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Festivals & Celebrations

The Brainerd Lakes Area is as well known for its many year-round festivals and celebrations as it is for its world-class golfing and fishing. During the year, communities throughout the Brainerd Lakes host fun, family-friendly events, ranging from summertime celebrations, including dozens of Fourth of July activities, to fall festivities, such as Oktoberfests or haunted happenings.

Events Calendar - Festivals and Celebrations

Wednesday Jan 1, 2014 - Wednesday Dec 31, 2014
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Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event
Friday Apr 25, 2014 - Sunday Apr 27, 2014
Brainerd
We kick off our 85th Anniversary year with a weekend of fun activities reminiscent of our beginning years. Soooo...''Jump in your breezer, get a wiggle on, dig up your glad rags and get ready to get spifflicated. We're putting on the Ritz''. ... read more
Categories: Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event
Friday May 9, 2014
Nisswa
A free community picnic, part of the 2014 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener, with family fun activities. Program planned with Gov. Mark Dayton at 4 p.m. Picnic serving begins after the program. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday May 10, 2014
Nisswa
The Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener will be hostedin the Brainerd Lakes Area on May 8-11, 2014. Explore Minnesota Tourism, the state's tourism promotion office, organizes this event each year in coordination with a host community. The 67th annual Governor?s Fishing Opener will be hosted by the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber, with Grand View Lodge as headquarters for the event. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Community Service, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity
Sunday May 25, 2014
Brainerd
Family Fun Day Events start with a family parade with the BHS Marching band, presentation of colors, vocalist for the National Anthem, Keynote speaker and many additional Veteran speakers along with FREE games, prizes, Humvee Rides, face painting and more! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 21, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Friday Jun 27, 2014 - Sunday Jun 29, 2014
Pine River
Pine River's annual Summerfest celebration will be Friday through Sunday, June 27-29, 2014. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 28, 2014
Fifty Lakes
Family fun for all including live music, vendors, food, games, bingo, meat raffle and more! Raffle Tickets on sale now at the 50 Lakes Bar. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 28, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 3, 2014 - Friday Jul 4, 2014
Pequot Lakes
Pig races, fireworks, parades, entertainment! Come celebrate our Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3-4 in Pequot Lakes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jul 5, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 5, 2014
Crosslake
2014 marks the 44th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas' freedom with a fantastic fireworks display. Join us on July 5, 2014 on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Tuesday Jul 8, 2014 - Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Pequot Lakes
Come and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event! Enjoy your free bowl of beans cooked overnight in the ground while strolling through the crafters booths and listening to live entertainment. This is a day the whole family can enjoy! ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jul 12, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 19, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 26, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 2, 2014
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Pequot Lakes
The Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club will host the Chokecherry Festival on August 9 in Pequot Lakes. Events include the Chokecherry Culinary Contest, Kid's Arcade, an Arts Festival, the Back Seat Driver game, and of course pit-spitting! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 16, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Wednesday Aug 20, 2014 - Sunday Aug 24, 2014
Pine River
Clinics-Jam Sessions-Food-Camping-Fun! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 23, 2014
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 30, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening! A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 13, 2014
Pequot Lakes
19th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair and Taste of Pequot. There is nothing better than enjoying a beautiful fall day and celebrating the end of a busy summer! Enjoy strolling through the Trailside Park in the heart of Pequot Lakes and observing the bountiful array of hand-made crafts. Get those taste buds ready for the many local flavors catered to you. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Culinary Event, Premier Annual Events
Thursday Sep 25, 2014 - Saturday Sep 27, 2014
Crosslake
Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages. Events include a classic car and motorcycle 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 and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity