11th Annual Moondance Jammin Country Fest

Attending music fests in your RV is probably one of the reasons you got your motorhome in the first place, right? After all, there’s nothing quite like a weekend full of music, food, and fun where your home is parked practically in sight of the stage.

If you’re interested in some live country music, check out the Moondance Jammin Country Fest, now in its 11th year. The festival runs from June 23 to 24 in Walker, Minnesota, with a “pre-jam” on June 22. Tickets are on sale now!

The scheduled lineup for this year is:

June 22 – Thursday

  • Devon Worley at 6pm
  • Maiden Dixie at 8pm
  • Parmalee at 10pm

June 23 – Friday

  • Drew Baldridge at 4pm
  • Eric Paslay at 6pm
  • Dan + Shay at 8pm
  • Old Dominion at 10pm

June 24 – Saturday

  • LANco at 4pm
  • William Michael Morgan at 6pm
  • Danielle Bradbery at 8pm
  • Thomas Rhett at 10pm

Other scheduled events include a traveling art pub, Harvest Moon beer tasting, a tribute to Bill Bieloh, a beer pong tournament, a tribute to the troops, and a breakfast buffet and Bloody Mary bar the the Lazy Moon.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Stop by PleasureLand RV Center this summer to find an RV that’s right for you if you don’t own one yet. Even if you do, it may be time to upgrade. Whatever the case, you can find your dream RV right here at PleasureLand RV Center before you head out on road trips or to more music fests. Visit the service department if you just need a quick checkup on your rig before you take it cross country.

RV to Winstock 2017

Kick off your summer RVing with the Winstock 2017 Country Music Festival.

Taking place June 9th and 10th in Winsted, Minnesota, 2017’s lineup features star headliners and plenty of other country music performers. Keith Urban and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be there, along with Little Big Town and Brantley Gilbert. Other acts include Locash, Drake White & the Big Fire, Tucker Beathard, Lindsay Ell, Runaway June, Brooke Eden, and Ryan Hurd. Local acts include Chris Hawkey, Dylan Jakobsen, Shane Martin, and Copperhead Creek.

Festival goers can also enjoy food vendors, beverage stalls, and authentic merchandise for both the festival and the musicians and bands in attendance.

General admission tickets are still available at the gate, but reserved seating and VIP tickets are sold out. General admission costs $140 for both days. If you’re coming in a camper, you can stay on the grounds all weekend for $120. Additional vehicles cost $25.

Visit PleasureLand RV Center

Stop by PleasureLand RV Center this summer to make sure that your rig is ready to roll. If it’s time to upgrade your ride or even if you’re ready to purchase your very first RV, PleasureLand RV Center would love to help. Stop by and tour a motorhome or travel trailer and to learn more about the various models and layouts.

Take Part in the Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes

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Join the community of Brainerd and beyond for the annual Run for the Lakes event. Since its inception in 2008, the run has grown and evolved. Last year, the event drew over 1500 runners. The Run for the Lakes is organized by volunteers from the Brainerd Jaycees, community members, and local businesses. All proceeds go to benefit various non-profit organizations and charities, including.

  • Brainerd Amateur Radio
  • Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today
  • Brainerd Public School Foundation
  • Brainerd Restoration
  • Baxter Kiwanis
  • BMX Club
  • Crow Wing County Mounted Patrol
  • Crow Wing County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
  • First Lutheran Church
  • Forestview Middle School Power Packs
  • Junior Achievement
  • Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity
  • LAYSA
  • Lowell School
  • Nisswa Parks & Rec
  • Nisswa Fire Department
  • Nothing But Nets
  • St. Francis School
  • Teen Challenge
  • Verge Ministries

Registration is open now and the event is scheduled for April 28 and 29. April 29 is packet pick-up, the kids 1K, and the 5K fun run. April 29 offers the 10K, half marathon, full marathon, and relay marathon.

There’s also a zeroK for those who haven’t trained for a run but still wish to support the event.

Whether you participate in a run or do the zeroK, you’ll get race swag.

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August Events You Don’t Want to Miss in St. Cloud

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Summer is still in full swing here in St. Cloud, and that means must-visit events are happening throughout the city and its nearby areas. The following are just a few of the many August events that should draw you to “The Cloud” before the fall blues starts to set in.

Music in the Park

Celebrate another great summer season with Bob and the Beachcombers at the Music in the Park summer concert series in Big Lake. The free concert will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Lakeside Park. Embrace the beach season with the Midwest’s only official rock and roll beach party band — Bob and the Beachcombers.

St. Cloud Sizzling Summer Art Crawl

You don’t have to be an artist to love the St. Cloud Sizzling Summer Art Crawl. This must-visit event will take place on Aug. 12, and will feature more than 50 local artists and performers at more than 30 historic downtown St. Cloud venues. Listen to your favorite musicians, watch artists perform demonstrations and be wowed by fire breathers and other extreme performers. There’s simply no better way to soak up the culture and unique personality of St. Cloud than at the St. Cloud Sizzling Summer Art Crawl.

