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.

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.

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Sons of Norway: The regular monthly meeting of Sons of Norway, Vikingland Lodge 1-495 will take place at 6 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Park. Please bring a chair to social distance and feel free to wear a mask. Coffee will be served following the meeting. You are invited to stay for the music in the park at 7 p.m.

Tuesdays in the Park: Live music by Hoky & the Fairweathers, 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 12

Cruise DL Night Drive: In following with the Minnesota governor's executive order to keep events less than 250 people, there will be no traditional Cruise DL Night show — but car enthusiasts are invited to participate in a scenic drive from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Becker County Fairgrounds parking lot. Please stay in your cars, as maps will be handed out before the drive starts. Call 218-847-9202 for more information.

Thursday, August 13

Becker County Republicans: The August meeting of the Becker County Republicans will be held at 1123 U.S. Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes, just north of Spitfire. There will be a social gathering at 6 p.m., with the business meeting to follow at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 14

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 15

Young Life Triathlon: Lakes Area Young Life will be hosting the sprint course-only portion of its annual triathlon from 8 a.m. to noon at the Detroit Lakes City Park and Pavilion. There will be no relay event this year; participation is limited to 250 racers. Visit or call Greg Johnson, 218-325-3550, for more information.

Tuesday, August 18

Tuesdays in the Park: Live music by Zachary Scot Johnson, 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 19

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.


Vergas Looney Days: The community of Vergas WILL be holding their Looney Days community festival this weekend, through Sunday, Aug. 9. Events will include a loon calling contest, magic show, Puppy Plunge, classic car show, parade and water fights. A full, downloadable schedule is available online at

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.

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


Wolf Lake Harvest Festival: There will be no Harvest Festival in Wolf Lake this year. The 37th annual community festival, originally scheduled for Aug. 14-15, has been postponed until 2021.

Double S Rodeo: The 4th Annual Double S Rodeo, set for Aug. 14-15 at Double S Arena north of Detroit Lakes, has been postponed until 2021. 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 Saturday, Aug. 8 at Washington Park in Detroit Lakes. The 2021 celebration is set for Aug. 14.