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June

June 26 Live at the lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

June 26 (Every Thursday throughout the summer) Wildlife excursions

The Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts wildlife excursions every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the natural history of Tamarac. Meet at the visitor center. Contact: 218-847-2641

June 26 (Every Thursday throughout the summer) Group bike rides

Join in on a group bike ride from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Meet at the DL Bike Shop. Rides on Thursday nights are social with differing paces and distances dictated by participation. Contact: Dave Langworthy, 844-5320; www.dlbikeshop.com

June 27 Party in the park

Enjoy a meal and music at this annual fundraising event by Oak Crossing Family Council from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact: 847-5611 ext. 1524

June 27 Dream catchers

Make your own dream catcher and learn the history behind them. Located in the Freedom Resource Center, Washington Square Mall, from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact: Tanya Stoll, 844-5880

June 27-29 Shakespeare in the park

The 6th Annual Shakespeare in the Park will be performing “Titus Andronicus,” Shakespeare’s ultimate revenge tragedy from 7 to 9 p.m. at the DL City Park Bandshell. Free will offering.

June 28 DLCCC Youth fun run

Youth, get ready to run. Start at the DL City Park at 1 p.m. Contact: 844-4221

June 28 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by Rock, Paper, Scissors from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

June 28 Ugly truck/car contest

The Detroit Lakes Eagles Club is sponsoring an Ugly Truck/Car Contest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Washington Square Mall parking lot. Trophies will be awarded to the Ugliest and Peoples Choice. Entry fee is $15. Contact: Ardean Anderson, 849-2704

June 28 Woodland amble

On this easy-paced walk, explore a variety of wildflowers, shrubs and trees along the North Country Trail. Field guides, hand lenses will be provided. Bring water, bug protection, cameras and curiosity for this two hour stroll.  Meet at the 400th Ave. North Country Trailhead, Tamarac Wildlife Refuge, at 10 a.m. Contact: 847-2641

June 28 (Every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the summer) Outdoor Kids Programs

Outdoor Kids, a naturalist lead program series designed for children, is a chance for kids of all ages to explore nature at their leisure and have fun at Itasca State Park while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. Every Tuesday and Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Contact: Itasca State Park, 218-699-7259

June 28 Live music at Richwood Winery

Enjoy music by Eilert Helm at Richwood Winery from 4 to 7 p.m. Contact: 844-5990

June 29 Lakes Homes Tea Party & Labyrinth garden

Lakes Homes will be holding their annual Tea Party & Labyrinth Garden tour from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Entertainment will be by the Nordic Bees. Cost is $25. Contact: 847-5642

June 29 Wildlife movie: ‘What Plants talk about’

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie “What Plants Talk About” from 2 to 3 p.m. Plants are actively communicating with the environment every day, responding to nutrients, predators and herbivores that are around them. This film shows that plants are smarter than we thought. Stay to learn about the invasive plants of the refuge and how we are trying to outsmart them. Contact: 847-2641

June 30 Pack-a-snack story hike

Itasca State Park hosts “Pack-a-Snack Story Hikes...” from 10:30-11 a.m. Pack a Snack Story Hike is a naturalist led program series designed for families with children ages 2-6 years old. Pack a snack in your backpack and join a naturalist on a short hike in the woods to our destination which includes sitting on a blanket, reading this week’s story, and enjoying a snack. Contact: 218-699-7259

July

July 1 (Every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the summer) Lakes area farmers market

Locally grown fresh produce, local craft and health items for all to purchase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays they are located in the Essentia Health St. Mary’s North Campus parking lot, and Saturdays they are located in Peoples Park behind Zorbaz. Contact: 218-844-7322

July 1 Tuesdays in the park

Enjoy live music from the area’s finest musicians, including the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, every Tuesday night, all summer long in the DL City Park Bandshell.  Come early for the Habitat for Humanity Freewill picnic. Contact: 218-844-4221

