July 29th - July 31st 2022

Interested in entering a float in the parade? We’d love to hear from you.
Check out the Map for the Carlton Daze 5k!

2022 Grand Marshall - Mike Orlowski

In recognition of his longstanding commitment to the Carlton community, the Carlton Area Chamber of Commerce board was unanimous in selecting Mike Orlowski to serve as the Carlton Daze Parade Grand Marshal for 2022.
We are excited to honor Mike to show our appreciation for his many years of volunteerism within our community.  So much of what he has done and given to, goes unseen by most, but we recognize and value the time and dedication he has blessed so many with.
Mike has served over 20 years as a member of the Carlton Area Lions Club, a club whose mission is to empower volunteers to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities and support those in need.  Mike embodies so much of this in so many ways. 
His willingness to be the main grill master for National Night Out is just another example of his loyalty to our community.  His time and skill are helping to feed hundreds! 
He also spreads joy when driving Carlton’s first ever fire truck around town, a beautiful antique that catches the eyes of everyone it encounters.  His bright spirit and love for Carlton is noticed most during moments like this.  
Mike’s longtime career as a Carlton County County mechanic, which he has since retired from, has helped him become a trusted partner for the Carlton Fire Department. For years he has been devoted to providing them with his knowledge, expertise, and timely assistance whenever they are in need of maintenance of their rescue vehicles and apparatuses. He is always there where he is called upon and his steadfast commitment to the department is appreciated more than he knows. 
Mike’s genuine interest and unassuming personality in participating in the community has led to a better place for all of us.
Please help us in honoring him and all that he does for our community by cheering loud and proud for him as he leads the parade as this year’s Grand Marshal!

Congratulations, Mike! Thank you for all that you do!



2022 Schedule

Friday, July 29th – Sunday, July 31th  

Events for the Whole Family          Tentative Schedule for 2022

All Weekend
All Day

All Day B&B Wagon at the Third Base –Friday: 3pm-2am; Saturday: 9am-2am; Sunday: 9am-9pm

Softball (starts 6:30 p.m. Friday & Volleyball (starts 8 a.m. Saturday) Tournaments, Organized by 3B 

Magnolia Market – Carlton Daze specials. Five year anniversary – Come celebrate with us.

Food Vendors at the Four Seasons Complex parking lot.

Carlton VFW – Room @ The Table Food Truck, Ma & Pa’s Fry Shack and Indian Tacos Food Stand

Carlton Auxiliary Booze Cart & Ticket Sales –drawing on Sunday, July 31st 

Carlton VFW – Gun Raffle – 350 tickets available at $20.00 per ticket – drawing Saturday, July 30th.

Food/Beverages – The Streetcar.

2022 St. Louis River Rendezvous – Paddlemania – All day Saturday – Spectators are welcome. 

For more information go to www.paddle-mania.com or www.swiftwatermn.com 

Rummage Sale – Proceeds for the Christmas Blessing of an area family through Best Christmas

Ever.  July 28th – noon to 6 pm; July 29th – 9 am to 6 pm; July 30th – 9 am to noon. Sale at

709 2nd Street, Carlton.

Red Dog – Specialty coffees & ice cream. Drive up or walk up. Carlton Daze twist cone special. 



Community Garage Sales-Contact Carlton Community Education, 218-384-4225 X-213 or

drose@carlton.k12.mn.us for more information. Address list available online.


Carlton Public Library Book Sale at the Carlton City Hall/Library on Chestnut Avenue.



5K Registration and Preregistered packet pick up at the Four Seasons Sports Complex.  

5K registration at https://carltonchamber.com/carlton-daze/ or tempotickets.com/Carltondaze5k-22  



Spaghetti Feed – Four Seasons Complex. Proceeds go to the Robert Rodd Memorial Scholarship


Bingo at the VFW & Carlton VFW Auxiliary Booze Cart & Ticket Sales.

5pm - 8pm

Vendors/Crafters at the Carlton Bike Shop yard. Fee is $25.00 for both days. Contact person, Sarah at 715-293-3711. 


Kids Fun Races for ages 2 to 5 years and ages 6 to 8 years. Sign up at the Four Seasons, 4:00 to 5:45 pm.


Carlton VFW Meat Raffle.


Softball Tournament–Contact Third Base, 218-384-4515-Fee: $200.00 per team.


29th Annual  Carlton Daze 5K Run/Walk start at Four Seasons Sports Complex.  


Live Music – The Third Base Bar – Runaway. 


