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 29

Women's EDGE Speaker Mariah Prussia: The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a presentation by its latest Women's EDGE speaker, Mariah Prussia, via Zoom, from 3 to 5 p.m. The online waiting room will open at 2:45. Tickets to this event are $25 — please call 218-847-9202 for more information.

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Friday, July 31

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, August 1

LAMBAT Family Mountain Bike Ride: Come to Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, 29409 - 170th Street, Detroit Lakes, for a family mountain bike ride hosted by Lakes Area Mountain Bike Alliance and Trails (LAMBAT); free rental bikes will be available starting at 9 a.m., with the ride to get underway at 9:30. Call 218-844-7669 for more info.

Sunday, August 2

Wiseguyz Car Club Show: Come and see all the great cars on display in the Lakes Liquor Store parking lot (200 Holmes St. E., Detroit Lakes) from 6 to 8 p.m. Call Terry Steinhaus at 218-849-2720 for more info.

Tuesday, August 4

Tuesdays in the Park: Live music by Eric Reitan, 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. In case of rain, this concert will be canceled.

Wednesday, August 5

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.

Friday, August 7

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.

Tuesday, August 11

Crazy Daze: The Detroit Lakes downtown business community and Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Craze Daze from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food trucks, small business vendors, and downtown retailers will be taking to the street for a day of sidewalk sales, food specials and fun. Call 218-847-9202 for more information.


Breakfast Rotary Peach Sale: Detroit Lakes' Breakfast Rotary Club will be selling fresh peaches on Saturday. Aug. 8 and Sunday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at two different locations: The parking lots at the new Outlet Recreation facility, also known as the old Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store, south of Highway 10 on the east edge of Detroit Lakes; and the new Boys and Girls Thrift Store, located in the old Kmart building south of Highway 10 on the west edge of Detroit Lakes. Cost is $36 for a full lug or $21 for a half lug. Sellers will be following the state's COVID-19 guidelines.

Vergas Looney Daze: The community of Vergas WILL be holding their Looney Daze festival this summer, from Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 9. Events will include a Beatles tribute show in Long Lake Park, a fireworks show, a loon calling contest, magic show, Puppy Plunge, classic car show, parade and water fights. A full, downloadable schedule is available online at

Lakes Area Farmers Market: Open every Tuesday and Saturday at Peoples Park in Detroit Lakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. More info at or 661-345-7450.

Shady Hollow Flea Market: Located at 12673 Co. Hwy. 17, Shady Hollow Flea Market in rural Detroit Lakes is open every Saturday and Sunday this summer from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meander through 3.5 acres of treasure-laden, shaded and grassy grounds with a mix of permanent and temporary vendors displaying a variety of new and used merchandise. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack are also available for purchase. More info at or 601-809-6661.

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

Plant, Pest & Gardening Clinics: The Becker County Master Gardeners' summer gardening clinics are online and by phone only at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you have gardening questions call the Extension Office at 846-7328 or send an email to Linda Perrine, Becker County Master Gardener Coordinator at


Double S Rodeo: The 4th Annual Double S Rodeo, set for Aug. 14-15 at Double S Arena north of Detroit Lakes, has been canceled for 2020. Call Jessica Metry, 218-234-7491, or Scot Stelter, 218-849-4714, for more information.

Blues, Beer & BBQ: The Detroit Lakes Kiwanis have canceled their 2020 Blues, Beer & BBQ celebration, originally set for Satirday, Aug. 8 at Washington Park in Detroit Lakes. The 2021 celebration is set for Aug. 14.

Becker County Fair: As previously announced, the Becker County Fair previously set for July 29-Aug. 1 has been postponed until 2021. For more information contact Fair Board President and Fair Manager, Keith Sonnenberg at 218-847-5490, or send an email to

Tough Laker Youth Obstacle Course: This event, set to take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2 in the Detroit Lakes City Park, has been canceled for 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions. Visit or call 218-844-4221 for more information.