When it comes to things to do, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is a "little bit country" wrapped in plenty of sophisticated friendliness.
Check out some of our big events:
Or check out our daily calendar for our many small events.
Country music lovers know about Detroit Lakes - the host city of WE Fest, a three-day celebration of Country Western music featuring the top names in the business. Camp with your family. Party with your friends. Rock with the rhythm of the bands. It's August. It's hot. It's WE Fest time at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes.
Or do you prefer the Big Band sound or maybe a musical? The Holmes Theatre offers patrons diverse culture performances. Take in the sweet sound of music free on Tuesdays in the City Park during the summer.
Music permeates many community events - from the Street Faire at the Lakes and Art in the Park to the Northwest Water Carnival and area Pow Wows.
Some Pow Wows have been running more than a century. Experience history among the colors, the pageantry and traditions of Native Americans living in the Detroit Lakes area.
Summer's super in Detroit Lakes, but the fun doesn't drop off with fall's leaves. Come back and see us when the temperature drops and nature nestles Minnesota in a blanket of white. Catch some cool color at Detroit Lakes Santa's Parade of Lights. Watch cross-country skiers swoosh. Follow some hockey action - we have young and old pucksters. Skating, snowmobiling - Detroit Lakes, Minnesota has events to cover everything wintry. We''ve even got that odd, but fascinating sport of curling, and a few crazy people who take a Polar Fest Plunge in Little Detroit Lake every February. In 2018, marvel at the product of right brains: a Palace is constructed out of ice and adorned with lights and music in Detroit Lakes!
Spring, summer, winter or fall - whatever the weather - the Detroit Lakes' events calendar has something for you to do.
Be sure to see our calendar for scheduled events.