White Bear Lake is located approximately 20 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport with a population of about 25,000. While in close proximity to the Twin Cities, White Bear Lake maintains its own distinct, small-town character.
Downtown White Bear Lake Main Street Inc. is committed to promotional efforts and improving the quality and diversity of business by encouraging economic, cultural and recreational development, and also creating excitement and activity while building a strong business image through a combined effort from businesses, services and community residents now and in the future.
Explore White Bear is volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the White Bear area as a destination for tourism. Annual projects include the Manitou Days Beach Dance and the Spirit of Tourism Award. Explore White Bear was the proud host organization of the 2009 MN Governor's Fishing Opener.
Marketfest is a free family festival in beautiful downtown White Bear Lake that features live entertainment, fine art, a variety of foods, children's activities, a farmers market, a classic car show and much, much more. The annual summer festival runs Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm from mid-June to the end of July.
Press Publications is a family owned group of weekly newspapers located in the Northeast suburbs of the metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The news is intensely local, people-focused with an emphasis on schools, government, sports and community events.
The White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce serves to facilitate the growth and promotion of its members, supporting them through education, training and advocacy. The Chamber serves as a community leader fostering projects and programs that will promote the economic health, welfare and development of business in the White Bear area.
For more than 40 years the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society has been dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of the communities that touch the shores of White Bear Lake. Programs include guided walking tours, self-guided and guided boat tours on White Bear Lake, an annual Spring Event and the popular Historic House Tours.