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And the winner is…

2nd Street Stage winning button design chosen From a 4/12/2018 Press release: The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received dozens of entries for the second 2nd Street Stage button design contest. The winner is Hendri Ernst, president of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store, a 2nd Street Stage sponsor. “I entered the competition because my wife […]

Family-Friendly Friday

A wrap-up of family-friendly events in the Park Rapids Lakes Area.   Friday, March 16, 2018 St. Urho Days Opening Ceremonies Opening Ceremonies, St. Urho King & Queen Crowning.  Medallion winner presentation & St. Urho Look a Like Contest Laverne & Lucy Right after the St. Urho Opening Ceremonies!  Get ready for side-splitting comedy, lively […]

St. Urho Days – Two Days of Finnish Fun

What’s up with St. Urho Days?  Well, it’s a celebration of St. Urho, who chased the grasshoppers out of Finland. There is some controversy about where the legend comes from, but it’s safe to say that whether you go Friday or Saturday you’ll *hauskaa päivää. Friday 5:00-7:00 PM Burger Night at VFW 6:30 PM Opening Ceremonies […]

Where to Find Irish food & Green Beer on St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at any of these deliciously fun events! The Good Life Cafe St. Paddy’s Day Specials Hot Pastrami Hoagie with Swiss cheese, coleslaw and a Dijon mustard sauce (11-5pm) Thursday – Saturday Saturday Dinner Special – Corned Beef Dinner with roasted cabbage and a potato Hash (5pm-Close). Saturday Only – Irish Car […]

Music on Main Street: 2nd Street Stage Bands & Dates Announced

Nothing caps off a beautiful summer day like 2nd Street Stage. Park Rapids Downtown is the place for live music, family activities and a beer garden on Thursday nights. If you’re an artist, now is your time to shine!  The contest for this years button design is open until April 6th. Click here for all […]

Family-Friendly Friday

LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO BRING THE KIDS?  FAMILY-FRIENDLY FRIDAY IS A ROUND UP OF AREA EVENTS THAT ARE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.  INDOOR OR OUTDOOR THERE’S LOTS TO DO! Friday, March 2, 2018 Legacy:  Robin Anders Minnesota musician Robin Anders brings world music to the Park Rapids Library.  Hear percussion and drums from all […]

March Into Spring and Plan Your Summer Adventures

A traditional St. Urho Days hat. After a string of subzero, bone chilling weeks then a beautiful snowfall at the end of February, anglers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers did the Minnesota thing and embraced winter. And it’s not over yet. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in this part of the state, […]

Fishing Tournaments, Fun From Way Back

Now that we’re knee-deep in ice-fishing tournament season, how about a look back to when it all began… Fishing contests are a long-held tradition in Park Rapids that started in 1915.  The first official contest was established by Earl Fuller of Fuller’s Hardware (which turned into Fuller’s Tackle Shop in 1930).  Earl started the contest […]

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