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Walker Bay Days

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

If you’re looking for a day of fun filled outdoor events that your whole family will love, you need to check out Walker Bay Days! Walker Bay Days is hosted by the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and will be held this year on August 3rd.


According to the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the mission of Walker Bay Days is to celebrate our family values, community pride and commitment to the preservation of the Leech Lake area, our bountiful resources and cultural history. Entrance into this family focused event is free, but there will be participation fees for most of the activities.


The Walker Bay Days festivities will start at 9:00 am with a 5K run beginning at Walker City Park. The entry fee for this race is $15, and it includes a commemorative t-shirt. Trophies will be given to both the overall male and female winners, and there will also be ribbons for the top three participants in each age group.


A volleyball tournament will begin at 10:00 am in the park. The tournament has an entry fee of $20 for each team of six. This tournament is sponsored by First National Bank, and the first place team will win half of the entry fee pot!


At 11:00 am, there will be a Pow Wow exhibition, and the food booths in the park will open. Shortly after that at noon, the Bingo tent and the inflatables will both open. These inflatables are going to be the best display in Walker all summer, and you’re kids are sure to have a blast bouncing around in them! A wristband for the inflatables can be purchased for $10. A craft fair will be running throughout the day, and there will be live music on the main stage under the tent for all the festivities.


The Big Dig, sponsored by Dale and Harriet Jones, will be back again this year! Registration for this beloved annual event will begin at 11:00 am, and the Big Dig will officially start at 1:00 pm. The entry for this event is free, and your children will have the time of their lives digging through the sand for tokens that they can trade in for prizes.


As you can see, Walker Bay Days has something for everyone in your family! Make sure you stop by Walker City Park on August 3rd to check out all the festivities!

Girls Night Out in Walker

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Hey ladies! Are you looking for a fun night where you can shop and go out on the town with you friends? Look no further than Girls Night Out in Walker!


Girls Night Out is an annual summer event in Walker, MN. This year the event will be held on July 10, August 14 and September 25. Registration for Girls Night Out will begin at 5:00 pm on each of the evenings. During this fun filled event, stores in Walker will stay open late and offer specials and activities for the participants. After the stores close, there will also be drinking and dining specials offered at local restaurants.


The next Girls Night Out on July 10 will also be open to the rest of the family and will have plenty of activities that everyone will enjoy. At 5:00 pm, swag bags will be handed out at registration on Fifth Street. To fill up the swag bag, the ladies will have to visit the participating stores to pick up their gifts and freebies.  Families will also have the opportunity to register for door prizes.


Other activities on Family Fun Night include water balloons, a golf putting game sponsored by Tianna Country Club and live music. There will also be Wine Cork Pulling for the adults. Wine Cork Pulling is a game where you choose a cork for $10 and win the bottle of wine that it matches with. Every participating store will donate their favorite bottle of wine, so you never know what you’re going to get!


This special family night of Girls Night Out is sure to be a good time for all ages! Make sure you come out to downtown Walker on July 10 to enjoy the fun!

22nd Annual Moondance Jam

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

What’s better than an outdoor music festival in the summer? If you want to enjoy 3 days of amazing rock music, check out Moondance Jam in Walker, MN.


Moondance Jam is scheduled for July 18-20 this year, and the lineup is better than ever! The headliners for the 3 day festival are Motley Crue, Slash and The Offspring. Many other bands will also be performing, including Cheap Trick, Buckcherry, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm and many more! The music starts at 11:00 am daily and goes well into the night.


For those that want to get the party started even earlier, there will also be a Pre Jam Party, on Wednesday July 18, with music from Hairball and other classic rock cover bands.


General Admission and VIP tickets are available for this event. The VIP tickets include drinks, food, band meet and greets and special VIP seating above the stage.


Camping is a huge part of the Moondance Jam experience. The campground has access to showers, ice, firewood, fresh water and bathrooms. This year the camping contest theme is “Rockin Campin Crue”, so make sure to dress up in your best 70s and 80s wigs, makeup and clothing. If you don’t feel like roughing it for the whole weekend, there are a variety of Leech Lake area resorts for you to choose from.


Tickets for Moondance Jam are going fast, so make sure to order yours today! You are sure to have a rocking good time!

Leech Lake 4th of July Fun

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

It has finally started to feel like summer in the area, and you know what that means: the 4th of July is right around the corner! The 4th of July is the perfect holiday for outdoor family fun, and there is no better place for that than Leech Lake.


