boat Speaker Series | Craft Demonstrators
Lake Superior Chowder Experience |
Steam Bent Brunch
Solstice Pageant on Saturday at 8 pm | Members Annual Meeting

Mini Course Offerings
Mini courses are a great way to sample some of our most popular offerings. Join our instructors for these shorter sessions: try something new, and start making plans to come back for more! Get $5 off with the event pass.
- Camp Craft
- Wood-Fired Bread Baking AM session
- Carving for Kids
- Wood-Fired Bread Baking PM session

Course Offerings
Featured event coursework surround the entire Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival weekend.  To review all of the courses in calendar format follow this link to see all the June 2015 calendar of courses.

Starting Monday, June 15
- Sail Training Trip: Isle Royale Circumnavigation
- Birch Bark Canoes: Traditional Construction

Starting Tuesday, June 16
- Old-Fashioned Rug Hooking

Starting Wednesday, June 17
- Help Yourself To Knitting: Beginning Knitting Class
- Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving
- Building the Fisherman: Joe Seliga's Square-Stern Wood Canvas Canoe Form
- Drop Spindle: Spinning in the Old Way

Starting Thursday, June 18
- Spinning Fibers On A Wheel
- Weave a Willow Bark Hat
- Wooly Birds: Intro to Felting

Starting Friday, June 19
- Intermediate Knitting Skills

Starting Monday, June 22
- Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Carving: Continuation
- Artistic Bark Edged Wooden Bowls
- Weaving with Willow Barks: Plaited Bowls
- Sausages for the Summer Grill
- Cut-Out Relief Carving: Scandinavian Themes
- Krympburkar: Scandinavian-Style Shrink Boxes


to Download

Full Event Overview (PDF)

Boat Display Entry Form

- Cook County Event Info
- Area Lodging & Business Info




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