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Summerscape Outdoor recreation and community events around Detroit Lakes and Perham

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Contents LAND & LAKES

Explore the outdoors from every angle................. 12-29

SPOTLIGHT CELEBRATIONS

Detroit Lakes’ Sesquicentennial..................................... 6-11 Perham’s Turtle Fest........................................................ 30-32 The Northwest Water Carnival.................................. 34-38

10 FUN THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER

(That We Haven’t Already Mentioned)....................... 41-43

AREA CALENDAR OF EVENTS............................................................44-45 DINING GUIDE.................................................46-54 4 | SUMMERSCAPE

Summerscape is a summer magazine for Detroit Lakes and Perham area visitors as well as seasonal and year-round residents. Design/Layout Jamie Hoyem Publisher Melissa Swenson Editor Marie Johnson

Contributors Vicki Gerdes Elizabeth Vierkant Marie Johnson

For advertising information: Email Melissa Swenson at mswenson@dlnewspapers.com Published jointly by the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus Newspapers. May 26, 2021


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SPOTLIGHT CELEBRATION: DETROIT LAKES’ SESQUICENTENNIAL

Happy 150th,

Detroit Lakes! BY VICKI GERDES | FOR SUMMERSCAPE

City’s Sesquicentennial celebration is July 29-31

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etroit Lakes is turning 150 years old this summer — and the community is planning to celebrate in style. A time capsule will be buried and the city’s signature bronze sailboat sculpture will be revamped and relocated to the City Park entrance on Washington Avenue, then rededicated in ceremonies set for Thursday, July 29. The festivities will also include an ice cream social — with 2,000

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frozen treats donated for the occasion by Central Market — and a “Hoot & Toot” display of city police, fire, rescue and utility vehicles in the City Park, which will get underway at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., the Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club will host the return of its popular “Trucks & Tunes” concerts at the City Park Bandshell, with a variety of local food trucks and live music from Matt Aakre until 8 p.m.


SPOTLIGHT CELEBRATION: DETROIT LAKES’ SESQUICENTENNIAL

▲ Vicki Gerdes / Summerscape This four-foot sailboat, titled “Colorful Breeze,” was designed by artist Shelly Paxton for the “150 Sails Up in DL” public art project, part of the city’s Sesquicentennial celebrations.

On Friday, July 30, continued festivities will feature the Coast Film Festival at the Lake, an event “showcasing creative professionals and amateur filmmakers who have the unique ability to inspire through adventure short films,” according to the event application submitted to the Detroit Lakes City Council in April. The all-day festival will include “a whole evening of short films,

panels with the creators, live music and togetherness,” and there will also be youth activities incorporated throughout the day. In the parking lot next to the bandshell, the Noon Rotary Club will be hosting its Food Truck Fridays event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., so festival-goers can enjoy a variety of tasty treats from local food truck vendors. Continued on page 8

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Continued from page 7

Saturday, July 31 will bring the Lakes-a-palooza, another all-day celebration featuring food and drink specials at local bars and restaurants, live entertainment and more. For more information about Detroit Lakes’ 150th celebrations, visit dl150.com. Coincidentally, the Becker County Fair will also be happening that same weekend, July 28-31. Visit beckercountyfair.com for more information on that.

▲ Vicki Gerdes / Summerscape Hundreds of people strolled through Detroit Lakes’ Kent Freeman Arena on Friday, April 30, to view all the sailboat sculptures created for the “150 Sails Up in DL” public art project.

‘150 Sails Up in DL’

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Live music every Tuesday night at 7pm in the DL City Park Bandshell. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Free will donations accepted. June 1 - Becker Coounty Dixieland Authority June 8 - Mike Hokanson June 15 - Buffalo River Ramblers June 22 - Rhoda Habedank June 29 - Eric Reitan July 6 - Jan Severson July 13 - Doc & the Scrubs July 20 - Tim Eggebraaten July 27 - Generation Gap Aug. 3 - Ulen Centennial Band Aug. 10 - Doc & the Scrubs Aug. 17 - DeMasi Brothers Aug. 24 - Mark Fogelson Aug. 31 - Becker County Dixieland Authority

Friday, Aug. 13 • 10am - 7pm Saturday, Aug. 14 • 10am - 5pm Downtown Detroit Lakes! Visit DLCCC.org to see everything we have happening this summer! Live Music ~ Art Classes ~ Outdoor Concerts Theatre Camps ~ Music Camps & more!

