Annual Events


Ely’s Farmer Market

Immerse yourself in our community as we showcase locally grown produce and locally hand made unique products! Each vendor brings something different to your home. Ely Farmers Market is where memories are made and experiences are shared.


Blueberry Arts Festival

Ely’s biggest summer event features over 260 fine arts and crafts dealers, great kid’s activities and over 30 food vendors and live music.

Harvest Moon Festival

A more relaxed atmosphere to help bring the summer season to a close.  This festival features over 125 arts and crafts vendors, live music, events for the kiddos, fantastic shopping, and usually the best weather of the year.


Ely Marathon

Known as the 8,390 rod portage, this event features a full marathon, a half marathon, a fun 5k evening glow run, a kid’s marathon, and if you choose you can even participate in the portage a canoe event.


Jake Forsman Memorial Car Show and Burnout Competition 

This late season event brings in a great mix of classic cars, loud pipes, and squealin’ wheels!  The last big event of the year for car enthusiasts!  Roost!


Ely Winter Festival

Nobody does winter better!  Ely becomes one big art studio featuring snow carvings, photography, and local artwork displayed throughout town.  There is something for everyone including fishing contests, live music, the Great Nordic Beardfest, and a fat tire bike/ski race.