The town of Walker, MN, has many activities scheduled for the 4th that will keep the entire family entertained. The day starts off with the City on the Bay 10K Walk/Run. There’s no need to be a serious runner to participate in this event; the walk along the lake would be perfect for any age.


That afternoon at 2:00 pm, the parade on Main Street begins with the kiddie parade. Children can show off their Boy and Girl Scout uniforms, twirl their batons or display any other skill they would like. The Grand Marshall leads the rest of the parade that includes Veteran’s floats, clowns, jugglers, homemade floats, antique cars, horses, fire trucks and ambulances.


The Walker City Park is another place full of activities on the 4th of July. From 10:00 am- 6:00 pm, there will be family festivities and games, including two bounce houses, dry and wet slides, a 4 Man Extreme Bungee Challenge and much more. Also in the park from 2:00 pm- 10:00 pm, there will be a fish fry and beer garden sponsored by the Rotary and Lions Club. Brats and hot dogs will also be available.


The festivities go well into the night with live entertainment by the band Power Play from 4:00 pm- 11:00 pm, and of course the fireworks show starting at dark. The magnificent fireworks are shot off over Leech Lake, and can be viewed from land or boat.


As you can see, the Leech Lake area is full of fun family activities this 4th of July. Book a spot at one of the many Leech Lake resorts and stay all weekend!

Moondance Jammin Country Fest

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Summer is finally here and besides warmer weather, the summer season also brings music festivals! Moondance Jammin Country Fest in Walker, MN, is only 30 days away, so now is the time to make plans to attend this annual outdoor event.


The headliners for this year’s Moondance Jammin Country Fest are Jake Owen on Friday night and Montgomery Gentry on Saturday night. Other performers include Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice and many more. The music starts at 11:00 am on both Friday and Saturday and lasts all day until the headliners take the stage at 10:00 pm. There is also a Pre-Jammin Party beginning at 6:00 pm Thursday evening if you want to get the party started earlier.


Tickets for the festival start at $130 for a two day general admission pass and $90 for one day of general admission. If you really want to go all out, you can also upgrade to a two day VIP pass for $300. Included with the VIP pass is shaded seating, free beer, pop and water, free dinner and access to the VIP stage box seating above the stage.


Camping passes are sold separately from tickets, and you have the option to choose from either reserved or general camping. The campsites include showers for $5, freshwater service and ice and firewood vendors. If you’re not a fan of camping, there are also many resorts and hotels in the Walker area to choose from.


If you’re looking to start your summer off right, then you definitely need to be at Moondance Jammin Country Fest! What could be better than a weekend of music, camping and friends? Get your tickets today!

Leech Lake Polar Pout Plunge

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

With the Eelpout Festival just around the corner it’s hard not to get excited for this event filled weekend. One event that is a definite highlight of this annual festival is the Polar Pout Plunge. This year the Polar Pout Plunge will be held on February 16th, 2013 at 1pm on Leech Lake in Walker, MN.


The Polar Pout Plunge is an event designed to fundraise for the Walker Area Community Center. The Walker Area Community Center is home to many clubs, activities and organizations like the Walker Rotary Club, Youth Hockey, Curling Club, Just for Kix, Tae Kwon Do, Boys and Girls Club, Fitness Center, Gymnasium and much more. All money raised will go directly to the WACC.


The Polar Pout Plunge not only gives you a reason to give back to the community but also gives back to you. The Polar Pout Plunge on Leech Lake gives you chance to win awesome prizes like, Moondance tickets, t-shirts, jackets and hats.


So how can one participate? Just go to  and complete a registration form and all the instructions are online. You must raise at least $50 to participate. So come out and enjoy all the fun the Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake has to offer.  It’s sure to produce memories of a lifetime. Hope to see you there!

34th Annual Eelpout Festival: February 14th -17th, 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

For three days every February, Walker, MN has drawn crowds of more than 10,000 people for a festival that celebrates what may be the ugliest fish in the world, the eelpout. People gather on a frozen Leech Lake – the 3rd largest lake in Minnesota – in the dead of winter to participate in a Minnesota tradition of eating good food, playing some interesting games, and celebrating a really ugly fish.


Now what exactly do you do on a frozen lake for three days? Well for starters, you can bring out your ice house and fish, but don’t expect them to drill your holes. If, after a few hours of fishing, you haven’t caught a thing, you can grab some food on the lake: anything from eelpout nuggets to walleye cakes. The Eelpout Festival also offers entertainment and activities like eelpout curling, a polar pout plunge, rugby, and the eelpout derby.  They have live music, dance parties, a fish fry, bull riding, and much, much more.


