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Northwest Water Carnival

July 19, 2018
Friday night's Bash on the Beach concert, featuring Hairball, drew roughly 2,300 people to the Detroit Lakes City Beach. (Gene Lof / Dr. Drone Aerial Images)
Warm, wet, and a little wild: Water carnival's final weekend draws record crowds
July 19, 2018 - 11:40am
July 16, 2018
From Two Harbors, Minnesota, Castle Danger Brewery representatives show off their favorite brews, like the Summer Crush American blonde ale with a pleasant lemon aroma and brewed with dill and rosemary. Emily Driscoll / Tribune
Water Carnival cruises into final weekend: Water fights, beer brewing contest and more draw big crowds to DL
July 16, 2018 - 10:41am
July 15, 2018
Hairball's Friday night concert in Detroit Lakes brought plenty of entertaining guitar (and air guitar) highlights. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Rock and roll all night — then do it again: Water Carnival's two-night Bash on the Beach draws huge crowds
July 15, 2018 - 1:52pm
July 13, 2018
Dan Welter of New York Mills gets ready to hop in the plane that will take him up 10,000 feet for his first skydiving jump. Nathan Bowe/Tribune
A perfect day for skydiving in Detroit Lakes
July 13, 2018 - 6:49pm
July 11, 2018
This dog's ears weren't the only thing flying through the air during Sunday afternoon's Northwest Water Carnival Pup Plunge. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Making a splash!: Northwest Water Carnival reaches halfway point; water fights, bed races, concerts, parade still to come
July 11, 2018 - 3:12pm
The Northwest Water Carnival's annual Bash on the Beach typically draws crowds of anywhere between a thousand and two thousand people — and with the expansion to two nights this year, it's sure to be bigger than ever. (Tribune file photo)
Bang your head! Bash on the Beach is going heavy metal
July 11, 2018 - 8:27am
July 9, 2018
Though cold salads will make up most of the selection at this Thursday's Summer Salad Luncheon at First Lutheran Church, that doesn't mean they'll be lacking in flavor. (Adobe Stock photo)
Salad days of summer
July 9, 2018 - 6:32pm
Warrant, known for their hit single "Cherry Pie," will perform with One and Firehouse as part of the Northwest Water Carnival's Bash on the Beach this coming Saturday, July 14. Robert Mason, center, has been the group's frontman since 2008. (Submitted photo)
'It's the most fun I will have in my life'
July 9, 2018 - 9:32am
July 3, 2018
Meet the Miss Northwest contestants: New 2018 royalty will be crowned this Saturday, July 7
July 3, 2018 - 12:06pm
June 30, 2018
Skiers perform a daring stunt during a ski show at the 1971 Northwest Water Carnival. Photo courtesy of the Becker County Museum
Making waves for 83 years: Northwest Water Carnival is one of Minnesota's longest-running festivals
June 30, 2018 - 8:27am
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
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