Local Events & Dates

The following list is meant more for our property only and/or other dates or special events we think are of local interest, so please also check our online calendar out for additional events in the area.

-----------------Spring: May 10 - June 20, 2019-----------------

May 10: Rental Cottage Opens @ 74 Pinehurst Avenue
        Note: Opening date is subject to Spring thaw for running water hookup.
May 20: Victoria Day/Long Weekend
June 8: Man-Tel Spring Fishing Derby (everyone of all ages welcome)
        10:00AM to 3:00PM - Held at end of street, turn left and continue down beach
        3:30PM to 5:00PM - Food and Prizes at 74 Pinehurst
        For more details, click here for our Facebook Events Page,
        or click here for the 2019 Spring Fishing Derby poster.
June 16: Father's Day
June 20: Summer Solstice

--------------------Summer: June 21 - Aug 29--------------------

June 21: First Day Of Summer Rentals @ 74 Pinehurst Avenue
June 22: Cobra Snake Necktie (Hill Top Resort)
June 29: Xtreme Crash Car Demolition Derby (Hill Top Resort)
June 29: Summerfest - Gone Country - Shania Twin (Hill Top Resort)
June 29: Summerfest - Gone Country - Fresh Horses - Garth Brooks Tribute (Hill Top Resort)
July 1: Canada Day/Long Weekend
July 5, 6, 7: Heart Of The Nation Music Festival (Hill Top Resort)
July 6: Whitesand Estates Multi-Yard Sale (roads 102 and 500) - UNCONFIRMED
July 7: Joe Malcolm Memorial Car Show (South Beach Casino)
July 13: Hotel California (Hill Top Resort)
July 18 & 19: Summer Winds Family Music Festival
July 27: Mud Hero (Hill Top Resort)
July 27: Grand Beach Halloween Trick or Treat (GBCOA)
July 27: There She Blows, Jacques Cousteau Tour 2019 - The Incredibly Hip (Hill Top Resort)
August 3: Grand Beach SUP Cup
August 3: Harder Faster (Hill Top Resort)
August 5: Terry Fox Day/Long Weekend
August 10: Grand Beach Sandcastle Building Contest
August 11: Hillside Beach Community Yard Sale
August 11, 12 & 13: Perseids Meteor Shower Peak Mornings (visible July 17-Aug 24)
        Best viewed in the pre-dawn hours from about 11:15PM to 3:50AM.
August 11: Hillside Beach Community Yard Sale - Held at Charlie Wall Park on Hillside Beach Road

--------------------CLOSED: Aug 30 - Sept 2--------------------

September 2: Labour Day/Long Weekend

--------------------Fall: Sept 3 - Sept 23--------------------

September 3: First Day Of Fall Rentals @ 74 Pinehurst Avenue
September 8: Grandparent's Day
September 14: Man-Tel Fall Fishing Derby (all ages welcome)
        10:00AM to 3:00PM - Held at end of street, turn left and continue down beach
        3:30PM to 5:00PM - Food and Prizes at 74 Pinehurst
        For more details, click here for a 2019 Fall Fishing Derby poster.
September 22: Fall Equinox

-----------------CLOSED: Sept 24 - May 8, 2020-----------------

September 24: Rental Cottage Closes @ 74 Pinehurst Avenue


NOTE: A more detailed and up-to-date local events online calendar that we maintain can be viewed by clicking here. In our online calendar you will find many current events put on by many groups around the area, including the Grand Beach Cottage Owners Association (the live GBCOA site may need updating to current year's events but can still be used as a reference) and the Grand Beach & Area Development Corporation (again their website of events may need updating or not have as much listed, but all local events from both sites will be in our online calendar as we are made aware of new events in the area, so that is the best place to check for what's happening).
You can also check out copies of current & past GBCOA calendars here:
Current GBCOA Calendar, 2017 (2.4 MB), 2016 (122 KB), 2015 (5.34 MB), 2014 (88 KB), 2013 (152 KB), 2012 (104 KB), 2011 (124 KB)
(Note: past GBCOA events usually repeat however the dates/weeks of the events may change).
Participation in some events put on by the GBCOA may require the purchase of a membership card, however we purchase a cabin membership which renters are allowed to use during their stay so they do not need to purchase their own personal memberships.

Things To Do Around The Grand Marais Area

Grand Beach Provincial Park: White Sand Beach, Beach Volleyball, Tennis Courts, Skateboard Park, Non-Motorized Boat Rentals, Kite Boarding, Fishing, Hiking & Biking Trails, Campground, Laundry Mat, Public Showers, Seasonal Food Stands.

Grand Marais: Fishing, Arcades, Gas Station, Seasonal Clothing Shops, Year Round Grocery & Post Office, Year Round and Seasonal Food Stands/Restaurants and Bar.

Near by: Golf (Beaches-18, Grand Pines-18, Victoria Beach-9, Pine Falls-9), Turtle Tide Water Slide Park (Near East Beach Entrance), South Beach Casino (South on Hwy 59 at Scanterbury), Geo-Caching, Personal Hot Tub Rentals (North on Hwy 59), Kite Boarding (South of Grand Marais), Hiking & Biking & Quad Trails (Enter Behind Sand Bar Motor Inn Heading South/East towards Beaconia & East of Hwy 59 Everywhere!), Year Round and Seasonal Food Stands/Restaurants and Bars.

Rentals of Quads, Side-By-Sides, Sea-Doos & Snowmobiles

If you'd like to explore the water in the area, a canoe, kayak, or other watercraft is a great way to see things from a different point of view. We own two 2016 8-ft Pelican Pursuit 80x Sit-In Kayaks:

Each kayak is designed for a single rider and is $20/Day to our cottage renters, and we can provide some life jackets if you don't have any. A 7' paddle and tether and a bailing device will be included.

If you'd like to explore the riding trails in the area, an ATV or quad is a great option. We own two quads, a 2002 Polaris Sportsman 400 (Green) and a 2003 Can Am Rally 200 (Yellow). The specs for each can be seen here. Each quad can handle 2 riders, but only the Polaris has a 2nd seat whereas the Can Am just has a pillow for the passenger to sit on the back rack but it is a comfortable ride. The Polaris 400 is $150/Day and the Can Am 200 is $125/Day to our cottage renters, and we can provide some helmets if you don't have any. The tanks will be full of premium gas, so please only use premium gas when refilling them.

Another option to consider would be renting a Quad or Side-By-Side from Snow Much Fun in Winnipeg, MB.
Snow Much Fun
Sea-doo Wake 155Sea-doo GTR 215 SUPERCHARGED
2016 Ski-doo MX Z TNT2016 Ski-doo RENEGADE ADRENALINE

They will even deliver your equipment to you at our cottage in Grand Marais and pick it up when your rental is done. They also have watercraft if you want to spend more time on the lake, and snowmobiles if you are looking for something in the winter.
Note: our rental property is closed October through April, however there are other year round rental options in the area for winter activities.

Local Map
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This map wasn't developed by us and isn't kept up to date yet the owner won't allow anyone else to update it. For that reason we will be building our own map once we find some free time so that we can manage and add to and make much better than this. For now though, this at least shows some of the many things available in the area.


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