Whether you’re looking for woods, water and wildlife or an experience to remember when the north wind piles drifts at your door, it’s time to get away. Finding a place to stay can be as easy as a couple of clicks on the lodging pages on our website.
2nd Street Stage, an evening of free live music, a beer garden and family activities – rain or shine – on 2nd Street between Main Avenue and Highway 71 (at Armory Square if it rains) in downtown Park Rapids continues Thursday evenings through Aug. 21.
The Northern Knights Car Club will host the 31st annual Run to the Rapids Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9 at the C’mon Inn and downtown Park Rapids. More than 100 classic cars are expected to drive in Friday evening. The public is especially invited to the Show-N-Shine Saturday morning on Main Street.
Other area communities are celebrating their culture and heritage in August. The Pine Point Traditional Powwow provides colorful viewing Aug. 9-10 and Nevis’ Northwoods Triathlon invites spectators as competitors swim, bike and run for prizes Aug. 9. Wolf Lake welcomes you to their Harvest Festival Aug. 15-17 or head to the Annual Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers’ Show near the north entrance of Itasca State Park that weekend.
If it’s culture you crave, the Noon Hour Concert series continues Thursdays, Aug. 7 and 14; Youth Music & Arts Showcase VI will take place Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14 and 15; and the Art Fair at the Winery (Forestedge) entertains Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17. The Nemeth Art Center, live theater and other events add to the season’s cultural offerings.
And all this is just a sample of the activities and events planned all month long. So whether you want to just curl up with a good book or immerse yourself in some local culture, the Park Rapids Lakes Area is the place to be in August.
The Chamber Website has all the information you need to put together a memorable vacation or weekend visit. If you want help or have questions, call our friendly staff at 800-247-0054 to learn more.