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The mud was flying during Saturday night's truck demo derby category at the Becker County Fairgrounds. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)
The mud was flying during Saturday night's truck demo derby category at the Becker County Fairgrounds. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Water Carnival spins into high gear this weekend

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

The 74th Northwest Water Carnival hits its stride this week, with food, fun and sun. Here's a list of events:

Wednesday, July 15

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4 p.m. until hat is found -

Great Admiral's Hat

Hunt, Detroit Lakes

4-6 p.m. - NWC Open Swim

Meet, DLCCC - Aquatics

Center

6-6:30 p.m. - Jr. Water

Fights, DL City Park

6-6:30 - Water Balloon

Toss, DL City Park

6:30-7 - Ice Cream Social,

DL City Park

7-9 p.m. Water Fights, DL

City Park

Thursday, July 16

1-10 p.m. - 15th Annual

NWC Legion Baseball

Classic, Washington

Park­­

5-10 p.m. - Bingo, DL

Pavilion

7-10 p.m. Beer Tasting/

Home Brew Contest,

Zorbaz

7:30 p.m. - Kathryn

Knuttila Piano

Performance, Historic

Holmes Theatre

Friday, July 17

1-10 p.m. - 15th Annual

NWC Legion Baseball

Classic, Washington

Park

3-9 p.m. - Inflatable Games,

DL City Park

5 p.m. - Water Carnival All-

Comers Track Meet,

Mollberg Field - DLHS

7-11 p.m. - Polka at the

Pavilion, DL Pavilion

Saturday, July 18

7 a.m. - NWC Fun

Run/Walk, DL Pavilion

9 a.m. - Pet Show, DL City

Park

9 a.m.-10 p.m. - NWC

Softball Tournament,

Snappy Park

9 a.m.-10 p.m. - 15th

Annual NWC Legion

Baseball Classic,

Washington Park

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Chili

and Salsa Cook-off, DL

Pavilion

10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Farmer's

Market - DL City Park

10:30-11:30 a.m. - Pet &

Doll Parade, Washington

Avenue

11 a.m.- 2 p.m. - Classic Car

Show, DL City Park

11:30 a.m. - Family Picnic,

DL City Park

12 p.m. - Kid's Show, DL

City Park Bandshell

12-9 p.m. - Inflatable

Games, DL City Park

1-6 p.m. - Bean Bag

Tournament, DL

Pavilion Beer Garden

1 p.m. - Frog Jump/Turtle

Race, DL City Park

2 p.m. Build Time; Race

2:30 p.m. - Ship Building

Contest, DL Pavilion

3-3:30 p.m. - Old Fashioned

Kids Games, DL Pavilion

3-4 p.m. Sand Castle

Building Contest - DL

Pavilion

4-4:30 p.m. - Sand Treasure

Dig, DL Pavilion

Saturday, July 18

Music Acts

10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Island

Time, DL Pavilion Beer

Garden

1-5 p.m. - Show Tyme DJ

Service, DL Pavilion

Beer Garden

5-7 p.m. - Tim Eggebraaten,

DL Pavilion Beer Garden

8 p.m.-12 midnight - Bash

on the Beach - October

Road, DL Pavilion Beer

Garden

Sunday, July 19

8-11:30 a.m. - Knights of

Columbus Pancake

Breakfast, DL Pavilion

12-5 p.m. - 15th Annual

NWC Legion Baseball

Classic, Washington

Park

12:45-1 p.m. - Classic Car

Cruise, Washington Ave

1-3:30 p.m. Parade of the

Northwest, Washington

Avenue

With most activities accessible via a $2 button, it's a big deal with a small cost that can't possibly be passed up.

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