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.
This big festival celebrates its 85th 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.
Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line are among the headliners at this big country festival in west-central Minnesota.
This festival features such events as ice golf, a Freeze Your Buns run, a snowshoe hike in Tamarac Wildlife Refuge and kite-flying, with professional giant-kite flyers, kite decorating and prizes for amateurs.