Marketfest is a free family festival held in beautiful downtown White Bear Lake on Thursday evenings from mid-June to the end of July.

The annual summer festival runs Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm from mid-June to the end of July rain or shine. Each year Marketfest continues to attract locals and visitors who are interested in a lively, family-friendly atmosphere.

Local businesses and vendors (Over 130 of them) offer a wide variety of food (over 30 food vendors), merchandise, art, and handcrafted goods. And there are numerous activities for children including a petting zoo and games.

Listen to a live at the Kowalski's Gazebo Stage at 4th and Washington Square or the White Bear Mitsubishi 3rd street stage, in the parking lot at 3rd and Banning. Stroll though the downtown streets visiting local merchants and artists. Relax and enjoy a summer evening with family and friends.

Marketfest provides chairs at each stage location but they are limited - we encourage you to BYOC (Bring your own Chair) if you plan to watch the bands.

Marketfest 2016 Weekly Themes (all on 4th Street):
Manitou Days Musical Bears kick-off week- June 16th
  • History of WBL/Cake walk - June 26th
  • Bear - Hair, Wear & Fare Business Showcase - June 30 Show time 6:30 and 8:00
  • WBL Kidz in Biz - July 7
  • Health Fair - July 14th
  • Public Safety - July 21th
  • Environmental Resource Expo - July 28th

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Marketfest 4701 Hwy 61, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Premier Sponsors

Kowalskis Markets

Grandma's Bakery

White Bear Lake Mitsubishi

Snap Fitness

White Beare Press

Car Show

Dale Grambush Farmers Insurance

Cities Credit Union

Frazer Automotive Service


Inspiration Performing Arts Center

Cotroneo's Wine and Spirits

The Farmer's Daughter

White Bear Smiles