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Activities at the museum

This summer is also the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Becker County’s government, and the local museum is marking the occasion with a new Becker County history book, set to debut as part of the July 29 celebrations. Written by former Detroit Lakes Tribune reporter Pippi Mayfield, the book is intended to be an update on the “Pioneer History of Becker County” book written by Alvin H. Wilcox and published by the museum in 1907. Mayfield will be on hand to sign copies of her book during the festivities. A revamped edition of the Wilcox book will be available for purchase, as well. In addition, a Sesquicentennial exhibit opened at the Becker County Museum on May 27, featuring historic banner displays provided by sponsoring businesses and organizations, as well as a host of memorabilia from the city’s, and county’s, 150-year history. A familybased component of the exhibit will include photo collages contributed by families with a long history in the community. The exhibit will be on display through the end of the year. The Becker County Museum is located at 714 Summit Avenue in Detroit Lakes.

▲ Vicki Gerdes / Tribune A half dozen local food trucks were parked in front of Kent Freeman Arena on Friday, April 30 for the Sailboat Regatta Party, celebrating the “150 Sails Up in DL” public art project. Visit them all! More food truck festivals are planned this summer in Detroit Lakes, including both Trucks & Tunes and Food Truck Fridays, which take place in the City Park.

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SPOTLIGHT CELEBRATION: DETROIT LAKES’ SESQUICENTENNIAL

▲ Vicki Gerdes / Summerscape Sailboat sculptures decorated by more than 80 regional artists were on display during the Sailboat Regatta Party in Detroit Lakes. The sailboats were then transferred to their new homes around the city as part of the Sesquicentennial celebrations.

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LAND & LAKES

Land and Lakes BY DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE AND PERHAM FOCUS STAFF FOR SUMMERSCAPE

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hether you prefer paddles or pedals for your outdoor adventures, the Lakes Area’s got what you’re looking for. With an abundance of parks, trails, rivers and, of course, lakes, there’s no excuse for boredom around these parts. Read on to learn about some of the area’s best bets for outdoor recreation.

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Things to do on land GO HIKING From trails to parks to city sidewalks, there’s a plethora of places to put your foot down in the Lakes Area. Read on to learn about several of the best.

Dunton Locks County Park This 53-acre park (pictured) just south of Detroit Lakes has nearly 4 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails on the hills along the shores between Lake Sallie and Muskrat Lake. The northern trails wind through hardwood forested hills that were once a gathering spot for Sioux Indians, and remnants of Indian burial mounds are still present throughout the park. The southern trails also wind through rolling, wooded terrain.

Mountain View Recreation Area The 3 miles of natural surface trails at Becker County’s Mountain View Recreation Area wind their way through a mature, mixed hardwood forest. The trails are wide and offer several different loop options. The trails are used for

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North Country National Scenic Trail

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Spanning seven states and over 4,600 miles, the North Country Hiking Trail is the longest hiking path in the United States. The trail through Becker County runs 62 miles from Itasca State Park to the Becker County-Otter Tail County line near Frazee. Suggested hikes on the trail include: • North from the Highway 34 Trailhead (located two miles east of Becker County Road 29), out-and-back: Hike as far as you want then return. You will cross through prairie fields and see wetlands. • South from Highway 113 Trailhead in the White Earth State Forest, out-and-back: Hike through a white pine plantation then return. • Highway 113 to CR-39 Trailhead, 4.3 miles: Hike through a mix of hardwoods and pine plantations and over some hilly terrain. Part of this hike is along the Laurentian (Continental) Divide.

The North Country Trail also runs through the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, a quiet and pristine place for outdoor play. Access the trail from 400th Avenue, Blackbird Wildlife Drive or the Pine Lake Parking Area on County Highway 29. In addition to the North Country Trail, Tamarac offers several miles of other hiking trails. Park at the Discovery Center and take the 1/4-mile Discovery Loop, or the 1.5-mile Bear Paw Trail, which goes to historic cabins. On the Old Indian Hiking Trail, follow in the footsteps of the Ojibwe people and experience the beauty of the maple basswood forest. This 2.4-mile loop trail is accessed from County Highway 29. For more information, visit fws.gov/refuge/Tamarac/.

Greater Sucker Creek

This gem boasts 117 acres of natural woods and prairie with accessible paved paths, unimproved trails, marshwalks, a designated trout stream, amphitheater and interpretive signs. The park is located on the southeast side of Detroit Lakes, just off U.S. Highway 10.