Harvest Street Fair

Shop until you drop and listen to live music by Paul Imholte at the Harvest Street Fair on Aug. 26. The folk singer will perform a free concert while attendees shop dozens of local craft and food vendors. Following Paul’s performance, a fun-filled street dance will take place featuring the Cruise Control band. This family-friendly event will take place on Main Street in downtown Holdingford and is the perfect way to end another summer month.

Don’t Let Summer End

Summer doesn’t have to end when the kids head back to school. Enjoy summer year-round in the comfort and convenience of a new RV from the PleasureLand RV Centers located throughout Minnesota.

St. Cloud Events to Make This July the Best One Yet

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July is one of the best times of year to spend time outdoors in St. Cloud, and the city offers tons of events for locals and visitors to enjoy. The following three festivals, concerts and other events are just a few of the many ways to get outside and experience the city this month.

Middle Eastern Festival

Learn more about the Middle East at the St George Antiochian Orthodox Church on July 15, 16 and 17. This ninth annual edition of the event will feature family-friendly games, live entertainment, a traditional Middle Eastern marketplace, a silent auction, camel rides and tons of delicious Middle Eastern cuisine. Admission is free, and everyone is invited to come take part in the cultural fun.

Loring Park Art Festival

Loring Park’s brightly-colored wildflowers and formal gardens are the ultimate setting for a day of live music, food, art and entertainment. The Loring Park Art Festival, held on July 30 and 31, will features 140 top-quality artists circling the picturesque pond. The park, located in Minneapolis, is just a 1-hour drive from downtown St. Cloud, and the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday.

Takin’ It to the Streets ’16 Music Festival

End the month of July with a bang at the Takin’ It to the Streets ’16 Music Festival right here in St. Cloud. The July 30, event will take place from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and will feature Lou Gramm, Collective Unconscious, Transit Authority and Allman Joy. Details and tickets can be found at ppfive.com.

Make This Summer the Best One Yet

Make the summer of 2016 the best one yet by purchasing a new or used RV from our PleasureLand RV Center lot in St. Cloud. Log online, give us a call or stop in and see us to find out about our unbeatable summer sales.

The Tastiest Food Trucks in Minnesota to Chase Down

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Food trucks are popping up across the country, and Minnesota is home to some of the best. Whether you have a craving for spicy Indian food, street-food-style tapas, fish and chips or freshly-baked cupcakes, there’s a food truck for you in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The following are just a few of the tastiest trucks in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

A Cupcake Social

Need a more unique way to start or finish your day? A Cupcake Social offers everything from iced lattes to gourmet cupcakes and cake crumble sundaes. This gourmet take on a traditional sweet-filled ice cream truck will have you running out of the office and down to the street like a 10-year-old.

Baldy’s

You can find Baldy’s in the St. Paul and Lakeville areas, and you’re bound to be blown away by the truck’s flavorful barbecue dishes. Ranging from pulled pork and brisket to Missouri sausage, ribs and baked beans, you can enjoy authentic barbecue without having to fire up the grill.

A La Plancha

A La Plancha offers street food unlike anywhere else. This on-the-go tapas restaurant serves up Spanish-inspired dishes, including cubanos, quesadillas, gazpacho, empanadas, and a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options.

The Bison Butler

The name may be strange, but the food is delicious. The Bison Butler serves farm-to-table barbecue and bison meals, including burgers, sausage, brats and mouthwatering steak tacos. Eating fresh, sustainable foods on the go just became a lot easier.

FunFare Global Street Eats

FunFare Global Street Eats is one of the most exciting food trucks on the road. Taste flavors from around the world, ranging from Louisiana shrimp po’ boys to pulled pork, Baja fish tacos, baklava and Cuban sandwiches. The multinational theme means everyone in your group will find something they love.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the PleasureLand RV Centers in St. Cloud, Ramsey, Brainerd, and Long Prairie when you’re cruising throughout Minnesota in your RV this summer.

Must-Visit June Events Near St. Cloud

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It finally feels like summer in Minnesota, and there’s no better time to fire up your RV and visit the Land of 10,000 Lakes than now. June is packed with must-visit festivals and events that shouldn’t be missed. The following are just a few of the action-packed festivities happening throughout the St. Cloud area this month.

Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl

Summer has already arrived in St. Cloud, and that means the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl events are underway. A crawl through the downtown area will be held on June 10, and is set to feature artists displaying their work in more than 35 locations. Visitors will enjoy live music, performances, painting, ceramics, jewelry, printmaking, glass, sculptures and more.

Lemonade Concert and Art Fair

This year’s Lemonade Concert and Art Fair will be held at St. Cloud State University on June 23. The event will feature more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, live performers, handmade artisan foods, live music, children’s activities, summer lemonade stands and a must-see performance by the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. This year marks the 42nd year of the event, so be sure to show up prepared to shop, dine and be entertained.

