Summer

Must-Do Summer Fun in the Lakes Area

By James Feist / June 21, 2019

The Alexandria Lakes Area is a prime destination for summer vacations having over 350 lakes and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities. There are tons of experiences and activities you simply can’t miss! To help you explore Alexandria this summer, here is a list of the Must-Do Activities: 1. Cruise the Scenic Byway Cruise the Trail of the Glacier! The […]

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Share Your 4th of July Photos and WIN!

By Explore Alexandria / June 20, 2019

There is endless fun in the Alexandria Lakes Area over the 4th of July holiday, from the Star Storm fireworks show to all the summer lake fun! Explore Alexandria wants to see your great photos, so we are giving away gift certificates for area businesses! All you have to do is share your pictures using […]

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Douglas County Fair 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Douglas County Fair has something for Everyone!  Piggy Races, High School Rodeo, Great Competitions, Top Notch entertainment, Beer Garden with Entertainment, Fun Rides, 4-H, Water Wars Competition, Tractor Pull, Activities for all Ages and so much more! Thursday-Saturday, August 14th-17th 10am-10pm

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Douglas County Fair 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Douglas County Fair has something for Everyone!  Piggy Races, High School Rodeo, Great Competitions, Top Notch entertainment, Beer Garden with Entertainment, Fun Rides, 4-H, Water Wars Competition, Tractor Pull, Activities for all Ages and so much more! Thursday-Saturday, August 14th-17th 10am-10pm

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Douglas County Fair 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Douglas County Fair has something for Everyone!  Piggy Races, High School Rodeo, Great Competitions, Top Notch entertainment, Beer Garden with Entertainment, Fun Rides, 4-H, Water Wars Competition, Tractor Pull, Activities for all Ages and so much more! Thursday-Saturday, August 14th-17th 10am-10pm

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Douglas County Fair 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Douglas County Fair has something for Everyone!  Piggy Races, High School Rodeo, Great Competitions, Top Notch entertainment, Beer Garden with Entertainment, Fun Rides, 4-H, Water Wars Competition, Tractor Pull, Activities for all Ages and so much more! Thursday-Saturday, August 14th-17th 10am-10pm

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Rail Trails 100 Bike Tour

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon Trails offer some of the best trail riding in the sate of Minnesota and this is your chance to conquer both of them in one day! You’ll board a luxury coach bus in Saint Joseph early in the morning and we’ll shuttle you and your bike to the start […]

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Downtown Crazy Days

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Sidewalk sales, summer blowouts and crazy fun in stores Downtown!

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Downtown Crazy Days

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Sidewalk sales, summer blowouts and crazy fun in stores Downtown!

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Downtown Crazy Days

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Sidewalk sales, summer blowouts and crazy fun in stores Downtown!

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Art in the Park 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Join the Alexandria Area Arts Association in City Park, on the banks of Lake Agnes and Lake Henry, for the premier art event of the summer! Art in the Park has been a staple for summer fun for over 40 years, offering guests the opportunity to shop tons of vendors for hand made arts and […]

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Art in the Park 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Join the Alexandria Area Arts Association in City Park, on the banks of Lake Agnes and Lake Henry, for the premier art event of the summer! Art in the Park has been a staple for summer fun for over 40 years, offering guests the opportunity to shop tons of vendors for hand made arts and […]

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Broadway’s Party in the Street 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Come to Downtown Alexandria to celebrate the summer! Featuring activities for kids, food and ice cream, car show, live music, shopping, beer garden and street dance!

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Wine, Ale & Art Crawl 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Join the downtown businesses for wine, ale, art and shopping during the 2019 Wine, Ale and Art Crawl! June 21st & August 16th 5pm-7:30pm. $10 for wristband (21+) for alcohol samples.

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Wine, Ale & Art Crawl 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Join the downtown businesses for wine, ale, art and shopping during the 2019 Wine, Ale and Art Crawl! June 21st & August 16th 5pm-7:30pm. $10 for wristband (21+) for alcohol samples.