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Mountain biking trails and resources

GO BIKING Bicycling has been soaring in popularity since the start of the pandemic. Street biking is as simple as picking a local sidewalk, lake, park or trail to bike around. A list of trails is included here; visit local city and county websites for trail maps and additional information, or stop by a local Chamber of Commerce office. As for mountain biking, Detroit Mountain Recreation Area (pictured below) is the easiest and closest trail system, with downhill trails and cross-country bike trails as well as a progressive skills loop trail. In addition, Mountain View Recreation Area, maintained by Becker County, offers bike trails, and Maplelag Resort has 25 miles of mountain bike trails open to the public for a free will donation.

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Hiking and biking trails AROUND DETROIT LAKES

• The Fish Hatchery Recreation Trail is a 1.1-mile paved trail that follows the Pelican River from the western shores of Detroit Lake to Lake Sallie at Dunton Locks County Park. More information is available by calling Becker County Parks and Recreation at 218-8462612 or visiting the county parks and recreation website. • The Lakeside Recreation Trail offers a magnificent view of Big Detroit Lake. The paved 1.25-mile trail runs from North Shore Drive to East Shore Drive along the frontage road and U.S. Highway 10. More information is available by calling Detroit Lakes Public Works at 218-847-4637 or visiting the City of Detroit Lakes website.

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Hiking and biking trails • The Richwood Road Recreation Trail parallels County Highway 21 to North Tower Road. This 1-mile paved trail provides walkers and bikers in the northern areas of Detroit Lakes quick access to the heart of the city. For more information, call the Becker County Highway Department at 218-847-4463 or visit the county website. • And coming soon… The Heartland State Trail. Plans are well underway to expand the Heartland State Trail through Becker County, with paved pathways soon to be finished near Detroit Lakes. The trail is currently a 49-mile, multiple-use trail that extends from Park Rapids to Cass Lake. It connects with the Paul Bunyan State Trail system and other regional train systems.

The trail connects to the Cal Miller Bike Trail, which heads south and loops through town.

The new extensions will stretch the trail west to Moorhead, offering cyclists a longer, more rural adventure.

AROUND PERHAM

• Arvig Trail and Park, on County Road 51 on the north side of Perham, offers a paved bike and walking path as well as softball and soccer fields, volleyball sand courts, tennis courts, Little League fields and a frisbee golf court.

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• Pioneer Grounds, east of Arvig Park on County Road 8, features a 3-mile bike and walking loop that circles the park. Vehicles may park on the grass field off 3rd Avenue NW and 6th Street NW. The grounds are the site of Perham’s annual Pioneer Festival and Black Powder Rendezvous events. • The Wildflower Trail is for both bikers and nature walkers. It runs along the front side of Perham Health and connects to the downtown area, as well as to the Wellness Trail, a ¾-mile loop through the hospital’s 37-acre grounds. A Perham trail map is available at progressiveperham.com.

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VISIT A DOG PARK

• Wardale Dog Park (pictured), in Perham, is located right off of Highway 8 just north of town, near Arvig Park and Lakeside Golf Course. • In Detroit Lakes, the city dog park is located in the industrial section of town, across the street from Lakeshirts, at 1023 10th Avenue SE. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, and has separate areas for small and large dogs.

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GO ATVing There are miles of ATV and OHV trails around Becker County, with the northeastern part of the county being a particular hotspot. The Forest Riders Trail in the Smoky Hills and Two Inlets State Forest is a 100-mile scenic ride through Becker and Hubbard counties, on terrain ranging from rolling and hilly to level and smooth. Some are joint trails that are used for snowmobiling in the winter. A local ATV club, Woods-n-Wheels, helps maintain the trails, organizes group rides and overnight trips, and even offers personal guided rides for interested visitors. Contact the club by visiting the Woods and Wheels ATV Club Facebook page or woodsandwheelsatvclub.com. Trail maps are also available at the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce office.

