The Harvest Moon Festival takes place the first weekend after Labor Day in Whiteside Park. This is a three day festival filled with arts and crafts, food, live entertainment and activities to share with family and friends of all ages. Over 10,000 people join us to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and the fun and activities of this event.
Fall is the perfect season for a long-weekend or weekend-long family or large group reunion in Ely. The fall season brings a calm, serene feeling to Ely visitors. With less busyness (compared to spring and summer), our lodging properties, cabins and campgrounds give families and groups the perfect opportunity to reconnect. Additionally, Ely attractions, shops and dining venues are less hectic and, of course, fall recreation opportunities abound in Ely for groups of any size.