Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

Plays, arts exhibits, concerts, museums – all these cultural opportunities and many more are available in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Crossing Arts Alliance, in the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd, promotes a variety of arts events in the region. Central Lakes College Theatre supports community plays as well as the popular Cultural Arts Series, which brings nationally recognized performers to Brainerd Lakes Area stages. Each fall, the Geritol Frolics host its vaudeville-style shows. Throughout the year, you will find a variety of arts and crafts shows, often associated with community festivals. You also will discover a growing number of music concerts, especially summer concert series in cities throughout the region as well as live bands at area restaurants and nightclubs. A number of museums offer a window to the past. These museums include the Crow Wing County Historical Society’s museum in Brainerd as well as historical exhibits in Crosby, Crosslake, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes. In addition, the Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association hosts a train exhibit in Crosslake, depicting the logging and mining history of this region.

Events Calendar - Arts, Culture & Entertainment

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Tuesday Aug 13, 2019
Baxter
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Tuesday Aug 13, 2019
Baxter
Join Encompassing Beauty as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location in Crosslake. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event
Wednesday Aug 14, 2019
Baxter
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Aug 14, 2019
Nisswa
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites Chamber members to participate in the 30th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at The Pines at Grand View Lodge. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Recreation, Fundraising Events, Premier Annual Events
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Wednesday Aug 14, 2019
Nisswa
56th Annual Nisswa Turtle Races June 5, 2019 - August 21, 2019 Join us Every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! 1:00 pm registration 2:00 pm ''Let the Races Begin!!'' **We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm $5.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2019 raci... ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 14, 2019
Nisswa
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Aug 14, 2019
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Wednesday Aug 14, 2019
Nisswa
Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights for Progressive Coverall Bingo! 15 games including $1,000 Progressive Coverall and $500 Progressive Lucky 7!! Open to the Public! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Aug 14, 2019
Brainerd
The Brainerd Ski Loons will be performing a FREE water ski show at Lum Park! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Aug 15, 2019
Baxter
3rd Thursday sushi night ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Culinary Events
Thursday Aug 15, 2019
Nisswa
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Culinary Events
Friday Aug 16, 2019
Pine River
The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 17, 2019
Baxter
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Sunday Aug 18, 2019
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Sunday Aug 18, 2019
Nisswa
Join us for Bingo on Sunday afternoons! Cocktails, Basket Food and Pull Tabs! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Monday Aug 19, 2019
Baxter
The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library are excited to partner with Prairie Bay and introduce our latest endeavor, Books Burgers and Brews. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019
Baxter
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019
Nisswa
56th Annual Nisswa Turtle Races June 5, 2019 - August 21, 2019 Join us Every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! 1:00 pm registration 2:00 pm ''Let the Races Begin!!'' **We race until we're done, that can be anytime between 2:45 pm to 4 pm $5.00 per racer, you will receive an official 2019 raci... ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019
Nisswa
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019
Nisswa
Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights for Progressive Coverall Bingo! 15 games including $1,000 Progressive Coverall and $500 Progressive Lucky 7!! Open to the Public! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Saturday Aug 24, 2019
Baxter
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Saturday Aug 24, 2019
Crosslake
Kayaking at the Campground Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Saturday Aug 24, 2019
Deerwood
An all-you-can-eat All-American picnic feast on the East Lawn, paired with live music by Jenna & Martin. The Ruttger’s culinary team will serve a fun and delic ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Family Activity
Sunday Aug 25, 2019
Baxter
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Sunday Aug 25, 2019
Nisswa
Join us for Bingo on Sunday afternoons! Cocktails, Basket Food and Pull Tabs! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Monday Aug 26, 2019
Baxter
Grab your friends - teams of 4 or less to compete together to win fun prizes and gift cards. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Tuesday Aug 27, 2019
Baxter
Join Brenny Funeral Chapel as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event
Wednesday Aug 28, 2019
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Wednesday Aug 28, 2019
Nisswa
Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights for Progressive Coverall Bingo! 15 games including $1,000 Progressive Coverall and $500 Progressive Lucky 7!! Open to the Public! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Sunday Sep 1, 2019
Nisswa
Join us for Bingo on Sunday afternoons! Cocktails, Basket Food and Pull Tabs! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Monday Sep 2, 2019
Baxter
Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Class ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Sep 4, 2019
Nisswa
This event has raised tens of thousands of non profit dollars at Prairie Bay Grill in Brainerd over the last 13 years, and now we are excited to bring this to t ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Sep 4, 2019
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Wednesday Sep 4, 2019
Nisswa
Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights for Progressive Coverall Bingo! 15 games including $1,000 Progressive Coverall and $500 Progressive Lucky 7!! Open to the Public! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Sunday Sep 8, 2019
Nisswa