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Local places to picnic and play Detroit Lakes City Park, located at one end of the city’s mile-long beach on Detroit Lake, features a large playground for kids (plus another right across the street, near Washington Ballpark), a historic pavilion, multiple shelters and picnic areas, a bandshell, paved walkways, a disc golf course, tennis courts across the street, and more. Located not far from the downtown area, and within easy walking distance to an array of lakeside restaurants like Hub 41 and Zorbaz, this park is the premier place for outdoor events like concerts and Food Truck Fridays. Detroit Lakes is also home to Peoples Park, located behind Zorbaz and home to the city’s new Pickleball Courts, as well as city parks at Long Lake and along the South Shore. There’s also a hard-to-miss Veterans Memorial Park right downtown on Highway 10, as well as a memorial park for Civil War Veterans, G.A.R. Park, at 317 Washington Ave. For more information about Detroit Lakes city parks, visit cityofdetroitlakes.com. Outside of the city, Dunton Locks is a good place for a picnic, with multiple shelters and gathering spots, paved pathways for walking and biking, footbridges, fishing and more. Sucker Creek is another great spot to go. In Perham, Paul Miller Park, located north of town on Little Pine Lake, has picnic areas, a playground, paved pathways, water access and open spaces for play. There’s also the residential County Pines Park, on Pine Needle Drive in Perham, and Arvig Park, just north of town; these also feature play areas and more. Continued on page 20

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Krauss Park, on the Southwest side of Perham, is a large grassy block that contains playground equipment, a picnic area and flower gardens. The state park nearest to both Detroit Lakes and Perham is Maplewood State Park (pictured). About a 30 minute drive away near Pelican Rapids, Maplewood features all the amenities of a state park, including recreation trails and paved paths, a beach area, multiple water accesses for boating, canoeing and kayaking, shelters and picnic areas, camping and occasional events. For more information, visit the DNR website at tinyurl.com/Maplewood-State-Park.

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VISIT A SKATE PARK • The Detroit Lakes Skate Park (pictured), at People’s Park on Phinney Avenue, is open from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day. The Detroit Lakes Skate Park Association is currently working with the city to begin a series of updates and additions to the park. • Kowabunga Skate and Bike Park in Perham is just south of the softball fields along County Highway 51.

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GO GOLFING Whether you’re looking for an easy evening game among friends, a competitive match, nine holes or 18, there’s something for every golfer in and around the Detroit Lakes and Perham areas. Five minutes from Detroit Lakes are the Detroit Country

Club, Lakeview Golf Course, Forest Hills Golf Course, Maple Hills Golf Course and River Hills Golf Course. Of note is the week-long Pine to Palm Amateur Golf Tournament, one of Minnesota’s so-called “resort circuit” tourneys. Pine to Palm has been held

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Disc Golf

• In Detroit Lakes, there’s a newer 18-hole course at Detroit Lakes City Park (pictured), a nine-hole course at Long Lake Park, and a homemade 9-hole course at Meadow Lake Campsite, south of town. • In Frazee, there’s a 9-hole course at Lion’s Park, just behind the World’s Largest Turkey sculpture. • In Perham, disc golf was recently added to the south end of Arvig Park, near the tennis courts. Parking is available on the grass field off 3rd Avenue NW and 6th Street NW. Arvig Park is located on County Road 51 on the north side of Perham. Visit the Professional Disc Golf Association’s website, pdga.com, for more information.

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BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH 24995 CTY HWY 6 • Detroit Lakes www.bereanbaptistdl.org • 847-8914 Sunday Worship Service 11 am & 6 pm Wed. 7 pm Bible Study and King’s Kids

First Baptist Church • Detroit Lakes 300 Central St East • 218.847.4571 DLFirstBaptistChurch.com Sunday School at 9:00am, Service at 10:00am

First Lutheran Church of Audubon elca 373 3rd St. PO Box 7, Audubon MN 56511 218-439-6500 Sunday Worship 9:00 am Communion 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month

Pr. Dean Grier 218-850-4028 (cell) • FLCA@Arvig.net • www.FLCAudubon.org

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FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 24688 County Highway 6 (218) 847-1040 Pastor: Paul Larson

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Grace Lutheran Church

213 Roosevelt Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN • 218-847-4568 Pastor Ann Newgard-Larson www.gracelutherandl.org 9:30 AM Sunday Worship Service 10:00 AM Sunday School for K-6th grade 6:30 PM Wednesday during the school year Handicapped Accessible confirmation classes (Grades 7-9) At Grace Lutheran Church, We are Committed to Our Mission:

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TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA 218-847-7211

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www.trinitylutherandl.org Pastor Jillene Gallatin

Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church

Pastor Dale Robins | Youth Leaders Dan and Anita Thorson Sunday School 9am (during the school year) and 10 a.m. worship Bible Study and Prayer Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. Prayer nights second and fourth Friday’s each month 7 p.m. Men’s Suppers third Friday of the month during the school year Men’s breakfast- last Saturday of each month 8:00 a.m.

