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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  • Aitkin Paddle Your Glass Off

    Are you ready to paddle your glass off? Join us June 17th for a kayak paddle on the Mississippi followed by a beer, wine, and whiskey tasting! We'll shuttle you to the launch site at the Kimball access, and the paddle ends at the Aitkin County Campgrounds Access. The course is approximately 7 river miles and will take about 2 hours to complete. The tasting at the landing site will include samples from Little Round Still, Bolck North Brew Publ, and Paustis Wine Company, and possibly others. Water and light snacks will be available and your ticket includes the shuttle service, tasting, and a small gift. Space is limited so please visit eventbright or Facebook events to learn more.
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Location: Aitkin Campground. (Park and city pound) 803 4th Ave. NW, Aitkin, MN 56431


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  • Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival

    The Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat festival features four days of fun for the entire family. After all, it's not just about Dragon Boat racing: Festival activities include great food, music, kids activities, a parade of teams, cultural performances, camaraderie and much more all along the shores of beautiful Lake Bemidji. For more information go to: https://business.bemidji.org/events/details/15th-annual-dragon-boat-festival-08-02-2023-35784
    Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023 • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM • Location: Bemidji Avenue/Hwy 197


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