February 8-10: 13th Annual Ice Fishing
Challenge in Alexandria on Lale Le' Homme Dieu.. Grand
Prize, $20,000! Youth Fishing Expo hosted by professional
fisherman Mike Frisch. After a long day of fishing, warm
your toes up my your cabin's fireplace!
May 10-12: Fishing Opener! Use of boat included with cabin
rental, boats are limited. Discounted tickets to Minnesota
Maritime museum in Alexandria over the weekend for each
guest staying in a cabin.
May 17-19: Clean Up/Spiff Up weekend! Cabins are
available 50% off the regular rate for all participating
guests. Let us work together to kick off the summer! Jobs
include, but not limited to: raking, scrubbing outdoor
furniture, painting, staining log swings and playground,
transporting wood, adopt the highway clean up, planting
flowers, and more!
May 24-27: Memorial Weekend. Awake the Grapes at Carlos
Creek Winery in Alexandria, features 5k/10k/1 mile races
through the vineyards!
May 31- June 2: Father/Son Weekend. Thank your dad by
bringing him to the resort for a fishing trip. There will be
a hamburger meal served at noon on Saturday that is free for
all guests staying in the cabins.
June 7-10: Biking weekend! Everyone is welcome to bring
their bike for a group bike ride on the Centennial Trail to
Glenwood and back on Saturday!
15-22: Bingo! Bring a wrapped White Elephant gift (one for
each player). Game will take place in the pavilion on
Saturday evening of the 15th. All ages can play! Popcorn and
lemonade will be provided.
June 22-29: Osakis Festival! Four day celebration starts
on Thursday and includes: salad luncheon, senior citizen
day, kids' events, flea markets and crafts, antique
tractors, fire dept. water fights, street dance and grand
June 29-July 6: Independence week! Villard hosts several
events during the weekend, including a street dance, parade,
breakfast and more! On July 4, there will be a Bike Parade
through the resort. Decorations are provided in the pavilion
for bikes, wagons, strollers and more!
July 6-13: Bird Lovers week! Birds know that Canary Beach
Resort is the place to be during the summer! Discover the
birds in the wildflowers in front of the cabins. Each cabin
guest has the opportunity to make a homemade bird house or
July 13-20: Model Boat Week! Bring your Model boat and
test/race it with Scott! One of his many hobbies includes
model boats! Each cabin guest has the opportunity to make a
children's wood boat! July 14-21st is also Sinclair Lewis
Days in Sauk Centre, the Home of Nobel Prize winner Sinclair
July 20-27: Waterama Festival in Glenwood July 24-28. The
multiple day festival is located on the beautiful shores of
Lake Minnewaska. This festival has a lot of excitement with
100-unit parade, kiddie parade, lighted pontoon parade,
water shows, pageants, dances, sporting events, and running
3: Crafters Week! Christine loves crafts and making homemade
items. Make a souvenir with her during the week! Art in the
Park is going on and is a free event that takes place at
Alexandria's City Park on July 27 and 28. Features local and
regional artists with food vendors located throughout the
park along with three different musical locations. Stearns
County Fair in Sauk Centre is happening July 31st -August
August 3-10: Salute to Iowa and Birthday Week! Everyone has
a special day, let's celebrate! Resort birthday party in the
pavilion on Friday! Pope County Fair, which is located in
Glenwood is August 7-11.
August 10-17: Musical/Talent Week! Bring your voice and
instruments and join in with a resort sing along by a
campfire during the middle of the week! Also, on the evening
of August 10th, there will be a talent show complete with
stage! So practice your act or comedic routine! Popcorn and
lemonade will be provided for audience members! Douglas
County Fair is going on August 15-18 at the Fairgrounds!
August 17-22: Boaters Week/Moon Lovers Week! Free half
day pontoon rental with cabin rental. Also, discover the
astronomer inside you; August 20th there will be a full
22-25: Halloween in August on the 24! Decorate your cabin,
camper or tent and watch the goons and goblins come. Theme
related treat, stories, and movie in the pavilion
August 30-September 2: Labor Day Weekend. Potluck picnic
for all our guests on Sunday. We provide the meat, plates,
and utensils. Just bring a side dish, drinks for yourself
September 5-8: Teaching outside the classroom! Let us
explore science through composting, architecture by building
sand castles, physical fitness by biking on the Centennial
Trail and literature in the lodge with our own Mrs.
Olschlager reading children's stories!
September 13-15: Grape Stomp/Romance Weekend. Carlos
Creek Winery in Alexandria is celebrating their Annual Grape
Stomp; featuring 10 live bands, chainsaw carving, glass
blowing, comedian/juggler, Tina and Lena Performances, and
more. Free bottle of wine with each cabin rental.
September 19-22: Family Weekend. Celebrate your family
with hayrides, campfires, a movie in the pavilion and just
being together with each other. Come see our area's
beautiful fall colors!
September 27-29: Our farewell to the season party! Cabins
are available 50% off the regular rate for all participating
guests who help with one or more of the following: raking,
mowing, putting away outdoor furniture, and adopt the
highway clean up. There is a free chili feed on Saturday
after dock work is completed.
October 17-20: MEA Weekend/Applefest Enjoy a quiet final
get-a-way, only six cabins are open year round, so reserve
18th, there is a full moon, where we can take in its beauty
with a late night hayride! On October 19th, Applefest is
happening at Carlos Creek winery. This family event
includes: pumpkin craving, catapult pumpkin throwing
contests, horse drawn wagon rides, pie eating contest, lawn
games, live music, wine tours and tasting!
November 8-18: Deer Hunting/Crafting Tour: With the abundant
deer population in Pope County, our lake front cabins make
for the perfect accommodations for any deer hunter! During
November 7-9, there is also the annual Home Crafting Tour in