The Detroit Lakes Tribune accepts community calendar items, for publication online and in our Wednesday and Sunday print editions, space permitting.

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Thursday, July 1

Pickleball Step Up Skills: Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball will be hosting a Step Up Skills course at 11 a.m. on the Peoples Park pickleball courts, for players to improve their playing skills. Meet at Peoples Park Pickleball courts. To register, email

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Summer Scavenger Hunt: The Detroit Lakes Public Library (1000 Washington Ave.) will host a Summer Scavenger Hunt for kids from 2 to 3 p.m. Spend your afternoon on the library’s lawn reading, playing, or participate in a scavenger hunt. Search around the library to win a prize.

Thursday Trucks & Tunes: The Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club is sponsoring an evening of food, fun and live music at the Detroit Lakes City Park, starting at 5 p.m. A variety of food trucks will be gathered in the parking lot until 8 p.m., serving up a host of summer favorites, while over at the bandshell, the Cropdusters will be presenting their Country Bluegrass Blowout. Admission is free, though the cost of food may vary from truck to truck. Rotary raffle tickets will also be on sale for $10 each.

Friday, July 2

Food Truck Fridays: Hosted by Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary, Food Truck Fridays will take place every Friday through Sept. 3. Detroit Lakes City Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Food trucks on site may change; event will be held rain or shine.

Sunday, July 4

Fireworks on the Beach: The Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce and area businesses are teaming up to present a spectacular fireworks show — bigger than ever in honor of the city's 150th birthday — starting at dusk on Little Detroit Lake. Viewing is best from the City Beach, though there are a variety of spots from which to view the free show.

Melissa-Sallie Boat Parades: The Lake Melissa/Sallie Association will present its annual boat parades at 10:30 a.m. Boats will meet at the Shoreham channel, then proceed counter-clockwise around both Melissa and Sallie until they have circumnavigated each lake. About 60 decorated watercraft of all kinds are expected to participate. All lake residents are encouraged to join in the fun and decorate themselves, their docks and properties in celebration of Independence Day. Prizes will be awarded in various decoration categories, including boats, properties and people. No registration is required; just join in the fun.

Floyd Lakes Boat Parades: The Annual Boat Parade marks the highlight of the summer on the Floyds! Get your watercraft decked out to compete in the parade, which starts at 11 a.m. Watercraft should start gathering at 10:45 a.m. for registration; meeting spot is the Floyd Lake Point sandbar for North/Big Floyd, and the Nodsles' dock for Little Floyd. Prizes will be given in several categories, and a traveling trophy is awarded to the overall winner. There will be no rain date this year; watch Facebook for updates, announcements, or cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Questions? Contact Mark Nodsle on Little Floyd at 218-234-1117 or Kari Klingsporn Hitterdal on North/Big Floyd at 701-306-7783.

Long Lake Boat Parade: Long Lake residents who wish to participate in the boat parade are asked to gather at the public launch and depart at 1 p.m. for a full circle of the lake, heading south to start. If possible, please make the full loop if you bring your boat!

Lake Eunice Boat Parade: Lake Eunice residents are invited to gather shortly before the parade's 11 a.m. start in the middle of the lake, then proceed south for a full circle of the lake.

Tuesday, July 6

Tuesdays in the Park: The Historic Holmes Theatre's Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series continues with a 5:30 p.m. picnic lunch, hosted by the Fuller Center for Housing. The picnic will be followed by live music from Jan Severson nder the bandshell in the Detroit Lakes City Park, starting at 7 p.m. Funds raised from the picnic will help provide affordable housing for needy families in the lakes area, while funds raised from the concert will help support the arts in Detroit Lakes. In case of rain, both the picnic lunch and concert will be canceled. For more information about the picnics, contact Bob Jernberg, 218-847-6626 or 701-367-2934. For more information about the concerts, call 218-844-7469 or visit

Thursday, July 8

Outdoor Reading Lounge: Spend your afternoon on the library’s lawn reading, playing, or creating your own puppets to put on a show! Make-and-Take Puppet Craft Kits available while supplies last. Event gets underway at 2 p.m.

Friday, July 9

LARL 60th Anniversary Concert: Tim Eggebraaten will be the featured performer at an outdoor concert hosted by Lake Agassiz Regional Library in celebration of its 60th anniversary. The family-friendly concert gets underway at the Detroit Lakes Public Library (1000 Washington Ave.) at 4 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Admission is offered free of charge. Food trucks and the library’s Book Bike will be on hand, and activities for kids will be available.

Saturday, July 10

Airport Drive-In, Fly-In Breakfast: The Detroit Lakes Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting a Drive-In, Fly-In Breakfast at the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport, from 8 a.m. to noon. Hosted by the local Experimental Aircraft Association, this event will feature aircraft of every description along with classic cars and of course, a delicious breakfast.


Northwest Water Carnival: Detroit Lakes' 85th Annual Northwest Water Carnival begins Friday, July 9 and continues through Sunday, July 18, with events including water fights, sand volleyball and bean bag tournaments, sand castle and ship building contests, two nights of live music at Bash on the Beach, and last but not least, the Parade of the Northwest. Hosted by the Detroit Lakes Jaycees; visit for a full schedule.

Peoples Park Pickleball: The pickleball courts at Peoples Park are owned by the City of Detroit Lakes, and are open to the public 24/7. Detroit Lakes Area Pickleball (DLAP) offers organized play every Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon. Other popular times to play are Tuesday and Thursday evenings after 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday mornings. For more information, visit the DL Pickleball page on Facebook.

Lakes Area Farmers Market: The Lakes Area Farmers Market is now open for the season at Detroit Lakes’ Peoples Park (behind Zorbaz). Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday. For more information visit or call 661-345-7450.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Here is the meeting schedule for the Detroit Lakes Alano Club at 827 Summit Ave. — Sundays at 1 p.m., 12x12 open meeting; Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Big Book open meeting; Wednesdays at 12 noon, Grapevine open meeting; Wednesdays at 6 p.m., women's open meeting; Thursdays at 7 p.m., Intro to AA open meeting; Saturdays at 7 a.m., men's open meeting; Saturdays at 9 a.m., Women's Big Book closed meeting; Saturdays at 8 p.m., open topic meeting. There are no dues or fees for meetings. For more information, call the Detroit Lakes Alano Club at 218-844-9970, or the District 3 AA Helpline at 877-833-2327.

Overeaters Anonymous: Do you find yourself turning to food for comfort? Is your eating affecting your health or the way you live your life? Do you find your mind preoccupied with thoughts of food? If any of these describes you, then Overeaters Anonymous may be for you. No diets to follow, no weigh-ins, no fees — just a 12-step program for those who struggle in their relationship with food. The OA Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at noon in Detroit Lakes' Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1043 Lake Ave.); please use the south parking lot entrance. The Freedom From Bondage OA Group meets on Sundays at 6 p.m. in the Community Alliance Church, 408 West Elm St., Detroit Lakes. Please use the east door.

Lake Country Woodcarvers: Anyone interested in wood carving or woodworking is welcome to bring their latest projects to the Holmes Art Cellar every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and enjoy a free woodworking session. Pattern books and other resources are available in the Woodcarvers' library for checkout. There is no cost to participate. Call Dale Wavra at 701-371-5204 for more information.