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Side Lake 4th of July Festival

Side Lake’s Fourth of July Parade

Side Lake’s Fourth of July Parade will take place on Tuesday July 4th. Lineup will begin at 9a.m. with road closures along the Fourth of July Parade route starting at 9:30a.m. Side Lake’s Fourth of July Parade will begin promptly at 10:00a.m. We will enjoy the same parade route as in previous years. Applications for Side Lake’s Fourth of July Parade entry will be located at CC Camp, Side Lake Store, and the post office or can be accessed online!

Please return completed applications back to any of these locations by Sunday, July 3rd. If you happen to miss preregistration, we will be having same day registration at the parade lineup. Same day registration will close at 9:30a.m. on July Fourth. The registration table will be located at the corner of Rudstrom Road and Sturgeon Road.


Side Lake’s 4th Annual Firecracker 5k

Registration is open for Side Lake’s 3rd Annual Firecracker 5k! Our walk/run event this year will take place on Saturday July 1st, 2023. Please NOTE! This is a change from previous years!

Register online early for early bird rates! 

Side Lake will be having packet pickup on the day of the race only beginning at the Side Lake Rec Center on Hwy 5. Registration will close at 8:30a.m. with the event beginning at 9:00a.m.

**if you registered before June 15th, 2023, you will be guaranteed a T-shirt**

Registration is $20 for Adult (age 18 and over), $15 for children (under age 18). Registration cost will increase to $25 for adults and $20 for children on July 2nd!

No refunds allowed.

For the most up-to-date event information:

Side Lake Events Page (Side Lake Events Page | Facebook)

Location: Side Lake Recreation Center

7548 CR-5, Side Lake MN,55781

Parking is available at the Side Lake Rec Center


Chisholm Chamber

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Hug Extravaganza

The third annual Hug Extravaganza will be held at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill on July 22nd starting at 1 PM. This is a fundraising event and proceeds will be going toward changing rooms for the upcoming Chisholm Splash Pad (construction has just recently begun!).

There will be LIVE music by Jezebel, an LOD Dart Tournament, and a raffle with over $11,000 worth of prizes and tickets at only $100 each! If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket there are only 200 total and can be purchased by contacting Scottnjess Jones at (218) 996-1794.   

So prepare yourself for a fun filled evening of games, prizes, food & entertainment right in the center of downtown Chisholm! Oh, and be prepared for plenty of hugs! See you there!

Hug Extravaganza Raffle Prizes

  • 200th Ticket Drawn – $6,000
  • 199th Ticket Drawn – $2,500
  • 198th Ticket Drawn – $1,500
  • 15 Random Winners – $100 each

(Must be 18 years or older to purchase raffle tickets or win a prize!)


Want to see more on the Hug Extravaganza? Visit their FB Page for more as well as updates!

Want to see more events and news in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website

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Range Regional Chamber After Hours

The Range Regional Chamber After Hours will be taking place at the Range Regional Airport and will be from 4:30 PM- 7:30 PM on June 27th. Chamber Members & non-Chamber Members are invited to attend for this networking event. This event is brought to you by the Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Premium Air to the Range Regional Airport field as well as a dedication to the new corporate hangar facility. Premium Air will provide charter on-demand air service for area businesses & individuals. For more information, visit Premium Air at their website and see their list of services! Make sure not to miss out on this great opportunity to make some local connections & see first hand a big new business that is coming to The Range; hope to see you there!

Attendees will be provided with food catered by Valentini’s Supper Club and a cash bar will also be available!

Make sure to RSVP for the “Range Regional Chamber After Hours” by June 15th 

Prices & Registration

Chamber Member: $5

Non-Chamber Member: $10

Would you like to see more events & news in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more!

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Camp Invention at Minnesota Discovery Center

Camp Invention at Minnesota Discovery Center invites kids grades K-6 who are curious about science and technology to explore their interests and learn some amazing skills this summer! The program starts on July 10th and goes through July 14th. This year’s all-new program is designed to ignite wonder, encourage confidence and build essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills through collaborative, creative problem solving. As campers join their friends in so much hands-on fun and excitement, they will be blown away by their discoveries and STEM successes!

Make sure to register in advance for Camp Invention at Minnesota Discovery Center and enhance your kid’s learning through fun!

Build Big Ideas with Pop-Up Venture

Teaching youth how to start and maintain businesses with this program designed to get kids familiarized with the basic concepts of being entrepreneurs! 

