Detroit Lakes is celebrating summerDetroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV)-- The fun is just beginning in Detroit Lakes. This weekend, the Water Carnival kicks off, celebrating summer.
By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY
Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV)-- The fun is just beginning in Detroit Lakes. This weekend, the Water Carnival kicks off, celebrating summer.
The ten day event brings in thousands from all over the country. It's been 78 years.
"Just to get the community involved and enjoying what we have to offer here in the community."
Since the lakes area decided to celebrate summer - in style.
"We just got a lot of activities going on."
And this year, to get things rolling, they're stacking on a few more tens.
"Plenty to do."
This is just one of 65 or more events in just ten days.
"There's a lot of lakes around here that a lot of people come and sure enjoy, it just puts a smile on people's face."
But not nearly as fun as Matt's favorite.
"Water fights or a bash on the beach."
You know it just benefits the whole community. The businesses around the community. It brings a lot of people to town.
"It'll be a great time."
This beach bash takes a team to assemble. 80 plus people pitch in to get it ready, and many months to prepare.
"We run ragged, the Jaycees for ten days but we wouldn't do it if we didn't enjoy it."
The grande finale is next Sunday with the water carnival parade. More than 10 thousand people are expected to attend.