Special Events — Aug. 3

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Free water ski show at Lum Park in Brainerd

Join the Brainerd Ski Loons Water Ski Show Team from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Lum Park at 1619 Washington St. NE in Brainerd as the team hits the water to show off their skills.

Join Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby Doo as they look for clues about the missing star of the show. Will they be able to reunite the team in time for the final pyramid? Find out at the free show and enjoy synchronized ballet lines and high-flying stunts off the ski jump.

The Brainerd Ski Loons Water Ski Show Team is a local community based nonprofit organization providing opportunities for personal development, teamwork and community involvement through water sports.

Guided night hike at Mount Ski Gull in Nisswa


Enjoy a guided night hike from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, on Mount Ski Gull property at 9898 Crow Wing County Road 77 SW in Nisswa with stops to do fun educational night activities.

Topics may include using your senses at night, nocturnal animals, predators/prey, astronomy and more.

The cost is $10 for adult and $2 for youth; all children must be accompanied by adults.

For more information or to register, call 218-963-4353 or visit .

Musical theatre cabaret at Grand View Lodge

Spend the evening being serenaded by the international vocal talents of the Lakes Area Music Festival as they perform musical theater classics and American songbook favorites at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Grand View Lodge-Norway Center in Nisswa.

Tickets are $45, and a cash bar will be available for people’s enjoyment. To purchase tickets, visit .

Kids fishing derby in Crosslake


The Crosslake Recreation Area will host a free youth fishing derby for kids age 14 and under from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at 35507 Crow Wing County Road 66.

The children must be accompanied by an adult, fishing gear not provided, all fishing must be done from shoreline.

For more information, call 651-290-5793.

Fifth annual Pequot Lakes Street Dance

The fifth annual Pequot Lakes Street Dance will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, on Patriot Ave.

Hometown band Wyld Ryce will be playing while you are dancing in the street. Beer from Snarky Loon and food from Barajas will be available for purchase.

‘Big Fun Tuesdays’ every week in Crosslake

Stop in every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. until Aug. 16 and enjoy an event put on by Crosslake Town Square Association and the Crosslake Community School.


This event is packed with all the fun of past years and so much more, according to organizers, including outdoor games, mini-inflatables, face painting, crafts and more.

There will be special appearances by the Wondertrek Children's Museum at the event on certain dates at Crosslake Town Square at 35770 Allen Ave.

‘No Break From Nature’ summer nature camp at Northland Arboretum

The Northland Arboretum’s "No Break from Nature" summer series camp runs 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until Aug. 18. Topics are different each week. Participants will learn about Minnesota habitats, insects, wildlife and plants.

Campers must be going into second- through sixth-grade to register. The cost is $25 per day for Arb members or $30 a day for non-members. To register a child in the camp series, visit .

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