July 25th – 28th, 2020

As of right now there are no changes to this event related to COVID-19, but that may change.
We will share updates with you as they become available. 

During the last full weekend in July of each year, we celebrate Carlton Daze, a community-wide celebration which includes softball tournaments, golf outings, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, craft shows, auctions, children’s theater, community plays, street dances a 5k race and an ultra-marathon, a business expo, bingo, live entertainment, a parade, a kid’s tractor pull and food galore! There is something for everyone and a great time is had by all who attend.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Events for the Whole Family



  • 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
  • Gateway Goods – Showcasing the Northland with handmade art and gifts
  • Magnolia Café – ice cream, coffees, desserts & frozen drinks. Full menu offered
  • Room@the Table Food Truck serving up Street Tacos & Grilled Corn on the Cob
  • Food Vendor at the Four Seasons Complex parking lot
  • Carlton VFW – Ray & Patti’s Food Stand and Not Your Fathers MRE’s Wagon
  • Carlton Auxiliary Booze Cart & Ticket Sales
  • Food/Beverages – The Streetcar
  • 2019 St. Louis River Rendezvous – Paddlemania – All day Saturday & Sunday – Spectators are welcome
  • Concession Open at Four Seasons Complex – sponsored by Carlton High School Volleyball


  • 7 am-Open Late – Magnolia Café’ – Room@the Table Food Truck serving Street Taacos & Frozen Magaritas in the Magnolia Garden
  • 8am-2pm – Community Garage Sales-Contact Carlton Community Education, 218-384-4225 X-213, for more info. Maps available at local businesses by 12 (noon) on July 25
  • 8am-1pm – Library Book & Bake Sale at the Carlton City Hall/Library on Chestnut Avenue
  • 3pm-5:45pm – 5K Registration and Preregistered packet pick up at the Four Seasons Sports Complex. 5K registration at https://carltonchamber.com/carlton-daze/ or www.signmeup.com/carltondaze5k
  • 4pm-8pm – Spaghetti Feed at the Four Seasons Sports Complex. Sponsored by the Robert Rodd Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets are adults – $10.00, children 5 to 12 yrs. – $5.00, children under 5 yrs. – Free Tickets at the door or by calling Leola Rodd – 218-310-6065. Door Prizes with the purchase of a ticket
  • 4pm-8pm – Carlton VFW Cash Bar & Music by WKLK at the Four Seasons Sports Complex. (New Event)
  • 4pm-8pm – Carlton Area Lions Club Booth – Four Seasons Complex. Lions memorabilia table & display cabinet, Diabetes screening table (Community Memorial Hospital, Healthy Lifestyles Literature),healthy snacks, Donor cards & eye bank presentation, eye glass donation box, fire truck parked outside, kids activities, raffle tickets.
  • 12 noon-6pm – Bingo at the VFW & Carlton VFW Auxiliary Booze Cart & Ticket Sales
  • 4pm-7pm – Ultra Marathon Race Packet Pick Up –Four Seasons Sports Complex. Information available on the Website – voyageur50.com
  • 5pm – Kids Fun Races for ages 2 to 5 years and ages 6 to 8 years. Sign up at the Four Seasons, 3:00 to 4:45 pm
  • 6pm – 27th Annual 5K Run/Walk start at Four Seasons Sports Complex
  • 6pm – Carlton VFW Meat Raffle
  • 6:30 – Softball Tournament–Contact Third Base, 218-384-4515-Fee: $175.00 per team
  • 9pm-Close – Live Music – The Third Base Bar – After Shock.
  • 9pm-1am – Live Music at the Carlton VFW – Stranded


