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June 2

Annie Get Your Gun Kickoff Event

Dust off your Stetson, trade in your sandals for cowboy boots and meet the cast for this summer’s Northern Light Opera Company production of Annie Get Your Gun. The kickoff will start with a Wild West Jamboree from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Armory Square with entertainment and dancing, games, food and fun for families. There will be a costume contest. Entry is $2 per person. Afterward, an adult event will be held downstairs at the Wild West Saloon from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. with entertainment and dancing, games, food, adult beverages and another costume contest. Entry for this part of the evening is $25 per person, $40 per couple.

June 9

Noon Hour Concert: April Larson

April Larson will perform for the Noon Hour Concert Thursday, June 9 at Faithbridge Church. She will entertain with a blend of Celtic, world folk, Cajun and early American music on Celtic harp, piano and guitar. The concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch to eat before the concert; coffee and beverages will be served.

June 11

Lakes to Pines 5K Fun Run

Introducing the Lakes to Pines 2016 5K Fun Run fundraiser for the at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11. The Lakes to Pines 5K Fun Run is a great way to enjoy our community. As a fundraiser for the Park Rapids Swimming & Diving programs, your participation benefits more than 100 kids annually. The 5K run will depart from the Park Rapids Area High School and finish on the High School track. (Same route as the triathlon runners ran.) Fee is $25 per individual (10 and older) via online pre-registration through June 8 only through RaceEntry (No mail-in registration) https://www.raceentry.com/races/lakes-to-pines-fun-run/2016/register. Onsite registration is $35 Friday, June 10 from 6 to 7:30 pm or Saturday, June 11 from 7 to 8:30 am at the High School Football Concession building. For more information, go to http://www.lakestopines.com/.

June 11

Fire Department Open House

The Park Rapids Fire Department will host their 13th Annual Firefighters Open House and Feed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at the fire hall, 804 Park Ave. So. This free, family-oriented event will feature demonstrations, games and food, including sandwiches, the famous firemen beans and other fixings. Check out the newest wall art created by firefighter Kasey Krautkremer.

June 16

2nd Street Stage: Farewell Milwaukee

Celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16, featuring Farewell Milwaukee, playing folk rock / Americana music. The weekly free event offers live music, a beer garden, kids’ activities and more, sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association. Bring your own chair and enjoy the evening on 2nd Street between Main Avenue South and Park Avenue South (US Hwy. 71). 

June 23

Noon Hour Concert: Unpolished

The Noon Hour Concert Thursday, June 23 at Faithbridge Church will feature Unpolished: Dick Max on bass, Dave Karam on guitar, Sheldon Scheibe on mandolin and Mark Bridge on banjo. They perform an eclectic mix of roots, Americana and Bluegrass music with three-part harmonies. The concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch to eat before the concert; coffee and beverages will be served.

June 23

2nd Street Stage: Black River Revue

Celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, featuring Black River Revue, playing roots inspired music. The weekly free event offers live music, a beer garden, kids’ activities and more, sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association. Bring your own chair and enjoy the evening on 2nd Street between Main Avenue South and Park Avenue South (US Hwy. 71). 

June 27

History of the Nyckelharpa

The Hubbard County Historical Society will host Bill Dahl on the History of the Nyckelharpa at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27 in the Northwoods Bank Community Room.

June 30

2nd Street Stage: The WoodPicks

Celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, featuring the WoodPicks, playing traditional Bluegrass / Americana music. The weekly free event offers live music, a beer garden, kids’ activities and more, sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association. Bring your own chair and enjoy the evening on 2nd Street between Main Avenue South and Park Avenue South (US Hwy. 71). 

July 7

2nd Stsreet Stage: Patty and the Buttons

Celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, featuring Patty and the Buttons, playing traditional jazz / early blues music. The weekly free event offers live music, a beer garden, kids’ activities and more, sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association. Bring your own chair and enjoy the evening on 2nd Street between Main Avenue South and Park Avenue South (US Hwy. 71). 

July 29&30

Chase the Outdoors Expo

A new event - Chase the Outdoors Expo - is planned Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30 at the Hubbard County Fairgrounds in Park Rapids. Hours will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The expo already has 14 vendors signed up; more are welcome. For more information, contact Tony Meech at 218-255-5422 or by e-mail at chasetheoutdoorsexpo@gmail.com.

Upcoming events

Check back for more details on these and other events

May 28 Park Rapids Farmers' Market opens for the season at Park Ace Hardware parking lot
June 2 Annie Get Your Gun Kickoff Event
June 5 Northern Lights Dance Academy Spring Recital at Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium
June 9 Noon Hour Concert: April Larson
June 10 Relay for Life of Hubbard County at the Park Rapids High School Track
June 11 Lakes to Pines 5K Fun Run
June 11 Tails on the Trail Walkathon, sponsored by the Headwaters Animal Shelter
June 23 Noon Hour Concert: Unpolished
June 16 2nd Street Stage: Farewell Milwaukee
June 17 Paul Bunyan: Loggin', Legends & Lore
June 18 Author Fest at Armory Square
June 23 2nd Street Stage: Black River Revue
June 30 2nd Street Stage: The WoodPicks
July 1 PRCA Rodeo
July 2 & 3 PBR Bull Ride
July 4 Firecracker Foot Race
July 4 Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery's Annual Pie Contest and Auction
July 4 Independence Day Parade
July 4 Park Rapids Area Community Band Pre-fireworks Concert at Red Bridge Park
July 4 Rotary Fireworks
July 7 2nd Street Stage: Patty and the Buttons
July 10 Bite of Park Rapids Street Fair
July 13-17 Hubbard County Fair at the Fairgrounds in Park Rapids
July 14 Noon Hour Concert: Deb Heigalman on the pipe organ at St. Johns Lutheran Church
July 14 2nd Street Stage: Brothers Burn Mountain
July 21Noon Hour Concert: Local pianists on the new concert piano at the Area High School Auditorium
July 21 2nd Street Stage: Useful Jenkins
July 28 & 29 Crazy Days
July 28 2nd Street Stage: The 4ontheFloor
July 29-31 Northern Light Opera Company presents "Annie Get Your Gun"
July 29-31 Happy Birthday Itasca Weekend
July 30 Where's Waldo Party at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery
Aug. 4 2nd Street Stage: Kind Country


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