 Campers create a business plan and choose how to spend their startup funds. Employing their imaginations, they add lights, greenery, logoed signage and other features to attract customers. After inventing unique ways to distribute their products, children launch their business with the ultimate pop-up event!

Create & Skate with Catching Air

Kids explore physics by building their own skate park complete with bowls, ramps, & rails! Campers personalize their mini skateboards, create DIY skateboard riders and design awesome skate park features. Then it’s time to grind the rails of innovation as they kickflip their way through each other’s one-of-a-kind Skate Parks!

Show Your Style with MimicBot

Children investigate the inner workings of their own MimicBot — a robot that mimics sounds — and transform it into a one-of-a-kind animatronic stuffie! They find inspiration in nature, get hands-on with design and use the power of intellectual property to protect their stuffie from the idea-stealing Copy Cat. Then campers take their stuffie home to keep creating and innovating!

Party On with Invention Celebration

Teach kids how to become successful event planners! They have fun engineering light-up party hats, inventing a Party Assistant to help with their big plans, exploring color with bubble art banners and experimenting with sound as they create instruments. When the day of the big celebration arrives, children rotate between fun stations as they celebrate all their amazing accomplishments.

Want to know more about upcoming events & news in the Chisholm Area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more!

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Cheers to 50 Years of T&J!

Cheers to 50 Years of T&J! One of the longest standing members of the community and a hub for many locals, Tom & Jerry’s Bar in downtown Chisholm will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary starting on June 21st. The party will be taking place from Wednesday, the 21st to Saturday, June 24th and each day will be packed full of events to enjoy for those who want to help celebrate this monumental occasion! 

“1973” WEDNESDAY “Specials”

Wednesday, June 21st begins the celebration with a Speakeasy Customer Appreciation Get Together. The first rule of speakeasies is “you don’t talk about the speakeasy!” 

“Meet & Greet” THURSDAY

Thursday, June 22nd will have a TON going on:

  • On-site Food Trucks – Valentini’s, The Ice Cream Truck LLC (Thursday, Friday & Saturday), & Yanni’s Gyros (Friday & Saturday)
  • 6 PM-8 PM : Tomassoni Memorial Fundraiser –  ALL Proceeds Benefit the David Tomassoni Memorial
  • M.C.’s for the evening will be Kristen Vake & Paul McDonald
  • Meet Minnesota Greats :
    • MN Vikings, Chuck Foreman
    • Boston Celtics, Kevin McHale
    • USA Olympics Hockey, Buzz Schneider
    • USA Olympics Curling Gold Medalists, John Shuster & Shawn Rojeski
    • USA Olympics Curling, Joe Polo
    • UMD Basketball Team, Karen Stromme & Gary Holquist

“Eat It Up” FRIDAY

Friday, June 23rd is time to eat it up!

  • 4 PM – Meet your past & present bartenders for a drink. Everyone welcome to eat! (Original Beaner BBQ Sandwich – Pork & Beef, served until they’re gone!)
  • 7 PM – Karaoke by Yaro & Kim on the deck.


Saturday, June 24th is the BIG day!

  • 11 AM – 5 PM : Bounce it Out on Lake Street
    • 48′ Obstacle Course
    • 24′ Inflatable Slide
    • 9 Hole Golf Course
    • Music in the Pocket Park
  • 8 PM : Six9’s on Lake Street
  • Dusk : Fireworks on the Bridge of Peace

Cheers to 50 Years of T&J!

Make sure to get in on the party and help the community celebrate a steadfast member & local hangout’s 50th year in business! If you want to see updates on their anniversary events visit Tom & Jerry’s on their Facebook Page!

If you would like to see more events and news for the Chisholm area, visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Doc “Moonlight” Graham Parade Registration

The Doc “Moonlight” Graham Parade Registration is now open for the 2023 Annual DMG Festival parade which will be taking place on August 5th 2023! The parade will take place through Lake Street and the parade line-up will begin at 11 AM with the parade beginning at 12 PM. Parade staging area takes place at the parking lot adjacent to the football field/Armory at the top of Lake Street (just past the Minnesota Museum of Mining castle gates)

The parade route covers 6 blocks and is one of the premiere events of the Summer, a great place to showcase & celebrate your business, group, or foundation! We love to see all of the creative and fun floats that everyone brings out, make sure to get your idea out there with us! 


