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 9

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. 

“Indeed We Can” Boundary Waters Bar Trivia Night, Indeed Brewing, Minneapolis, July 15

Join us for a night of BWCA bar trivia at Indeed Brewing’s taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. We’ll have prizes and giveaways, there will be a food truck on site, and all proceeds including growler sales go to benefit our work to keep the Boundary Waters wild. RSVP and get more details on Facebook.

Brews and Canoes Adventurers Series featuring Daniel Alvarez, Mankato Brewing, July 22

The Brews and Canoes Adventurers Series is coming to Mankato Brewing, the winner of the L’Etoile du Nord award at last year’s Brews and Canoes craft beer competition. This evening features Daniel Alvarez, who paddled and portaged over 7,000 miles from the Northwest Angle to Key West via the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast,  then back to the Northwest Angle via the Atlantic coast and the Great Lakes. Tickets are $7 in advance and include a pint, $10 at the door. Order tickets on Eventbrite.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, September 11 and the Underground Theater, Duluth, September 19

The Friends is proud to sponsor the Wild and Scenic Film Festival and bring it to Minneapolis and Duluth this September. Check back for tickets and details as they become available.