July 1 Circle Time under the pines

Itasca State Park hosts “Circle Time Under the Pines” P is for Pond from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Circle Time Under the Pines is a naturalist led program series designed for children 2-5 years old and their parents/guardians. It is a chance to come to the park, explore and have fun at Itasca while learning about nature through stories, songs, crafts and outdoor discovery. Adults must accompany children. Contact: 218-699-7259

July 1 (Every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the summer) Outdoor kids programs

Itasca State Park hosts “Outdoor Kids Programs” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Outdoor Kids, a naturalist lead program series designed for children, is a chance for kids of all ages to explore nature at their leisure and have fun at Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground. Contact: 218-699-7259

July 1 Hootenanny: 50 years of summer musicals

Fair Hills Resort celebrates Hootenanny: Our 50th Year of Summer Musicals from 6 to 10 p.m. Contact: www.fairhillsresort.com

July 2 (every Wednesday throughout the summer) Wild Wednesdays

The Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Wild Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the world of nature with your child or grandchild during this adventure. Activities designed for 3-6 year olds. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area. Contact: 218-847-2641

July 3 (Every Thursday throughout the summer) Wildlife excursions

The Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts wildlife excursions every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the natural history of Tamarac. Meet at the visitor center. Contact: 218-847-2641

July 3 (Every Thursday throughout the summer) Group bike rides

Join in on a group bike ride from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Meet at the DL Bike Shop. Rides on Thursday nights are social with differing paces and distances dictated by participation. Contact: Dave Langworthy, 844-5320; www.dlbikeshop.com

July 3 Live at the lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

July 3-4 Shakespeare in the park

The 6th Annual Shakespeare in the Park will be performing “Titus Andronicus,” Shakespeare’s ultimate revenge tragedy from 7 to 9 p.m. at the DL City Park Bandshell. Free will offering.

July 3 live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by Slamabama from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

July 4 Fourth of July fireworks

City beach at dusk

July 4 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by Tripwire from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

July 5-6 (Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer) Discovery Dives

Join Tri-State Diving for dives around area lakes and for educational courses. Contact: 218-847-4868

July 5 (Every Saturday throughout the summer) Artisan Fair and Farmers Market

Shady Hollow Flea Market will be open every Saturday & Sunday all summer long. To pique interest, there will also be a farmers market, artisan fair and breakfast will be served all day, Saturday. Contact: 601-809-6661

July 5 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by 8th Hour from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

July 6 (Every Sunday throughout the summer) Shady hollow flea market

Treasures for everyone. Twenty-three boutiques, acres of vendors, local produce and concession vendors from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact: 602-809-6661

July 6 (Every Sunday throughout the summer) Wildlife Movies

Enrich your view of nature by watching the informational wildlife movies from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. Contact: 218-847-2641

July 6 Church in the Park

Community Alliance Church hosts Church in the Park at 10:30 a.m., followed by a picnic in the park. Bring your own lawn chair. Contact: 847-2266

July 6 Wildlife Movies

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie “North America: Episode 2 - No Place to Hide” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. A world of extreme storms and unpredictable blizzards, this land tests all those who set foot on it. From bunker building prairie dogs to the fastest land animals on the continent, the fight to survive shapes all who dare call this place home. Contact: 847-2641

July 8 (every Tuesday throughout the summer) Pack-a-snack story hike

Itasca State Park hosts “Pack-a-Snack Story Hikes...” from 10:30-11 a.m. Pack a Snack Story Hike is a naturalist led program series designed for families with children ages 2-6 years old. Pack a snack in your backpack and join a naturalist on a short hike in the woods to our destination which includes sitting on a blanket, reading this week’s story, and enjoying a snack. Contact: 218-699-7259

July 8 Tuesdays in the park

Enjoy live music from the area’s finest musicians, including the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, every Tuesday night, all summer long in the DL City Park Bandshell.  Come early for the Habitat for Humanity Freewill picnic. Contact: 218-844-4221

July 8 (every Tuesday in JUly and August) Hootenanny: 50 years of summer musicals

Fair Hills Resort celebrates Hootenanny: Our 50th Year of Summer Musicals from 6 to 10 p.m. Contact: www.fairhillsresort.com

