Gateway Communities Celebrate

Voyageurs float in local parade
In 2000, Voyageurs celebrated its 35th Anniversary in the International Falls 4th of July parade.



Special events occur year round in the park's gateway communities. While you plan your visit to the North Woods, check out what is happening locally for specific dates, times, and activities, check out the event's direct link.



Icebox Days: Join the International Falls community in celebrating our nation-wide known cold weather.



Minnesota Walleye Fishing Opener- Get out and enjoy the Minnesota Fishing Opener for walleye, sauger, and northern pike wherever you are in the state.

State of the Park Event (Ranier): Join us May 1 at the Ranier Community Hall for the first annual State of the Park reception for friends, partners, and neighbors of Voyageurs National Park.

State of the Park Event (Ash River): Join us May 8 at Voyageurs National Park's Ash River Visitor Center for a State of the Park night for friends, partners, and neighbors of Voyageurs National Park.

Voyageurs National Park quarter with image of a swimming loon in the foreground, and rocks and trees in the background.
Voyageurs National Park quarter

US Mint


Coin Forum: The United States Mint will host a Coin Forum at 5 PM (CT) at the Kabetogama Lake Town Hall (9707 Gamma Road, Kabetogama, MN 56669).

Voyageurs National Park Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange: Join us at the Irv Anderson Amphitheater (360 Highway 11 East, International Falls, MN 56649) on Thursday, June 14 at 11 AM (CT) to celebrate the official release of the 2018 Voyageurs National Park quarter: the 43rd coin to be released in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. A coin exchange will immediately follow the quarter launch event.


Peaceful Border Days: During the first week of July each year, celebrate Independence Day in both the U.S. and Canada. Events include parades, fireworks, and even a Peace Pull tug-o-war across the Rainy River.

Voyageur Days: In this fall event, the Crane Lake area highlights the communities history and interests in this fall event.

Voyageurs event booth at Rainier Days
Visit the Voyageurs National Park booth at Ranier Summer Fest



Ranier Summer Festival: Enjoy this summer festival in the company of friends, family, and even your dog.

International Falls Bass Championship- Be a part of Minnesota's premier bass fishing tournament.

Last updated: March 30, 2018

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