Pine River MN Events

2020 EVENT SCHEDULE

As a Pine River visitor, we invite you to attend our year-round events. Many of the events are planned just for you.

Duck Races
Duck Races have been cancelled for the 2020 season. We look forward to the 2021 season.

Pine River Market Square
A farmer’s & crafter’s market
2020 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm
Held next to the Pine River Information Center at 102 W Barclay Ave

** Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation many events have been postponed or canceled. Check with the organization that is holding the event you may be interested in to know if it will be held. 


 
 
February 15, 2020
“BACK TO BASICS DAY” @ PRB SCHOOLS
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April 11, 2020
Pine River Kids Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 A.M. at Forbes Park (Adjacent to Highway 84 in Pine River)
Kid’s 0-12 Years of age invited!- No Charge
Sponsored by Hanneken Insurance, Pine River Bakery, Pine River & Backus Area Churches and Radio Station MCBI
May 2, 2020
Backus Firemen’s  Annual Smelt Fry
at Backus Fire Station
May 4, 2020
Good Samaritan Society Bowling Fundraiser
@ Pine River Community Bowl- Call 218-587-4433 For Information
May 11, 2020
Pine River Chamber Distinguished Service Award Banquet
at Pine River American Legion
6:00 P.M. Social 7:00 P.M. Program
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May 9, 2020
Opening of Minnesota Fishing Season
for Walleye & Northern Pike
May 29-September 25 2020
Pine River Market Square
A farmers’ & crafters’ market
2:30-5:30pm – Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts – locally produced (within 60 miles of Pine River)- Vendors welcome!
There will be several INDOOR markets Oct/Nov & December
Contact: Barb Mann, 218-838-6058 or www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com

May 25, 2020
PINE RIVER AMERICAN LEGION & AUXILLARY
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE- 9:30 A.M.
AT PINE RIVER DAM
Public Cordially Invited to Attend!
June 3, 2020
Pine River Lions “TAKE A KID FISHING” DAY
(Limited to Pine River Backus 4th Grade Students)
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June 19, 2020

1st Pine River Duck Race of Season
Races Every Friday thru August 14 @ PR Dam
Registration 1:45 p.m.
First Race Promtly at 2p.m.

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June 26 & 27, 2020
PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN’S THEATRE
at PINE RIVER BACKUS HIGH SCHOOL
Show Times Friday @ 7:00 P.M. Saturday @ 10:00 A.M.
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June 25-28, 2020
CASS COUNTY FAIR in PINE RIVER
Carnival- 4-H Exhibits- Vendors-Moto Cross
Midway-Talent Show- Horse Show & More!
Call 218-568-4971
CANCELED FOR 2020!
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July 22, 2020
The Block Party
Sponsored by Riverview Church & The Warehouse
300 Norway Avenue Pine River – 6:00-8:00 P.M.
For Information Call 218-587-2021
July 22- July 26, 2020
PINE RIVER SUMMERFEST!
Canceled for the 2020 year!
Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926 for Information
or check “Events” tab at www.pinerivermn.com
Summerfest Craft Show Application
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July 24 & 25, 2020
PINE RIVER ART SHOW @ “The Warehouse”
10 A.M.-5 P.M.
Refreshments-Air Conditioned-Daily Door Prizes
Free General Admission
Canceled for 2020!
See Schedule Here!
July 24, 2020
Good Samaritan Community Picnic
at Riverside Living Apartments
Time to be determined.
July 24 & 25 2020
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church- Pine River
RHUBARB FEST!
At the church. Friday and Saturday from from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Featuring rhubarb pies, jams, birdbaths and rhubarb slushes along with other rhubarb and non-rhubarb goodies. Also Rhubarb themed and other crafts. Quilt Sale!
200 Rhubarb Pies For Sale At Just $10.00 Each!
Check out all good things RHUBARB!
July 25, 2020
Pine River State Bank Summerfest
CLASSIC CAR & TRACTOR SHOW
See Details Here!
July 25, 2020
Pine River United Methodist Church Walking Tacos
(Summerfest) Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Pine River UMC,
348 Barclay Ave.
July 25 & 26, 2020
Summerfest Softball Tournament
Saturday & Sunday
Call 218-330-3627 for information!
 
 
 
July 25, 2020
1st Lutheran Church Bake Sale
Friday, July 25 in front of Jim’s Barber Shop
Pie & Dessert at Lions Shelter House 11 A.M.-2 P.M. August 1
July 31 & Aug. 1, 2020
PINE RIVER COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE & MERCHANT’S SIDEWALK SALES
Registration Forms Available at the Pine River Chamber Info Center
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August 26-30, 2020
LAKES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL!
Postponed until 2021
Cass County Fairgrounds- Pine River
National & Regional Bands To Be Named!
Clinics-Jam Sessions-Food-Camping-Fun!
Check Out The Website @: www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com
August 
September 5 & 6, 2020

“ARTS OFF 84” ArtCrawl

Canceled for the 2020 year!
Twenty-four miles of art from Pine River to Longville along and adjacent
to State Highway 84- 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M. both days!
Call 218-587-5075 or 218-587-4983 for Information
Artist Information Here
Artist Registration Here

September 10, 2020
“Tea at the Station”
Canceled for the 2020 year!
A Petticoat Junction Function at Historic Pine River Railroad Depot
2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. – A three course high tea!
Tickets: $25.00 tax deductible donation!
Sponsored by Heritage Group North
Questions? Call 480-747-2299 or 218-587-2583
Please bring your own teacup and saucer and share its’ story! Hats and gloves are also welcome!
September 11 & 12, 2020

PINE RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
HERITAGE DAYS QUILTS & COLLECTIONS SHOW
AT PR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!

September 10-13, 2020
PINE RIVER HERITAGE DAYS
FREE HOBO STEW SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
at NOON UNTIL IT’S GONE AT
FORBES PARK SHELTER HOUSE! Sponsored by Pine River State Bank
Special Historic Displays @ THE DEPOT & throughout Pine River!
September 10-13, 2020
Historic, pre-1830s Encampment Sept. 9-11-at Forbes Park
(Just off Highway 84, across the Pine River Dam)
Call 218-587-4192 for Rendezvous Information
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October 10, 2020
Pine River 1st Lutheran Church Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner
Famous for lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, lefse and all the trimmings!
Serving 3:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Everyone Welcome!
October 12, 2020
Go Pine River Dinner
Social 6:00 P.M. Dinner @ 7:00 P.M.
November 7, 2020
Minnesota Firearms Deer Opener
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December 5, 2020
Pine River American Legion Art & Craft Sale
at Pine River American Legion Meeting Rooms- 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
December 5, 2020
1st Lutheran Church -Pine River
Annual Cookie Walk
9:00 A.M.-Noon
December 5, 2020
Pine River United Methodist Church
“Kid’s Shop Day” 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Lots of kid’s shopping ideas for not much money!
December 12, 2020
Pine River American Legion “Lunch With Santa”
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Free Horse-drawn Rides Picking up at Legion Noon-2:00 P.M.
December 12, 2020

Parade of Lights Day

Parade at 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Open House at Chamber Info Center After Parade
Yuletide Bonfire & Fireworks at 6:30 P.M.!
all 218-587-4000 for information