Hoping to make Chisholm your next destination? We’ve got activities happening all year round for you to check out! From our local museums, to community events, even in the midst of COVID-19 we’re passionate about getting our community up and active!

Whether you’re an indoor or outdoor person, we have things for the whole family to enjoy. Chisholm is home to the Redhead Mountain Bike Park, the Minnesota Museum of Mining, and so much more. For specific questions regarding current events, opportunities, and community involvement, check out the Chisholm Chamber of Commerce website!


About Chisholm

Home to former olympic athletes, war heroes, and Doc “Moonlight” Graham, Chisholm is bursting at the seams with history. Located just 7 minutes East of Hibbing, Minnesota and 25 minutes West of Virginia, Minnesota, Chisholm is the perfect spot to access the Iron Range’s full experience.

Located in the middle of the Mesabi Range, Chisholm’s Iron Man statue marks a significant tribute to the mining history of the area. This monument represents the hard work and strength that local workers contributed to the growth of the mining industry. Mining iron ore in Northern Minnesota made a significant impact on the American production of steel for many generations.

Local Culture

The Doc “Moonlight” Graham Festival

The Doc “Moonlight” Graham Festival honors the retired baseball legend who served the Chisholm community as a doctor for many years. Made famous by the novel Shoeless Joe and the film Field of Dreams, the Chisholm community honors his memory by hosting tournament, a parade and movie night, having live music, offering active lifestyle activities, and more! There’s something for the whole family to participate in! Find out information about this festival and any relevant information to their COVID-19 Safety precautions on their Facebook page here!

Polar Bear Days

Each year, Chisholm hosts an event in partnership with many local organizations called Polar Bear days. Filled with weekend activities for kids and adults, there are many ways to participate. Check out their updates and information regarding safety precautions for COVID-19 on their Facebook page here.

Longyear Lake

Have you ever wondered what day the ice opens on the lake in Chisholm? You can place you wager for a chance to win! Every year, Chisholm places a giant bobber on the lake and residents place guesses regarding when the bobber will drop into the open lake again. Tickets can be purchased through the Chisholm Band Boosters for the Bobber on the Lake Raffle. To find out more information regarding where and when to place your bets, contact the Chisholm High School Band Director.

Chisholm is home to a lake walk that wraps all around Longyear Lake located right off the downtown area. The morning is the best time to experience the quietness of the lake. Every season, the lake has something wonderful to offer. With natural apple trees scattered along the path, the spring’s blossoms are gorgeous, while the fall can smell like an orchard. During the winter, the city plows the lake path so that walkers can still enjoy their exercise. With scattered doggie bag stations along the path, it’s also a great place to bring man’s best friend.

The frisbee golf course, located on the south side of the lake is the perfect summer time activity to appreciate the sunshine. Chisholm has a few permanent docks on Longyear Lake where you will find spring and summer fishermen trying their luck at catching northerns. Taking your lawn chair and tackle down to the dock is a great place to enjoy a sunset on the water.