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Look What's Happening In Detroit Lakes!

When you are visiting our area for summer fun, we want to ensure you get the most of your time here with your family & friends!  Check out what we have going on in our town!

In addition to what is listed below, see this link below for additional activities in the Detroit Lakes Area!

New information is added to this each Tuesday! 


  •  Here's what’s going on Detroit Lakes this week!


    What’s Happening

    Monday – Sunday, August 6-12

    • Pine to Palm Golf Tournament, Detroit Country Club


    Tuesday, August 7

    • Crazy Daze, 7am-7pm, downtown Detroit Lakes
    • Lakes Area Farmer’s Market, 10am-1pm, Peoples Park, www.lakesareafarmersmarket.com
    • Smorgasbord & Hootenanny, Fair Hills Resort; cruise on the Big Pelican at 5pm, Smorgasbord at 6pm, Hootenanny at 7:45pm.  Call 218-847-7638 for reservations, www.fairhillsresort.com
    • Habitat for Humanity Fundraising Picnic, 6pm, DL City Park; freewill donation
    • Tuesdays in the Park, 7pm, DL City Park Bandshell; music by the Ulen Centennial Band.  Bring a chair, 218-844-7469, www.dlccc.org
    • Tamarac Refuge Hunt Plan Public Meeting, 7pm, M State Conf. Center; 218-847-2641


    Wednesday, Aug. 8

    • Wild Wednesdays, 10am, Tamarac NWR; explore the world of nature with your child or grandchild during this hour long adventure.  Activities designed for 3-7 year olds.  847-2641, www.fws.gov/refuge/tamarac
    • Women’s Wednesday, 3-5pm, Forest Edge Gallery; Karla Urbach jewelry Trunk Show, summer grilling demo by Duane & Jen Ditterich from Ditterich Farm, music, light refreshments, prize drawing.  218-342-2681, www.forestedgeartgallery.com
    • Cruise DL Night, 4-8:30pm, West Lake Drive; bring your car down or come and see all the great cars on display!  218-847-9202


    Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12

    • Vergas Looney Daze


    Thursday, Aug. 9

    • Ladies Golf Clinic, 5pm, Wildflower Golf Course; designed for all skill levels, fee charged.  888-752-9945,www.wildflowergolfcourse.com
    • Aqua Chautauqua, 5pm, Dunton Locks County Park; this event incorporates science, arts & history in creative ways to engage participants to learn, share, protect and appreciate our beautiful water resources.  Hosted by UMN Water Resources.
    • Summer Thursdays “LIVE” at The Lodge, 5-8pm, The Lodge on Lake Detroit; music by Jordan Christianson Jazz Trio.  No cover charge, 218-847-8439, www.thelodgeonlakedetroit.com
    • Live Music by April Spaeth, 7pm, Spanky’s Stone Hearth; 218-334-3555, www.spankysstonehearth.com


    Friday, Aug. 10

    • Live Music by Tim Eggebraaten, 6-10pm, Long Bridge Bar, Grill & Marina; 218-847-1949, www.longbridgedl.com
    • DL Firefighters Street Dance, 8:45pm, in front of Lakeside Tavern; music by 32 Below; admittance is a donation
    • Music by Smokin’ Amp DJ, 9pm, Holiday Inn; 218-847-2121, www.dlinn.com


    Saturday & Sunday, August 11-12

    • Quake the Lake Powerboat Races, 12-4pm, hot laps at noon, racing at 1pm, DL City Beach area
    • Pine Point Pow Wow, Grand Entry: Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm


    Saturday, Aug. 11

    • Lakes Area Farmer’s Market 1, 10am-1pm, Peoples Park
    • 4th Annual DL Antique & Classic Boat Show, 10am-2pm, DL City Beach
    • Fun Fungi & Mushroom Workshop, 12-5pm, Tamarac NWR; 218-847-2641, www.fws.gov/refuge/tamarac
    • Live Music by Rick Adams (acoustic), 4-6pm, Richwood Winery; 218-844-5990, www.richwoodwinery.com
    • Live Music by Mike Hokanson, 6-10pm, Long Bridge; 218-847-1949, www.londbridgedl.com
    • Live Music by The Castaways, 9pm, Pit 611; 218-439-6121, www.pit611.com
    • Live Music by Audio Throttle, 9pm, Holiday Inn; 218-847-2121, www.dlinn.com
    • Live Music by The Front Fenders, 9pm, Hotel Shoreham; 218-847-9913, www.hotelshoreham.com


    Sunday, Aug. 12

    • Shady Hollow Flea Market, 7am; 601-809-6661, www.shadyhollowfleamarket.com
    • Discovery Dives, area lakes; contact Gary at 218-847-4868 or seal4868@gmail.com
    • Free Wildlife Movie: First Flight, A Mother Hummingbird’s Story, 2pm, Tamarac NWR; 847-2641
    • Live Music by Island Time, 2-6pm, Long Bridge Bar, Grill & Marina; 218-847-1949, www.longbridgedl.com


    Monday, August 13

    • Ruby’s Pantry, 5-7pm, M State, door E5; $20 cash donation; bring 2 boxes or laundry baskets.  218-847-5213,kayla.simon@minnesota.edu
    • Cruise to the Pit Night Classic Car Show & Shine, 5pm, Pit 611; music by Bruce & Tiki D, 218-439-6121, www.pit611.com


    Tuesday, Aug. 14

    • Lakes Area Farmer’s Market, 10am-1pm, Peoples Park, www.lakesareafarmersmarket.com
    • Outsmart the Scammers, 6-7pm, DL Public Library; educate yourself about fraud and learn strategies to help protect yourself & your loved ones.  Free, but please RSVP by August 9 to Nancy at 218-847-5960 or email anna.l.schmitz@edwardjones.com
    • Smorgasbord & Hootenanny, Fair Hills Resort; cruise on the Big Pelican at 5pm, Smorgasbord at 6pm, Hootenanny at 7:45pm.  Call 218-847-7638 for reservations, www.fairhillsresort.com
    • Habitat for Humanity Fundraising Picnic, 6pm, DL City Park; freewill donation
    • Tuesdays in the Park, 7pm, DL City Park Bandshell; music by Doc & the Scrubs.  Bring a chair, 218-844-7469, www.dlccc.org



    Hwy. 59 Road Construction begins August 6

    • From Willow Street to just south of the Otter Tail County line
    • View the detour map and keep up to date with the schedule on the project website at





    • Volunteers are needed for the 15th Annual Young Life Triathlon, August 17 & 18.  If you are interested, see the linkhttps://goo.gl/forms/HTYlIXlR7lu9FldD2
    • School Supply Drive is underway to benefit Lakes Area students in need.  Items needed are: No. 2 pencils, glue sticks/bottles, markers, colored pencils, 24-count crayons, pencil pouches, 2-pocket folders, pens, scissors, 1” 3-ring binders, 3-hole loose leaf paper, wide & narrow ruled notebooks, composition notebooks, highlighters, erasers, pencil boxes, rulers, watercolor paints & backpacks.  Dropoff locations:  Midwest Bank, Anytime Fitness, Central Market, Active Nutrition, Becker County Human Services, Frazee Family Foods.  Cash/check donations can be made payable to Lakes Area Back to School Drive.


    On sale at the Chamber:

    • Sun’s Out Guns Out Raffle Tickets, $10; chance to win 25 prizes, drawing on August 25, 6pm, Lakeside Tavern, after Rib Fest
    • Boys & Girls Club Pavers, 8” x 8”, $150



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