July 9 Brown Bag lunch

The Becker County Historical Society hosts a luncheon series on a historical aspect of Detroit Lakes. Noon to 1 p.m. Call before 10 a.m. to reserve a box lunch, or bring your own. Contact: 218-847-2938

July 9 Women’s Wednesday

Forest Edge Gallery, Vergas, hosts Women’s Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and relaxation with your friends.  There will be live music by Yata (Steve Peinovich), art demos by Jean Accola (watercolor & oil painter), light snacks and prize drawings. Contact: 218-342-2681

July 9 Cruise DL Night

Bring your custom cruiser down to West Lake Drive from 4 to 8 p.m. to connect with others who have the same enthusiasm for old cars. Contact: 218-847-9202

July 10 live at the lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

July 11-20 Northwest Water Carnival

Activities by the dozens during the 10-day long summer event. Full list of events are http://dljaycees.com.

July 11 night golf

The sun goes down and the fun begins! How often do you get a chance to play a round of golf in the dark? Illuminated fairways, bunkers, greens and more!  Bring your team of 4 and come join the fun at 9 p.m. at Lakeview Golf Course.

July 11 Miss Northwest Pageant

Cheer on young women from around the area as they compete for the Miss Northwest and Miss Teen Northwest crowns. It begins are 7 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre.

July 11 Charlie Daniels

Country star Charlie Daniels takes the stage 8 p.m. to midnight in Shooting Star Casino. Ticket prices vary. Contact: 800-313-7469

July 12-13 Phelps Mill Art Festival

Artists from near and far converge on this popular festival each year in July. Contact: http://www.phelpsmillfestival.com

July 12 Demolition Derby

Several heats of cars will compete for the trophy during the demolition derby starting at 6 p.m. at the Becker County Fairgrounds.

July 12 Detroit Lakes Midsummer Bike Tour

Choose from either a 13, 26 or 43 mile ride through beautiful lakes country. Begin at the DLCCC between 10 a.m. and noon. Contact: 218-844-4221

July 12 Cormorant Art Show

Twenty-five regional artists will display a wide variety of watercolors, acrylic and oil paintings, rosemaling, pine needle basketry, prints, cards, clay sculpture and art gift items. Activities include artist demonstrations and door prizes. Refreshments will be available. No admission charge. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cormorant Community Center. Contact: 218-234-6606

July 12 early birding tour

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts an Early Birding Tour from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Seasoned birder Judy Bell will help you learn to identify 20 species while visiting various habitats on the refuge. Binoculars and guide books will be provided. Meet at the Visitor Center. Contact: 847-2641

July 12 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by Border Patrol from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

July 12 Geocaching

Use a GPS to find caches hidden around the city of Detroit Lakes during this Water Carnival sponsored event. It begins at 9 a.m. Contact: Karen Skoyles, 847-5653

July 12 Ride for the future

Ride for the Future motorcycle ride, a water Carnival sponsored event, is 9 to 11:30 a.m., beginning in the City Park parking lot. Contact: Boys and Girls Club, 847-5700

July 12 Fly-In and pancake feed

The Detroit Lakes Airport hosts a Fly-In and pancake breakfast as part of the Water Carnival activities. It’s from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: Dennis Jacobs, 847-2699

July 13 family day in the park

There will be various family activities going on throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Detroit Lakes City Park.

July 14 Sweet Summer Night

With a street fair flare, Washington Avenue will be closed off and downtown businesses and other vendors will offer a host of goods for evening shoppers from 5 to 8 p.m.

July 14 Water Carnival Junior Pageant

The DL Pavilion stage will be filled with little Water Carnival prince and princesses during the Junior Pageant from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact: Jen Taes, 507-382-8218

July 15 Tuesdays in the park

Enjoy live music from the area’s finest musicians, including the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, every Tuesday night, all summer long in the DL City Park Bandshell.  Come early for the Habitat for Humanity Freewill picnic. Contact: 218-844-4221

July 15 Dance on Detroit

Enjoy live music from 7-10 p.m. by Doc & The Scrubs in the DL Pavilion.

