Annual Local Events

The Treasure Hunt during Prairie Days is a highlight for local children and even the Lester Prairie royalty jumps in to help.

Information updated February 2019

Lester Prairie loves to celebrate and has numerous traditional events and activities planned throughout the year.

Prairie Days

Prairie Days is a well-attended summertime event featuring contests, games, food, and live music. In 2019, the celebration is set for June 22 at the 2nd Avenue park.

There is a co-ed softball tournament planned for the event, as well as a 3-on-3 basketball tournament being put on by the Lester Prairie boys basketball team.

The Prairie Days committee is always looking for Commodore and grand marshal nominees. For more information, go to or call Andria Carlson at 320-613-6022.

Garage Sale Day

Garage Sale Day in Lester Prairie has been a tradition since 1979. The event takes place the third Saturday in September, with 80 to 100 sales in the area, and this is the event’s 40th year. For more information, email Troy Feltmann at or call Charlotte Ehrke at 320-395-2097.

Holiday festivities

Before Christmas each year, children enjoy visits with Santa Claus. The Lester Prairie Business Association sponsors the event, and the Lester Prairie Lions Club supplies goodie bags for the children.