June Means it’s Time for Community Festivals!

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is turning 100 this year and will celebrate all summer long. You will find details of photo contests that are part of the centennial on the Chamber website. With third and fourth generations returning to stay at resorts, the family cabin and Itasca State Park, […]

100 Years of Summer is Here – Send in Those Album Photos!

100 Years of Summer is here! We’ve got 2 picture contests going.  Fun in the Sun and Then & Now. Fun in the Sun can be just about anything; family reunion pictures, groovy 70’s shots, Mom and her prizewinning blueberry pie, the cabin you and your family visit every year, the epic stringer of fish […]

Upcoming Grand Openings & Chamber Member Garage Sales – Updated 6.15.18

New businesses are opening, markets are starting up, concert series are kicking off…  Here’s a list of what’s new. Bookmark this page because it will be updated as more Chamber Members announce Grand Openings, Anniversary celebrations and fundraising garage sales. Click the link for locations and times.  Some events run multiple dates.  See the complete […]

Water Activities for Your Summer Vacation in the Park Rapids Area

Summer is quickly approaching in Minnesota!   Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, we know how to make the most of our limited months of warm weather out on the lake. Although there are countless beautiful places to go across the state to enjoy summer, here in Park Rapids, we have several special things […]

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 […]

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 […]

Plan Your Next Vacation in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

Winter is ending soon, which means it’s time to start planning your warmer weather vacations!   If you haven’t considered Park Rapids Lakes Area before now, you should add it to your must-visit list. There are many great events happening in Park Rapids Lakes Area this spring and summer to compliment your vacation.   Celebrate […]

Must-See Sights in the Park Rapids Area: Visitors’ Picks

In April, we went to Facebook and asked our followers which places they like to see when they Visit Park Rapids. The following are best places to visit in the Park Rapids area according to the most knowledgeable sources; the visitors! Itasca State Park The post popular answer was, of course, Itasca State Park. Most […]

The Ultimate List of Boredom-Defeating Activities for Kids in Park Rapids

When school lets out for spring break, summertime, or just the weekend, it is inevitable that kids will get bored. In the Park Rapids Lakes Area, there are tons of opportunities to have fun that don’t involve staring into a glowing handheld device. Here is a list of ideas to get the kids active and […]

Why Planning Your Summer Vacation Now is a Great Idea

It’s cold outside right now. The trees are bare, the roads are icy, and there’s not much you can do outside unless you bundle up in plenty of layers. It’s the exact time of year when many people catch the travel bug. So why not get a head start on your family’s summer vacation? Actually, […]

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