July 15 Tug-O-War

Test your strength or just come to watch during the Water Carnival’s Tug-O-War from 7 to 8 p.m. at the DL Pavilion. Contact: Nate Woodard, 234-6300

July 16 Water fights

Soaking wet teams will battle it out beginning at 7 p.m. in the DL City Park for the coveted water fights trophy - and bragging rights.

July 17 First Lutheran Ladies Salad Luncheon

Funds raised from this luncheon will help to support the Crisis Center, Compassion House and other Mission groups. It is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church, DL. Contact: 218-847-8008 or 218-334-2721

July 17 Live at the lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

July 17 Bingo

Number 5 under the B! Play Bingo from 5 to 10 p.m. in the DL Pavilion.

July 17 Home brew contest

Beer brewers will bring their best product to be sampled and judged from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in Zorbaz.

July 18 Bed races

Teams of five race through the DL City Park beginning at 7 p.m. on beefed up beds to win the race.

July 18 Party in the Park

An event for all ages, the Roosters will perform at the Party in the Park following the bed races.

July 18 Sutter Brothers

Ross and Barton Sutter integrate Bart’s award-winning poems with Ross’s versions of great songs and tunes from the Scandinavian, Celtic, and American folk traditions. Their afternoon filled with music, storytelling and poetry that highlight their small town roots, Scandinavian heritage and music is from 2-4 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre. Contact: 844-7469

July 18 Pubs & Places at the Lakes

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Humane Society of the Lakes with live music by Eden Parker at from 6-9 p.m. in Speak Easy, Detroit Lakes. Watercolor Collection of Bleachers, The Brick, Scmitty’s Landing, Spanky’s, Swanie’s Resort, Curley’s, Sunlite Bar and Grill, and other Pubs painted by Kim Jore. Contact: 847-0511

July 19 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by 24 Seven from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

July 19 Chili cook-off

Homemade chili will be open for judging starting at 11:30 a.m. on the beach outside the DL Pavilion.

July 19 Bean bag tourney

Get your team ready to throw a winner. Event begins at 11:30 a.m. on the beach outside the DL Pavilion.

July 19 Car show

A collector’s delight and a beauty to see, the car show is on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the DL City Park.

July 19 Fun run/walk

Meet at the DL Pavilion for the Water Carnival Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m. Contact: Danielle Kraus, 234-6062

July 19 Kids events

Water Carnival dedicates a day to the kids and this one is it. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. there will be a variety of games including a pat show, pet and doll parade, family picnic, inflatable games and more. Most events held in the City Park. Contact: Mike Evans, 320-267-3222

July 20 Parade of the Northwest

The largest parade in the region, the Parade of the Northwest makes its way down Washington Avenue, beginning at 1 p.m. Get your spot on the sidewalk early and bring a bag for candy.

July 20 Waterski show

Water Carnival’s waterski show is from 3 to 5 p.m. out from the DL City Beach. Contact: Jake Judd, 763-226-6281

July 22 Tuesdays in the Park

Enjoy live music from the area’s finest musicians, including the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, every Tuesday night, all summer long in the DL City Park Bandshell.  Come early for the Habitat for Humanity Freewill picnic. Contact: 218-844-4221

July 23 Women’s Wednesday

Forest Edge Gallery, Vergas, hosts Women’s Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and relaxation with your friends. There will be live music by Plan B - Frank Weible & Barry Reierson, art demos, light snacks, prize drawings. Contact: 218-342-2681

July 24 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

July 25-27 Frazee Turkey Days

Three days willed with ice cream social, flea market, contests, street dance and parade. Contact: 218-334-7940

July 25 Shadows Tribute Band

The Shadows Tribute Band presents “A Tribute to the ‘50s & ‘60s” from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre. Tributes to Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Gene Pitney, Bobby Vee, Dean Martin, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Contact: 844-7469

July 25 Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Creedence Clearwater Revisited performs from 8 p.m. to midnight in Shooting Star Casino. Ticket prices vary. Contact: 800-313-7469

