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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

Thursday Feb 5, 2015 - Saturday Feb 7, 2015
Crosslake
Bundle up the family and bring them to Crosslake for our 12th annual WinterFest celebration! Begin your weekend on Thursday and hunt for the WinterFest Medallion for a prize package worth hundreds! Enjoy many good ol'fashoned family friendly activities on Friday and Saturday! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Feb 7, 2015
Crosslake
Come on in and try our soup and VOTE! We will be serving up soup until it is gone! ... read more
Categories: Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity, Culinary Event, Health and Wellness
Friday Feb 27, 2015 - Sunday Mar 1, 2015
Brainerd
Join us for a weekend filled with music, food, swimming in frigid waters, golfing in the snow and many more up north shenanigans! The 10th Annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore is a collaboration of Gull Lake Area bars and resorts with its main focus being raising money for a great cause and having a good time while doing it! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity
Friday Mar 6, 2015
Manhattan Beach
Join us for the 8th Annual Ms. Blarney and Mr. Malarkey St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Princess & Prince Pageant on Friday, March 6 at 8 pm. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event
Saturday Mar 7, 2015
Crosslake
Join us at the Crosslake pubs for the Fourth Annual St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event
Saturday Mar 14, 2015
Crosslake
Find Your Charm in Crosslake at the 41th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration. You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades long tradition. Dust off your lawn chairs, get your Irish face on and load up the whole family as there is something for all ages in Crosslake for this 40th Annual Celebration! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Mar 14, 2015
Manhattan Beach
Follow the parade to Manahttan's for LIVE Music! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Mar 14, 2015
Crosslake
Join us in the 2nd Annual Clover Dash 5K. This 3.1 mile north woods loop begins and ends in the beautiful Crosslake Town Square on March 14, 2015. Don your green apparel and get ready to have some fun on this St. Patrick's Day fun run/walk. Stick around after the race to enjoy Crosslake's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration! ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Mar 21, 2015
Crosslake
Join us at the St. Patrick's Day Raffle Ticket Drawing Partyas we celebrate with an evening of shenanigans! Music,food, beverage specials and door prizes. St. Pat's blinkie button raffle ticket winners will be drawn. Be sure to get your raffle ticket at any Crosslake participating merchant. ... read more
Categories: Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Friday Apr 10, 2015 - Saturday Apr 11, 2015
Nisswa
The 19th Annual YMCA Charity Ball is the lakes are Premiere fundraising event! Held at Grandview Lodge's Gull Lake Center. Dinner, Silent Auction, and live Entertainment provided by THE JOHNNY HOLM BAND. This year, our evening Emcee is Jason DeRusha, WCCO News Anchor. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity