2017 Event Schedule

More Events Will Be Added - Schedule Is Subject To Change
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               January 6 - 8           National Professional Anglers Association Annual Conference
               Friday - Sunday        Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
                                                      

               January 28              Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival 
               Saturday                  Harriet Lake, Minneapolis 2,000-3,000 Participates
               Noon - 4:00              Ice Fishing for Families Produced By: Tips Outdoors

               
February 11             4th Annual Ice Castle Classic

               Saturday                   Lac Qui Parle Lake, MN

​            Noon - 3:00              More the 3,000 participates in this family fun fundraising event. All financial proceeds

                                                are donated to several worthy organizations each year.

                                                Weigh-in Provided By: Tips Outdoors


             February 11             Phalen Freeze Fest
               Saturday                   Lake Phalen, St. Paul, MN
               2:00 - 6:00                A variety of activities are provided, ice fishing, Ojibwe storytelling pageant, cooking

                                                food over the fire, building snow caves, snowshoeing, boot hockey,  and other fun

                                                outdoor activities.
                                                Presented By: St. Paul Park & Recreation, Tips Outdoors, St. Paul Schools,

                                                Urban Roots, Wilderness Inquiry, and more


               February 18             
Minnesota Vikings Winterfest

               Saturday                   Prior Lake, Prior Lake, MN

               Registration              Hosted By: Charlies On Prior

               Noon - 1:45              A Charity Ice Fishing Event Benefiting Prior Lake Area Charities

               Tournament              Many More Family Fun Activities on a Frozen Prior Lake!

               2:00 - 4:00                Ice Fishing Contest Produced By The: Tips Outdoors Foundation

               Awards                     Cancelled Due To Unsafe Ice Conditions

               4:15 - 5:00


               February 23             Ice Fishing with St. Paul Schools - Crossroads Elementary School 
               Thursday                   White Bear Lake, White Bear Lake, MN
               10:00 - 2:00              Ice Fishing Education Provided By: Tips Outdoors

                                                Cancelled Due To Unsafe Ice Conditions                
               

             March 17                 Trout In The Classroom Summit
               Friday                       Inver Hills Community College, Eagan, MN

                                                Tips Outdoors will be providing several hands-on fishing educational experiences

                
               March 29 –               
Northwest Sportshow
               April 02                    Minneapolis Convention Center
               Wed - Sun                Tips Outdoors Providing Create-A-Crankbait for Kids
                                                Part of the Northwest Sportshow’s - Adventure Trail
 

               April 5                      Family Fishing Night - St. Paul

               Wednesday              Lake Phalen, St. Paul MN

               6:00 - 8:30                Families Fish For Free! All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just Show Up & Fish!
                                                The Tips Outdoors Foundations Certified Outdoor Mentors and Volunteers will be on

                                                hand to help everyone learn how to fish.

                                                Provided By: Tips Outdoors for St. Paul Park & Recreation

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               May 3                       Family Fishing Night - St. Paul
               
Wednesday              Lake Phalen, St. Paul MN
               6:00 - 8:30                Families Fish For Free! All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just Show Up & Fish!
                                                The Tips Outdoors Foundations Certified Outdoor Mentors and Volunteers will be on
                                                
hand to help everyone learn how to fish.
​                                                Provided By: Tips Outdoors for St. Paul Park & Recreation


               May 6                      
Minnesota Bound 49th Annual Crappie Contest
               Saturday                  Lake Minnetonka, Spring Park MN, Hosted by: Lord Fletcher’s
               6:00 - 3:00               Benefiting: 
Fishing For Life

                                               Crappie Fishing Seminar and Guided Pontoons for Military Veterans and their
                                               families, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities and HopeKids

​                                               Provided By: Tips Outdoors


​               May 17                    Minnesota Twins Hope Week Kids Fishing Event
               Wednesday             Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN
               10:30 - 1:00             Sponsored By: Cabela's

                                               Hosted By: Glen Perkins - 3 Time All-Star Pitcher
                                               Fishing Education and Volunteers Provided By: Tips Outdoors


               May 20                    Take Aim At Summer Fun

               Saturday                  DNR Central Regional Headquarters, 1200 Warner Road, St. Paul, MN

               11:00 - 3:00             This is a Collaborative effort of the MN DNR, the Tips Outdoors Foundation,

                                               St. Paul Park & RecreationWilderness Inquiries, and others

                                               ​Canceled Due To Very Poor Weather Conditions


​              ​June 3                      WaterFest

              Saturday                   Lake Phalen, St. Paul MN

                                               Paddle on the Lake! Try your hand at paddling a Voyageur canoe, kayak, canoe or

                                               paddleboat. Fishing – Lessons & Contest! Cast your fishing rod and learn about different

                                               fishing techniques and the value of clean water. Use your new fishing skills to enter the

                                               fishing contest. More Boating! Cruise the lake on the Warner Nature Center's solar pontoon

                                               boat. Arts & Crafts! Make a fish print., or a bead critter. Native Plant Give-Away! Identify

                                               native plants and select one to take home....And So Much More!! Please Join In On The Fun!!

                                               Presented By: Ramsey - Washington Watershed District, Tips Outdoors Foundation

                                               Joe's Sporting Goods and Many, Many More!!

                    

               June 7                     Family Fishing Night - St. Paul
               Wednesday             Lake Phalen, St. Paul MN
               6:00 - 8:30               Families Fish For Free! All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just Show Up & Fish!
                                               The Tips Outdoors Foundations Certified Outdoor Mentors and Volunteers will be on
                                               hand to help everyone learn how to fish.
​                                               Provided By: Tips Outdoors for St. Paul Park & Recreation

                                                        

               June 10                   National Get Outdoors - Take a Kid Fishing

               Saturday                  Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, MN

               Noon - 4:00              Fishing Education Provided By: Tips Outdoors


               June 11                   National Get Outdoors - Take a Kid Fishing
               Sunday                    Thompson County Park, West Saint Paul, MN
               1:00 - 4:00               Fishing Education Provided By: Tips Outdoors


               June 17                   Cabela's, Woodbury Boating Event

               Saturday                  Woodbury, Minnesota

               10:00 - 3:00             Tips Outdoors is providing fishing fun for families


               June 21                   ​Family Fishing Night - Minneapolis

               Wednesday             Lake Harriet Fishing Pier, East of the Bandshell, Minneapolis MN

               6:00 - 8:30               Families Fish For Free! All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just Show Up & Fish!
                                               The Tips Outdoors Foundations Certified Outdoor Mentors and Volunteers will be on
                                               hand to help everyone learn how to fish.

                                               A collaboration between Minneapolis Parks & Rec and ​Tips Outdoors


               June 24                   Manitou Day's Kids Fishing Contest
              
Saturday                  White Bear Lake and Hosted By Tally's Dockside
               8:00 - 11:00             Kids with a parent get to fish from pontoon boats with fishing guides to help

                                               them have success catching fish. The kids get to weigh-in fish like professional

                                               anglers do and win prizes provided by Cabela's!

                                               Fishing Contest Produced By: Tips Outdoors

                       

               June 25                   Granite City Day's Fishing Derby & Outdoor Expo

               Sunday                    Lake George, St. Cloud Parks & Rec and Tips Outdoors

               10:00 - 3:00             Partnership Between: St. Cloud Park & Rec and Tips Outdoors

                   

               July 5                      Family Fishing Night - St. Paul

               Wednesday             Lake Phalen, St. Paul, MN

               6:00 - 8:30               Families Fish For Free!  All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just Show Up & Fish!

                                               The Tips Outdoors Foundations Certified Outdoor Mentors and Volunteers will be on hand

                                               to help everyone to learn how to fish.

                                               Provided By: Tips Outdoors for St. Paul Park & Recreation
                        

               July 19                    Minneapolis - Family Fishing Night

               Wednesday             Lake Harriet Fishing Pier, East of the Bandshell, Minneapolis, MN

               6:00 - 8:30               Families Fish For Free! All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just Show Up & Fish!
                                               The Tips Outdoors Foundations Certified Outdoor Mentors and Volunteers will be on
                                               hand to help everyone learn how to fish.

                                               A collaboration between Minneapolis Parks & Rec and Tips Outdoors


               July 24                    Bass'n For Burn's 

               Monday                   Lake Minnetonka, Spring Park, MN

               8:00 - 2:00               Hosted By: Lord Fletcher's

                                               Benefiting:  Minnesota's Family Burn Camp, Burntside Lake, YMCA Camp Du Nord, Ely, MN

                                               Bring the family for fun! Kids can fish from 11:00 - 1:30. The kids can weigh-in their fish and

                                               receive prizes. Then watch all the Professional Anglers and Celebrities weigh-in their Big Bass

                                               and receive prizes. Silent Auction with incredible Items to bid on! For More Info Click: Here  

                                               Produced By: Tips Outdoors Foundation


               July 26                    Fishing & Outdoors Safety Camp - Minneapolis Parks & Recreation

               Wednesday             Theodore Wirth Park & Wirth Lake, Minneapolis, MN

               10:00 - 3:00             Fishing and Boating Safety taught by: Tips Outdoors

                           

            July 29                    Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Twin Cities Annual Summer Picnic
               Saturday                  Fort Snelling State Park – Picnic Island
               11:00 – 2:00            Many outdoor activities and great food are provided for the Big's and Little's to learn and

                                               have some fun! The Bigs & Littles can experience Archery, the BB Gun Shooting Range