July 26 History Hike through Frazee

North Country Trail leads an historical hike through Frazee beginning at 9 a.m. Contact: 218-234-3369

July 26 Pelican Rapids Art in the Park

Crafts, fine art and food. One of the largest shows in the area, it’s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Pelican Rapids’ Sherin and Peterson parks. Contact: 218-863-1221

July 26 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by The Coolers from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

July 26 Nature Photo Adventure

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a nature photo adventure from 10 a.m. to noon. Capture the beauty of nature while exploring the refuge. You never know what may be around the bend. Bring a snack and water for this 2 hour photo shoot.  Meet at the Visitor Center. Contact: 847-2641

July 27 Arts & Crafts in the park

Over 100 vendors entice shoppers with their creativity and originality from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the DL City Park. Contact: 218-847-9202

July 29 Tuesdays in the Park

Enjoy live music from the area’s finest musicians, including the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, every Tuesday night, all summer long in the DL City Park Bandshell.  Come early for the Habitat for Humanity Freewill picnic. Contact: 218-844-4221

July 30-Aug. 2 Becker County Fair

Plenty of 4-H animals, rides, fair food and more at this three-day event. Contact: 218-847-8407

July 31 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

August

Aug. 2-3 (Every Saturday and Sunday throughout summer) Discovery Dives

Join Tri-State Diving for dives around area lakes and for educational courses. Contact: 218-847-4868

Aug. 2 (Every Saturday throughout the summer) Artisans Fair and Farmers Market

Shady Hollow Flea Market will be open every Saturday & Sunday all summer long. To pique interest, there will also be a farmers market, artisan fair and breakfast will be served all day, Saturday. Contact: 601-809-6661

Aug. 2 (Every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the summer) Lakes Area Farmers Market

Locally grown fresh produce, local craft and health items for all to purchase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: 218-844-7322

Aug. 2 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by Tune in Tokyo from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

Aug. 3 (Every Sunday throughout the summer) Shady Hollow Flea Market

Treasures for everyone. Twenty-three boutiques, acres of vendors, local produce and concession vendors from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact: 602-809-6661

Aug. 3 (Every Sunday throughout the summer) Wildlife Movies

Enrich your view of nature by watching the informational wildlife movies from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. Contact: 218-847-2641

Aug. 5 Crazy Daze

Great deals, good food, bouncy games for the kids - all on Washington Avenue in downtown Detroit Lakes. Shop from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact: 218-847-9202

Aug. 6 (every Wednesday throughout the summer) Wild Wednesdays

The Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Wild Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the world of nature with your child or grandchild during this adventure. Activities designed for 3-6 year olds. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area. Contact: 218-847-2641

Aug. 6 Women’s Wednesday

Forest Edge Gallery, Vergas, hosts Women’s Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and relaxation with your friends. There will be live music by Plan B - Frank Weible & Barry Reierson, art demos, light snacks, prize drawings. Contact: 218-342-2681

Aug. 7-9 WE Fest

Three days of country music - Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldeen, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line just to name a few. Contact: http://www.wefest.com

Aug. 7 (Every Thursday throughout the summer) Wildlife Excursions

The Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts wildlife excursions every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the natural history of Tamarac. Meet at the visitor center. Contact: 218-847-2641

Aug. 7 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

Aug. 8-9 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by Rockstar DJ-Karaoke from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

Aug. 8-10 Pine Point Powwow

Grand entry is Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. in Pine Point. Contact: 218-573-2154

Aug. 9 Trumpeter Tour

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Trumpeter Tour from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Discover the world of trumpeter swans. Learn how this bird was nearly decimated and how Tamarac played a critical role in its amazing recovery. We’ll visit several locations to view adults and their young. Meet at the Visitor Center. Contact: 847-2641

Aug. 11-17 Pine to Palm golf tournament

Detroit Country Club hosts the annual golf tournament. Contact: 218-847-5790

Aug. 11-14 Lego robotics day camp

Qwerty Robotics and MSUM’s College-For-Kids Instructors will be leading a course in robotics during a summer day camp course. Build and program robots while playing with Legos. Activities will focus on hands-on building, programming, experimenting & problem-solving.  For kids in grades 5-8. Cost is $120. Contact: Debbie, 701-388-9697

