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.

Friday, August 21

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.

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Sunday, August 23

Holy Rosary Parish Festival: Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Detroit Lakes will be hosting a "scaled down" version of its annual Parish Festival, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities will include an outdoor mass, picnic dinnerk, country store, bake sale (including "Deacon Gary's" mouth-watering chocolate chip cookies!) and raffle. Call 218-847-1393 for more information.

Tuesday, August 25

Tuesdays in the Park: Live music by DL Dixieland, 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 26

Back to School Supply Drive Distribution: There will be a drive-through school supply distribution event held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Roosevelt Elementary School, 510 11th Ave. SE, Detroit Lakes. Please stay in your vehicle; volunteers will come to you and provide pre-filled backpacks based on the grades of your children. There is no cost to participate, but please preregister by calling Karol at 218-847-5628, ext. 5364. Cash or check donations to support this event can be dropped off at Midwest Bank, Bremer Bank and Anytime Fitness.

Friday, August 28

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.

Steak Fry: The First Zinger Squadron of American Legion Post 15 will be hosting a steak fry fundraiser starting at 5 p.m. in the American Legion Club, 810 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes. Cost is $14 per plate; serving will continue until all the steak is gone.


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


Street Faire at the Lakes: Detroit Lakes' 21st Annual Street Faire at the Lakes, scheduled to take place Aug. 21-22, has been postponed until June 4-5, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Visit

Macaws for Paws: The 8th annnual Lakes Area Parrot Heads fundraiser for the Marshmallow Animal Shelter, Macaws for Paws, was originally scheduled for Aug. 28, but has been postponed until Aug. 27, 2021. Visit for more information.

Boats & Bars XV: The Lakes Area Parrot Heads have postponed their 15th annual Boats & Bars celebration until Aug. 28, 2021. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29.

Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Races: Maplelag Resort has rescheduled its 30th Annual Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Races, originally set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-6, until 2021. Visit for more information.