                                               by Cabela's and many other outdoor experience’s like fishing, Provided By: Tips Outdoors


               August 2                 Family Fishing Night - St. Paul
               Wednesday             Lake Phalen, St. Paul MN
               6:00 - 8:30               Families Fish For Free! All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just Show Up & Fish!
                                               The Tips Outdoors Foundations Certified Outdoor Mentors and Volunteers will be on
                                               hand to help everyone learn how to fish.
​                                               Provided By: Tips Outdoors for St. Paul Park & Recreation

              

               August 4                C.A.S.T. (Community And Sheriff Together)

               Friday                     Lake George, Oak Grove MN

               8:00 - 1:00              The Anoka County Sheriff's Office will be partnering with Fishing for Life to host a Kid's Fishing

                                              day and tournament. Children will be paired up with a Fishing Guide and taken out in a boat.                                                   Trophies will be given for the largest Bass, Northern, Pan Fish, and more. All equipment bait,

                                              lunch, entertainment and trophies are provided for free. This event is open to children ages

                                              5 - 15.

                                              Tips Outdoors  Providing the weighing in of fish


               ​August 5                Cabela's Summer Bash!

               Saturday                 Owatonna, Minnesota

               10:00 - 2:00            Kids & Family Fishing Education Fun and Fishing Cabela's Private Pond with Big Bass &

                                              Sunnies, Archery, Scavenger Hunt, Minnow Races and Hotdogs & Root Beer Floats

                                              This is a partnership of Cabela's, Youth 1st and Tips Outdoors 


               August 12               Nitro Boats Owners Bass Tournament
               Saturday                  Lake Waconia, Waconia, MN

               Times TBA

               

               August 16             Minneapolis - Family Fishing Night
​​               Wednesday            Lake Harriet Pier, East of Bandshell, Minneapolis MN
               6:00 - 8:30              Families Fish For Free! All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just Show Up & Fish!
                                              The Tips Outdoors Foundations Certified Outdoor Mentors and Volunteers will be on
                                              hand to help everyone learn how to fish.
                                              A collaboration between Minneapolis Parks & Rec and Tips Outdoors


               September 6         Family Fishing Night - St. Paul
               Wednesday            Lake Phalen, St. Paul MN
               6:00 - 8:30              Families Fish For Free! All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just Show Up & Fish!
                                              The Tips Outdoors Foundations Certified Outdoor Mentors and Volunteers will be on
                                              hand to help everyone learn how to fish.
​                                              Provided By: Tips Outdoors for St. Paul Park & Recreation


               September 20       Minneapolis - Family Fishing Night
​​               Wednesday            Lake Harriet Pier, East of Bandshell, Minneapolis MN
               6:00 - 8:30              Families Fish For Free! All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just Show Up & Fish!
                                              The Tips Outdoors Foundations Certified Outdoor Mentors and Volunteers will be on
                                              hand to help everyone learn how to fish.

                                              A collaboration between Minneapolis Parks & Rec and Tips Outdoors​​
              

               September 23       TonkaFishing Memorial - Break The Silence Benefit Dinner & Tournament

               Saturday                 Lord Fletcher's, Spring Park, MN

               5:00 - 9:00              5:00 - Dinner Guest & Angler Check-In, Silent Auction Opens, Cash Bar

                                              6:00 - Anglers Rules Meeting (For Registered Anglers)

                                              6:30 - Walleye Fish Fry Dinner, Guest Speakers, Door Prizes, Silent Auction

                                              9:00 - Scheduled Event End Time...However Lord Fletcher's Does Remain Open!

                                              Benefiting: Tips Outdoors Foundation & American Foundation for Suicide Awareness

                                              In Memorial of Drake Shaver. Thank You TonkaFishing!


                September 24      TonkaFishing Memorial - Break The Silence Benefit Dinner & Tournament                     

                ​Sunday                 Lord Fletcher's, Spring Park, MN

                6:00 - 3:30            6:00 - Tournament Teams Check-In at Maxwell Bay, Lake Minnetonka

                                             7:00 - Take-Off of the Break The Silence Multi-Species Tournament!

                                             3:00 - End of Tournament at Lord Fletcher's

                                             3:30 - Final Results of Tournament and Prizes Awarded
                                             Benefiting: Tips Outdoors FoundationAmerican Foundation for Suicide Awareness
                                             In Memorial of Drake Shaver. Thank You 
TonkaFishing!


               September 30       National Public Lands Day
               Saturday                Hidden Falls Park, 1313 Hidden Falls Drive, St Paul, MN
               11:00 – 2:00           Mississippi River
                                              A collaboration among Minnesota DNR, St. Paul Park & Recreation, Tips Outdoors,
                                              Wilderness Inquiry, and Base Camp
                                              Families learn how to, or more about fishing, with Tips Outdoors on the Mississippi River


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