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November Events Near Park Rapids

LuAnn Hurd-Lof Wildwood Enchantment

*Wildwood Enchantment

The Park Rapids area is bustling with activity this November. Stay in the know and get in on all the action this month by following us on Twitter and keeping up with our events calendar.


A few events we are especially excited about include the Winter Wonderland Snowflake & Candy Canes Arts & Crafts Show, the 4th Annual Heartland Homes Turkey Trot 5k, the Heartland Lakes Community Tree Lighting & Yuletide Sampler, and Small Business Saturday.


Mark your calendars—you won’t want to miss these.



Quilters sharing their work at Monika's Quilt & Yarn Shop

*Quilters sharing their work at Monika’s Quilt & Yarn Shop

Winter Wonderland Snowflakes & Candy Canes Arts & Crafts Show

The annual crafts show welcomes holiday shoppers and craft connoisseurs alike to come shop handcrafted treasures perfect for gift giving or décor. Lunch will be available, and if you’d like to save on admission, bring an item for the food shelf—give a little get a little.


When: November 10, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Park Rapids Area Century Elementary School, 501 Helten Ave. Park Rapids


turkey trot4th Annual Heartland Homes Turkey Trot 5K/Fun Run & Walk

Whether you’re an avid runner or prefer a nice slow stroll, the Turkey Trot has a spot for you. Run, trot, walk, or dance your way through the race — preparing for your Thanksgiving feast. All proceeds benefit the clients of Heartland Homes. Entries cost $25 each.


When: November 22, 9:00 AM

Where: Starts at Essentia Health in Park Rapids


Heartland Lakes Community Tree Lighting & Yuletide Sampler

Kickoff the holiday season by gathering around—with the whole town—to light the Community Christmas tree. A visit from Santa Claus and lots of Christmas carols will make the evening complete. Looking for even more holiday cheer? Wander through the shops on Main to sample holiday goodies for the Yuletide Sampler.


When: November 23, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Park Rapids Downtown  



*RiverBend Home Expressions

Small Business Saturday

You know what’s really cool and spreads loads of holiday cheer? Supporting your local small businesses. This year, join us on Small Business Saturday to buy all your holiday goodies and gifts—plus a few things for yourself.


When: November 24

Where: Your favorite local stores and restaurants


*Photos by LuAnn Hurd-Lof

Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, a Partner of Explore Minnesota Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Northwoods Bank, Partner of Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Citizen's Bank in Park Rapids, MN Park Rapids Downtown Business Association Park Rapids Lakes Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau