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!


TASTY TIDBITS FROM AITKIN! And, I do mean "tasty". I had breakfast at the Birchwood Cafe this morning and had sausage and biscuits.  IT WAS BEYOND DESCRIPTION ... I wallowed in it.  These 5" biscuits are feather light and scrumptious.  The chef makes them every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and


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