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:

Summer 2013

June 2013
June 15 — Pet Parade, Pequot Lakes (2012 photos)
June 15 — 3rd Annual Community Block Party, Pequot Lakes
June 15 — Crosslake Flea Market & Craft Sale, Crosslake
June 22 — Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (Memories of Elvis), Crosslake
June 22 — Bands in the Park (Gary Timbs), Pequot Lakes
June 27 — Memories of Elvis Show (live music) Manhattan Beach
June 28-30 — Cass County Fair, Pine River (2012 photos)
June 28-30 — Summerfest (parade, kids activities, 5K, street dance, shopping specials), Pine River
June 29 — Fifty Lakes Day, Fifty Lakes

June 29 — Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (Brat Pack Radio Supershow), Crosslake
June 29 — Bands in the Park (Tim, Cindy & Friends), Pequot Lakes

July 2013
July 3-4 — Stars & Stripes Days (parade, kids activities, dining/shopping specials, fireworks), Pequot Lakes
   2012 photos
July 6 — Crosslake Flea Market & Craft Sale, Crosslake
July 6 — Grandpa's Run for the Walleye (5K), Crosslake
July 6 — Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (Decade 7), Crosslake
July 6 — Bands in the Park (Andy & Kyle), Pequot Lakes
July 6 — Celebrate Crosslake Fireworks, Crosslake
July 10 — Bean Hole Days (community festival, FREE beans), Pequot Lakes
  WATCH A VIDEO of Bean Hole Days; 2012 photos
July 13 — Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (Sterns County 17), Crosslake
July 13 — Bands in the Park (Live from the Attic), Pequot Lakes
July 13 — Lower Hay Lake Fireworks (Whitefish Chain)
July 20 — Crosslake Flea Market & Craft Sale, Crosslake
July 20 — Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (Mraz Brother's Band), Crosslake
July 20 — Bands in the Park (Skilly and Duff), Pequot Lakes
July 26-27 — Log Cabin & Home Tour, Crosslake
July 26-27 — Antique & Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous (boat show; 2012 photos), Crosslake
July 27 — Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (Big Toe & The Jam), Crosslake
July 27 — Bands in the Park (Decade 7), Pequot Lakes

August 2013
Aug 2-3 — Community Garage Sale & Sidewalk Sales, Pine River
Aug 3-4 — Crazy Days (shopping specials), Pequot Lakes
Aug 3 — Crosslake Dam Race (5K: 2012 photos), Crosslake
Aug 3 — Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (Kurt Jorgensen Band), Crosslake
Aug 3 — Bands in the Park (Norm's Bait and Tackle Choir), Pequot Lakes
Aug 7 — Ideal Township's Beef Feed, Ideal Township
Aug 10 — Chokecherry Festival, Pequot Lakes
Aug 10 — Cardboard Boat Race, Crosslake
Aug 10 — Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (Decade 7), Crosslake
Aug 10 — Bands in the Park (Live from the Attic), Pequot Lakes
Aug 10-11 — Crosslake Art Club Show, Crosslake
Aug 11 —Artisans Fair (art demos at the Historic Log Village), Crosslake
Aug 17 — Crosslake Flea Market & Craft Sale, Crosslake
Aug 17 — Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (Sell Out Stereo), Crosslake
Aug 17 — Bands in the Park (Decade 7), Pequot Lakes
Aug 21-25 — Lakes Bluegrass Festival (music), Pine River
Aug 24 — Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (Rockie Lynne), Crosslake
Aug 24 — Bands in the Park (Dirty Bomb), Pequot Lakes
Aug 31-Sept 1 — Arts off 84 (art crawl), Pine River
Aug 31— Crosslake Outdoor Music Series (The Jerry Rodes Band), Crosslake
Aug 31 — Bands in the Park (Andy & Kyle), Pequot Lakes

Fall 2013

September 2013
Aug 31-Sept 1 — Arts off 84 (art crawl), Pine River
Sept 13-14— Pine River Heritage Days (community festival), Pine River
Sept 14 — Taste of Pequot (arts & crafts, food, shopping specials), Pequot Lakes
Sept 26-28 — Celebrate Crosslake Days (community festival, chili contest), Crosslake
Sept 28 — Candlelight & Cider Tour, Crosslake
Sept 28-29 — Whitefish Golf Scramble, Pequot Lakes

October 2013
Oct 26 — Monster Dash (run/walk: see photos), Crosslake
Oct 31 — Haunted Hallway at the AmericInn (see photos), Jenkins

November 2013
Nov 8-9 — Pequot Lakes Block Party (shopping specials)
Nov 9 — Deer (firearms) opener

Winter 2014

December 2013
Dec 7 — Breakfast with Santa at the American Legion, Pequot Lakes
Dec 14 — Santa's Bobbin into Town (community event, shopping), Pequot Lakes
Dec 14 — Parade of Lights (parade, fireworks; see photos), Pine River

January 2014
Jan 3-4 — Ice Fest (ice auger championship, kids activities, music, fireworks; see photos), Breezy Point
Jan 17-19 — Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous (snowmobile displays, ride, dinner; see photos), Pequot Lakes
Jan 25 — Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza (fishing contest), Gull Lake/Nisswa

February 2014
Crosslake Winterfest (activities, dining/shopping specials; see photos), Crosslake

March 2014
Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant, Manhattan Beach
Polar Bear Plunge (fundraiser), Breezy Point
Iced Tee Golf Tournament (snow golf), Crosslake
St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop, Crosslake
St. Patrick's Day Parade (parade, dining/shopping specials; see photos from 2012; watch a video), Crosslake

April 2014
Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant, Pequot Lakes
Miss Pine River Scholarship Pageant, Pine River

May 2014
Walleye fishing opener

June 2014
Cherry Car Show, Pequot Lakes
Tour of Lakes (bicycle ride), Pequot Lakes

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