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Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church Pastor Kevin Gregory

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PLACES TO RENT A BOAT

Things to do on the water

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GO SWIMMING, FISHING, BOATING The most popular public place to take a dip in the area is Detroit Lakes’ mile-long, sandy City Beach (pictured on facing page, top right). It’s open to everyone, but dogs and alcohol are not allowed. The space is quick to fill with people in the summers, usually being the busiest during the hottest hours of the day. Tanning and swimming are always popular here, and boat rentals are available right on the beach, at J&K Marina, or a few miles east at the Holiday Inn Marina. A number of restaurants are just across the street from the beach, and food trucks and the Ice Cream Truck regularly visit the neighboring City Park. 26 | SUMMERSCAPE

Other public beaches in the area can be found at Middle Cormorant Lake, Eagle Lake, Town Lake, Wolf Lake and in Osage, Frazee, Vergas and Ottertail. Perham has a swimming beach at Paul Miller Park, north of town. Visit the Becker County Parks and Recreation website, or Otter Tail County website, for more information on these. In addition, fishing is popular year-round here, whether it be from piers, boats, shorelines or fish houses. There are dozens of public water accesses across both Becker and Otter Tail counties; visit the county websites for maps and more information.


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GO TUBING DOWN THE OTTER TAIL RIVER Charlie’s Tubing and K&K Tubing, located right next to each other on Highway 34 in Detroit Lakes, both offer rides down the Otter Tail River. Tubes -- for riders, dogs and coolers -- as well as parking and rides to the river entrance, are provided by both businesses. Rides down the river are about 2 hours long straight through, but many tubers like to stop at the popular sandbar along the way. Water shoes are recommended for first-time tubers. You’ll also need to know how many drinks you have, and they need to be in aluminum cans. If you want to beat the crowds, go early or later in the afternoon, as prime time tends to be around 2 p.m.

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TAKE A DIVE

Tri-State Diving of Detroit Lakes, owned by Gary Thompson (pictured), offers scuba diving equipment, dive trips, certification classes and more. Classes are two weeks long in the summer, plus exams. Dive trips are open to divers who are already certified.

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Fri., Aug. 13th the band SILVERADO will be playing following the rodeo! Saturday night dance the night away with pro announcer Trey Windhorst DJ’ing directly after the rodeo. Friday start time is 7:00 p.m. and Saturday start time of 6:00 p.m. Double S Arena is located just five miles north on Hwy 59. Entrance will be located right off Hwy 59. Just look for the signs!

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SPOTLIGHT CELEBRATION: PERHAM’S TURTLE FEST

Go, go, go to Perham this summer Don’t miss the town’s beloved Turtle Races and Turtle fest BY ELIZABETH VIERKANT | FOR SUMMERSCAPE

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very summer for over 40 years, Perham’s International Turtle Races have attracted a crowd of people who come from all over the world. Held each Wednesday throughout the summer at Turtle Race Park, located next to the Perham Area Chamber at 185 East Main Street, the turtle races are a beloved tradition in this tiny Minnesota town, and are the backbone of the community’s big multi-day summer event, Turtle Fest.

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The events were scaled-back and otherwise impacted by the pandemic last summer, but are coming back in full force this year, with races every Wednesday from June 2 to August 25, and Turtle Fest scheduled for June 16-20. People can register for the races starting at 10 a.m., and the races begin at 10:30. Everyone participating gathers in the park’s center circle and, with the blow of a whistle, lets the turtles loose. The first turtle to get to the outside ring wins.


SPOTLIGHT CELEBRATION: PERHAM’S TURTLE FEST The winners race again, until the top three are decided. Turtles are provided at the races, and anyone of any age can participate. A $2 donation is requested, with all proceeds going toward future races. The one exception to the races-onWednesdays rule happens during Turtle Fest, when there’s an extra race on a Friday. Other Turtle Fest activities include: trolley rides and a parade on Friday; 5k, 10k and half marathon runs on Saturday, along with a pancake feed and a visit from some zoo animals that day; a medallion hunt throughout the week, with a $500 prize; a craft fair with food vendors on Friday and Saturday; and more. Perham Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dan Schroeder says the best part of Turtle Fest is that it’s all community-organized. According to him, it’s something the community puts on to say, “Thank you for doing business in Perham!” A full schedule for Turtle Fest and other information can be found at perham.com/turtlefest/.

