Art-a-Whirl! May 15th-17th

The Friends will have a presence at one of the biggest art crawls around, Art-a-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis. We’re thrilled to be at Art-a-Whirl! and to partner with Able Seedhouse and Brewery, who are holding a special sneak preview of their brewery space that will open later in 2015. More information on location and time is available on the Able Seedhouse Facebook event page.

Get Outside Festival, May 16th, 10 AM – 6 PM

Join the Friends and partners for the Get Outside Festival at Calhoun Square in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 16th from 10 AM – 6 PM. There will be raffles, demos, and a chance to support and learn more about our work to keep the Boundary Waters wild. Proceeds from the event benefit Wilderness Inquiry. Learn more and RSVP on their Facebook page.

“The Singing Wilderness:” Letterpress Prints of the Drawings of Francis Lee Jaques, Wilson and Willy’s, Minneapolis, May 21st, 4 – 7 PM

Join Wilson & Willy’s and the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness for an evening celebrating the launch of a new line of letterpress prints of the Boundary Waters. Francis Lee Jaques illustrated some of the most beloved scenes in Sigurd Olson’s books. Now Wilson and Willy’s is making a line of new prints of these line drawings available. Bent Paddle Brewing will provide libations, and Friends Executive Director Paul Danicic will speak at 6:15 PM. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Friends of the Boundary Waters. RSVP and more details at the Facebook event page.

Brews and Canoes Adventurers Series in Minneapolis featuring Lonnie Dupre, June 2nd, 6 – 9 PM

During an arctic career spanning 25 years, Lonnie Dupre has traveled over 15,000 miles throughout the high arctic and polar regions by dog team, ski and kayak. In 2015, Dupre became the first to solo summit Alaska’s Denali-Mount McKinley in January. As a part of the Brews & Canoes Adventurers Series, Dupre will recount his experiences on the expedition and explore the human ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve adventurous dreams.

Tickets are $7 in advance ($10 day of event) and include one beverage. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite by clicking the button below.

Eventbrite - Brews and Canoes Adventurers Series: Lonnie Dupre in Minneapolis

Boundary Waters Expo, Gunflint Trail, June 12 – 14

Join the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and a variety of exhibitors for the first annual Boundary Waters Expo at the Seagull Lake public landing on the Gunflint Trail. There will be speakers, activities, storytelling, and a shrimp boil. Learn more about the whole weekend on the Cook County tourism website.

“Day Trips in the Boundary Waters Wilderness,” REI – Bloomington, July 9th

Enjoying the wilderness doesn’t require a week-long expedition. Day trips into the Boundary Waters are a great way to get your wilderness fix without the preparation work required for overnight trips. Join staff members of Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness who will share day trip tips and some of their favorite day trips in the BWCA. More details and exact time will be posted soon.