Annual Ely MN Blueberry Arts Festival
The Blueberry Art Festival, Ely's signature summer event, features more than 260 artists and crafters, 30 food vendors and local musicians. The Ely Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event, and it draws some 40,000 people over a three day period to enjoy fine art, quality crafts and great ethnic food. Free admission. You can see all of this year's events by clicking here.
Annual Ely MN Harvest Moon Festival
The Harvest Moon Festival, which takes place the first weekend after Labor Day in Whiteside Park. This is a three day festival filled with arts and crafts, food, live entertainment and activities to share with family and friends of all ages. Over 10,000 people come to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and the fun and activities of this event. Free admission. You can find more information by clicking here.
Ely Winter Festival
Ely's annual winter celebration, which highlights the unique culture, history, art and traditions of the area. You might remember it as the Voyageur Winter Festival. Activities held during the festival include professional snow scultures, amateur snow carving contest, dog sled rides, spaghetti feed, Snow Carvers' Jam, and more. You can find more information by clicking here.
Tuesday Night Live
Tuesday nights in Ely in the summer are the time to be out and about downtown. Sponsored by the Ely Chamber of Commerce and launched in 2003, Tuesday Night Live has become a staple of the community's summer calendar. A number of businesses offer extended shopping hours as well as live music.