Events

What's happening on and around the farm

There’s plenty to do close by the B&B, whether you’re looking for a great meal, learning a new skill at the Ely Folk School, a round of golf or taking in one of our amazing local art festivals! Here’s a lineup of local and Northern Comfort events over the next few months. 

Recurring Events

Open Knitting at Sisu Designs Yarn Shop

Every Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Sisu Designs | 31 West Chapman Street, Ely, MN 55731
30 minutes from the B&B

From the website: This is your time to come and hang out with other knitters (and crocheters). Enjoy a cup of tea, good conversation, get inspired by other knitter’s projects etc. It’s not a good time to come and get major help with a project since it is usually a full house. (no need to sign up for this class since the shop is open and we are here.)

Fees: Free

 

Ely Farmers Market & Artists Market

Begins Tuesday, May 30th | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Whiteside Park | 721 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN, 55731
30 minutes from the B&B

Tuesday nights, Ely is the place to be! Not only is there a great artist and farmers market in the park, but many of the local merchants stay open late and there’s usually music on the porch at Front Porch Coffee!

 

Tower Farmers Market

Begins Friday, June 2nd | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Tower Mini-Park (near the train)
20 minutes from the B&B

This small weekly market is a fun place to visit on Friday afternoons! Local makers and growers set up in the parking lot near the Tower Civic Center and offer a variety or items from fresh veggies and flowers to handmade soaps and local, organic raised beef and pork. Definitely worth a visit!

 

July Events

 

Northern Lights Music Festival

July 2, 2017 – July 23, 2017 | various times
Location: various locations across the iron range

From the website: One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, the Northern Lights Music Festival offers lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists.

Fees: varied
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Make Your Own Pasties

July 15, 2017 |  1-5 p.m.
Location: Ely Folk School, 30 minutes from the B&B
Fees: $45
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Intro to Herbalism

July 19, 2017 |  1-5 p.m.
Location: Ely Folk School, 30 minutes from the B&B
Fees: $60
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Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival

July 20, 2017 – July 23, 2017 | all day
Location: Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota
30 minutes from the B&B

Four-day celebration including Softball, Volleyball, 5K Race, Turtle Race, live music, queen coronation, Shockwaves Water Ski Show, a Parade, Fireworks and much, much more!

Fees: $7 in advance, $10 at the door
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Rosemaling Class

July 22, 2017 |  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Ely Folk School, 30 minutes from the B&B
Fees: $95
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Blueberry Arts Festival

July 28, 2017 – July 30, 2017 | all day
Location: Ely, Minnesota
30 minutes from the B&B

From the website: 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, which celebrated its 37th year in 2017. It draws some 40,000 people over a three day period to enjoy fine art, quality crafts and great ethnic food.

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Craft a Cobweb Broom

July 29, 2017 | 1-4 p.m.
Location: Ely Folk School, 30 minutes from the B&B
Fees: $52
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Click to See all Ely Folk School July Courses

August Events

 

36th Annual Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championship

August 4, 2017 – August 6, 2017 | various times
Location: Mt. Iron, 30 minutes from the B&B
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St. Louis County Fair

August 9, 2017 – August 13, 2017 | various times
Location: Chisholm, 45 minutes from the B&B
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Carve Your Own Canoe Paddle

August 11, 2017 & August 12, 2017 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Ely Folk School, 35 minutes from B&B
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Ely Watercross

August 13, 2017 – August 14, 2017 | various times
Location: Longbranch Event Center, Winton, 40 minutes from B&B
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Ely Blues Festival

August 17, 2017 – August 20, 2017 | various times
Location: Ely, 35 minutes from B&B
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78th Annual Embarrass Region Fair

August 25-August 27, 2017 | various times
Location: Embarrass Fair Grounds, 1 mile from B&B
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Wild Colors: Natural Dyeing with Local Plants

August 26, 2017 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Ely Folk School, 35 minutes from B&B
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Click to See all Ely Folk School August Courses

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