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Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival

North House Folk School

Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chowder and brats...there’s a bit of everything during our Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival. Try your hand at a workshop or course; be inspired by the stories of boat builders, sailors and travelers and plan your next adventure. Join us as we welcome the summer season in the best way possible: talking boats, celebrating community and hanging out on the shores of Lake Superior.

This year’s Featured Speaker on Sunday, June 23 will be Douglas Brooks, returning by popular demand with fresh stories from his time in Japan studying with traditional boat builders. His talk, Ways of Learning: An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan will be at 12:30 on Sunday, and he will teach and demonstrate throughout the weekend.

Festival Highlights include:

  • 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 - Sunday at Noon

Find more information on the Wooden Boat Show webpage.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages