About Rendezvous Days

Voyageur food - cooking pots over a fire.
Food typical of the time period for the voyageurs

NPS Photo / G.M. Spoto

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days is Free and Open to the Public

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days is a celebration where friends and family return year after year to attend and participate in events held in the community. Held on the second weekend of August (August 9, 10, 11, 2024), this event is one you do not want to miss! Music, dancing, craft demonstrations, and hands-on workshops ensure an exciting visit to Grand Portage National Monument.

Rendezvous Days 2024 August 9th, 10th, 11th

"A French Canadian has the appetite of a wolf, and glories in it, upon my reproaching some of them with their gluttony, the reply I got was: “What pleasure have we in life but eating?" ~ David Thompson, 1810

This year's theme is food! See what the Voyageurs ate and how it was different from the Partners. Learn about Indigenous food and how it was prepared.

  • Admission is free. Visitors are not required to wear period clothing. Come as you are!
  • No vendors, demonstrations only
  • Visit our Eating & Sleeping page for information about where to stay.
  • Directions to the Monument from Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • No pets (except service animals) the stockade (Historic Depot)

For more information:

Questions? Please call 218-475-0123 or email us. Re-enactors and demonstrators looking to sign up email or call 218-475-0123.

View the National Park Service Centennial 2016 Rendezvous Days photo gallery.


Rendezvous Days Pow Wow

The Pow Wow, hosted by the Grand Portage Band, is located just up the road within walking distance of the Monument.

  • For questions about the Pow Wow, including vendors, please email Brittany Anderson at the offices of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • For details about the Pow Wow and schedule (coming soon) see the Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Facebook Page
  • Service animals are allowed outside of the arena as long as they have their vests on. All dogs are prohibited within the dance arena.
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Thank you to our generous sponsor!

If you’re interested in finding out how you can support Grand Portage National Monument, please visit our partner, National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF), at nplsf.org for more information. The mission of NPLSF is to provide financial support for projects and programs that preserve the natural resources and cultural heritage of all five national parks along Lake Superior. NPSLF is charged with their stewardship and is committed to their long term support, preservation, and enhancement.

Last updated: February 28, 2024

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P.O. Box 426
Grand Portage, MN 55605


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