Manitou Days
June 15 - July 4, 2017

Manitou Days

White Bear Lake celebrates 50 years of fun in the sun!


It takes the talent, hard work and dedication of many people to successfully run 70+ events in three weeks! There is a core group of more than 40 volunteers who begin planning Manitou Days in January, and there are volunteers who only help with one project or event. But we all have a great time while creating a very special festival that brings our community together.

If you would like to be a Manitou Days volunteer, let us know!


Murray Ackerley • Karen Brooks • Julie Erickson • Joy Erickson • Sandy Espe-Sorenson • Ashley Flipp • Jennifer Fink • Ken Galloway • Dale Grambush • Colleen Greiskalns • Missy Johnson • Julia Johnson • Becky Knuth • Ben LaFrinier • Sara Markoe-Hanson • Brian McGoldrick • Bob Morse • Pat Oven • Ken Peterson • Myrna Press • Jan Rapheal • Jeanenne Rausch • Ellen Richter • Nancy Roth • Pat Ryan • Bianca Sedesky • Deb Stender • Norm Vogel • Bill Weigel

Volunteer of the Year

We are pleased to recognize Pat Oven as the 2016 Manitou Days Volunteer of the Year.

Volunteer of the Year

Do you know an outstanding volunteer in our community? Nominate them to be the 2017 Manitou Days Volunteer of the Year! Nominations will be accepted through April 15, 2017.

Volunteer Coordinators

2016 Committee Chairs

WB Events Chair

Carter Johnson

WB Events Vice-chair
John Lupo

Parade Vice-chairs
Paul Carlson
Ken Peterson

Sponsorship Chair
Bill Foussard

Publicity Co-chairs
Lisa Beecroft
Angela Homic

Past Volunteers of the Year

2016 - Pat Oven
2015 - Paul Carlson & Ken Peterson

2014 - Fletcher Driscoll
2013 - Jan Rapheal
2012 - Ken Galloway
2011 - Sharon Schmidt
2010 - Dale Grambush
2009 - Nancy Roth
2008 - Norm Vogel
2007 - Doug Shepard & Jack Fleischacker
2006 - Lolle Stephenson