Arts & Culture
Envelop yourself in theater at the Historic Holmes Theatre, a grand remodeled auditorium. Bring a chair and a love of the poet for summer Shakespeare in the Park. Soothe your soul with free live music at the City Park bandshell each Tuesday evening during the summer. Catch the color of an annual Pow Wow. And discover the work of sculptors, painters and potters everywhere you turn.
Find Fish and Sailboats
In 2003, local sculptor Hans Gilsdorf created 50 unique sunfish sculptures, of which some are still on display throughout Detroit Lakes.
In celebration of Detroit Lakes’ 150 years, in 2021 Hans Gilsdorf’s design was locally produced into 150 sailboats. Area artists again individually painted and decorated the sailboats, just as the sunfish had been. Stop by our offices for maps of these one-of-a-kind pieces and a fantastic photo op.
Have a Royally Fun Time
Each winter about 1,000 blocks of Detroit Lake ice are carved into the majestic Ice Palace Royal Courtyard. The fully illuminated royal courtyard with a throne and entrance bridge is surrounded by ice and snow creations. Even when it’s frosty DL knows how to have fun.
Annual County Fair held each July. Family fun for everyone: midway, demo-derby, exhibits, food and entertainment.
See the history of Becker County preserved through displays and artifacts in the Museum. Experience hands on learning opportunities thru interactive exhibits for all ages. Research area available
First run movie exhibitor; seven screens located downtown Detroit Lakes in the Washington Square Mall. Check out our remodeled spaces and expanded snack bar.
Fine art and fine craft gallery featuring metal artist Patrick Shannon and jewelry artist and painter, Helena Johnson, as well as other American artists and craftsmen.
An annual late August American Rally Association Championship car race on Northern Minnesota Forest roads and through Detroit Lakes.
Shooting Star is home to 1,100 slots, big-name entertainment, fine dining, soothing spa, shopping, 386 rooms & 30,000 sq. feet of event space.
43,000 acre wildlife refuge established for the protection & conservation of wildlife. Visitor Center with theater and gift shop, wildlife drive, hiking, hunting and fishing.