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Side Lake Winter Festival

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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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Celebrate Side Lake

Come out and celebrate Side Lake this August and enjoy FREE games, entertainment, prizes and more! This event is open to everyone and will held on August 17th 2023 from 3PM to 7PM. This will be the 3rd annual Celebrate Side Lake and will include activities for ALL ages including LIVE music from Ted Freyer & Steve Solkela, twisting balloon sculptures, Cook’s Country Connection, face painting, bingo, bounce houses, and plenty of other activities that will be a blast for the whole family!

Food trucks will be on site for to purchase tasty meals & treats throughout the day along with 40 crafters & vendors with a variety of goods for attendees to peruse. 


August 17th 2023 3PM-7PM


Side Lake Community Center Pavillion Area 7548 Hwy 5 Side Lake, MN


It’s sure to be a great time and a perfect close out to the summer season! Bring your friends and family for what is sure to be an amazing evening, we hope to see you there! 

For more info visit the official Side Lake website

OR call (218) 254-3297


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

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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