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Mark your calendar for Tower's Depot Days

July 29, 30 & 31


Get your summer festival and local history fix all in one place at this year’s Depot Days Festival in Tower. While the festival is held the same weekend as Ely’s busy Blueberry/Art Festival, it is not trying to compete– it has a small-town atmosphere all its own.

The three-day festival, sponsored by the Tower-Soudan Historical Society, runs Friday through Sunday, July 29-31, at the Tower Depot area.

The festival features live music, crafters and fair food vendors. And since it is sponsored by the local historical society, you are sure to learn some local history when you stop by.

Good Ol’ Days will be selling burgers, as well as offering a beer garden. They will also set up their inflatable slide, for non-stop and free fun for children.

Festival hours are Friday from noon – 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Local entertainment features Tower-Soudan talent plus area favorites:


12 noon-2:30 p.m.

Bill Maxwell & the Cowboy Angel Blue Band

3-6 p.m. Ron E. Cash


10 a.m. Max Helmberger

10:30 a.m. Gawboy Family Singers & a Juggler

11 a.m. Chimpy, the famous Magician

Noon: Speaker Steve Abrahamson, Tower Mayor

12:30-2 p.m. Ely Ed

2-5 p.m. Ron E. Cash

5-8 p.m. No Strings

Attached Band


11-12 noon: Casey Aro

& Band

12-2:30 p.m. Ely Ed

2:30-5 p.m. John Backman & the Pike River Swampers

More info on the website at or call the Tower-Soudan Depot Days Committee at 218-753-6097 (Randy) or 218-753-6060 (Jim or Ann) . Booth space is still available.


Renee Aro, Aronson Boat Works, Bear Center, Benchwarmers Bar, Birch Point Marine, Black Bear Café, Bob’s Amoco,

Broten Construction, Como Oil & Propane, Dahl’s Sunrise Dairy, Daisy Bay Resort D’Erick’s Liquor, Embarrass Vermilion

Federal Credit Union, Giants Ridge, Grubens Marina, Harold’s Arctic Sales, Hinkel Construction, Holiday Inn Express, Lake

Vermilion Chamber, LeAnn’s Beauty Salon, Ledge Liquor, Lamppa Manufacturing, Ledge Liquor, Marjo Motel, Northern Pine

Embroidery, Northern Community Credit Union-Virginia, Northwoods Barber Shop, Northwoods True Value, Queen City Federal, Tower , Rapids Rental, Shamrock Landing, The Timberjay, Tower Auto Parts, Tower-Soudan Ins. Agency, Vermilion Club, Vermilion Fuel & Food, Vermilion Land Office/Steve Abrahamson, Vermilion Lumber, Vermilion Storage, Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Wrights Custom Docks, Brandt’s Greenhouse, Judy Heinowski, Bauman Funeral Homes, Frontier, Rick’s Relics, DNR, Tower News,

Mesabi Daily News, Hometown Focus, Greenwood Township, Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council.


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