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August 2019

Wawa Salmon Derby

August 23 - August 25
Wawa, Ontario Wawa, Ontario Canada

The 37th Annual Wawa Salmon Derby in Wawa, Ontario, will be held Aug. 23-25 on Lake Superior. Known as “Wawa’s Superior Sporting Event,” the contest includes multiple categories, prizes and activities for the whole family. The winner of the largest salmon wins $6,000 in cash. There is also a five-day pre-fishing contest held Aug. 17-21. Derby headquarters are located in Bucks Marina. Registration fee required. wawasalmonderby.com  

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Boundary Waters Blues Fest

August 31 - September 1

Located in Winton (near Ely), the 19th Annual Boundary Waters Blues Festival begins on Thursday, Aug. 29 with an indoor kickoff party at 7 p.m., featuring Mark Cameron Band. Then, enjoy multiple performances starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This year’s festival lineup includes P.K. Mayo, Annie Mack, Brian Naughton, Head Honchos, Vince Agwada, Calico Tango, Tommy Wotruba, and more. After the music, socialize around a campfire and you might be treated…

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