Join us for Bingo on Sunday afternoons! Cocktails, Basket Food and Pull Tabs! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Tuesday Sep 10, 2019
Baxter
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Tuesday Sep 10, 2019
Baxter
Join The Office Shop as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location in Brainerd. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event
Wednesday Sep 11, 2019
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Wednesday Sep 11, 2019
Nisswa
Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights for Progressive Coverall Bingo! 15 games including $1,000 Progressive Coverall and $500 Progressive Lucky 7!! Open to the Public! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Thursday Sep 12, 2019
Baxter
2nd Thursday, Happy Hour for a Cause. One of our favorite ways to give back. Supporting our community, by helping non profits thrive, is in our mission statement. Using our business and motivating our customer base to support local non profits is an important responsibility. Our way to help is by providing a place for non-profits raise funds. The 2nd Thursday program has become one of our most consistent ways to do that in the restaurant ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Thursday Sep 12, 2019
Baxter
Happy Hour for a Cause. One of our favorite ways to give back. Supporting our community, by helping non profits thrive, is in our mission statement. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Friday Sep 13, 2019
Baxter
Sage on Laurel & Brainerd Lakes Area Poker League is holding a free monthly Texas Hold’em Poker tournament! Every second Friday of each month starting at 6:00pm ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Saturday Sep 14, 2019
Deerwood
Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
Sunday Sep 15, 2019
Nisswa
Join us for Bingo on Sunday afternoons! Cocktails, Basket Food and Pull Tabs! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Monday Sep 16, 2019
Baxter
The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library are excited to partner with Prairie Bay and introduce our latest endeavor, Books Burgers and Brews. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
Nisswa
Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights for Progressive Coverall Bingo! 15 games including $1,000 Progressive Coverall and $500 Progressive Lucky 7!! Open to the Public! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Thursday Sep 19, 2019
Brainerd
Program: “How locally Produced Lake Country Journal was Born and Continues to Thrive” - Jodie Tweed, Editor ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Thursday Sep 19, 2019
Baxter
3rd Thursday sushi night ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Culinary Events
Thursday Sep 19, 2019
Nisswa
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Culinary Events
Saturday Sep 21, 2019
Story telling of Paul Bunyan. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Sunday Sep 22, 2019
Nisswa
Join us for Bingo on Sunday afternoons! Cocktails, Basket Food and Pull Tabs! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Monday Sep 23, 2019
Baxter
Grab your friends - teams of 4 or less to compete together to win fun prizes and gift cards. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Tuesday Sep 24, 2019
Baxter
Join BlackRidgeBANK as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 4:30 ? 6:00 pm at their location in Baxter. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event
Wednesday Sep 25, 2019
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Wednesday Sep 25, 2019
Nisswa
Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights for Progressive Coverall Bingo! 15 games including $1,000 Progressive Coverall and $500 Progressive Lucky 7!! Open to the Public! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Thursday Sep 26, 2019 - Saturday Sep 28, 2019
Crosslake
Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages. Events include a classic car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show, art fair, chili cook-off, children's games and much more. Enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors!  ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events, Premier Annual Events
Sunday Sep 29, 2019
Nisswa
Join us for Bingo on Sunday afternoons! Cocktails, Basket Food and Pull Tabs! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Oct 2, 2019
Nisswa
This event has raised tens of thousands of non profit dollars at Prairie Bay Grill in Brainerd over the last 13 years, and now we are excited to bring this to t ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday Oct 2, 2019
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Wednesday Oct 2, 2019
Nisswa
Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights for Progressive Coverall Bingo! 15 games including $1,000 Progressive Coverall and $500 Progressive Lucky 7!! Open to the Public! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Sunday Oct 6, 2019
Nisswa
Join us for Bingo on Sunday afternoons! Cocktails, Basket Food and Pull Tabs! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Monday Oct 7, 2019
Baxter
Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Class ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Tuesday Oct 8, 2019
Baxter
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Tuesday Oct 8, 2019
Baxter
Join Brainerd Savings & Loan as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their location in Brainerd. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event
Wednesday Oct 9, 2019
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Wednesday Oct 9, 2019
Nisswa
Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights for Progressive Coverall Bingo! 15 games including $1,000 Progressive Coverall and $500 Progressive Lucky 7!! Open to the Public! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Thursday Oct 10, 2019
Baxter
2nd Thursday, Happy Hour for a Cause. One of our favorite ways to give back. Supporting our community, by helping non profits thrive, is in our mission statement. Using our business and motivating our customer base to support local non profits is an important responsibility. Our way to help is by providing a place for non-profits raise funds. The 2nd Thursday program has become one of our most consistent ways to do that in the restaurant ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Thursday Oct 10, 2019
Baxter
Happy Hour for a Cause. One of our favorite ways to give back. Supporting our community, by helping non profits thrive, is in our mission statement. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Friday Oct 11, 2019
Baxter
Sage on Laurel & Brainerd Lakes Area Poker League is holding a free monthly Texas Hold’em Poker tournament! Every second Friday of each month starting at 6:00pm ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment