Marketfest is a summer festival in beautiful downtown White Bear Lake that runs Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, June 14 – July 26, 2018. Marketfest attracts locals and visitors who are interested in a lively, family-friendly atmosphere. Each week two stages offer live concerts showcasing local bands from diverse musical genres including jazz, blues, rock, folk, country, and funk.
The festival features children's games and activities, a petting zoo, pony rides, a farmer's market, and a classic car show. More than 150 vendors offer a wide variety of arts, crafts, merchandise, services, and foods. An estimated 4,000-5,000 people attend each Thursday.