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Festivals & Events

The area’s long list of festivals & events means you can always find a reason to celebrate—outdoor concerts, flea markets, community, art shows, nature excursions, sporting events and tournaments, rodeos, historical reenactments and of course, the Otter Tail County Fair. Beyond the more traditional entertainment, there are also many events that you have to see to believe: Turtle and Minnow Races, Turkey Days, Looney Days, Crazy Days, Mosquito Run, Watermelon Days, Otter Fest, and many more. Or, experience the many cultural events and festivals that celebrate the various traditions and heritages that make up Otter Tail Country. Whatever festival or event you choose, they all have one thing in common: good times.

  • Festival of Birds 
    Serious birders flock here each spring for the annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds.
  • WE Fest
    WE Fest is the largest outdoor country music festival and campout in the Midwest and it’s held in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota! 
  • Dick Beardsley Run
    Looking for an energizing, fall run? Slip on your running shoes and come into Detroit Lakes for the Dick Beardsley 1/2 Marathon and 5K.