Pine River Summerfest is now Dam Days

Donations are being sought for fireworks for the June festival.


PINE RIVER — In celebration of the new Norway Brook dam in Pine River, the annual Summerfest celebration has been renamed Pine River Dam Days.

Organizers of this Saturday, June 25, event want it to go off with a bang and are seeking $3,500-plus in donations toward a sunset fireworks show. Donations can be made through the Pine River Chamber of Commerce. Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 131, Pine River, MN 56474 with a memo: Dam Days Fireworks.

Schedule for Pine River "Dam Days".

Questions may be directed to 218-587-4000 or

The Dam Days committee is seeking cooperation from local businesses and customers to make the event a success as well. Businesses are asked to be open with possible extended hours June 25 to accommodate Cass County Fair and Dam Days attendees.

To draw customers into town, especially from those gathered for the fair, the committee is asking businesses to consider a special discount or promotion for visitors and customers. Businesses can tag the Pine River Chamber on Facebook using #PineRiverDamDays in their post to have the chamber share it.


Another way to draw visitors is through sidewalk sales or sidewalk meet-and-greets. As usual, there will be Dam Days buttons available for $3 the week of Dam Days at the chamber office.

Dam Days attractions include:

  • 8:30 a.m.: Kayak dam race registration.
  • 9 a.m.: Kayak dam race begins.
  • Morning: Bounce house, sidewalk sales, swimming at the new beach, a medallion hunt and more.
  • 11 a.m.: Dam Days parade.
  • Afternoon: Snow cones and cotton candy, food trucks, sidewalk sales and shopping, dunk tank fundraisers.
  • 1-2 p.m.: Chuck-a-duck at the dam.
  • Sunset: Fireworks.
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