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, 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 (event sponsors).

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Friday, August 28

Food Truck Fridays: Hosted by Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary, every Friday through Sept. 4. Detroit Lakes City Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.Food trucks on site may change; event will be held rain or shine.

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.

Tuesday, September 1

Shelter Fest/Tuesdays in the Park: The Humane Society of the Lakes is teaming up with Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre to host its annual Shelter Fest fundraiser in combination with the theater's final Tuesdays in the Park concert of 2020, starting at 5 p.m. in the City Park Bandshell. There will be a silent auction, kids' rock painting activity and an opportunity to get a glimpse at HSL's new 2020 logo wear (available for purchase online) from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a 90-minute concert from local entertainer Tim Eggebraaten at 7 p.m. The DL Ice Cream Truck will also be serving up frozen treats for purchase throughout the evening. No admission fee; proceeds will go directly to benefit the pets at HSL's shelter on the north side of Detroit Lakes. Seating is limited; please bring a blanket or chair to sit on, and practice social distancing guidelines.

Friday, September 4

Food Truck Fridays: Hosted by Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary, the final Food Truck Friday of 2020 will be held at the Detroit Lakes City Park from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Food trucks on site may change; event will be held rain or shine.

Sunday, September 6

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.


Detroit Lakes Bowling Association: Bowling leagues are forming now and are looking for bowlers. Leagues will begin the week of Sept. 7 at Detroit Lakes' Voyageur Lanes. If you are interested in bowling full-time or being a substitute bowler, please contact the bowling alley at 218-844-2695 or Deb Krogsgaard, association manager at 651-283-7930. They will ensure you are put into contact with a league which is the best fit for you.

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


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.