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Wednesday, July 24

MUSIC

  • Mick $ Rich: 5 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Country, rock, pop music; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5305.
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  • Jazz Night: 8 to 11 p.m., Spanky’s Stone Hearth, 34785 County Highway 4, Frazee. Live music with Frank Weible and Friends. Info: 218-334-3555.
  • 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 25

    MUSIC

    • The Road Agents: 6 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Country, rock, pop music; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5305.
    • Live at the Lodge: 5 to 8 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes. Performance by Sarah Morrau, vocalist and Rebekka DeVries, piano. 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 on the patio. 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 26

    FESTIVALS

    • Turkey Days: Frazee’s 59th annual summer celebration begins with a 2 p.m. sand castle contest on Town Lake Beach, followed by the opening ceremonies at 4 p.m. in Little Turkey Park. Other events include the water fights on West Main, with the kids competing at 6 p.m. and the adults at 7 p.m.; a gizzard eating contest at 7 p.m. at the Frazee Liquor Store; Bingo at 6 p.m. in the Event Center; and a downtown street dance featuring The Roosters starting at 9 p.m. A complete schedule is available at the Frazee Community Club website, frazeecommunityclub.com.

    MUSIC

    • Merle Haggard: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Rd., Mahnomen. Sold out concert by one of country music’s biggest living legends. Info: 800-313-7469.

    Saturday, July 27

    FESTIVALS

    • Turkey Days: Frazee’s 59th annual summer celebration continues with the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, Beast Mode Challenge, Little League Baseball Tournament, Tyler Shipman Memorial Car show, Road Rally, kids’ pedal tractor pull, Miss Frazee Pageant and more, all culminating in a live fireworks show at dusk. A complete schedule is available at the Frazee Community Club website, frazeecommunityclub.com.

    MUSIC

    • Matty J: 2 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Acoustic covers and original music; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-5305.
    • Gordy Bridgeford: 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.
    • The Return of Sagebrush: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Pavilion, 1361 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Benefit for the Family Needs Fund includes country rock and electric bluegrass music performed live by one of the region’s true music legends; full cash bar, memorabilia and more. Admission is $10.
    • Save Me CJ: 9 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Rock music. Info: 218-847-2121.

    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.

    Sunday, July 28

    FESTIVALS

    • Arts & Crafts in the Park: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., City Park, Detroit Lakes. The 35th annual event will include 100-odd vendors displaying their handcrafted and handmade wares, along with concessions and live music. No admission fee. Info: 218-847-9202.
    • Turkey Days: Frazee’s 59th annual summer celebration concludes with antique tractor and car shows, a turkey luncheon, pie and ice cream social and the grand parade at 2 p.m., followed by a demolition derby. A complete schedule is available at the Frazee Community Club website, frazeecommunityclub.com.

    MUSIC

    • Marmalade Suede: 5 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Americana jam rock. 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

    • Tractor Tracks Antique Tractor Parade: 9 a.m., Endeavor Road, Frazee. At least 50 tractors will be on parade along Endeavor Road, from the All-in-All Convenience Store to the new Essential Health Clinic, then curving back to East Main near the Northern Lights Dance Academy. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; there is no registration or admission fee. Info: John Dermody, 218-849-7441.

    *** 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 and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
    (218) 847-3151
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