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 2014

June 2014

June 26-29 — Cass County Fair, Pine River
June 27-29 —  Summerfest (parade, kids activities, more), Pine River
June 28 — Fifty Lakes Family Fun Day, Fifty Lakes
June 28 — Outdoor Music Series, 7PM (Daybreak), Crosslake
June 28 — Band in the park, 7PM (Norm’s Bait & Tackle Choir) Pequot Lakes

July 2014

July 3-5 —  Stars & Stripes Days (parade, kids activities, fireworks), Pequot Lakes
July 5 — Band in the park, 7PM (Live from the Attic), Pequot Lakes
July 5 — Outdoor Music Series, 7p (Shane Martin), Crosslake
July 5 — Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye (5K), Crosslake
July 5 — Celebrate Crosslake Fireworks, Crosslake
July 8 & 9 — Bean Hole Days (community festival, FREE beans), Pequot Lakes WATCH A VIDEO
July 12 — Outdoor Music Series, 7PM (Boss Grant: Johnny Cash Revue), Crosslake
July 12 — Band in the park, 7PM (Decade 7), Pequot Lakes
July 19 — Whitefish Area/Crosslake Lions Flea Market, Crosslake
July 19 — Outdoor Music Series, 7PM (Dred I Dread), Crosslake
July 19 — Band in the park, 7PM (Gary Timbs) Pequot Lakes
July 19 — Lower Hay Lake Fireworks (Whitefish Chain)
July 26 — Outdoor Music Series, 7PM (Decade 7), Crosslake
July 26 — Band in the park, 7PM (Dirty Bomb), Pequot Lakes

August 2014

Aug 2 — Outdoor Music Series, 7PM (Patty and the Buttons), Crosslake
Aug 2 — Band in the park, 7PM (Rockin Hill Band) Pequot Lakes
Aug 9 — Outdoor Music Series, 7PM (Boss Grand: Johnny Cash Revue), Crosslake
Aug 9 — Chokecherry Festival, Pequot Lakes
Aug 9 — Dru Sjodin Elephant Run Pequot Lakes
Aug 9— Band in the park, 7PM (Live from the Attic) Pequot Lakes
Aug 13 — Ideal Fire Department Beef Feed, Ideal Township
Aug 10 — Artisans Fair (art demos at the Historic Log Village), Crosslake
Aug 16 — Outdoor Music Series, 7PM (Jacob Martin Band), Crosslake
Aug 16 — Band in the park, 7PM (Decade 7) Pequot Lakes
Aug 20-24 — Lakes Bluegrass Festival (music),  Pine River
Aug 23 — Outdoor Music Series, 7PM (Daybreak), Crosslake
Aug 23 — Band in the park, 7PM (Skilly and Friends) Pequot Lakes
Aug 30 & 31 — Arts off 84(art crawl), Pine River
Aug 30 — Outdoor Music Series, 7PM (Decade 7), Crosslake
Aug 30 — Band in the park, 7PM (Tim, Cindy & Friends) Pequot Lakes

Fall 2014

September 2014

Sept 4-7 — Pine River Heritage Days (community festival), Pine River
Sept 13  —  Taste of Pequot (arts & crafts, food, shopping specials), Pequot Lakes
Sept 25 – 28 — Celebrate Crosslake Days (community festival, chili contest),  Crosslake
Sept 27  — Candlelight & Cider Tour, Crosslake
Sept 27 & 28 —  Whitefish Golf Scramble, Pequot Lakes

October 2014

Oct 25 —Monster Dash (run/walk), Crosslake
Oct 31 — Haunted Hallway at the AmericInn, Jenkins


November 2014

Nov 8  — Pequot Lakes Block Party (shopping specials)
Nov 8 — Hunter’s Widows Expo at Crosslake Community School
Nov 8 — Deer (firearms) opener
Nov 15  — Dark House Spearing Season Opener

December 2014

Dec 13 — Santa’s Bobbin into Town (community event, shopping), Pequot Lakes
Dec 13 Parade of Lights (parade, fireworks), Pine River
Dec  — Christmas Bird Count 

January 2015

Ice Fest (ice auger championship, kids activities, music, fireworks), Breezy Point
Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous (snowmobile displays, ride, dinner), Pequot Lakes
Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza (fishing contest), Gull Lake/Nisswa

February 2015

Crosslake Winterfest(activities, dining/shopping specials), Crosslake
Back to Basics Sustainable Living Fair (vendors, workshops, kids activities), Pine River High School

March 2015

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

April 2015

Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant,  Pequot Lakes
Miss Pine River Scholarship Pageant, Pine River
May 2015
Walleye fishing opener

June 2015

Cherry Car Show, Pequot Lakes
Pet Parade, Pequot Lakes
Antique & Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous (boat show), Crosslake

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