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Attractions & Activities

The Big St. Pat’s Parade is this Weekend!

It's almost here! The Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities are this Saturday. The parade, one of the largest in Minnesota (and almost definitely the largest outside the Twin Cities) will bring more than 10,000 people to the town of Crosslake and endless fun to parade goers. The parade begins at 2 p.m. on…
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FREE Ice Skating all around the Whitefish Chain!

Among the many family activities available around the Whitefish Chain is ice skating, and there are several rinks to choose from. Each of them is free to use, and two even offer free skate rental! All these rinks are open and ready for skating! [caption id="attachment_6440" align="alignnone" width="420"] Pine River's ice rink. Photo courtesy of…
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Get Crafty for the Holidays!

[caption id="attachment_7529" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Make an adorable gnome at Serendipity Art Gallery's class on Nov. 30 (details below). Photo courtesy of Jenni Sommerness[/caption] Create a one-of-a-kind handmade gift or decorate your home for the holidays with the help of local arts and crafts classes. Around the Whitefish Chain in snowy Minnesota, we're getting creative and…
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Enjoy a Movie Under the Stars

[caption id="attachment_7482" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This weekend there will be two opportunities to see outdoor movies in the Whitefish Chain Area. Pictured is an outdoor movie at the Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreation Area in years past. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] You've got not one, but two choices for outdoor movies this weekend! That's right,…
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The Chokecherry Festival is this Saturday, Aug. 3!

No, it's not as sweet as a blueberry, or as juicy as a strawberry, but nonetheless, chokecherries will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 3, in Pequot Lakes. It's the 12th Annual Chokecherry Festival! That's right, Pequot Lakes is Minnesota's Chokecherry Capital! The all-day festival will include a culinary contest, kids games, vendor fair, pit-spitting contest,…
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Family Fun at the Fair!

[caption id="attachment_7423" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Proud 4-H participants show off their sheep in the livestock show at the 2018 Cass County Fair in Pine River. Photo courtesy of the Cass County Fair Facebook page[/caption] If you want family summertime fun, there's no place quite like the fair. Cass County's fair happens to be this Thursday through…
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See fascinating boats at the annual wood boat rendezvous

One of the most popular events on the Whitefish Chain is almost here- the Whitefish Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous. On this Saturday, June 15, a huge variety of spectacular wood boats will descend on Moonlite Bay in Crosslake. The show begins at Moonlite Bay at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. with…
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FREE Outdoor Music Concerts!

Attention¬†music lovers of all ages: both Crosslake and Pequot Lakes host weekly outdoor concerts all summer long! Better yet, they're free! Local and travelling bands play family-appropriate music on Saturdays in both towns. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head to Crosslake's Town Square or Pequot Lakes' Trailside Park for live original and cover…
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Farmers’ Markets are back!

[caption id="attachment_4907" align="alignnone" width="600"] Frost-free Friday means that the gardening season is about to go full swing, and so are area farmers' markets[/caption] Frost-free Friday is the last Friday in May, and it marks both the start of the growing season and the start to local farmers' markets. This time of year fresh lettuces, local…
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Memorial Day Means Summer is Here!

[caption id="attachment_7338" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A flag waves on a boat lift on the shore of the Whitefish Chain on a sunny day.[/caption] Summer's first hurrah seems to start with Memorial Day, when we not only enjoy summer but also remember those who have served our nation and given us the freedom to enjoy it. Here's…
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