For the 10th anniversary of their annual Boats & Bars fundraiser, the Lakes Area Parrot Heads are planning a full weekend of activities.

Friday marks the Parrot Heads’ third annual Macaws for Paws fundraiser for the Marshmallow Foundation, a nonprofit animal shelter located in Detroit Lakes.

Held in conjunction with Boats & Bars, this event will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes, with music from Jambo Joe Bones.

The festivities will also include a raffle drawing for a Belize vacation package (tickets $5 each), and a silent auction.

Then on Saturday, it’s a “Party at the Red Neck Yacht Club,” as Boats & Bars X takes over the sandbar between Big and Little Detroit lakes. A full stage will be set up on the sandbar, with Island Time set to perform at noon; Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe taking the stage from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and Mary Cutrufello performing from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

At other participating locations around the lake, Denny Craswell will be kicking off the day’s festivities by performing at Zorbaz at 11 a.m., a DJ will be spinning tunes live at the Holiday Inn starting at 1 p.m., and Hardwood Groove will take the stage at the Bridge Marina, Bar & Grill from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The festivities will begin to wind down with the 10th anniversary door prize drawings at 5 p.m.

All proceeds from Saturday’s Boats & Bars festivities will benefit the Humane Society of the Lakes.

The following day, Zorbaz will once again welcome the Parrot Heads for “Sunday Bloody Mary Morning,” with Bloody Mary cocktails being served and Jambo Joe Bones performing live from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, please visit the Parrot Heads’ Facebook page, or take a look at the Boats & Bars page on their website at

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