Friday-Saturday: Kids can load up on gear and information for the fishing season at the Fishing for Life Fish Fair. Learn about fish species, fishing techniques, habitat, equipment, tackle and sportsmanship. In addition to an all-you-can-eat fish fry, there will be a sportsman's garage sale and a boat and recreational vehicle auction. Kids can enjoy the live trout pond, minnow races (pictured), fish art, games, fly-fishing competition, information on camping, summer camps, fishing and more. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $5; fish fry, $9.99. Armed Forces Day on Fri.: free admission for active or recently retired military members and their families. Anoka County Fairgrounds, 3203 NW. St. Francis Blvd., Anoka. 612-987-5466.