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Schedule

Join the National Loon Center in celebrating Minnesota’s treasured loons and lakes with a weekend of recreation and education in the first annual Minnesota Loons & Lakes Festival in Crosslake! Stay tuned for a more detailed schedule of featured events in the coming weeks. In addition to enjoying an Eco-Expo featuring more than 30 organizations, visitors can pick up “nice” Minnesota gifts at a Northwoods-themed art market, throw a line in the water during the Bobber Blast Fishing Derby, join fun floats and paddling events, and find family-friendly activities on the Crosslake Town Square. If you’re a vendor and would like to join the Land of 12,000 Loons Art Market, please register at the link below.

Become a vendor at the Land of 12,000 Loons Art Market

Thursday, June 20
Kickoff Event

Kickoff Event at Whitefish Lodge and Suites at 6 pm (Special Guests and Presenters TBA)
Silent Auction of MN outdoors-themed items
Bobber Blast Fishing Derby (back-to-the-basics bobber-only fishing celebration; sign up on FishDonkey)
Stay tuned for more!

Friday, June 21
Loon Fair

“Loon Platoon” Guided Loon-watching Paddle
DNR Loon Watcher and Monitoring Program
Eco-Expo Environmental Fair: Loon Day
Land of 12,000 Loons Art Market
NLC’s StewardShip Pontoon Tours
Family Fun on the Crosslake Town Square
Bobber Blast Fishing Derby (back-to-the-basics bobber-only fishing celebration; sign up on FishDonkey)
Inflatable Loon Platoon Float
Full Moon Loon Paddle

Saturday, June 22
Paddle Palooza

“River Run” and guided paddling outings
Cross Lake Stone Skipping Classic
Eco-Expo Environmental Fair: Water Day
Land of 12,000 Loons Art Market
Music, Food, and Games in Town Square
Rusty Crayfish Brass Band