August 1-3, 2014
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Starting 5PM Friday
Rain or Shine!

Next Door to Itasca State Park!
Next door to the festival is where the mighty Mississippi river begins. It's a place of uncompromising beauty, etched with dense forests and sky-tinted waters. The world's third longest river begins here as a small stream beneath the majestic pine trees of Itasca State Park.

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Join Our 9th Annual Festival in 2014
August 1-2-3, 2014
(Always the first FULL weekend in August)

Download 2014 Festival Poster


A big thank you to Michael at
Michael DeVowe Creative Works
for the above video.

Welcome to!
Bring your whole family and enjoy spending time together at the area’s best family music festival! We’re next door to Itasca State Park, the birthplace of the Mississippi River. No alcohol, drugs, or pets please. Rough camping available. Bring your lawn chairs and instruments and get ready for fun!

* Camping * Outdoor Main Stage * Showcase Stages
* Workshops * Old-Time Hymn Sing * Children’s Activities
* Biking  * Food * Jamming and more!


First Place Fiddle Prizes:

Small fry - $40
Youth - $50
Junior - $75
Adult - $100
Online registration closing time: July 30th 
On-site registration closing time: 
Friday evening, Aug. 1st at 9pm 
Band Line-up
Download 2014 Festival Poster
Showcase Stages
Coming again this year...
The KIDS Storybook Musical Theatre's (presented by the Wissmann Family). An interactive production of beloved Bible and history stories is aimed at boys and girls ages three on up, and is filled with comedy, songs, drama and audience participation. Each show has a positive lesson, something we reckon children will remember for a very long time! Don’t miss this exciting festival event; check the schedule for more details.
Festival Rules & Policies
  • Wristbands must be worn on wrists at all times during the Lake Itasca Family Music Festival (LIFMF).
  • The festival grounds is a non-smoking area. Please step outside festival grounds to smoke.
  • If you have special accessibility needs, please contact the festival administration at 218.333.1421 prior to the festival so we can best accommodate your needs.
  • Excessive noise, use of foul language, or other rowdy behavior will not be tolerated and will be grounds for ejection.
  • No ATVs, go-carts, or other motorized personal vehicles will be allowed on the grounds unless approved by the festival director. (Use of private motorized handicap vehicles is allowed).
  • No alcohol or drugs are allowed at the festival. You may be asked to open containers for inspection upon entry.
  • Pets are not allowed on the festival grounds OR in the camping area. Sorry for this inconvenience. Please, no pets.
  • The LIFMF is not responsible for items left unattended in the concert area. Chairs left overnight will be moved to the entrance to the festival grounds.
  • Please no sun umbrellas in the concert area.
  • Campfires are only allowed in suitable off-the-ground fire containers. You must provide your own off-the-ground fire container. Fires must not be left unattended.
  • Campers — please bag your garbage before leaving the festival.

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