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Attractions & Activities

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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Fishing Opener is May 11- and Fun for Everyone!

  Whether you're an avid angler or not, you'll find there's plenty of fun to be had on and around the Whitefish Chain during this year's fishing opener. Roughly half a million anglers take to the water on fishing opener, according to the MN DNR, and in our (admittedly biased) opinion, the Whitefish Chain is…
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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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Frozen Fore tees off this weekend!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=168&v=mH2pUJXeOQI This weekend a celebration for a good cause takes place just a stone's throw from the Whitefish Chain. The Gull Lake Frozen Fore consists of several events and raises money for worthy local charities. The event bills itself as the world's largest golf and snowmobile charity event. Every year the event is held at…
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