Aug. 12 Tuesdays in the Park

Enjoy live music from the area’s finest musicians, including the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, every Tuesday night, all summer long in the DL City Park Bandshell.  Come early for the Habitat for Humanity Freewill picnic. Contact: 218-844-4221

Aug. 13 Brown Bag Lunch

The Becker County Historical Society hosts a luncheon series on a historical aspect of Detroit Lakes. Noon to 1 p.m. Call before 10 a.m. to reserve a box lunch, or bring your own. Contact: 218-847-2938

Aug. 14-17 Looney Days

From loon calling contest to a hometown parade, Looney Days has it all. Contact: http://www.cityofvergas.com/events/vergas-looney-daze

Aug. 14-17 Minnesota Crossroads Motorcycle Rally

This rally is biker friendly, family friendly and substance free that is open to all. It will provide and environment in which people of the motorcycle communities may spend time and enjoy one another in a safe environment. It begins six miles east of Dunvilla on Grove Lake from 5 to 10 p.m. Contact: 218-847-3429

Aug. 14 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

Aug. 15 Family Fun Night

Young Life hosts Family Fun Night from 4 to 9 p.m. in the DL City Park. 4-8 p.m. Family Fun Fest with games, face painting, Inflatables and more 6:30 p.m. Kiddie Run (registration 4-6:30) 7 p.m. 5K (registration 4-6:30) Triathlon packet pickup from 4-8 p.m., Pavilion. Contact: 218-847-3567

Aug. 14-17 Vergas Looney Daze

Vergas hosts a variety of events including loon calling contest, street dance, strong man competition, parade and more.

Aug. 16 Young Life Triathlon

Tri-athletes from around the area converge in Detroit Lakes to compete in Swimming, Cycling, and Running.  Choose from Olympic or Sprint Course, individual or team race. It begins at 8 a.m. at the DL City Park. Contact: 218-847-3567

Aug. 16 live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by The Van Ruins from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

Aug. 16 A peak at prairie wildflowers

This hike will take us through prairie plant communities that harbor many species more typical of the Dakotas. We will also see a young patch of jack pine that are successfully regenerating when many are floundering across Minnesota. Field guides, hand-outs and hand lenses will be provided. Bring water, cameras and sun screen for this two hour trek.  Meet at the visitor center at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge at 10 a.m. to carpool to the hiking site. Contact: 847-2641

Aug. 17 Bugs and creepy crawlers

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts Bugs and Creepy Crawlers: Adventures in Insect Sweeping from 2-3 p.m. Insects are part of a healthy ecosystem on the refuge. After collecting, we’ll view these critters up close with magnifiers and identify a few species. Meet at the visitor center for this family fun adventure.

Aug. 19 Tuesdays in the Park

Enjoy live music from the area’s finest musicians, including the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, every Tuesday night, all summer long in the DL City Park Bandshell.  Come early for the Habitat for Humanity Freewill picnic. Contact: 218-844-4221

Aug. 20 Women’s Wednesday

Forest Edge Gallery, Vergas, hosts Women’s Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and relaxation with your friends. There will be live music by Plan B - Frank Weible & Barry Reierson, art demos, light snacks, prize drawings. Contact: 218-342-2681

Aug. 21 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

Aug. 21 Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks

It’s impossible to crown any one performer as country music’s biggest star, but Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash would all be near the top of any list. Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks presents the best loved songs of these classic artists along with stories of their colorful lives and careers. It is at 7:30 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre. Contact: 844-7469

Aug. 22-23 Ojibwe Forests Rally

The Ojibwe Forests Rally is a 100-plus mile, timed car racing event, which twists and winds through the north woods back roads of Becker, Hubbard and Clearwater Counties. The two-day road race will also hold stages at the Buffalo River Racetrack and a short leg on the streets of Detroit Lakes this year. Contact: nelson_erick@hotmail.com

