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!

We are excited to announce that our parade Grand Marshal for 2021 is
Sam Kavanaugh!

Sam is a 2009 Carlton graduate who has recently been impressing us with his stunning knowledge and savvy wagering on Jeopardy.  His first appearance on the popular game show was in July of 2019 when he achieved a five day winning streak!  That accomplishment led him to the chance to compete this spring in the 29th Jeopardy Tournament of Champions.  On Friday, May 28th Sam proved his Jeopardy worthiness by winning the tournament!
There is something awe-inspiring about watching a down-to-earth and kindhearted guy realize a dream that has been cultivating in his mind since he was just a boy on his family farm in small town Carlton. 

Join us on Sunday, July 25th at 1pm for the Carlton Daze parade where you can hoot, holler and cheer for our very own Carlton celebrity!



2021 Schedule

Friday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 25th  

Events for the Whole Family          Tentative Schedule for 2021

All Weekend
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 – local crafts, locally grown produce, baked goods & other vendors in the parking lot next to the Magnolia Café. Special anniversary treats & specials all weekend. Four Year Anniversary –  come celebrate with us.

Food Vendors at the Four Seasons Complex parking lot.

Carlton VFW – Room @ The Table Food Truck and Food by Jodi.

Carlton Auxiliary Booze Cart & Ticket Sales.

Food/Beverages – The Streetcar.

2021 St. Louis River Rendezvous – Paddlemania – All day Saturday  – Spectators are welcome. For more information go to www.paddle-mania.com 

Paddlemania is postponed until August 14th due to drought. 



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 22.


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

12 noon-6pm

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



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

5K registration at https://carltonchamber.com/carlton-daze/ 



Ultra Marathon Race Packet Pick Up. For packet pick up information available on the

Website – voyageur50.com



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.


28th Annual 5K Run/Walk start at Four Seasons Sports Complex.  Register online at https://carltonchamber.com/carlton-daze/


Carlton VFW Meat Raffle.


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


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


Pie Baking Contest will be held at the Carlton Wellness Center Community Room. Category – Berry.  

No registration needed. Pies should be dropped off between 9 & 9:30. Judging will be 10 to 11 am. 

Pie Social – 11:15 am.  Questions? Contact – Julie Atkinson at 218-349-1178.


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. 


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)

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

Postponed until August 14th due to drought. 



Copper Creek Outfitters and Kennel, a waterfowl guide service – Four Seasons Complex parking lot-

Presentations about Labrador retrievers and Boykin Spaniels and training and other demonstrations.

For more information go to www.coppercreekoutfittersandkennel.com 


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 – Zakk Grandahl Band.



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

Following Parade

Carlton Volunteer Fire Department Open House. Refreshments served. Kids activities – spray water from a fire hose with a firefighter!

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.

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 – Friends of Mine (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.