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Sauna Days 2022
May 6 - May 8
REJUVENATE & RELAX THE BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT WITH A SAUNACATION
Sauna Days is an annual festival dedicated to all things Finnish and Sauna. Strip down with strangers for a real traditional Finnish sauna experience. Learn sauna etiquette from like-minded sauna enthusiasts. Experience an intense sauna “buzz”, a kind of calm after a storm feeling but for the body and mind – a feeling that can linger for hours or even days! Don’t forget to transition between hot & cold with a plunge into Lake Superior – a required step in taking a proper sauna.
3 Mobile Sauna Vendors
Sauna Talks & Presentations
4 Craft Beer Vendors
Live Music Friday Night & All Day Saturday
Check-in Beverage Tasting
Sample local craft beer and spirits
Sauna Lovers’ Social Hour
Featuring Finnish appetizers and Vikre Distillery cocktails
Bonfire & Live Music
With local favorite Kevin Buck
Morning Swim Club
Begin your day with a clear mind by taking a spiritual dip in the world’s largest freshwater lake.
Available with the two-day sauna package.
All Day Sauna Time!
Enjoy trying different styles of Saunas throughout the day. Larsmont Cottages authentic wood-fired sauna, Voyageur Custom Mobile Sauna, and a few other mobile saunas.
Craft Beer Takeover
Featuring Ursa Minor Brewing, Castle Danger, Earth Rider, and Uffda Kombucha.
Sauna Times Podcast – Live Recording
Listen in to a live broadcast of the Sauna Times Magazine podcast covering Sauna Days.
Presenting A Sauna Pilgrimage to Finland: 50 Sauna’s in 12 Days
Glenn Auerbach owner of Sauna Times Magazine will be speaking about his recent sauna pilgrimage to Finland, where he partook in 50 different saunas in 12 days, and visited with 12 influential people in the World of sauna, for his podcast Sauna Talk. Open Q and A encouraged.
Finnish Smorgasbord Dinner
Indulge in the best traditional Finnish cuisine and mingle with like-minded Finns.
Presenting Dr. Colin Zestcott
Dr. Colin Zestcott is an assistant professor of psychology and the principal investigator of the Social Cognition Lab at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. He will discuss new avenues for research at the intersection of psychology and sauna.
Presenting Moving Sauna Culture Forward While Honoring the Past
Justin Juntunen, founder of Cedar & Stone Nordic Sauna invites you to participate in this interactive workshop. Participants will dive into the history of sauna culture from around the globe, with a special focus on how immigrant sauna culture began in the midwest in the late 1800s. Not to be stuck in the past, we will explore how today’s modern sauna movements are creatively growing and serving people in new ways.
Bonfire & Live Music
Featuring local favorites Woodblind and Beth & Les.
Stargazing with Astro Bob
Bob King will be on the grounds to take you on unique astronomy and stargazing session overlooking Lake Superior.