Area Events

Area Events

Sunday, August 20

Fun Run

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is having their 51st Annual Powwow for their Fun Run. Registration begins at 9am, you'll be able to run or walk a mile across the Powwow grounds to claim your free t-shirt. This event does not take place at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum, for more information call (320)-532-3632.

Buffet Breakfast

The Aitkin American Legion is having a Buffet Breakfast Sunday, August 20th from 8am to Noon. They will be serving biscuits and gravy, pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, fruit, coffee and juice and it is open to the public.

Friday, August 18

Rummage Sale

The St. James Catholic Church is having their 10th Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, August 18 from 9am to 5pm and Saturday, August 19 from 9am to 5pm. Some items they will have for sale are glassware, dishes, cookware, furniture, jewelry, books, sports equipment and toys. This is one sale you don't want to miss!!

Pig Roast

The Aitkin VFW is having their third Friday Dinner on August 18 from 4:30 until everything is gone. They will have a pig roast with potato salad, beans, cole slaw and a beverage. It's $12 for adults and $6 for kids 10 and under.

Addiction in America

Central Lakes College is hosting a free community awareness event in the Chalberg Theater. Guest speakers include Brian Marquart (Minnesota State-Wide Gang and Drung Cooridnator), The Brainerd Police Department, Lutheran Social Services, Essentia Health, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, Community Members and Peer Recovery Stories. There is no registration fee it is open to the public.

Thursday, August 17

Rummage Sale

Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes is having a Rummage Sale Thursday, August 17 from 8am-5pm and Friday August 18 from 8am-Noon. All the free will proceeds go to missions for the church.

Saturday, August 12

Family Fun Event

The Holden Lutheran Church is having an auction, pig/turkey roast and gospel/classic country concert Saturday, August 12. The auction begins at 2pm where they will have household and outdoor items along with hand crafted items and collectibles. After the live auction they will have a free concert featureing Alan Godage and Sundown Classic Country Music. Dinner will include roast pork and turkey sandwich, potato salad, beans, pickles, bar and a beverage, adults are $9.00, kids ages 5-12 are $6.00 and kids ages 1-4 eat free.

Golf Fundraiser

The 11th Annual Swanson's Melanoma Golf Open Fundraiser is taking place at Breezy Point Resort Traditional Golf Course Saturday, August 12. It's $75.00 per person to participate that includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch and dinner, prizes, a gift bag and participation in Skins Game. Registration begins at 7am and noon with shotgun starts at 8am and 1pm, it is a four person scramble with four game holes, putting contest, prize for the best golf attire and a silent auction. 

Friday, August 11

Jumpin Jehosafats

The Motley United Methodist Church is hosting The Jumpin Jehosafats concert Friday, August 11th at 6pm. It is open to the public, they will also have brats, chips and a drink for $5.00. Don't forget to check out the Haitian products on sale like their metal art and coffee.

Sunday, August 6

Outdoor Service

The Bethal Lutheran Church in Palisade will have thei annual outdoor worship an Holy Communion service at Berglund Park along the Mississippi River in Palisade on Sunday, Agust 6 at 10am. Special music will be provided by the "Johnson Chix" and a potluck meal will follow the service. In case of bad weather,the alternate location is the Palisade Community Center.

Saturday, August 5

Riverboat Days Celebration

The Aitkin American Legion is celebrating the Aitkin Riverboat Heritage Days Saturday, August 5 from 10am to 9pm. They'll have a craft fair fro 10-4 as well as serving comfort food. They will also have a beer garden from 10-4 with the bean bag tournament starting at 1pm. Finishing off the night will be DJ Karaoke inside the Aitkin American Legion!

57th Birthday Celebration

The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post is celebrating their 57th birthday on August 5th! Explore the exhibits like the popular Four Seasons Room with life sized dioramas and don't forget to check out gift shop next door and get 10% of purchases for the day. The celebration starts at 11am and goes till 4pm and it's $10 for adults and ages 5-17 are $6. 

Dump Run

On Saturday, August 5 as a part of the Riverboat Heritage Days in Aitkin, they are having The Dump Run quarter  and 5k marathon starting at 8 and 8:30am. Register to run today at

Thursday, August 3

Garage Sale

The Aitkin County Historical Society is having their annual garage sale at the Aitkin County Fairgrounds Thursday August 3 thru Saturday August 5 from 8am to 3pm. They have two whole buildings full of collectables and other merchandise. 

Sunday, July 30

Fly-In Breakfast

The 22nd annual Backus Fly-In Pancake breakfast will be held Sunday, July 30 from 7:30am to noon at the Backus Airport. The pancake breakfast is a benefit for the Backus Fire Department and First Reponders, it's $6 at the door and $3 for kids under 12 years old and Fly-In pilots eat free. They will also be serving sausage, juice, coffee and milk along with the pancakes.

Saturday July, 29

All You Can Eat Corn

The Bethesda Lutheran Church in Malmo is having an All You Can Eat Corn Dinner Saturday July, 29 from 4:30 to 7pm. They will have corn of course, beef sandwich, coleslaw, beans, dessert, coffee and lemonade. It's $10 for adults and kids under 10 are $5. 

Because of Brandon

The Because of Brandon Fundraiser is taking place on July, 29 at the Crosby Bar and Grill starting at 3:30pm with the mega meat raffle. Then they'll have a silent auction with wine and craft beer tasting from 4-7pm with the raffle drawing taking place right after. The fundraiser will finish off with a street dance from 8pm-midnight, for more details about this event call 218-545-4447 or visit

Friday, July 28

Salad Luncheon

The McGregor United Methodist CHurch is having their Annual Salad Luncheon Friday, July 28th from 11am-1:30pm. They'll have homemade salads, rolls, dessert and a beverage, along with a silent auction and craft sale.