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Big Ole SUP-athon 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Big Ole SUPathon is a charitable paddleboard / canoe / kayak festival promoting paddling on Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes and the Long Prairie River. The BOS offers something for everyone, with multi-lake courses of 6, 12 or 26 mi, and river courses of 8 & 10 mi.  Medals are awarded to the top 3 […]

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Big Ole SUP-athon 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Big Ole SUPathon is a charitable paddleboard / canoe / kayak festival promoting paddling on Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes and the Long Prairie River. The BOS offers something for everyone, with multi-lake courses of 6, 12 or 26 mi, and river courses of 8 & 10 mi.  Medals are awarded to the top 3 […]

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Big Ole SUP-athon 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Big Ole SUPathon is a charitable paddleboard / canoe / kayak festival promoting paddling on Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes and the Long Prairie River. The BOS offers something for everyone, with multi-lake courses of 6, 12 or 26 mi, and river courses of 8 & 10 mi.  Medals are awarded to the top 3 […]

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Star Storm 2019 :: July 4th Fireworks

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The always impressive fireworks over Lake Darling has become a signature event of fireworks and fun as Alexandria celebrates the 4th of July. Don’t miss the area’s premiere fireworks display! Star Storm 2019 will be hosted at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, and can be seen from of multi-lake distance. Enjoy food, drinks, games and more […]

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Vikingland Band Festival

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Midwest’s finest high school marching bands gather in Alexandria for the Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship. Join in the fun as many groups put on their best show down Broadway in Alexandria! Grab a lawn chair, find a good spot and enjoy! Eight different bands have claimed the Grand Champion title in the […]

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Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The exciting sounds of drum and bugle corps will join the beat of marching bands in Alexandria this summer when the 2019 Vikingland Band Festival continues with two-days of fun! Join us for the “Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere” field exhibition on Saturday, June 29. Additional information at www.VikinglandBandFestival.com 

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Awake the Lakes Music Fest 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

This annual event features activities, bean bag tournament, fireworks, food, beer garden and live entertainment Additional info can be found at www.awakethelakes.com or 320-766-4773

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History Live! at Fort Alexandria

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Walk among pioneers, fur traders, cowboys, civil war soldiers, and more! See how they lived, hear the stories of old days, and take part in interactive activities and games. History LIVE is fun for families! Kids can enjoy gunny sack races, Viking games, blacksmith training, clay carving, and much more. Take a joy ride in […]

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History Live! at Fort Alexandria

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Walk among pioneers, fur traders, cowboys, civil war soldiers, and more! See how they lived, hear the stories of old days, and take part in interactive activities and games. History LIVE is fun for families! Kids can enjoy gunny sack races, Viking games, blacksmith training, clay carving, and much more. Take a joy ride in […]

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Ole Oppe Fest 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Celebrate the summer with Alexandria’s Summer Kick-Off event! Ole Oppe Fest features Memorial Weekend fun on the shores of Lake Agnes, just north of downtown. On top of many other activities and sales throughout the city including sidewalk sales in Downtown, Ole Oppe Fest will feature live music, food, activities, wing competition, beer garden and […]

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Ole Oppe Fest 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Celebrate the summer with Alexandria’s Summer Kick-Off event! Ole Oppe Fest features Memorial Weekend fun on the shores of Lake Agnes, just north of downtown. On top of many other activities and sales throughout the city including sidewalk sales in Downtown, Ole Oppe Fest will feature live music, food, activities, wing competition, beer garden and […]

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Ole Oppe Fest 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Celebrate the summer with Alexandria’s Summer Kick-Off event! Ole Oppe Fest features Memorial Weekend fun on the shores of Lake Agnes, just north of downtown. On top of many other activities and sales throughout the city including sidewalk sales in Downtown, Ole Oppe Fest will feature live music, food, activities, wing competition, beer garden and […]

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Ole Oppe Fest 2019

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

Celebrate the summer with Alexandria’s Summer Kick-Off event! Ole Oppe Fest features Memorial Weekend fun on the shores of Lake Agnes, just north of downtown. On top of many other activities and sales throughout the city including sidewalk sales in Downtown, Ole Oppe Fest will feature live music, food, activities, wing competition, beer garden and […]

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Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Red Willow Arts Coalition presents FREE Concerts on the Douglas County Courthouse Lawn! Grab a lawn chair, picnic blanket or simply a patch of grass and enjoy great quality live music. The concerts are every Thursday night at 7pm (plus a bonus July 4th concert). 2019 Summer Concert Schedule: MAY 23 Dana & The […]

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Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn

By James Feist / December 27, 2018

The Red Willow Arts Coalition presents FREE Concerts on the Douglas County Courthouse Lawn! Grab a lawn chair, picnic blanket or simply a patch of grass and enjoy great quality live music. The concerts are every Thursday night at 7pm (plus a bonus July 4th concert). 2019 Summer Concert Schedule: MAY 23 Dana & The […]

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