Aug. 23 Boats & Bars iX

Lakes Area Parrot Heads hosts the 9th Annual Boats & Bars event to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the DL Area. Contact: 218-841-2968

Aug. 23 ShelterFest for Humane Society

A fundraiser for the Humane Society of the Lakes.Contact: 218-847-0511

Aug. 23 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by Tripwire from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

Aug. 23 Nature Photo adventure

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a nature photo adventure from 10 a.m. to noon. Late summer flowers will be blooming and there will be a touch of autumn in the air. It’s just in time to capture some photos for Tamarac’s Annual Photo Contest. Bring your camera, a snack and water for the 2 hour tour. Meet at the Visitor Center. Contact: 847-2641

Aug. 24 Wolves movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie Wolves at 2 p.m. Discover the world of wolves by plane, helicopter, on foot and through time. 40min. Stay for the latest update on Tamarac’s wolves with a possible habitat site visit. Contact: 847-2641

Aug. 26 Tuesdays in the Park

Enjoy live music from the area’s finest musicians, including the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, every Tuesday night, all summer long in the DL City Park Bandshell.  Come early for the Habitat for Humanity Freewill picnic. Contact: 218-844-4221

Aug. 28 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Western MN Steam Threshers Reunion

Steam Engines Gas Engines! Horse Power! Pioneer Life!  Home-style Meals! Spark Shows! Featuring GAAR SCOTT Engines and Foreign made gas engines.  Free rides, entertainment and parking. Contact: 701-212-2034

Aug. 30 Laddies Loppet

Maplelag Resort hosts the mountain bike race. Contact: 800-654-7711

Aug. 30 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by Q5 Band from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

Aug. 30-31 Detroit Mountain open house

Come out and see what this new facility has to offer during a public open house.

September

Sept. 2 (Every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the fall) Lakes Area Farmers Market

Locally grown fresh produce, local craft and health items for all to purchase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: 218-844-7322

Sept. 4 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

Sept. 6 Dick Beardsley 1/2 marathon, relay, 5k run/walk

Race categories:  1/2 Marathon, 2-person Relay, 5K, Kids Run.  USATF certified; chip timing.  Running garmet and medal to all participants. The 1/2 marathon course goes around Detroit Lake. There is entertainment along the course. Begin at 8 a.m. in the Pavilion. Contact: 218-844-4221

Sept. 6 Richwood Winery Grapestomp

Join Richwood Winery for the annual Grapestomp. Craft and food vendors with lunch available. Prizes awarded to the best stompers and best costume. Contact: 218-844-5990

Sept. 6 Live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by 8th Hour from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

Sept. 6 Wilderness Kayak cruise

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a wilderness kayak cruise beginning at 10 a.m. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Join a refuge ranger to explore the wilderness islands of Tamarac Lake. What is designated wilderness what does it mean for people and wildlife?  Meet at the East Tamarac access with your canoe or kayak for this adventure. Life jackets are required. Contact: 847-2641

Sept. 7 (Every Sunday throughout the summer) Wildlife movies

Enrich your view of nature by watching the informational wildlife movies from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. Contact: 218-847-2641

Sept. 10 Brown bag lunch

The Becker County Historical Society hosts a luncheon series on a historical aspect of Detroit Lakes. Noon to 1 p.m. Call before 10 a.m. to reserve a box lunch, or bring your own. Contact: 218-847-2938

Sept. 10 Cruise DL Night

Bring your custom cruiser down to West Lake Drive from 4 to 8 p.m. to connect with others who have the same enthusiasm for old cars. Contact: 218-847-9202

Sept. 11 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

Sept. 12 Toast to Tamarac

Wine tasting fundraiser for the Friends of Tamarac. Hors d’ oeuvres, live music, games of chance and silent auction. Raffle drawing. Event is 4 to 8 p.m. at Richwood Winery. Contact: 218-847-7193

Sept. 13 Wilderness photo safari

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge hosts a wilderness photo safari from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Experience autumn on the refuge through the lens of a camera. Travel by car caravan to the edge of the northern wilderness area, then take a short hike to capture images of this very interesting and diverse habitat. Bring your camera, a snack, water, good walking shoes and creativity. Contact: 847-2641

Sept. 18 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

Sept. 20 Fall Festival Rummage Sales

City-wide rummage sales in Frazee.

