Aitkin, Minnesota: Fish House Parade

Local ice fisherman drag their little shanties down Minnesota Ave. on the day after Thanksgiving.
Minnesota Ave., Aitkin, MN
Parade is downtown, on Minnesota Ave./Hwy 169.
Thanksgiving Friday 1 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Fish House Parade

In an annual parade, fisherman drag their little shanties down the main drag on the day after Thanksgiving. Fishhouses are normal buildings in Minnesota, as seen in the film Grumpy Old Men. Other events include crafts, food, and a visit with the Clauses.

South of Aitkin, the fish shanties have bunks and kitchens in, like a frozen lake shanty town. On any given winter night, there are about 25,000 people spending the night ON Lake Mille Lacs.

[Kevin Fillips, 12/13/2005]

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