  • 5am/6am – Check-in/Race Start for Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra 50 Mile Foot Race – Carlton High School Information available on the website – voyageur50.com
  • 6am – Magnolia Café –Open for Ultra runners & volunteers/support
  • 8am – Volleyball Tournament-Contact Third Base, 218-384-4515. Fee: $100.00 per team
  • 9am – Magnolia Café – Fresh Beignets & CDM coffee (while supplies last). All Day – Grand Opening of Back Room. Local fresh strawberry smoothies, daiquiris & margaritas! Small Batch Brews & Cider Tastings! Room @ the Table Food Trailer serving Street Tacos, Carlton Daze Coconut Concoction Strawberry Shortcake. Sidewalk Art
  • 9am–5pm – Crafters on the Sidewalk of Chestnut Avenue. Before setting up a booth, contact the business located on Chestnut Avenue
  • 9am-11am – Pie Baking Contest. Thrivent Financial Office on Chestnut Avenue. Category – Berry. Contact – Julie Atkinson at juliejo@yahoo.com
  • 9am-12pm – Paddlemania – Whitewater Kayak runs on the St. Louis River – Spectators are welcome to all events.For more information go to www.paddle-mania.com
  • 9am – Carlton Daze Golf Tournament – Pine Hill Golf, Hwy. 61, Carlton, MN. Contact Kraig Erickson, 218-310-9185, for more information and registration or sign up at Pine Hill Golf
  • 9am-3pm – Carlton VFW Auxiliary – Coffee & Donuts & Raffle Ticket Sales
  • 9am-3pm – Car Show – Registration begins at 8 am. $10.00 entry fee. Contact Derrick Wehr, 218-269-1356. In Front of Carlton VFW There will be NO PARKING on Chestnut Avenue (Carlton main Street) beginning at 7 a.m
  • 11am – Carlton Area Lions Auction at the Carlton VFW
  • 12noon-6pm – Bingo at the VFW
  • 12 (noon) – Annual Carlton VFW Horseshoe Tournament. Registration begins 11 a.m. for the first 32 participants.Registration Fee – $10.00 per person. Draw for partners. Tournament will be 1 to 2 days depending on the weather and darkness
  • 12 (noon) – Polker Tournament – Carlton VFW. Sign up at 11 a.m
  • 1pm – Paddlemania – Blast to the Bridge – Kayakers race lower St. Louis River to swinging bridge in Jay Cooke
  • 4pm – Bean Bag Tournament – Chestnut Avenue Sponsored by the Carlton High School Volleyball Team
  • 4pm – Mass at St. Francis Church, 509 Sunrise Drive, Carlton, MN
  • 4pm – Paddlemania – Slot Machine Showcase Showdown. – Spectators welcome to all events
  • 8pm – Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra 50 Mile Foot Race Award Ceremony at the Carlton High School
  • 9pm-close – The Third Base – Live music – Aftershock
  • 9pm-1am – Live Music at the Carlton VFW – Whiskey Trail


  • 8am – Mass at St. Francis Church, 509 Sunrise Drive, Carlton, MN
  • 9am – Summer services at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 204 5th Street, Carlton, MN
  • 10am – Mimosas @ the Magnolia
  • 10:30am – Magnolia Café – Beignets. Breakfast Burritos & Coffee at the Whitewater Outpost. Room @ the Table Food Truck – Street Tacos & Grilled Corn on the Cob. Sidewalk Art
  • 10am – 4 pm – Paddlemania – Team Rafting Races – teams of 4 participants race on lower St. Louis River. For more Information go to www.paddle-mania.com
  • 10am–2pm – Bloody Mary Bar – Carlton VFW
  • 11pm – Service at J.M. Paine Presbyterian Church
  • 11am-4pm – Bingo at the VFW
  • 1pm – Carlton Daze Parade. Line up begins at noon on School Avenue at the Carlton High School. Contact Andy at 218-391-6617 to enter your float/group in the parade
  • Following Parade – Carlton Volunteer Fire Department Open House. Demonstrations. Kids activities. Refreshments served. Carlton Fire Hall
  • Following Parade – Free Rootbeer Floats at the Carlton Fire Hall. Sponsored by the Carlton Area Chamber of Commerce and Carlton Volunteer Fire Department
  • Following Parade – Pedal to the Medal Tractor Pull at the N.P. Junction Bike Shelter – DNR Park. Sponsored by Carlton Community Education
  • Following Parade – Magnolia Café – Beignets & sausage and chicken Jambalaya bowls. Face Painting
  • 2:30 pm – Carlton VFW – Bean Bag Tournament. Sign up begins 2 pm. Entry fee – $10.00
  • 2pm – Carlton VFW Honor Guard Gun Raffle Drawing
  • 3pm – Carlton VFW Auxiliary Booze Cart & Raffle Drawing
  • 2pm-8pm – Live music at The Third Base – Whiskey Trail, 2-5 p.m. and Andy & Hannah, 5-8 p.m
  • 4pm–8pm – Carlton VFW – Live music – DJ/Karaoke