Sept. 27 North Country National Scenic Trail Day Fall Color hike

Begin at North Country Trail 4.3 mile hike at Greenwater Lake SNA at 1 p.m. Contact: 218-847-1929

Sept. 27 St. Mary’s Foundation Fire & Ice Fundraiser

St. Mary’s Foundation host the Fire & Ice fundraiser from 6 p.m. to midnight in The Fireside. Contact: 218-844-0719

Sept. 27 live music at the Holiday Beach Bar & Grill

Music by Mike Holtz from 9 to 11 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Contact: 218-847-2121

Sept. 28 Wildlife movies

Enrich your view of nature by watching the informational wildlife movies from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. Contact: 218-847-2641

October

Oct. 2 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

Oct. 3 hoedown for DL Imagination Library

Dust off your cowboy boots and grab your hat for a fun evening to benefit the DL Imagination Library. Dinner, DJ, silent and live auctions are from 5:30 to 11 p.m. in Shorewood Pub. Contact: 218-841-2944

Oct. 3 DL Jaycess stag

The DL Jaycees host a Stag with an evening of a meal and an opportunity to win great prizes; a number of raffles to participate in. Event is 6-10 p.m. in the DL Pavilion. Contact: Matt Boeke, 844-3756

Oct. 4 (Every Tuesday and Saturday throughout fall) Lakes Area Farmers Market

Locally grown fresh produce, local craft and health items for all to purchase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: 218-844-7322

Oct. 4 Tamarac Fall Festival

Spend a day at the settlers’ cabins to celebrate Tamarac’s. Venture out on a guided refuge tour to discover Tamarac’s past while we look to the future.  Become a refuge manager on the activity trail and learn about wildlife success stories along the way. View the Annual Photo Contest entries and vote for your favorite. Celebrate with cake in the afternoon.  Lunch will be available for sale by the Friends of Tamarac. Event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: 218-847-2641

Oct. 4 Damien Home Tours

Tour various homes throughout Detroit Lakes from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Contact: 218-847-3590 

Oct. 4 (Every Sunday throughout the summer) Wildlife Movies

Enrich your view of nature by watching the informational wildlife movies from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. Contact: 218-847-2641

Oct. 5 North Country Hiking Fest: Hike for Hope

Join North Country Trail for a hike through Itasca State Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact: 701-388-1883

Oct. 5 Oktoberfest

Enjoy the 18th Annual Oktoberfest celebration from noon to 8 p.m. in the Frazee Event Center. There will be German food, snacks and cash bar available. Bands include Leon Olsen Band and Jolly Huntsmen. Contact: 218-334-2401

Oct. 8 Brown Bag Lunch

The Becker County Historical Society hosts a luncheon series on a historical aspect of Detroit Lakes. Noon to 1 p.m. Call before 10 a.m. to reserve a box lunch, or bring your own. Contact: 218-847-2938

Oct. 9-12 Oktoberfest celebration

Pelican Rapids hosts four days of food, shopping, music, contests, wine and beer tasting. An annual festival to raise funds for community beautification projects. Contact: 218-731-5573

Oct. 9 Live at the Lodge

Enjoy live music from 6 to 9 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Contact: 218-847-8439

Oct. 10-11 Paranormal Convention: Paracon 2014

Meet your favorite ghost adventurers Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jeff Belanger, Dave Shrader and Bill Tolley; UFO Experts Stanton Freidman and Travis Walton; Crypto Expert Loren Coleman; Haunted Collector John Zaffis; Deep South Paranormal Benny Reed, Keith Ramsey, Jonathan Hodges; and Ghost Hunters Grand Wilson, Adam Berry, Amy Bruni. The event is at Shooting Star Casino. Contact: 800-313-7469

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