Community festivals are great during every season along the Whitefish Chain region. Click on the photo above for a video of the Whitefish Antique Boat show held every summer. Here’s a quick list of the major events not to be missed. For the most up-to-date events list, by community, click on the following links:

January 2015

Jan 31 GALPA presents Consensus, an Acapella Vocal Ensemble, Pequot Lakes

February 2015

Feb 5-7 Crosslake Winterfest (activities, dining/shopping specials), Crosslake
Feb 7 Back to Basics Sustainable Living Fair (vendors, workshops, kids activities), Pine River High School
Feb 24 GALPA presents Minneapolis Guitar Quartet and Collette Illarde, Pequot Lakes

March 2015

Mar 6 Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant, Manhattan Beach
Mar 7 Polar Bear Plunge (fundraiser), Breezy Point
Mar 7 Ice Tee Golf Tournament (snow golf), Crosslake
Mar 7 St. Urho’s Day Grasshopper Hop, Crosslake
Mar 14 St. Patrick’s Day Parade (parade, dining/shopping specials; watch a video), Crosslake
Mar 14 Clover Dash 5K (running event), Crosslake
Mar 21 GALPA presents The Games Afoot, Pequot Lakes

April 2015
Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant,  Pequot Lakes
Apr 12 Miss Pine River Scholarship Pageant, Pine River
Apr 18 GALPA presents The “Looney Lutheran” Comedians, Pequot Lakes

May 2015

May 9 Walleye fishing opener
May 23 Crosslake Craft & Flea Market (shopping), Crosslake

June 2015

June 6 Cherry Car Show, Pequot Lakes
June 13 Pet Parade, Pequot Lakes
Jun 20 Ride for Clean Water (bike ride), Pequot Lakes
June 20 Antique & Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous (boat show), Crosslake
June 25-28 Cass County Fair, Pine River
June 26-28 Summerfest (parade, kids activities, more), Pine River
June 27 Fifty Lakes Family Fun Day, Fifty Lakes

July 2015

July 3 Crosslake Craft & Flea Market (shopping), Crosslake
July 3-4 Stars & Stripes Days (parade, kids activities, fireworks), Pequot Lakes
July 4 Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye (5K), Crosslake
Celebrate Crosslake Fireworks, Crosslake
July 14-15 Bean Hole Days (community festival, FREE beans), Pequot Lakes
July 18 Lower Hay Lake Fireworks (Whitefish Chain)
July 25-26 Zany Zucchini Street Festival, Pine River

August 2015

Crosslake Dam Run (walk/run event), Crosslake
Crosslake Art Show, Crosslake
Aug 8 Chokecherry Festival, Pequot Lakes
Aug 8 Dru Sjodin Elephant Run, Pequot Lakes
Aug 9 Artisans Fair (art demos at the Historic Log Village), Crosslake
Aug 26-30 Lakes Bluegrass Festival (music),  Pine River

September 2015

Sept 4-7 Pine River Heritage Days (community festival), Pine River
Sept 5-6 Arts off 84 (art crawl), Pine River
Sept 11-12 Taste of Pequot (arts & crafts, food, shopping specials), Pequot Lakes
Sept 25-26 Celebrate Crosslake Days (community festival, chili contest),  Crosslake
Sept 26 Candlelight & Cider Tour, Crosslake
Crosslake Area Lions Flea Market, Crosslake
Sept 26-27 Whitefish Golf Scramble, Pequot Lakes

November 2015

Nov 7 Deer (firearms) opener

December 2015

Holiday at the Dam, Crosslake
Santa’s Bobbin into Town (community event, shopping), Pequot Lakes
Parade of Lights (parade, fireworks), Pine River

January 2016

Christmas Bird Count
Ice Fest (ice auger championship, kids activities, music, fireworks), Breezy Point
Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza (fishing contest), Gull Lake/Nisswa

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