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SPOTLIGHT CELEBRATION: THE NORTHWEST WATER CARNIVAL

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etroit Lakes’ ultimate summer celebration, the multi-day Northwest Water Carnival, will be making waves again this summer after getting being dampened by COVID-19 crowd restrictions last year. The 2021 carnival is set to take place July 9-18. As usual, the event will be a celebration of all things wet and wonderful, with water fights, a sand dig and sand castle concert, pup plunge, inner tube races, water balloon games, tug-o-war on the beach and much more.

▲ Publicity Photo Clay Walker will be the Saturday night headliner at this year’s Bash on the Beach. The Bash was still tentative at press time.

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SPOTLIGHT CELEBRATION: THE NORTHWEST WATER CARNIVAL

▲ Detroit Lakes Tribune file photo The carnival’s Parade of the Northwest always makes a splash. Bring your water cannons and squirt guns to join in the fun — just be respectful and leave the floats with ‘No Spraying’ signs alone.

Annette Korth, a leading organizer, previously told the Detroit Lakes Tribune that, “We’re super excited to bring it back. This was only the second time in 86 years when we didn’t have a Water Carnival. It’s a staple to our community.” The 2021 carnival will be the 85th one in Detroit Lakes’ history. The longstanding event is put on by the local Jaycees club, which Korth is a member of. Korth and another Jaycee, Mandie Tretbar, are this year’s Water Carnival Admirals, meaning they’re the primary people in charge. A wide range of events are on the

schedule for this year’s carnival, which is essentially a holdover of last year’s event schedule. All the smaller group activities that are traditionally part of the carnival — like the pageants, kids’ games and inflatables, and everything already listed above — will for sure take place, Korth said. Larger group events, like the kickoff party on West Lake Drive and the Bash on the Beach lakeside concert, were still tentative at press time, with the hope that state restrictions on group gatherings would be loosened or lifted by then. Continued on page 38

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A final decision about those larger events -whether to have them or not, and what if any restrictions might be in place -- was expected to be made by June 1. The demo derby remained tentative yet, as well, Korth added -- but the big Parade of the Northwest was a definite “go.” Headliners for

the still-tentative Bash on the Beach two-night outdoor concert are Terri Clark and Slamabama on Friday night and Clay Walker on Saturday night. Tickets and additional information about the Water Carnival, including a full schedule of events, is available online at dljaycees.com.

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DINE AND DANCE (OR JUST GRAB LUNCH): TRUCKS & TUNES AND FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS, IN DETROIT LAKES parked near the pavilion, and may or Nosh some food truck fare and get your jam on at the Detroit Lakes City may not include a little live music, too. Park on Thursday evenings, during Food Truck Fridays take place every Trucks and Tunes, then head back to Friday from May 21 to September 3, the park on Fridays for casual outdoor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunches at Food Truck Fridays. All events are free (except for the Trucks and Tunes brings multiple local cost of food) and open to everyone. food trucks together with live musicians Sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Noon at the park bandshell for fun outdoor Rotary. Events may be canceled or gatherings from 5-8 p.m. on select relocated in the case of inclement Thursdays throughout the summer: weather; check local media ahead of the Food Truck Fridays serve up casual June 17; July 1, 22 and 29; and August 12 outdoor lunches courtesy of food trucks and 26. event for the more up-to-date info.

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TRY AND GET AN EAGLE No, not the sharp-beaked kind — we don’t recommend that — rather, the golf kind. There are plenty of greens to swing a club on around here, with more than 10 golf courses in the Detroit Lakes and Perham areas. Detroit Lakes is home to the Detroit Country Club, Lakeview Golf Course, Wildflower, and Forest Hills, to name a few. In Perham, there’s the Lakeside Golf Club, while Balmoral and Thumper Pond are just short drives south. Tee ‘em up!

