Hermantown Festivals


Summer Fest: Experience what Hermantown has to offer at Hermantown Summer Fest! This annual community celebration runs for five days in July. Many local businesses and organizations provide activities Wednesday through Sunday the third week in July.


Harvest Fest: Honoring Hermantown’s farming history, Harvest Fest revisits the harvest celebrations from the 1920s-1940s in this September festival. Enjoy a family-friendly day with activities for everyone. Food vendors, artisan’s demonstrations, vintage tractors and motors to check out. Harvest Fest is typically the 2nd Saturday in September.  Contact the Hermantown History Center located at 5255 Maple Grove Road or on Facebook at Hermantown Historical Society.




SummerFest is Hermantown’s Annual Community Celebration!

Kids activities during SummerFest. Photo courtesy of Chamber Member: Townsquare Media.


Hermantown SummerFest has been a community tradition since 1980.  This annual five-day celebration takes place at a variety of locations throughout the city of Hermantown on the third week of July.

A small group of dedicated volunteers, along with local businesses, Skyline rotary Club, Hermantown Volunteer Fire Department, and the Hermantown Historical Society work together to put on SummerFest every year.

Activities include free lunches and ice cream socials at various businesses, open houses and tours, the annual parade a 5K fun run/walk, live music, sporting events, and SO much more!

All SummerFest events are free to our citizens to encourage all ages to come out and develop that “sense of community”.

Contact for SummerFest:  Bob Swanstrom 218-729-8058

**Parade Info:  Floats / Organizations are invited to line up the morning of, by Hawk Circle Drive (which is by the bus garage and the Hermantown Elementary School)  Be there betwee10 am and – 10:30 am.  Parade starts at 11 am sharp.

Click to see the chamber’s 2018 Facebook photo album of SummerFest!


Deke Grussendorf Volunteer of the Year Award: 

The Deke Grussendorf Volunteer of the Year is a person that has gone beyond the call of duty for the Hermantown community within the last year. They have shown exceptional dedication to the community and have helped the community or others in our community become more successful.

The Volunteer of the Year award was named in honor of longtime Hermantown resident, business owner and active community member, Deke Grussendorf, Founder of Grussendorf Nursery & Landscaping, who created a legacy of serving the community. Prior to serving as Hermantown Mayor, Dan Urshan developed the Deke Grussendorf Volunteer of the Year award in 1994. The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the award since it’s inception.

The adult volunteer named will be honored each year at Summer Fest.

Deke Grussendorf Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form


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