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February 2017
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Lake Time throws a Lake Town Party

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffee Landing Cafe,
3rd Street at 5th Avenue
International Falls, Minnesota, MN 56649 United States
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Lake Time Magazine featured International Falls, Ranier and Rainy Lake in their winter issue. Now, they are celebrating their selection of our area at the lake town for that issue. The party will be at the Coffee Landing Cafe in downtown International Falls, Friday, February 23rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Complimentary refreshments and light appetizers will be served as well as free giveaways including custom International Falls T-shorts. Would you like to read their article? click here

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10.00 Raffle ticket

32nd Annual Family Ice Fishing Derby and Raffle

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rainy Lake

Proceeds of this event go towards the improvement of local fisheries, but it’s also fun and there are going to be a lot of prizes, like a UTV, $500.00 in chamber dollars, flashers and ice augers. The Lions Club food wagon will be serving all day. You’ll need a $10.00 raffle ticket to participate and they are available at the Outdoorsman’s Headquarters, Sportsman’s Service, Loon’s Nest, Rainy Lake One Stop, Forestland, Randy’s and the Espresso Lane in International Falls.

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All About Wolves

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rainy Lake Visitor Center,
International Falls, 56649 United States
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Saranda Oestreicher of the International Wolf Center in Ely will be at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for Voyageurs National Park to talk about wolves. Learn about wolf behavior and the important role that they play in the ecosystem of the northwoods. This is a free event that is family friendly and recommended for ages 8 and up. Thjis event is sponsored by the Voyageurs National Park Association.

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March 2017
$12.00 Adult $6.00 Student

Hard Travelin’ with Woody

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Backus Auditorium,
900 5th St
International Falls, 56649 United States
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Randy Noojin is a one-man multimedia show featuring the music and artworks of Woody Guthrie, one of America’s iconic folksingers.

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Growing Up at Kettle Falls

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rainy Lake Visitor Center,
56649
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Head for the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for Voyageurs National Park to join Mike Williams for his entertaining tales about growing up at Kettle Falls. Mike’s family long operated the remote Kettle Falls Hotel, accessible only by boat or snowmobile in the winter. This is a free, family friendly event recommended for ages 8 and up. This event is sponsored by Voyageurs National Park Association.

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Daylight Savings Time

March 12

Remember, it’s spring forward-fall back, so set your clocks ahead one hour.

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Go Wild for Nature and Books with Mary Casanova

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Rainy Lake Visitor Center,
56649
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Acclaimed local author Mary Casanova’s love of nature finds its way into everything she writes. Come to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for Voyageurs National Park to hear her stories behind many of her award-winning books like One-Dog Canoe; Utterly Otterly Night; Wake up, Island; Wolf Shadows; When Eagles Fall, and more. This free event is recommended for everyone who loves nature and animals and is sponsored by Voyageurs National Park Association.

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15.00-$50.00

5K Leprechaun Leap

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Falls High School

Support the 2017 Falls High School Prom. Pre-Registration is available up until March 3rd and you could end up with a classy t-shirt. After that, T-shirts will not be available with your registration. Prize awarded to the to p leaper. Come dressed to show your St. Patrick’s Day Cheer. There will be drawings for additional prizes. Race day registration opens at 9:00 am in the high school cafeteria.

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$32.00

Canoe Paddle Carving Workshop

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rainy Lake Visitor Center,
International Falls, 56649 United States
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It’s time to start thinking about the coming of spring and ice-out. Join Voyageurs National Park Ranger Miranda Challeen at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center to carve a canoe paddle. For safety reasons, participants must be at least 14 years of age. A $32.00 materials fee is required. Registration is limited to 10 participants and will be handled on a first-come/first-served basis. Contact the Rainy Lake Visitor Center at 218 286 5258. This event is sponsored by Voyageurs National Park…

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April 2017
$12.00 Adult $6.00 Student

Ring of Kerry

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Backus Auditorium,
900 5th St
International Falls, 56649 United States
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A high energy Irish music group performing Celtic music compete with a troupe of fully costumed Irish dancers.

