Theme Weeks

Each week of Marketfest we offer different

Theme Weeks with special displays and vendors

on 4th Street.

In addition to our regular Marketfest vendors, each week on 4th Street we have a different theme that showcases our fantastic businesses, organizations, community groups, and city resources. To participate as a Theme Week participant, sign up below!

Learn more about being a Theme Week sponsor!

2023 Theme Weeks

JUNE 15 – Manitou Days Kickoff & Kiddie Parade, sponsored by Twin City Eye Consultants & Sweetlife Lane

Join us for the kickoff of White Bear Lake’s summer festival, Manitou Days, which runs June 15-July 4, 2022. Official Manitou Days Events will showcase their upcoming activities.

The Kiddie Parade has also become a family favorite on opening night of Marketfest. Kids, parents & families are invited to decorate a stroller, trike, bike, wagon or yourself, and then walk through the streets of Marketfest ending at Sweetlife Lane Candy Store!

Participants (age 12 and under) who register by June 9 will receive a FREE Marketfest Tshirt! Line up will begin at the corner for 4th St and Washington Ave at 6:15 p.m., and the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.

–> Request a FREE booth to promote your Manitou Days event

–> Register for Kiddie Parade

JUNE 22 – White Bear Lake History Night, sponsored by North Star Bank

Celebrate 33 years of Marketfest & 53 years of the White Bear Historical Society, as we take over 4th Street to host a Walk Down Memory Lane. Activities include:

  • WBLAHS History Exhibit
  • A Walk Down Memory Lane
  • White Bear’s Nortorious Gangsters Pop-up Exhibit
  • Carnival Games & Activities

JUNE 29 – Ave for the Arts, sponsored by Lakeshore Players & Children’s Performing Arts

Join us for Avenue for the Arts!  Celebrate the thriving art scene within White Bear Lake and express yourself. Enjoy performances from Junie B. Jones Jr. the Musical at Lakeshore Players Theatre. Learn about upcoming classes at the White Bear Center for the Arts. Get involved with Children’s Performing Arts. Live demonstrations by local artists, ticket giveaways and so much more!

JULY 6 – Biz Kids/Biz Seniors Night 

Students and Seniors are invited to show off their entrepreneurial skills at a free booth at Marketfest. Vendors may sell their products and/or promote their groups or services.

–> Request a FREE booth on 4th Street 

JULY 13 – Public Health & Safety Night

Hosted by White Bear Lake’s Police and Fire Departments, including a Public Health Resource Fair. No additional 4th Street vendors accepted this night.

JULY 20 – AFSA Science & Agriculture Night

AFSA K-12 presents an evening of Science and Ag on the Go! Adventure over to 4th street and check out the science and ag activities as well as some amazing products, organizations, businesses and local music.

Learn more about AFSA K-12


JULY 27 – Environmental Resource Expo, sponsored by Xcel Energy

Talk to local experts about water quality, water conservation, pollinators, composting, renewable energy, home energy efficiency programs, recycling, and more!

Learn more about the Expo


We would like to thank the following businesses for donating to our 3oth Anniversary prize drawing and Business Runway Swag Bags!