Calendar of Mississippi Headwater Events

If you enjoy taking a relaxing, beautiful, recreational paddle with other people along with a social event in a timeless, natural environment, then the Mississippi river offers recreational activities for the whole family! We call this RESOURCETAINMENT (resource + entertainment). Come paddle and/or enjoy events located on the upper Minnesota Mississippi river and experience the entertainment each event has to offer. Please view the events below and add them all or just the ones you want to your phone calendar.


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  • Brainerd Ski Loons

    Enjoy a free, water ski show open to everyone! Watch the Ski Loons perform a human pyramid, ski jumping, and other tricks on the water.
    Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM • Location: Lum Park (1619 NE Washington St, Brainerd, MN)


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  • Ripplesippi River Float

    Bust out your kayaks for a FREE event Saturday, August 20th! The Ripplesippi River Float starts at the Ripple River landing at the Aitkin City Park and ends at the Mississippi River Public access located at the Aitkin County Campgrounds. A shuttle service will be provided. Online registration with waiver will be provided. Must wear a PFD. The event goes from 11am-2pm. Last shuttle ride back to your vehicle will be at 3:30 pm. Kayaks are recommended, innertubes will not be passable.
    Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022 • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Location: Aitkin City Park (380 Bill Cline Way, Aitkin, MN)


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