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Sunday, July 4


• Family Music Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bonanzaville, 1351 West Main Ave., West Fargo. Bluegrass church service, kiddie parade, patriotic costume contest, patriot race, concerts, kids pedal tractor pull, watermelon seed spitting contest, potato sack race, pie eating contest, fireworks display and more.

• Boat Parades: 10 a.m., Pelican Lake Yacht Club; 11 a.m., Lake Eunice (meet in the middle of the lake); 3 p.m., Long Lake public access

• Freedom Fest: 6 p.m., Frazee ball field. Patriotic salute, food, games, tug of war, watermelon eating contest, more.

• Independence Day Parade: 5 p.m., Main Ave., Park Rapids. The theme for this year is An Old Fashioned Fourth of July, with a special salute to the military.

• MSUM July 4th Bash: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Minnesota State University Moorhead. 10K run and kids' firecracker trot, 8 a.m.; parade, 7 p.m.; fireworks at 10:30 p.m. Evening activities at Nemzek Stadium start at 7:30 p.m. with performances by the Lake Agassiz Concert Band and the Front Fenders, and a decorated bike parade. Info: 800-593-7246.

• Fireworks Display: Approximately 10:30 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Beach.


• Island Steel Drums: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Holiday Beach Bar & Grill, Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. info: 218-847-2121 or

• Caribbean Deck Party: 2 to 6 p.m., The Bridge, 2000 Long Bridge Road, Detroit Lakes. Info: 218-847-1949.

• Two Days Notice: 8 p.m. to midnight, Holiday Beach Bar & Grill, Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. info: 218-847-2121 or

• Fourth of July Beach Bash: 7 p.m., Lakeside Tavern, Detroit Lakes. Performances by Martin Zellar, Schizophrenics.

• Fourth of July Gospel Celebration: 1 to 5 p.m., Romkey Park, Moorhead. Christian rock and patriotic music, hot dogs, chips, verages and door prizes. Sponsored by Real Life Ministry. Info: 701-793-6337.

• Dale Watson with Pat Lenertz & Friends: 8 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo. Country music; cover charge $10. Info: 701-235-5913.

• Tripwire: 9 p.m., The Windbreak Saloon, 315 39th St. S., Fargo. Country music. Info: 701-282-5507.

Tuesday, July 6


• Tuesdays in the Park: 7 p.m., City Park Bandshell, Detroit Lakes. Music by Mark Fogelson. Free admission; bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Concert hosted by the Historic Holmes Theatre; community picnic hosted by Habitat for Humanity from 6 to 7 p.m. beneath the park shelter. Free will donations will benefit Habitat and the theater's Community Connections series. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or

Thursday, July 8


• "Water Carnival-75 Years and Splashing": 2 p.m., Detroit Lakes Public Library main meeting room. Presentation by Carrie Johnston, curator of the Becker County History Museum.

Friday, July 9


• 75th Annual Northwest Water Carnival: Festivities start with the Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble at the Forest Hills Golf Course at 12 noon; the kickoff dance featuring Sell Out Stereo, 8 p.m. to midnight, DL Pavilion; and the Miss Northwest Pageant, 7 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre. Info:

Saturday, July 10


• 13th Annual Cormorant Art Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cormorant Community Center. Twenty-five regional artists display a wide variety of watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, prints, cards and art gift items; painting demonstrations and door prizes will also be part of the festivities. Info: Donna Chalimonczyk, 218-287-2065.


• 75th Annual Northwest Water Carnival: 7 a.m., Midsummer Bike Tour; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., youth basketball 3-on-3 tournament; 9 a.m., geocaching; 9 a.m., tennis tournament; 9 to 11 a.m., airport fly-in and pancake breakfast; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., farmers market; 10 a.m., kids' midsummer bike tour; 6 p.m., demolition derby. Info:

Sunday, July 11


• 13th Annual Cormorant Art Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cormorant Community Center. See Saturday's listing for details.


• 75th Annual Northwest Water Carnival: 12 p.m., tennis tournament; 1 p.m., boat parade; 1:30 p.m. frog jump and turtle races, pottery in the park, face painting, coloring contest; 2 p.m., horseshoe tournament and water balloon toss; 2:30 p.m., old-fashioned kids' games, watermelon feed, toddler trot; 3 p.m., Doc & the Scrubs concert. Info:


• "Oy Vey is Jewish for Uff-da": 7:30 p.m., ITOW Veterans Museum, 805 W. Main, Perham. New York Mills-based singer-songwriter Elisa Korenne brings her latest one-woman show to the ITOW Museum for a special concert. Korenne spent the last year researching the Jewish pioneers of the 19th and early-20th centuries and then crafted original song-portraits that tell their stories. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information call 218-346-7678 or visit


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