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Side Lake Fall Festival

Side Lake Fall Festival set for Saturday October 7th! Crisp air and the gorgeous autumn colors have arrived!  Enjoy a family fun event at the Side Lake Community Center from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The Fall Festival and Costume Party are free to attend and all are welcome. 

  • Pony Rides
  • Cooks Country Connection Animals
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Archery
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Snacks
  • Hot Beverages

Free hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and drinks will be available while supplies last. Sit by the fire and take in the live music with a cup of hot cider while the kids visit animals from Cook’s Country Connection. 

Event planners Julie Marinucci and Talia Sandys agree, “Side Lake is stunning in the Fall – we invite everyone to share our community and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors with excitement for kids of all ages!”

The Side Lake Fall Festival activities also include archery, pumpkin decorating, crafts, games and prizes. The first 150 kids will take home a pumpkin, as well.

Committee Chair Judy Kelly adds, “This is our last of five community events this year. We had tremendous support from the township, community and sponsors and as a result were able to put together events for every season at the lake.”

Visit them at their website to see more as well as updates!

Want to see more updates and news in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Chamber website for more!

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Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days

Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days are around the corner once again! Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days will begin on August 2nd and go through August 6th, so save the date and make sure not to miss out on a great time! There’s going to be plenty going on this year with the city-wide celebration of the local legend, Doc “Moonlight”, so make sure to bring your friends and family out and join in the party! 

Visit the Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days Facebook page for updates, photos, videos & more!

Wednesday, August 2nd

  • Last Man Standing – Open House at the Senior Citizen Center & American Legion – Coffee & Goodies all day – Public invited to view Chisholm Picture Display – 9:00 AM
  • Redhead Shuttle Service – to beach area & southern side of the MTB Park ($6) – Redhead Park full & half day kayak rentals available!! – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Local Author Visit – Cory Kolodji “Hiking the Appalachian Trail” at Chisholm Public Library – 1:00 PM
  • Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce Moonlight Festival Bingo – Valentini’s Supper Club – 6:00 PM

Thursday, August 3rd

  • Last Man Standing – Open House at the Senior Citizen Center & American Legion – Coffee & Goodies all day – Public invited to view Chisholm Picture Display – 9:00 AM
  • “The Real Moonlight Graham: A Life Well Lived” Documentary – shown every hour, on the hour – Minnesota Discovery Center (regular admission fees apply from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM & FREE from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM)
  • Bluestreak Scramble Golf – Wolfridge Golf Course – Banquet at Tom & Jerry’s to follow – $110 per golfer – Register by calling Travis at 218-966-0137 – 9:00 AM
  • Redhead Shuttle Service – to beach area & southern side of the MTB Park ($6) – Redhead Park full & half day kayak rentals available!! – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Bands, Brews & BBQ at The Rustic Pig Food Court w/ LIVE Music from Joe Filipovich – Minnesota Discovery Center – 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • LIVE music on the patio at Jim’s6:00 PM

Friday, August 4th

  • Last Man Standing – Open House at the Senior Citizen Center & American Legion – Coffee & Goodies all day – Public invited to view Chisholm Picture Display – 9:00 AM
  • Spinning & Weaving Demonstrators – Loom Exhibit & Homestead Exhibit – Minnesota Discovery Center – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Redhead Shuttle Service – to beach area & southern side of the MTB Park ($6) – Redhead Park full & half day kayak rentals available!! – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Classic Up North Minnesota Fish Fry with Salad Bar – Jim’s Sports Club, Bar & Grill – 11:00 AM – until sold out!
  • Chisholm Beautification Association Ribbon Cutting – Bruce Mine Head Frame – 1:00 PM
  • Doc “Moonlight” Graham Car Cruise – Lake Street – 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • LIVE music by Velvet Jones – Outside patio at Jim’s Sports Club, Bar & Grill – 7:00 PM

Saturday, August 5th

  • 30West Sunrise Group Hike – Redhead MTB Park – 8:00 AM
  • Last Man Standing – Open House at the Senior Citizen Center & American Legion – Coffee & Goodies all day – Public invited to view Chisholm Picture Display – Hot Dogs & Chips after the parade! – 9:00 AM
  • Doc “Moonlight” Graham Festival Specials – Healthy Vibes – FREE cold water – FREE samples – Prize Drawings throughout the day – 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Spinning & Weaving Demonstrators – Loom Exhibit & Homestead Exhibit – Minnesota Discovery Center – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Redhead Shuttle Service – to beach area & southern side of the MTB Park ($6) – Redhead Park full & half day kayak rentals available!! – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • DOC “MOONLIGHT” PARADE – Lake Street – 12:00 PM
  • Bouncin’ Around Downtown – Kiwanis Park – Sponsored by Chamber Activities Committee, Independent Electric, Iron Range Carpet Cleaning, & MJM Construction – After Parade-3:30 PM
  • Pizza & Salad Bar Buffet – Jim’s Sports Club, Bar & Grill – After Parade
  • Good Ole Fashion Pie Social – Pie, Ice cream & Coffee $5 at Faith Lutheran Church – Proceeds to benefit the Chisholm Food Shelf & the United Way of NE MN Buddy Backpack Program – 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
  • “Sheltered Reality” Performing at Kiwanis Park – Sponsored by Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce – 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
  • Ice Cream Social – Kiwanis Park – Sponsored by Chisholm Kiwanis Club – 1:30 PM
  • Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days Car Show – Lake Street – 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
  • LIVE music by “Joe Flip” – outside patio of Jim’s Sports Club, Bar & Grill – 7:00 PM
  • LIVE music by “Siz 9’s” – Tom & Jerry’s Bar – 8:00 PM
  • Field of Dreams FREE Movie Night – Kiwanis Park – Sponsored by Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce – 9:00 PM

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