2016 Winter Outdoor Adventure Expo at Midwest Mountaineering

The Outdoor Adventure Expos are great at Midwest Mountaineering. This winter’s expo brings the familiar offering of great speakers, seminars, vendors, outfitters, and adventure and paddle sport revilers together at the Minneapolis store and big top tent venue.

There are great shopping opportunities (everything’s on sale), all sorts of information and expertise, food, beer (from our neighbors at Bent Paddle Brewing Co.), plus 50 cent popcorn all weekend long – all the good stuff in life at Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo.

November 18-20, 2016

Midwest Mountaineering

309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Christmas City of the North Parade

The Christmas City of the North Parade is set to kick off the Christmas season here in Duluth on November 18th, 2016.

“Christmas City, wonderful city, all dressed up in snow and mistletoe…” Did you know that Duluth has it’s own Christmas Carol? Sung by Merv Griffin in the 1960’s it is the official song of the Christmas City of the North Parade, and does its part to ring in the Christmas season in these parts.

The Frost River crew will be in the parade that begins at 6:20 from Leif Erickson park, marches west on Superior Street, through downtown to the Depot at 5th Ave. West. The parade will be televised on KBJR-TV and likely rebroadcast throughout the season. You can stream the event here.

The forecast has cold, wind, and rain changing to snow. Sounds just about right for a Duluth parade in late November. The Frost River float will be full of smiling, hopefully not too frozen faces, with candy, stickers, waxed canvas canoe packs, and more. Give us a wave as we go by. Happy Christmas to all!

Lincoln Park Open House

Stop by and celebrate the neighborhood with us!

Duluth’s Lincoln Park is #CraftingSomethingGreat and we’d love to share it with you. The Frost River store, along with several of our neighboring businesses, have special events going all day. We’ll host the Love Creamery ice cream cart in the store for samples and sales, as well as the Forging Community portable blacksmith forge out front.
There’ll be a “Resource Round-Up” in the space next door for aspiring entrepreneurs to get the lowdown from experienced small business owners and learn about options from bankers to builders.
Free Transportation all around the neighborhood, C’mon over for art, music, food, and family fun! More details at the Our Lincoln Park page.

Saturday October 15th, 2016  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

At Frost River and all around the neighborhood – Look for the Green Balloons

1910 W. Superior St. Duluth, MN

Duluth Pop-Down at Askov Finlayson

We’re heading south to Minneapolis for the third annual Duluth Pop-Down at Askov Finlayson. There’ll be plenty of Made in Minnesota gear, talk, and action as we check out the new “North” hats, that are made in Cloquet, Minnesota, and benefit a Campaign to “Keep the North Cold” and combat climate change.

We’ll be teaming up with other Duluth characters to bring some of the North down to the cities;

Bent Paddle Brewing Co. will be there, doing what they do so well… pouring great beer! Mayor Emily Larson will be there, too. It’s gonna be great.

Join us and Pop-Down from Duluth or up, over, or around and let’s get together at Askov Finlayson. It’s a great store that does good for the North, and the rest of the world too.


Saturday September 24th, 2016 2PM – 5PM

Check out the Facebook Event Page


206 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401


(612) 206-3925


Fall Fest at Chester Bowl

Fall Fest Photo courtesy www.chesterbowl.org

Music, food, crafts, local produce, fun… and Frost River will all be on hand at Chester Bowl in Duluth September 17. This community celebration of the fall season is in its 32nd year, it is a market, a festival, and a fundraiser all wrapped into one day of fun at beautiful Chester Bowl.

Please use the shuttle from UMD Lot B near the intersection of College Street and University Drive in Duluth as vehicle parking is a nightmare around the park.

Donations requested– $5 individuals – $10 families

September 17, 2016  9:30 am to 4:30 pm

More details at www.chesterbowl.org

Prairie Burn Music Festival

Prairie Burn Festival Photo by www.ymcamn.org

Hosted at YMCA Camp St Croix by YMCA of Greater Twin Cities and the Royal Credit Union Foundation, Prairie Burn Music Festival is back and better than ever. We’ll be bringing our waxed canvas to the get-together. Amazing folk and bluegrass tunes, great food and beer, and camp games and activities the whole time.

Saturday, September 17  — Noon to 10pm

YMCA Camp St. Croix 532 CR-F, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016


UMD – Welcome Home Freshmen

Frost River Daypacks in the store

Our friends at the University of Minnesota Duluth are hosting a “Welcome Home” event for new incoming freshmen complete with music, food, and folks from the community representing the culture of Duluth. We’ll be there with a bunch of packs, bags, stickers, and welcoming cheer.  If you’re an incoming UMD freshman, stop by, say hi, and see what we’ve been making in Duluth!

It’s that time of year where students of all ages are heading back to school. A time for lists of school supplies, lunch boxes, new clothes, and don’t forget a trusty pack to carry all that good stuff!

If you’re new to the area, need a back to school bag (we’ve got some new exciting stuff, exclusive to the store, to offer), or just want to have a free cup of coffee and chat, we’d be happy to have you over.

Welcome Home to Duluth!


UMD Welcome Home Freshmen: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Saturday August 27, 2016

All others… stop by the shop, we’re open everyday, hours and location can be found here


Outdoor Retailer – Summer Market 2016

The largest outdoor sports show in the land. The bi-annual Outdoor Retailer event in Salt Lake City is host to buyers, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers. It gives us the chance to meet new retail partners and reconnect with familiar friends in the industry. Everyone brings their new stuff to OR, it’s a great place to spot trends and keep up to date in the field. We’ll be in booth 63 August 3-6, 2016.

Boundary Waters Expo 2016

The second annual Boundary Waters Expo is taking place June 11-12, 2016 on the Gunflint Trail in NE Minnesota canoe country. It’s a family-friendly, hands-on event with fun for everyone. There’ll be speakers, activities, demonstrations, vendors, and more! Feel free to bring your canoe pack with tent, camp gear, and canoe and make a full weekend with us in the woods on the shore of Seagull Lake.

Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day Boat Show

You’re invited to Spooner, Wisconsin to celebrate all things wooden boats at the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day Boat Show. The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum has been hosting the annual event for the past seven years and this year continues the tradition of free family fun with wooden boats in all shapes, sizes, condition, and vintage. There’ll be food, drinks, music, and plenty of wooden boat revelry.

Join us in front of the WCHM at 312 Front St., Spooner WI from 11am – 4PM
Saturday May 28, 2016