Excitement is Building Everyday at the Historic Butler Building!

The Butler Building offers unique venue options for community events, family reunions, spectacular weddings, corporate events... the list goes on and on. Below are highlighted events in the Aitkin community as well as featured events at the Butler Building. Stop by to visit our local businesses and see what is happening at the Butler Building!

In-Depth Outdoors’ James Holst to Lead 28th Annual “World Famous Fish House Parade” on November 23rd

The prominent host of "In-Depth Outdoors TV" James Holst has been announced as the Grand Marshal of this year's 28th Annual World Famous Fish House Parade, set to take place in Downtown Aitkin on Friday, November 23. The world famous parade has become one of the Midwest's go-to events, as


Calling Volunteers for Aitkin’s Annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest, Sept. 8

Next month, the historic Butler Building in Aitkin will again host the Fifth Annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest on Sept. 8, and the call is out for additional interested volunteers to join what has become a heavily popular beer festival for the community and the State of Minnesota. In fact,


Lakes Area Music Festival Prelude Series Returns to Historic Opera House in Aitkin, July 14th

The acclaimed Prelude Series, presented by the Lakes Area Music Festival, will return for its fourth year in a row to the City of Aitkin on Saturday, July 14, it has been announced. This year’s highly anticipated performance will once again take place at the historic Opera House at


Aitkin’s 5th Annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest Returns With Dozens of Minnesota Craft Beer Selections

Minnesota beer lovers are in for a real treat. The Harvest Moon Brew Fest, now in its fifth year, will return to Aitkin on Saturday, September 8. Presented by the Glacial Lakes Home Brewers and featuring dozens of the best craft and home brews, and ciders the great state of


Join Us In Warm Uganda

It's time to get warm! Some of us are freezing to death with below zero temperatures ... others are in snow up to their hairlines! It's time to start thinking warm thoughts and going to Uganda for the summer trip. With temperatures in the 60-80 F range EVERY DAY it's


Aitkin’s Historic Butler Building Preserves Legacy of American Landmark with Construction of Yellow Brick Road

The historic Butler Building, located in the idyllic Northern Minnesota city of Aitkin, has just launched its Yellow Brick Road Campaign this month, giving fans of Judy Garland and the Wizard of Oz and members of the community, the chance to help build their very own yellow brick


Caleigh Brings St. Patrick’s Day to Historic Aitkin Opera House December 9

The wearing of the green won’t be just trees and mistletoe this December. Instead, the historic Aitkin Opera House will be decking the halls with shamrocks, as the downtown venue ushers in St. Patty’s Day early with a special performance by Caleigh and more. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE On December 9th,


MN Preservation features Harvest Moon Brewfest and Farmers’ Market

The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting Minnesota’s historic resources. PAM is a Statewide Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Sylvia Allen is featured in their latest magazine issue. The Magazine of the Preservation Alliance of


Aitkin Farmers’ Market Extends Dates Due to Increased Seasonal Crop Yield

Due to a super abundance of goods and agricultural products from farmers this season, organizers of the 2017 Aitkin Farmers’ Market have announced that the weekly community event has been extended indefinitely and will take place every week now until further notice. The Aitkin Farmers’ Market takes place from 9


Featured Breweries, Music and Food Announced for Aitkin’s Annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest, Sept. 9

Festival goers can look forward to the chance to sample 60 beers and ciders from  eight Minnesota breweries and seven home brewers when the Fourth Annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest returns on September 9, as well as an exciting lineup of live local musical acts and food offerings from popular


Sylvia’s Children Invites You to Bring Christmas Magic to African Children

For nearly 15 years each holiday season, U.S. travelers have embarked on the trip of a lifetime to a remote village in the East African nation of Uganda, on a volunteer visit led by New Jersey-based nonprofit Sylvia’s Children ( Their mission: to help bring Christmas cheer to more than