21st Annual Etta Steffen Memorial Ice Fest
Enjoying the Lakes Area doesn’t stop after Labor Day Weekend. Tune up your snowmobile, sharpen your skates, and mark your calendar to attend the 21st Annual Ice Fest in Breezy Point on January 8-9, 2016. Inquire how to be a sponsor of this long standing event by contacting Jenna Crawford 218-568-8911.
Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point/Jenkins
Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point are at the heart of this neighborhood, which is well-known for its many festivals that attract more visitors to the region than year-round residents! This neighborhood hosts Stars & Stripes Days and Bean Hole Days each summer, Pequot Lakes Arts & Crafts Fair every fall, and Ice Fest in the winter. Paul Bunyan made his mark in this region. He rested his bobber on the Pequot Lakes water tower and would keep an eye on it as he kicked back and relaxed in his oversized chair. His trail, the Paul Bunyan State Trail, runs through the city of Pequot Lakes and runs north of Bemidji and south to Brainerd. This community also is home to the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway – a nationally recognized scenic byway with 50 miles of paved, wide-shouldered county roads, meandering around the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. The region also is known for its destination shopping, with many unique stores offering myriad products to appeal to many tastes and interests. On Thursdays during the summer in Pequot Lakes, shopping reaches another level with Market in the Park, a hybrid of a farmers market, craft fair and food fest, to complement the many stores in the community. The Chamber’s Pequot Lakes Welcome Center can be found in Trailside Park. There is much to see and do in the northern regions of Crow Wing County and southern Cass County. Vendors: Learn more about the 2015 Crafter and Food Vendors Information.