The Detroit Lakes Tribune has once again begun accepting community calendar items, for publication online and in our Wednesday print edition.

Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date, in writing, to either or

Each submission must include the following: Date, time and location of event, whether it is recurring or a one-time happening, and where to go for more information (phone, email and/or website). Also include whether the event is free or paid admission, and how much it costs when applicable.

Wednesday, July 8

Summit Avenue Street Market: Hosted by the Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Becker County Museum in the parking lot between the theater and museum on Summit Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Food trucks, sidewalk sales, art demonstrations and more. Call 218-844-7469, 847-9202 or 847-2168 for more information.

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DL Cruise Night-July Drive: Join fellow classic car owners at the Kent Freeman Ice Arena, 1310 Rossman Ave, Detroit Lakes for a drive around the lakes, starting at 5 p.m. Participants are asked to stay in their cars; maps will be handed out. There will be no planned stops, but organizers hope you can take the time to frequent a favorite restaurant and enjoy all that Detroit Lakes has to offer on a summer night.

Thursday, July 9

Jaycees Community Night: There may be no Northwest Water Carnival this year, but the Detroit Lakes Jaycees are inviting the community to come out to the City Beach and Park starting at 6 p.m. for some mini-carnival fun including sidewalk chalk art, face painting, trolley rides, a bean bag tournament, live music by Mike Hokanson and a light supper. No fee, but free willl donations are welcome.

Friday, July 10

Food Truck Fridays: Hosted by Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary, every Friday through Sept. 4 (rain or shine). Detroit Lakes City Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Food trucks on site may vary.

Saturday, July 11

Midsummer Bike Tour: Who's ready for a bike ride? Registration starts in front of the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center at 6:30 a.m.; cyclists will depart between 7 and 8:30 a.m. Choose from a 13, 26 or 43 mile ride, with water and food stops throughout. Cost is $20 for a single rider or $50 for a family of five or less. Proceeds support youth programs at the DLCCC. Call 218-844-4221 for more info.

Tuesday, July 14

Sons of Norway: Sons of Norway, Vikingland Lodge 1-495 will meet at 6 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Park. Please note change of meeting time and location. Bring your own chair; face masks encouraged, but not required, and please observe social distancing guidelines. Donuts and coffee will be served following the short business meeting.

Tuesdays in the Park: Live music by Doc & the Scrubs, 7-8:30 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell. No cover charge; free will donations accepted. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.

Thursday, July 16

Mainstreet-A Bob Seger Tribute: Hosted by the Historic Holmes Theatre, Steve Kelly & the Tribute Kings will perform a live concert featuring the music of Bob Seger in the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell, starting at 7:30 p.m. No admission fee, but free will donations will be accepted. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.


Humane Society Shelter Days: The Humane Society of the Lakes will host a Shelter Days event this Friday and Saturday, July 10-11 at the shelter, located at 19665 US Hwy. 59, Detroit Lakes. There will be a garage sale both days, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., as well as a dog run at 11 a.m. Saturday; area food trucks will be gathered in the back yard of the shelter on Saturday as well.

Shorewood Chapel: The Rev. Tim Cook will officiate at non-denominational church services every Sunday at the Shoreham Chapel, 24263 N. Melissa Drive, Detroit Lakes, starting at 10:45 a.m., through Sept. 3. More info at

Lakes Country Woodcarvers: All area residents interested in wood carving are invited to join the Lakes Country Woodcarvers at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center every Tuesday, 1-4 p.m. For more information contact Bob Collins, 218-847-7714.