This year’s Eelpout festival will take place from February 14th through February 17th, 2013. To take part in all of the cold weather fun, all you have to do is purchase an Eelpout festival button for $10, which can be purchased online with only a $2.99 shipping fee, no matter how many buttons you order. Make sure to get your button before midnight on February 3rd, 2013. Buttons purchased after this date will be $15.


Come out to Walker, Minnesota on Leech Lake and join in on all the fun! Kiss an eelpout for good luck, and take in the sites. Until you experience it, you won’t get it.

Leech Lake Area Activities

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

When you think of the Leech Lake Area Activities, things that come to mind are fishing, ice fishing, camping, snowmobiling or outdoor recreational activities. All of these activites are favorites for the people who live here and even those who like to plan a Minnesota vacation. But what about some of the Leech Lake area activities that aren’t so well known?

Walker is just a short distance from Leech Lake and offer an ample amount of fun and interesting activities that many people may not be aware of. For instance, if you like to shop, Walker offers many antiques and collectible shops, retail shopping, and more. The Heritage Arts, Gifts & Antiques store on fifth is perfect if you are looking for a unique collection of decorative accessories, antique furniture and home décor. They have been family owned and operated for over 40 years, and it’s just a short drive from many Leech Lake locations.

Another little known resource for great activities is the Walker Area Community Center. Each year on Leech Lake they host a Polar Pout Plunge! You can jump, flip, belly-flop, or dance you way into Leech Lake’s icy waters to benefit the Walker Area Community Center. All the money raised goes to the WACC which is home to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Walker Rotary Club, Leech Lake Area Youth Hockey, and the Walker Curling Club.

So why not explore the town of Walker, MN and find out what other hidden treasures they have?

Leech Lake Area Activities

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The Leech Lake Area offers memorable year round vacation adventures, from a variety of recreational activities, to hundreds of miles of woodland trails, to fun events for the family year round! You will find  not only exceptional shopping in our quaint downtown area, but you will be able to indulge in a variety of restaurants ranging from elegant to boat accessible.


If you’re looking for something fun to do this October, the Leech Lake Area has many fun and unique Events! Comedian JR Redwater will be at Northern Lights Casino & Event Center on October 19th at 7pm. JR is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and he’s been described as a “jolt of comedy lightening!” He’s appeared on Showtime & Native American Comedy Jam, and is now releasing his solo comedy special “Full Blooded Hilarious.”


The third Saturday of each month you can enjoy a pancake breakfast at the new Walker Senior Center! Stop by on October 20th between 7:00am and 10:30am. They also have a weekly schedule that include great activities such as card games, line dancing, B-I-N-G-O, and a nutritious lunch served every weekday at 11:30.


The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is proud to announce the 3rd annual Treats For Tots on October 31st from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. This event will be held in three separate locations: Palace Casino Bingo Hall in Cass Lake, Northern Lights Casino in Walker, and the Morse Town Hall in Deer River. Expect many Halloween activities and CANDY! Kids are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy and Halloween fun. If you’re from out of town, book your stay in the Leech Lake Area today and take part in our October events!

Leech Lake Area Activities

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The Leech Lake area has activities going on year round, from Moondance Jammin’ Country fest in the summer, Fall events, Festival of Lights and Eelpout Festival, just to name a few. With plenty going on all year long, you are sure to find a Leech Lake event to keep you coming back month after month.


If you’re looking to be charitable this weekend, Tom Clusiau’s Walker Ford is holding an event to raise money for the Cass County Museum. Stop in to test drive a car at no obligation and make your donation!


Also in the Walker area, be sure to check out the Walleye Dinner being hosted at the Leech Lake Senior Center. This event happens on the fourth Friday of every month and features delicious homemade desserts from 5-7pm.


If you like to try your luck at the poker tables, don’t miss out on Northern Lights Casino‘s “Money Tree” event going on Saturdays and Sundays until November 4th. Every hour from 6pm-10pm a winner will be drawn to pick leaves from their money tree, and each leaf could be worth $25-100!


The Northern Lights Event Center is also hosting this years 14th Annual Walker Rotary Benefit EXTRAVAGANZA on September 29th. They will be having a $10,000 Reverse Raffle as a grand prize, but don’t forget to bid on the silent auction to win a trip for two to Las Vegas! With great food and entertainment, this years extravaganza is sure to be a hit.


With the summer at a close and winter just around the corner, be sure and take full advantage of the beautiful fall weather and all of the wonderful events that your Leech Lake Area has to offer.