HIT UP THE BECKER AND OTTER TAIL COUNTY FAIRS The rides, the games, the and West Lake Drive) and the East Otter Tail County Fair held at the entertainment, the animals, the fairgrounds in Perham (at the end displays — and let’s not forget about the food! What’s not to love about of 4th Street SE). This year’s East Otter Tail County Fair is happening a good county fair? Detroit Lakes and Perham are each home to one, July 22-25, and the Becker County with the Becker County Fair held at Fair is going on July 28-31. For more the Detroit Lakes Fairgrounds (at info, visit beckercountyfair.com or eotcountyfair.org. the junction of Rossman Avenue

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VISIT THE ZOO The family-friendly Trowbridge Creek Zoo, located northwest of Vergas on County Highway 17, boasts a zebra, camels and kangaroos as well as parrots, elk, deer, wolves, porcupines, alligators and many more local and exotic animals. A playground area for kids adds to the fun. The zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day of the week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends as weather permits before and after that. For more information, visit the zoo’s Facebook page or go to trowbridgecreekzoo.com. SUMMERSCAPE | 41


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GET YOUR THINK ON Now in its 28th year, the Great American Think-Off, a nationally famous philosophy contest held in New York Mills, just down Highway 10 from Perham, will get folks thinking about “Which is more important: To win, or to

GO OLD-SCHOOL WITH CLASSIC CAR CRUISES Calling all classic car lovers: Detroit Lakes has the summer event for you! On the second Wednesday of every month in June, July, August and September, you can drive your favorite classic cruiser to Detroit Lakes’ West Lake Drive for an evening on the City Beach from 4-8:30 p.m. Don’t have a classic car? That’s okay, just come see the variety on display. More than 200 vehicles have been known to gather along the city’s mile-long beach for these fun monthly events.

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play by the rules?” Hosted by the Cultural Center in New York Mills, this always-timely and thought-provoking event features a live debate amongst four of the nation’s top ‘armchair philosophers,’ with the audience picking the winner. This years’ debate will be held Saturday, June 12.

ENJOY A CONCERT AL FRESCO Bring your lawn chair or a comfy blanket to sit on and nestle next to the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell for the Tuesdays in the Park summer concert series. These weekly outdoor concerts feature family-friendly performances by some of the area’s best musicians, playing every Tuesday in June through August. All concerts are free, with free will donations accepted. The music starts at 7 p.m. under the bandshell.

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WHOOP IT UP AT WE FEST Detroit Lakes is home to one of the biggest country music concert and camping festivals in the upper United States, WE Fest. Thousands of country fans descend upon the community every summer to get rocked by some of the genre’s biggest stars. Headliners in 2021 are Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line, but there are many others. WE Fest is happening August 5-7.

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SHOP ‘THE FLEA’ Located five miles south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59, the Shady Hollow Flea Market is open every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The market has more than 100 vendors, plenty of free parking, and food and beverages sold on site. Call 602-809-6661 or visit shadyhollowfleamarket.com for more information.

GET OFF THE BEATEN PATH: TINY-TOWN EVENTS ALONG ROADS LESS TRAVELED Sometimes big fun comes in really small packages. We think these four events, all in towns of fewer than 1,400 people and all within an easy driving distance of Detroit Lakes and Perham, are well worth your time. • Frazee Turkey Days: Four fun-filled days of community dances, a demo derby, games, food and more, July 22-25 in Frazee. • Vergas Looney Days: A street fair, wiener dog races, food and more fun, August 12-15 in Vergas. • Ottertail OtterFest: A pancake feed, parade and games, August 14 in Ottertail. • Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion: A gathering of hundreds of classic steam engine demonstrations and exhibits spread over 210 rolling acres in the tiny town of Rollag. This one’s much bigger than you’d expect, with play areas for kids and plenty of food booths: The show attracts thousands of spectators and volunteers every Labor Day weekend. Visit rollag.com for more info.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Detroit Lakes and Perham Area

Calendar of Events Sesquicentennial Day 29: Trucks and Tunes, 5-8 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park 30: Tuffy Nelson Golf Classic, Perham

JUNE

Every Saturday & Sunday: Shady Hollow Flea Market, 12672 Cty. Hwy. 17, Detroit Lakes Every Tuesday & Saturday: Lakes Area Farmers Market, Peoples Park, Detroit Lakes Every Tuesday: Tuesdays in the Park Community Concert Series, Detroit Lakes City Park Every Wednesday: International Turtle Races, Turtle Race Park in Perham, 10 a.m. Every Friday: Food Truck Fridays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park 9: Cruise DL Night, West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes 11-12: Hawley Rodeo, Hawley 11-13: 152nd Annual White Earth Powwow, on the White Earth Powwow grounds 12: Great American Think-Off, New York Mills School Auditorium 16-20: Perham Turtle Fest, downtown Perham 17: Trucks and Tunes, 5-8 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park 26: Rib Cook-Off, downtown Perham, 1 p.m. 26: Average Jo Triathlon, Perham

