Celebrate Summer - Sun drenched days and starlit nights!

Land of the Loon Ethnic Arts & Crafts Festival
Land of the Loon Ethnic Arts and Crafts Festival celebrates the culture and customs of the diverse people who settled in Northeastern Minnesota. The colorful traditions and flavors of the early immigrants and settlers are re-created by a melting pot of artisans, crafters, musicians, entertainers, and welcoming volunteers.

The two-day festival kicks off the third full weekend in June on Saturday morning with an eighty-unit parade down Chestnut Street and Fifth Avenue in the historic heart of Virginia. Then the activities shift north to beautiful Olcott Park where the crowds sample the delicious ethnic foods, listen to the colorful music from countries around the world, browse among the hundreds of exquisite art and craft booths, and celebrate the weekend-long family entertainment hosted by Iron Range volunteers.

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Virginia Parks and Recreation is planning for the return of Screen on the Green in 2021,
FREE movies in Olcott Park on the First Saturday Night of the Month.
Check back in April For this Summers Line Up

June 5 2021
July 3 2021
August 7 2021
September 4 2021

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Due to the HUGE SUCCESS of our summer concerts in 2020 Virginia Parks and Recreation is Pleased to announce that our Concerts in the Park will return on Tuesday Nights in 2021 at the Olcott Fountain, in case of rain we will move concerts to Thursdays. All Concerts will begin at 6:00PM and end around 8:00PM.

We are currently accepting applications from Bands and Performers that would be interested in being included in this year’s lineup. We ask that each group provide the following information:

Calling bands
  • Name of Artist/Band
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Number
  • Description of Style of Music
  • Artist/Band Website
  • Artist/Band Bio (Optional)
  • List any Special Requirements
  • List Availability (Tuesdays Only June - August)
  • Can Your Band Perform 1 or 2 Sets? (45 minutes sets)
  • Please attach a recording of artist/bands music
Artist Submission can be mailed to Virginia Parks and Recreation 819 9th Ave South Virginia MN 55792 or emailed to No Later than Friday March 26 2021 our selection committee will be reviewing applications the beginning of April and we hope to announce our Summer Line Up in Mid April

Olcott Park Brewfest

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Started in 2017 by a small group of beer and music lovers, The Olcott Park BrewFest was initially created to help raise money to help rebuild the fountain featured in the middle of Olcott Park. With the success of the first event it has become an annual tradition continuing to raise money for park improvement project. 

Featuring the best of Minnesota’s and surrounding area’s Breweries, the festival also features local food vendors set up in the park for plenty of grub to go with the sampling and live music all held in a controlled area within the park.  Brewfest is now organized by a volunteer group that has also been designated at a non profit organization.  

Brewfest will occur on Saturday August 21 2021 Starting at 4:00pm