Lakes Jam

The anticipated Lakes Jam festival will take place this June 23, 24 and 25, in Brainerd, Minn. The weekend-long festival features excellent campsites, a must-see car show, a water cross competition, numerous contests, countless vendors and live music by world-renowned acts, including Styx, Toby Keith, Chase Bryant and more. This must-visit event is an ideal time to enjoy nonstop music and entertainment from the comfort of your RV.

Be sure to pay us a visit at the PleasureLand RV Centers in St. Cloud and Brainerd when you’re cruising throughout the area in your RV this June. We have all of the summer camping supplies and RV accessories you need to make the most of Minnesota’s lakes, outdoor festivals, campgrounds and more.

May Events Around St. Cloud

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It’s finally starting to feel like spring in St. Cloud, and that means exciting events are popping up across the city. The following are just a few of the many must-visit events happening around the Granite City this May.

St. Cloud Community Expo

Whether you’re visiting St. Cloud for the first time or are a long-time resident, a visit to the St. Cloud Community Expo is your chance to play apart in making the city better. The expo, featuring booths from local business, chances to meet with different city departments and a special talk by Mayor Kleis, is 100-percent free and open to the public. Have a say in what makes St. Cloud so special by attending the event on May 7, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the River’s Edge Convention Center.

The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Concert

Bring in the warmer weather with the sounds of the Beach Boys at the Paramount Visual Arts Center on May 14. The event, featuring Beach Boys favorites performed by Collective Unconscious, the Half Steps and the Vees, will serve as a fun-filled step 50 years back in time. Purchase your tickets at the visual arts center for the 7:30 p.m., show.

Mai Bock Festival ’16

Enjoy a Saturday filled with beer, music, food, fun and dancing at the annual Mai Bock Festival. The festival will feature two live bands, performing all day long at the Beaver Island Brewing Company. Tickets for the event, held on Saturday, May 21, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., will cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Take Advantage of Spring Sales

There’s no better time to find an unbeatable deal on a new or used RV than now. Here at the PleasureLand RV Centers, we’re offering blowout pricing on a huge selection of top-quality RVs all spring long. Stop in and see us at our St. Cloud location when you’re visiting the city’s fun-filled events this May.

Visit St. Cloud in Spring!

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The snow is melting, the weather is warming up and everyone is getting out in St. Cloud this spring. Whether you’re seeking nightlife, outdoor festivals, family-fun or a little of each, there’s something for everyone going on in the St. Cloud area this April and May. Fire up your RV and cruise throughout the city to these awesome spring events.

The Magic Moments Gala 2016

Head to the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center to support the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. This event, which will be held on April 10, is the program’s biggest annual fundraiser. Attendees will enjoy a wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet meal, live auction, a coffee bar, desserts, and personal stories from program participants. Give back to the St. Cloud community by supporting its children at this fun and inspiring event.

Celebrations by the St. Cloud State University Music Department

Bring music to your ears at the St. Cloud State University Music Department’s Scholarship Fundraiser Gala. The event will honor the outstanding accomplishments of the department’s students and faculty and will honor a number of donors and alumni. Plenty of musical performances by the department’s most famed members are on schedule for the event as well. The gala will take place on April 16, at the Ritsche Auditorium at SCSU.

Mai Bock Festival ’16

You won’t want to miss the annual Mai Bock Festival on May 21, this year. This fun-filled annual event will be held in Beaver Island Brewing’s back parking lot and will feature German beers, food, games and live music performed by the Spalt Municipal Band from Germany. Celebrate German fun for just a $10 early entrance fee (it’s $15 at the door) to kick off summer with a bang.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the PleasureLand RV Center location in St. Cloud to find all of the latest and greatest RVs, camping supplies and accessories for your spring travels.

Must-Visit March Events in St. Cloud

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Spring is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to visit St. Cloud. The city is bustling with art exhibitions, outdoor events and fun for the entire family. Be sure to stop for these three must-visit events when you’re traveling through St. Cloud in your RV this March.

Kids Dream Winter Film Series

Take your little ones and their friends down to the Marcus Parkwood Cinema between March 4 and 6, for the Kids Winter Film Series. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m., each day, and tickets are just $3 per person. The theater is located at 1533 Frontage Road North in Waite Park.

Open Mike Night

Cruise down to the Great River Arts Center in Little Falls on Thursday, March 3, for open mike night. The event begins at 7 p.m., and all interested performers can sign up for a time slot upon arrival. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or simply a music lover, you’re guaranteed to love this monthly free event. If you can’t make it to open night on March 3, the event recurs on the first Thursday of every month through December.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

There’s no better way to kick the winter blues to the curb than with one of many health classes at the CentraCare Health Plaza. This month, visitors of all ages can take part in the mindfulness-based stress reduction class on March 1, 8 and 15. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will help you learn ways to manage the stresses you face in daily life. Register for the class by calling the Health Plaza or by contacting Patsy Murphy at patsymurphy@mac.com.

Start Spring with a Bang

There’s no better way to kick off the spring travel season than with a new or used RV from PleasureLand. Stop in and see us at our PleasureLand RV Center location in St. Cloud to get an unbeatable deal on the RV of your dreams.