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Northwest Water Carnival

July 28, 2017
Essentia Health Oak Crossing's 2017  Northwest Water Carnival King John Backholm and Queen Gladys Bommersbach with Miss Northwest Outstanding Teen Devynn Ullyott and Miss Northwest Alyssa Crum. The special guests shared their pageant experiences and discussed their platform with the residents. (Submitted photo)
Oak Crossing welcomes special guests for coronation
July 28, 2017 - 11:18am
July 19, 2017
Ed Gehrke and tandem instructor Karl Lips exit the plane for their skydive, as pilot Bob Engstrom looks on. The entire experience was recorded by photographer/videographer Sean Maki, who made sure he was at the right place at the right time throughout the dive. (Photo courtesy of Skydive Fargo)
Leap of faith: Detroit Lakes resident takes his first skydive during water carnival
July 19, 2017 - 10:36am
Two men dressed as clowns spray the crowd with water. Many floats incorporated water, either in the form of water balloons or hoses. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
Ahh, good times: 82nd Annual Northwest Water Carnival another success
July 19, 2017 - 9:12am
July 14, 2017
The Dinger Club, foreground, outlasted the team from Dion's Dangerzone Gym in the finale of the kid's Tug O' War contest Tuesday night at Pavilion Beach. (Robert Williams/Tribune)
The party continues...: Thousands coming out for the 82nd annual Water Carnival
July 14, 2017 - 3:10pm
July 13, 2017
Detroit Lakes artist Hans Gilsdorf is hard at work completing the design and construction of a float that will form the backdrop for some special visitors from the St. Paul Winter Carnival when they make their Parade of the Northwest debut on Sunday. (Viucki Gerdes/Tribune)
Fire and ice: DL water carnival, St. Paul Winter Carnival come together for Parade of the Northwest
July 13, 2017 - 2:40pm
This year's Parade of the Northwest will begin to assemble in the Chamber parking lot staging area at about 11:30 a.m. this Sunday. Step-off time for the parade is 1 p.m., with participants heading east on Front Street to Washington Avenue, then all the way south to the Pavilion before making the turn onto West Lake Drive, finishing just past the Summit Avenue intersection in front of Zorbaz.
2017 route for Parade of the Northwest does not include Summit Avenue
July 13, 2017 - 2:38pm
July 12, 2017
A little girl shows off the tootsie rolls she found in the sand. Candy, coins and small toys were hidden on the beach for the Sand Treasure Dig. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
'Water' you doing this weekend?: 82nd Annual Northwest Water Carnival takes over DL
July 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
Clara Frank, 2, smiles as she plays catch. Clara got a large beach ball from the Toddler Trot. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
Photos: 82nd Annual Northwest Water Carnival rushes into town
July 12, 2017 - 11:56am
July 10, 2017
Detroit Lakes' First Lutheran Church, located at 912 Lake Ave., will host a Centennial Salad Luncheon this Wednesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall (please use the rear entrance next to the parking lot). 
(Vicki Gerdes/Tribune)
A Centennial Salad Luncheon: First Lutheran Church to host Wednesday fundraiser as part of church's 100th anniversary
July 10, 2017 - 9:54am
July 6, 2017
Miss Northwest 2016, Hailee Jutz (left), and Miss Northwest Outstanding Teen 2016, Karleen Wilde, will each be crowning their successor at the 2017 Miss Northwest Pageant, which gets underway this Friday, July 7 inside the Historic Holmes Theatre. (Submitted photo)
Friday's Miss Northwest Pageant to kick off water carnival: Full schedule of events slated in and around Detroit Lakes, July 7-16
July 6, 2017 - 9:50am
July 14, 2016
Snake Oil will headline Saturday's Bash on the Beach
July 14, 2016 - 12:28pm
July 13, 2016
Craig Morgan cancels appearance in DL after son's death; Bash on the Beach will continue
July 13, 2016 - 8:08am
July 11, 2014
SINCE THE BEGINNING of the Northwest Water Carnival, activities have always centered around the water. This is a 1971 photo.
Rich history for a wet and fun festival
July 11, 2014 - 3:26pm
July 9, 2014
Northwest Water Carnival gets underway Friday
July 9, 2014 - 3:05pm
Miss Northwest Outstanding Teen, Tianna Schwartz, and Miss Northwest, Chantal Wilson, will pass on their crowns this Friday night.
Passing of the crowns: Miss Northwest Pageant kicks off Water Carnival
July 9, 2014 - 2:18pm