Your questions answered.

What Covid-19 protocols will you follow to ensure a safe event?

At Camp du Nord, we are committed to the health and safety of our guests, performers, and staff. We will be staying up to date with the most recent guidelines for Musical Performances and Outdoor Gatherings that continue to evolve as we plan the event.  Possible changes to this year’s event may include social distancing between musicians and the audience, as well as with other family groups in the audience, mask wearing, additional handwashing stations, and limiting ticket sales to ensure appropriate gathering sizes. We will update with more information as the event draws closer.

Where is Camp du Nord?

Camp du Nord is about 25 minutes from Ely, Minnesota. We’ll have signs pointing the way from Ely, but just in case, here are directions:

  • Drive through town and turn left on 88 (or Grant McMahan Blvd.) which is just past the International Wolf Center.
  • Go 2.3 miles and turn right onto 116 (or Echo Trail).
  • Go 9.1 miles and turn left on North Arm Road, which is less than 1 mile past Fenske Lake Campground.
  • Drive 3.7 miles down the North Arm Road. You will pass YMCA Camp Widjiwagan and the first couple entrances to Camp du Nord. Look for parking signs in the North Arm Trailhead parking lot on your left. From there, follow the signs to the concert.

Parking is limited at Camp du Nord, so please consider carpooling if you are able.

What time do doors open?

One hour before each concert.

Are chairs provided?

The shows will be in a large field where no chairs are provided. Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs for your family to sit on, or stand and dance your heart out through the whole show.

What if it’s raining?

In the event of inclement weather, the show will be interrupted and resume when weather permits. We will be unable to move indoors in the case of rain. Tickets are sold on a rain or shine basis; no refunds will be given for delay or cancelations due to bad weather.

When is my favorite musician playing?

Check out our Lineup and Musicians page for info for the scheduled lineup, which may be subject to change.

Can I bring a camera and/or recording device?

Sure! Please share your photos with us on using #festdunord

Can I bring my own food and alcohol?

You are welcome to bring snacks for the family and we recommend bringing a water bottle for the event that you can refill at camp. There will be Bent Paddle Beer to purchase at the event if you are 21 or older, but outside alcohol is prohibited. Please keep in mind that this is a family event, and modeling responsible behavior around alcohol is expected at all times. Please do not bring glass bottles.

Will there be food for sale?

You bet! Ely favorite Wilderness Wood Fire will be selling pizza and other wood-fired delights. And Street Tacos and Eats will be firing up their taco truck for hungry concert-goers. In addition, we will have takeout lunches (reserve now) available Saturday and Sunday only, and folks from the Camp Store will be selling a few snacks and drinks. We will have water available for no charge.

What should I leave at home?

Weapons, alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes, and drugs are prohibited at Camp du Nord. While we do love pets, they are NOT allowed at Fest du Nord. Thank you for understanding!