Looking for some fun in the sun? There are plenty of places to find it in the lakes area this week. From Cruise DL Night to the White Earth Powwow, here's a sneak peek at some of our favorites.
Cruise DL Night
Cruise DL Night returns to Detroit Lakes this Wednesday, June 9. Come on down to West Lake Drive between 4-8:30 p.m. and check out all the vintage wheels on display!
Have your own classic car to show off? Then enter West Lake Drive from Rossman Avenue and find a spot to display your ride — come early for the best selection. There is no cost to attend, either as a driver or as a spectator.
Can't make it? There will be three more chances to enjoy Cruise DL Night, on July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8. For more information, go to Facebook.com/CruiseDLNight.
Food Truck Fridays
The Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club invites everyone to check out this year's Food Truck Fridays, taking place at the Detroit Lakes City Park every Friday through Sept. 3.
A variety of local food trucks will gather in the City Park's main parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — and there's even a few new ones in the mix this year, including the Spit Fire Grill and Sone's Cajun-Asian Foods. There is no admission fee, but cost of food will vary.
Check out the Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Facebook page for all the latest updates on this popular summer event.
White Earth Powwow
The 153rd White Earth Powwow and Treaty Day Celebration takes place this Friday through Sunday, June 10-12, at the powwow grounds in White Earth.
Besides the Grand Entry celebrations at 1 and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and again at 1 p.m. Sunday, there will also be youth and adult dance contests, a singing competition, a 5K run/walk, royalty competition, food vendors and more.
Growth of the Game Open & Jr. Golf Clinic
The Lakeview Golf Course at the Detroit Country Club will be host to a full slate of events this Friday and Saturday, June 11-12, including a couple of free junior golf clinics!
First up is the Growth of the Game Open, set for a shotgun start on Friday at 5 p.m. Cost to participate is $40 per player, or $100 for a team of up to four players. To register, contact Bob Gorden at 218-234-5509.
Then on Saturday, the Lakeview will host a couple of free golf clinics. An adaptive clinic for people with physical and mental challenges will be held from 9 to 10 a.m., with a general clinic to follow, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Drive, chip and putt contests for boys and girls, games, fun, food and prizes are planned. There is no cost to attend the clinics, and no pre-registration is required.
Beat the heat with an art show
Last but certainly not least, for those looking to escape the sweltering temperatures outside for an hour or two — and enjoy some unique, beautiful art along the way — there's a free exhibition titled "Unity in Art" taking place at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes this Friday and Saturday, June 11-12.
Visual artist Hannah Alley and olfactory/musical artist Frederick Robin have teamed up to present a truly unique, immersive show that engages visitors' eyes, ears, and yes, even noses.
The two recent Detroit Lakes High School graduates — though Robin has already nearly completed his freshman year at Concordia College through the high school's post-secondary enrollment option — had never worked on a collaborative art project before undertaking this one.
"It kind of just happened," Alley said, noting that she had texted Robin late last year about possibly working on a project together, but when the high school went to full distance learning for a few months, from December through February, it made collaborating a bit of a challenge.
"It (the show) evolved on separate tracks, but everything came together at the end," Robin added.
Show hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The exhibit is located in the gallery across the hall from the Holmes Art Cellar, on the theater's basement level. It is free and open to the public.