JULY

Every Saturday & Sunday: Shady Hollow Flea Market, 12672 Cty. Hwy. 17, Detroit Lakes Every Tuesday & Saturday: Lakes Area Farmers Market, Peoples Park, Detroit Lakes Every Tuesday: Tuesdays in the Park Community Concert Series, Detroit Lakes City Park Every Wednesday: International Turtle Races, Turtle Race Park in Perham, 10 a.m. Every Friday: Food Truck Fridays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park 1: Trucks and Tunes, 5-8 p.m., 44 | SUMMERSCAPE

AUGUST

Detroit Lakes City Park 4: Fireworks at the Detroit Lakes City Beach 4: Fireworks at Krueger Field/ East Otter Tail County Fairgrounds in Perham, 10 p.m. 9-18: Northwest Water Carnival, Detroit Lakes 10: Music on the Mountain with Billy Currington, Detroit Mountain Recreation Area 10: Dent Daze, downtown Dent 10-11: Phelps Mill Arts Festival, Underwood 14: Cruise DL Night, West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes 22: Trucks and Tunes, 5-8 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park 22-25: 66th Annual Turkey Days, Frazee 22-25: East Otter Tail County Fair, Perham fairgrounds 25: Art in the Park, Detroit LakesCity Park 28-31: Becker County Fair, Detroit Lakes 29: Detroit Lakes

Every Saturday & Sunday: Shady Hollow Flea Market, 12672 Cty. Hwy. 17, Detroit Lakes Every Tuesday & Saturday: Lakes Area Farmers Market, Peoples Park, Detroit Lakes Every Tuesday: Tuesdays in the Park Community Concert Series, Detroit Lakes City Park Every Wednesday: International Turtle Races, Turtle Race Park in Perham, 10 a.m. Every Friday: Food Truck Fridays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park 5-7: WE Fest Country Music and Camping Festival, Detroit Lakes 6-7: Crazy Days, Perham 9: Crazy Days, Detroit Lakes 13-14: Double S Rodeo, Detroit Lakes 9-15: Pine to Palm Golf Tournament, Detroit Country Club 11: Cruise DL Night, West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes 12: Trucks and Tunes, 5-8 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park 12-15: Looney Days, Vergas 13-14: Street Faire at the Lakes, Detroit Lakes 14: OtterFest, downtown Ottertail 14: East Otter Tail Breakfast on the Farm, Perham area 20: Perham Chamber Golf Scramble, Perham 21: Detroit Lakes Craft Beer Tour, Washington Ballpark 21: Young Life Triathlon, Detroit Lakes City Park 21-22: Perham Pioneer Days and Black Powder Rendezvous, Perham Pioneer Grounds


EVENTS CALENDAR

26: Trucks and Tunes, 5-8 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park 27-28: Ojibwe Forests Rally Racing, Detroit Lakes

SEPTEMBER

Every Tuesday & Saturday: Lakes Area Farmers Market, Peoples Park, Detroit Lakes 3: Food Truck Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Park 3-6: Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion, Rollag 4: Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Races, Maplelag 4-6: Shady Hollow Flea Market, Detroit Lakes 8: Cruise DL Night, West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes 10: Toast to Tamarac, Richwood Winery, Richwood 11: Dick Beardsley Run, Detroit Lakes 11: Grape Stomp, Richwood Winery,

Richwood 26: Lakes Area Home Tour, Perham

OCTOBER

Every Tuesday & Saturday: Lakes Area Farmers Market, Peoples Park, Detroit Lakes 1-3: Oktoberfest, Perham 9: Glen Campbell Tribute Show, Perham High School Auditorium

NOVEMBER

1-30: Light Up the Lakes Events, Detroit Lakes 26: Parade of Lights, downtown Perham TBD: Santa’s Grand Parade of Lights, downtown Detroit Lakes

DECEMBER

1-31: Light Up the Lakes Events, Detroit Lakes 5: OtterDazzle, downtown Ottertail

JANUARY 2022

TBD: ULTRA 80s & Older Classic

Cruise Snowmobile Ride, Detroit Lakes

FEBRUARY 2022

TBD: Polar Fest, Detroit Lakes

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Spanky’s offers a locally-sourced, Minnesota-inspired menu with distinctive dishes that are complemented by our classic wines, craft beer and featured cocktails. We invite you in, and look forward to serving you.

Reservations accepted VOTED BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT IN THE LAKES AREA

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