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Wednesday, July 17

FESTIVALS

  • Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes’ 78th annual summer extravaganza continues tonight with bed races, an ice cream social and more. Complete schedule at www.dljaycees.com.
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MUSIC

  • Mike Reitan: 5 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Acoustic music; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5305.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Wild Wednesdays: 10 to 11 a.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the world of nature with your child or grandchild during this hour long adventure.  Activities designed for 3-7 year olds. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area on County Hwy. 26, just east of the visitor center. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.
  • BMX Racing: 7 to 9 p.m., Becker County Fairgrounds, Race on Wednesday nights depending on weather/rain.  First time racers always race for free.  The do, however, need closed toe shoes, pants and a long sleeve shirt for safety.  We do have some helmets they can use if needed.  Racing is open to all ages (even adults) as long as they do not need training wheels. Info: David Myhre, 218-841-8736.

Thursday, July 11

FESTIVALS

  • Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes’ 78th annual summer extravaganza continues tonight with bingo, a home brewing contest and beer tasting, and the opening of the Water Carnival Baseball Classic, which runs through the weekend. Complete schedule at www.dljaycees.com.

MUSIC

  • Les Koel: 9 to 10 p.m., Spanky’s Stone Hearth, 34785 County Highway 4, Frazee. Info: 218-33-4-3555.
  • The Gypsies: 5 to 8 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes. Carol Lebedoer-Johnson and Susan Nicks perform. Open to the public and hotel guests; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-8439.
  • Mike Holtz: 6 to 9 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Former “Carmen the Cactus” member performs as part of the opening for artist Kim Jore’s watercolor series, “Pubs at the Lakes.” A portion of the sales proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of the Lakes. Info: 218-847-2121.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Wildlife Excursions: 10 a.m. to noon, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac on this driving tour. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area on County Hwy. 26, just east of the visitor center. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.

Friday, July 19

FESTIVALS

  • Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes’ 78th annual summer extravaganza continues with the water fights, junior water fights and inflatable games, followed by live music from Tim Eggebraaten, all in the DL City Park. Complete schedule at www.dljaycees.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Party in the Park: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holy Rosary Parish Center, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. The 21st annual fundraiser for the Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Oak Crossing Family Council will include barbecues, beverages, chips, pie and ice cream for $6 per person, as well as live entertainment from The Front Row and Off The Wall Band. Info: 218-847-5611.

Saturday, July 20

FESTIVALS

  • Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes’ 78th annual summer extravaganza continues with the Fun Run/Walk, Chili & Salsa Cookoff, and tournaments for men’s softball, sand volleyball and bean bag competition as well as a pet show, pet and doll parade, inflatable games, classic car show and more — all culminating in the “Bash on the Beach” featuring a live concert appearance by country music favorite John Michael Montgomery. Complete schedule at www.dljaycees.com.

MUSIC

  • Bruce & Tiki: 2 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Live music; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5305.
  • Dave Rosenfeldt: 4 to 7 p.m., Richwood Winery, 27799 County Highway 34, Richwood. Live music; no admission fee. Info: 218-844-5990.
  • The Castaway with Denny Craswell: 5 to 8 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Live patio music; no admission fee. Info: 218-847-2121.
  • Rock Paper Scissors: 9 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Rock music. Info: 218-847-2121.
  • The Arthurs: 9:30 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Live music; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5305.

ART EVENTS

  • Artisan Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shady Hollow Flea Market, Detroit Lakes. Hand-made arts and crafts for sale; food and beverage concessions also available; no admission fee. Info: 602-809-6661 (cell) or 1-480-922-8626.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Zumba Beach Blast: 11:30 a.m., City Beach, Detroit Lakes. Join the community center’s Zumba instructors on the beach by Zorbaz for a great workout and fun party in the sun. Stay for lunch at Zorbaz after class. Free will donations accepted. Info: 218-844-4221.

Sunday, July 14

FESTIVALS

  • Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes’ 78th annual summer extravaganza concludes with the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast, inflatable games in the city park and penultimate event, the Parade of the Northwest at 1 p.m., followed by the annual Water Ski Show on Detroit Lake. Complete schedule is at www.dljaycees.com.

MUSIC

  • Tim Eggebraaten: 5 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Rock, country, oldies and more. Info: 218-847-5305.
  • The Castaway with Denny Craswell: 5 to 8 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Live patio music; no admission fee. Info: 218-847-2121.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • “Celebrating 75 History Tour”: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Join this car caravan tour for a journey through the history of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Discover the people and places that played key role in refuge development from the 1930s and Civilian Conservation Corps forward. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.

***The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in both the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Becker County Record. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled “Entertainment Calendar”) may be sent by fax, 218-847-9409, by mail to Detroit Lakes Newspapers, 511 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 826, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502, or by e-mail to Vicki Gerdes at vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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