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International Falls Outdoor Expo Day One

April 7
Evangelical Covenant Church,
1631 First Avenue East
International Falls, Minnesota, MN 56649 United States
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The expo is a family friendly event designed to celebrate outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing while raising food and money for the Salvation Army Food Shelf and local kidney dialysis project. John Godwin, a well-known outdoorsman and part of the Duck Dynasty TV show will be the headline speaker.

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International Falls Outdoor Expo Day Two

April 8
Evangelical Covenant Church,
1631 First Avenue East
International Falls, Minnesota, MN 56649 United States
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The popular expo is in it’s seventh year at the Evangelical Covenant Church the goal is to celebrate outdoors recreation with continued education, vendors and demonstrations. The key speaker is John Godwin, a member of the Duck Dynasty TV show and also a champion duck caller and crappie angler.

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Extended Border Waters Walleye Season Ends

April 14
International Falls and Area.,
56649 United States
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Although the extended Walleye season comes to an end, you can still fish for Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass and Crappie, as those seasons are open continuously here.

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May 2017

Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala and Awards Dinner

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AmericInn,
1500 Highway 71
International Falls, Minnesota, MN 56649 United States
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The International Falls area chamber will present their business and citizen of the year awards at the gala event. Join us at Lenard’s Banquet Room in the AmericInn.

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Walleye Season Opens

May 13

Rainy Lake is a well-known fishery for walleye and can be a very popular spot for the season opener. Any of the lodging operations or guide services can give you ideas of what you might expect for this opener.

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June 2017
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Grand Tour

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rainy Lake Visitor Center,
International Falls, 56649 United States
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The Grand Tour takes about two-and-a-half hours and gives you a look at the spectacular scenery, rich natural resources and vibrant history of our National Park. Board the Voyageur Tour Boat and navigate Rainy Lake in search of active eagle nests, view a commercial fish camp from the boat, and watch for abundant wildlife. A stop at Little American Island (1/4 mile accessible walk) explores the 1890’s Rainy Lake Gold Rush. Adults (17 and up) $30.00, Children (3-16) $15.00, Toddler…

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North Canoe Voyage

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rainy Lake Visitor Center,
56649
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Paddle back in history aboard a 26-foot North Canoe. Learn the voyageur paddle salute and explore the life of a voyageur. Minimum age is 5, paddling required and weather dependent. Reservations recommended, call the Rainy Lake visitor Center at 218 286 5258.

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Beaver Lodge Canoe Trip

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rainy Lake Visitor Center,
Internaitonal Falls, MN 56649 United States
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Get a close up view of a beaver lodge while paddling the waters of Black Bay on Rainy Lake. Minimum age is 5, paddling required and weather dependent. Reservations Recommended, call the Rainy Lake Visitor Center at 218 286 5258

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Grand Tour

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rainy Lake Visitor Center,
Internaitonal Falls, MN 56649 United States
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The Grand Tour takes about two-and-a-half hours and gives you a look at the spectacular scenery, rich natural resources and vibrant history of our National Park. Board the Voyageur Tour Boat and navigate Rainy Lake in search of active eagle nests, view a commercial fish camp from the boat, and watch for abundant wildlife. A stop at Little American Island (1/4 mile accessible walk) explores the 1890’s Rainy Lake Gold Rush. Adults (17 and up) $30.00, Children (3-16) $15.00, Toddler…

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free

North Canoe Voyage

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rainy Lake Visitor Center,
56649
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Paddle back in history aboard a 26-foot north canoe. Learn the voyageur paddle salute and explore the life of a voyageur. Minimum age is 5, paddling required, weather dependent. Reservations Recommended, call the Rainy Lake visitor Center at 218 286 5258.

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