Saturday, June 14, 2014

Grand Marais, Cook County, Minnesota: Seaplane Festival Makes a Splash

GRAND MARAIS -- The 14th Splash In was held in Grand Marais on Saturday. 

The Splash In is a seaplane festival where 15-20 pilots from all over the country show off their planes and flying skills. 

Games are held where pilots take turns trying to drop a balloon onto a target from 200 feet high. 

Organizers say the whole town really gets into the festival lining the street to catch a glimpse of the planes.

"Grand Marais is a recreation town and we enjoy tourism, it is our number one industry," Splash In Chairman Ed Bowen said. "We have eight or nine festivals throughout the summer and its just a fun place to be in the summertime."

The Splash In is so popular a pilot flew in for the festivities all the way from Oregon.

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