Doc “Moonlight” Graham Parade Registration info & form


Register with the Chamber of Commerce by contacting us via email:

or call us at (218) 254-7930


Would you like to see more upcoming events, news & more in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

For updates & news on the 2023 Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days” visit the official Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days Facebook Page.

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Ladies Night Out Pop-Up Event

Join Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill for their Ladies Night Out Pop-Up Event! Featured vendors will include Birch Point Boutique, Denise’s Designs, Up North Crafting, and Anne McCue’s homemade goodies! This is a great opportunity to grab some interesting and local goods right here in Chisholm.

One of the wildest things about pop-up vendors is not only the interesting items that can be found but actually being able to meet local creators and see what fun and exciting things exist right next door! Even without purchasing immediately from them, connections can be made, ideas for future gifts and ‘treat-yourself’ shopping begin to collect and when a time comes that you are looking for something specific…you know exactly who to call!

Why shop at a big retail store when your neighbors have what you’re looking for?

Stop in to the Ladies Night Out Pop-Up Event and get some summer shopping done right in downtown Chisholm May 31st!

A Bit About the Vendors


May 31st 3PM-8PM

 Want to know more about upcoming events, news, and more in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website

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1931 Stuart Lake Bust

The Minnesota Discovery Center will be presenting a guest speaker, Jason Scorich, who will discuss the 1931 Stuart Lake Bust! Discover the fascinating history of prohibition on the early Iron Range on Thursday, June 1st starting at 6:30pm in the MDC Theater. Join Jason as he digs deep into the largest moonshine bust in the Northern Minnesota’s history. Learn, laugh, and love all at once at this fun event! Light refreshments (coffee, water, cookies) will be available. A short Q&A will follow the event and interested patrons are welcome to come prior to 6:30pm and tour our newest temporary museum exhibit – Never Dry: The Rise of Prohibition on the Iron Range 

Prohibition on The Range was an interesting time and history is always fun to explore, and nobody does it better than Minnesota Discovery Center! 

Don’t miss out on this thrilling chapter of Prohibition on The Iron Range at this special presentation, no special passwords needed for entry.

Want to know more about Minnesota Discovery Center, their exhibits, events, and news? Visit them on their website for more info!

Check us out on our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more upcoming news & events on our Chisholm Chamber website!


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Jim’s Senior Class Fundraiser

Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill will be holding the Jim’s Senior Class Fundraiser on May 25th from 11 AM-2 PM & 4 PM-6 PM. Those who would like to help support the Chisholm Senior Class, or those who would even just like some great pizza, should stop by Jim’s and grab a slice or a whole pizza pie and proceeds will go towards the Chisholm Senior Class graduation party.

Make sure to stop in to the Jim’s Senior Class Fundraiser and show some support & love for our graduating students over some pizza!

There’s a ton more coming to Jim’s this Summer including patio performances, parties, and specials, so take a look at their page and don’t miss out on all of the Summer fun! Hope to see you there!

How Much?


  • 1 Slice – $4
  • Whole Pizza – $25
  • May 25th, 11 AM- 2 PM
  • May 25th, 4 PM- 6 PM

Want to see more upcoming events from Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill? Visit them on their NEW Facebook Page for updates and more! And make sure to give them a follow as well!

Check us out on our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for additional in-town news, updates, events, fundraisers & more!

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Music in the Pocket Park

MorningBird Duo, LIVE at Pocket Park

Musician Line-up:

  • June 20th – Steve Solkela
  • June 27th – Toby Infrozato
  • July 11th – Karl Sundquist
  • July 18th – Morning Bird Trio
  • July 25th – Rosanne Omersa – Button Box
  • August 1st – Kim Nagler Grillo
Music in the Pocket Park Audience

Lake Street will sing this Summer from Music in the Pocket Park

Music in the Pocket Park is back this summer!

The Chisholm Pocket Park located on 118 W Lake Street will once again feature local artists & performers every Tuesday from 6 PM- 8PM every Tuesday starting on July 20th until the beginning of August, with the exception of July 4th.

The miniature park is decked out with wonderful art, seating, small garden areas and during performances will even sometimes have guest food trucks for attendees to enjoy!

What better way to spend a Summer afternoon than listening to music in a artsy cubby right in downtown? Relax, grab a drink and some lunch at a local restaurant and hang out for a jam session with local talent!

The lineup is still in progress and a full list of artists will be available soon, for more news and updates about the Chisholm Pocket Park line-up and events, visit them on their Facebook Page!

Want to hear about more news and events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!