Community Event Information


Join us for a fun-filled afternoon at the Side Lake Rec January 21st from 1:00 – 4:00 pm! Enjoy a family-fun day of skating, sledding, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, human curling, games, and more! Inside activities will include snacks, hot drinks, crafts, and a few Side Lake artisans selling their goods.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. For more information, click the link below!



Celebrate Side Lake

Side Lake’s Fourth of July Parade

The parade will take place on Monday July 4th . Lineup will begin at 9:00 a.m., and road closures along the parade route will start at 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.  We will enjoy the same parade route as in previous years. Applications for parade entry will be located at CC Camp, Side Lake Store, and the Post Office, or you can download the form here. Please return completed applications back to any of these locations by Sunday, July 3rd. If you happen to miss preregistration, we will be having same-day registration at the parade lineup. Registration will close at 9:30 a.m. on July 4th. The registration table will be located at the corner of Rudstrom Road and Sturgeon Road.  

This year, we are asking for your input on a variety of parade items. It’s going to be hard to top our Veterans theme from 2019! So, if you have any thoughts on a theme for our parade, let us know! We are also asking for Grand Marshall nominations. If you know of someone who would be the perfect fit, we would like you to provide the name and a short summary of whom you feel should lead our parade route this year!  Interested in being a judge for parade? Drop us a note! Please send your interests, thoughts, and ideas to by Monday, June 6th.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Side Lake’s Firecracker 5K

Registration is open for the annual Firecracker 5K!

Our walk/run event this year will take place on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Please NOTE! This is a change from previous years!

To register, please go to

We will be having packet pickup on the day if the race only beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the Side Lake Rec Center on Hwy 5. Registration will close at 8:30 a.m. with the event beginning at 9:00 a.m. If you register before June 15, 2022, you will be guaranteed a t-shirt. 
Registration is $20 for Adult (age 18 and over), $15 for children (under age 18).  Registration cost will increase to $25 for adults and $20 for children on July 2nd! 
No refunds allowed. 
For the most up-to-date event information, you can visit the Side Lake Events Page (Side Lake Events Page | Facebook)
Location: Side Lake Recreation Center, 7548 Highway 5, Side Lake MN 55781
Parking is available at the Side Lake Rec Center 

Side Lake Flotilla

If you would like more details and the flotilla route map, you can click the link below for more information.


If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Side Lake Community Drive, you can contact Alyssa Jerulle at 218-969-8448 or