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May 28

Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Julie and Bill Kaiser

From the north woods of Minnesota, Bill and Julie Kaiser will be performing from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 28  inside historic Forest Inn. Bill and Julie's music has been described as acoustic "folkgrass" with a mix of bluegrass, folk, and original. Come enjoy a wonderful night of music! The Friends of Itasca State Park will host an ice cream social starting at 6:30 at Forest Inn.

May 29

Memorial Day Service

The Park Rapids American Legion will sponsor the Memorial Day Service at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 29 at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium. Lunch will be served at the Legion following the service.

May 30

Bugs and Blooms Walk

Itasca State Park is noted for its diverse plants and animals. Meet outside Forest Inn for a walk from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, to discover which flowers are blooming and what common and uncommon critters are pollinating them. This program counts toward earning the Call of the Wildflowers special edition program card. Ask the naturalist for your card after the hike!

May 31

Itasca’s Mysteries in History: The Itasca Biological Station

In 1907 the University of Minnesota (U of M) held its first field classes in Itasca State Park. Join us at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 at the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories for a tour of this historic location. Discover the old and the new! Tour the new Itasca Campus Center before the group heads out to locate the site of the State Park House, where Mary Gibbs lived in 1903. See one of the few 1930s National Youth Administration (NYA) constructed buildings in the state as we follow the route of the 1920s era Jefferson Highway as it passed through the field station. Meet at the new Itasca Campus Center located on the Itasca Biological Station campus (along Main Park Drive, watch for signs).

June 10

Tails on the Trail

The Headwaters Animal Shelter is sponsoring the annual walkathon, Tails on the Trail, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10 - rain or shine - at Heartland Park in Park Rapids. The event features a two-mile walk to raise money for ongoing support of Shelter programs. Each registered dog will receive a bandana and there will be prizes for the humans who raise the most money. A pet expo will include exhibitors, vendors, food and fun contests. There will also be a microchipping clinic, canine good citizen testing and an ID tag machine starting at 11:30 a.m. Registration and pledge forms are available at the Shelter ((901 Western Avenue South), Angie’s Groom ’n Board, Ark Animal Hospital and Dog’s Paw or online at

Upcoming events

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May 27 Park Rapids Farmers Market at Cwikla Ace Hardware opens for the season
May 29 Memorial Day Service
June 8 Itasca Mantrap Co-op Electrical Association Annual Meeting
June 9 Relay for Life
June 10 Headwaters Animal Shelter's Tails on the Trail
June 10 Author Fest at the Park Rapids American Legion
June 10-11 Osage Sportsman's Club Gun & Knife Show at the Fairgrounds
June 15 2nd Street Stage starts
June 27 Jefferson Highway Association/Lincoln Highway Association Northwoods Tour overnight in Park Rapids
​June 30-July 1 Park Rapids PRCA Rodeo
July 2-3 PBR Challenger Tour Bull Ride
July 4 Independence Day Celebration and Parade
July 12-16 Hubbard County Fair
July 27-28 Crazy Days
July 28-30, Aug. 2-5 Northern Light Opera Company presents "South Pacific"
July 28-Aug. 13 Quilt Minnesota / 11th Annual Shop Hop
July 31 Where's Waldo Party at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery
Aug. 10-13 Legends & Logging Days


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