Vacation in the Detroit Lakes area

The Detroit Lakes Area

What You Need to Know

For Visitor Information including a Calendar of Events, visit the
Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce
or call 1-800-542-3992

Or for information on specific lakes, use the MN DNR Lake Finder website:

Minnesota DNR Resources   MN DNR

Places To Go

NW Water Carnival
When it comes to celebrating summer, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota takes its time. The Jaycee-sponsored Northwest Water Carnival lasts a delicious week or more in the heart of summer - July 7-16, 2017. This will be the 82nd annual!

The Bash on the Beach is July 15th next to Detroit Lake and the Parade of the Northwest is Sunday, July 16. The parade attracts thousands of people stretched out for a mile. The Fourth of July may be over, but in Detroit Lakes, the fun is just getting started..  

WE Fest August 3-5, 2017

WE Fest Country Music Festival - Soo Pass Ranch - Detroit Lakes, MN
WE Fest is one of the largest outdoor country music and camping festivals in the nation and it's held in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota! Make plans to attend in 2017 with country greats Eric Church, Tim McGraw, KID ROCK, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Gary Allan, Montgomery Gentry and more!

Nothwestern Steam Threshers Reunion

Every Labor Day weekend since 1954, generations of threshermen & women get together to relive the tradition of the good ol’ days and bring the past to life for the enjoyment of young and old alike. Stop by Labor Day and check out the show. We’ll see you at the Hill, ‘Where the Sun Always Shines in Your Heart!’.

Our 2017 reunion is September 1-4, and will be featuring Emerson-Brantingham engines. Come join us for an exciting and fun filled weekend for the whole family!

If you have questions, please give us a call: 701-212-2034
website:   WMSTR Activities that usually require advance reservations

Boat Rentals  Call J & K Marine  1-800-774-2628 or 1-218-532-2628

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Golf Courses, A comprehensive list of golf courses in the Detroit Lakes, Minnesota area.

Wildflower Golf Course


Polar Fest

Welcome to the lakes area where Winter is Cool!

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is home to Polar Fest - a celebration embracing the winter season, February 9 - 20, 2017.

Feeling a bit daring or zany? You might like to take the famous Polar Fest Plunge into Detroit Lake! Or, perhaps you'd prefer to cheer on those who take the plunge. The Polar Fest Plunge takes place 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 18!