Summer Curious and Creative Art Experiences

Drawing for Beginners: Introduction to contour drawing, shading and composition using a pencil. Supplies provided. Bring your own lace up shoe. Must be at least 12 years old. There is a $20 fee but members of Northwoods Friends of the Arts may register for the class for $10. Call 218 Read more […]

Bands, Brews, and BBQ

The Minnesota Discovery Center will be hosting delicious lunch and dinner options, signature cocktails, featured entrees, and a band on their outdoor patio! This is a family friendly event.

Balkan Balkan Barrel series

The Balkan Balkan Barrel series is located in Chisholm and works to bring great races and grow the equine industry. These events are free to the public. Contact Jessica Barto at 218-969-8936 for more information.

Music in Cook City Park

Enjoy live music at the gazebo in the Cook City Park. This event is family-friendly, free entertainment. Bring your own lawn chair.

Cook Area Farmer’s Market opens

Shop a variety of homemade products and home grown produce.

Food Truck Festival

Stroll the streets of downtown Virginia and enjoy food truck delights. Interested in being a vendor? Contact ReVive Virginia at


Celebrate Emancipation Day, or African-American Freedom Day, (the end of slavery in the United States) with free food, music, a book giveaway, and bouncy houses for kids. There will be prize drawings for gift certificates from local businesses.

Tower Farmers Market opens

Local farmers and vendors will be selling goods and produce.

Free picnic at Cook’s Trinity Lutheran Church

Cook’s Trinity Lutheran Church will be serving hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad and baked beans. It will be a picnic with drive thru as an option. It’s free and open to the public.

8th Annual Pro-Life Rummage Sale

Five rooms full of clothing for all ages, toys, crafts, household items, men’s and women’s items, sporting goods, books, DVDs, videos, baked goods, and more>