Park Rapids Area Event Highlights

For full event schedule: LAKELIFEWKND: Park Rapids Area

Minnesota Bike Opener 2018
May 19th @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us at the Heartland Park in Park Rapids and celebrate the start of biking season with a ride on the Heartland Trail! 

We're being joined by Itascatur Outdoor Activity Club and Northern Cycle to bring you bike safety info, tire changing demos and lots of giveaways (including 2 bikes from CHI St. Joseph's Health). We're also getting First Aid Kits to give away from Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic to keep people safe on the trails! 

More to come, invite everyone with a bike!

Where: Heartland Park
423 1/2 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Park Rapids


Hiawatha Beach Fishing Opener Kickoff
May 18th - 21st @ 3:00 pm


Come join us for an Amazing time walleye fishing! 
How it works: Rent any cabin or lodge unit at our spring rates for three nights. This will include 5 Free meals and life long lessons from Hall of Fame Fishing Guide AL Maas. What to expect: TWO early morning breakfasts, THREE dinner buffets, fishing reports, fishing equipment overview, fishing technique, presentations, Saturday Recap, Successes and failures, Game plan for Sunday.

Where: Hiawatha Beach Resort
10904 Steamboat Loop NW, Walker, Minnesota 56484

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Hiawatha Beach Resort


How Much is That Doggie in the Window
May 19th & 20th

May 19, 2018 Bemidji Sculpture Walk Installation Events

9 AM - 2 PM: Installation of 20 new sculptures will be happening throughout downtown Bemidji. In addition to the classic sculptures which are installed each spring, our new fiberglass series which invited 2-D artists to embellish dog fiberglass forms and entitled “ How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?” will make its premiere. The public is invited to view this yearly event as it unfolds and be the first to see the new sculptures! Stop by the sculpture drop off point: 2nd Street NW and Paul Bunyan Drive; the parking lot by St. Michel Furniture or drive around and find the artists and installers throughout downtown Bemidji.

1 PM - 2 PM: Daphna Russell, Colorado Sculptor and Instructor of Art, will conduct a downtown tour of some of this year’s sculptures emphasizing how sculptures teach stories and lessons and increase our mental capacity and awareness of the world around us. Tour will start at Headwaters Music and Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji.

2 PM - 3 PM: Sung-Hee Min, Sculptor, with works in San Francisco, Southern CA and Seoul Korea will present lecture: “Passage of Time”. While living abroad, she taught art to children. Now returning to art making after 10 years, she will share the challenges faced along with supports and encouragement received. Headwaters Music and Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji.

5 PM - 7 PM: Reception honoring this year’s Sculpture Walk Artists along with the 2018 Dog Series Artists will be held at Northwest Minnesota Foundation, 201 3rd St NW, Bemidji. Light refreshments will be served. Come meet the artists and hear their stories!

Where: Northwest Minnesota Foundation
201 3rd St NW, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Russell Hue Lund