Live Music at the Carlton VFW – Stranded. 



Check-in/Race Start for Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra 50 Mile Foot Race – N.P. Junction Bike Shelter.

Information available on the website – voyageur50.com


Volleyball Tournament-Contact Third Base, 218-384-4515. Fee: $100.00 per team.


Magnolia Café – Fresh Beignets. Follow @magnoliacafecarlton on Facebook & Instagram


Carlton Daze Golf Tournament – Rugged Spruce Golf Course, Mahtowa, MN.  Contact Stephanie, 

218-393-7416, for more information and registration or sign up at The Third Base. The fundraiser

will be limited to 50 golfers age 21 and over. Additional information is available on  facebook.com/dazedgolfer. Proceeds benefit the Jim Erickson Scholarship.

9 am-3 pm

Carlton VFW Auxiliary – Coffee & Donuts & Raffle Ticket Sales.

Car Show – Registration begins at 8 am (in front of Carlton VFW).  $10.00 entry fee.  

Contact Derrick Wehr, 218-269-1356.  

There will be NO PARKING on Chestnut Avenue (Carlton main Street) beginning at 7 a.m. 

9 am-3 pm

Kids Coloring Activity at CreativEdge in downtown Carlton. Kids can create a masterpiece and have it

printed on a shirt or other printables. ( Free to color – $10.00 for a printed item). 


Vendors/Crafters  at the Carlton Bike Shop yard. Fee is $25.00 for both days. Contact person, Sarah at 715-293-3711.


Bingo at the VFW.


Annual Carlton VFW Horseshoe Tournament.  Registration begins at 12pm. 

12 (Noon)

Poker Tournament – Carlton VFW. Sign up at 11 a.m.

12:30-4:30 pm

Paddlemania – Whitewater Kayak runs on the St. Louis River – Spectators are welcome to all events.

For more information go to www.paddle-mania.com

Carlton County Historical Society Courthouse Centennial Celebration. The Carlton County Historical Society is celebrating 100 years of the Carlton County courthouse! Join us July 30th from 1-3pm at the Carlton courthouse. (301 Walnut Ave. Carlton) There will be a display showcasing a century of historic and memorable moments in the courthouse’s history. It will be open for tours, and refreshments will be available.

Paddlemania – Kayak Race Start.


Mass at St. Francis Church, 509 Sunrise Drive, Carlton, MN.


Paddlemania – Slot Machine Showcase Showdown. – Spectators welcome to all events.


Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra 50 Mile Foot Race Award Ceremony at the N.P. Junction Bike Shelter.


The Third Base – Live music – Aftershock.


Live Music at the Carlton VFW – Hell Cat



Mass at St. Francis Church, 509 Sunrise Drive, Carlton, MN.


Summer services at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 204 5th Street, Carlton, MN.

10am - 2pm

Bloody Mary Bar – Carlton VFW.


Service at River’s Edge Church (formerly J.M. Paine Presbyterian Church).


Bingo at the VFW.


Carlton Daze Parade. Line up begins at noon on School Avenue at the Carlton High School.

Register online at https://carltonchamber.com/carlton-daze/ to enter your float/group in the parade.

Parade contact is Andy Bailey: 218-391-6617

Before the Parade

Beignets at the Magnolia Café.

Following Parade

Carlton Volunteer Fire Department Open House. Demonstrations. Kids activities. 

Refreshments served. Carlton Fire Hall.

Free Root beer floats at the Carlton Fire Hall. Sponsored by the Carlton Area Chamber of

Commerce and Carlton Volunteer Fire Department.

Kids Coin Hunt – DNR Park (across from Fire Hall) Sponsored by Woodlands National Bank

Carlton VFW Honor Guard Gun Raffle Drawing.

Beignets at the Magnolia Café.


Carlton VFW – Bean Bag Tournament. Sign up begins 12pm.


Kids Coin Hunt – DNR Park (across from Fire Hall) Sponsored by Woodlands National Bank

Carlton VFW Honor Guard Gun Raffle Drawing.

2pm - 4pm

 Bubble Dance Party at the N.P. Junction Bike Shelter – DNR Park. This event is for kids of all ages.

Music by a DJ, bubbles and dancing.

2pm - 6pm

Live music at The Third Base – Gypsy Wagyn (after the parade)



Carlton VFW – Bean Bag Tournament. Sign up begins 2 pm. Entry fee – $10.00.



Carlton VFW Auxiliary Booze Cart & Raffle Drawing.


Carlton VFW – Live music – DJ/Karaoke.