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Events for "Detroit Lakes, MN"


  • Festival of Birds (May 16 – 19)

    Detroit Lakes, MN

    This festival in northwest Minnesota is near the convergence of prairie with northern pine forest and eastern hardwood forest. Space in field trips to local refuges fills quickly.


  • Street Faire at the Lakes (Jun 1 – 2)

    Detroit Lakes, MN

    This western-Minnesota lake town hosts a juried arts show with music, fair food and a beer garden.


  • Northwest Water Carnival (Jul 6 – 15)

    Detroit Lakes, MN

    This big festival celebrates its 83rd year with a sand-castle contest, water fights, ship-building (in less than 30 minutes), beer tasting, watermelon feed, bike tour and more. On the last day, there's a big parade at 1 p.m.


  • WE Fest (Aug. 2 – 4)

    Detroit Lakes, MN

    Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean are among the headliners at this big country festival in west-central Minnesota.


  • Polar Fest (Feb. 7 – 18)

    Detroit Lakes, MN

    Over two weekends, this festival features such events as a snow angels competition, tubing night, snowman build, fishing derby, wildlife tracking, fat-tire bike races and fireworks.