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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 & Celebrations

Wednesday Aug 24, 2016 - Sunday Aug 28, 2016
Pine River
Located in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area in Pine River, MN, this festival features the best in national touring and Minnesota bluegrass bands, along with professional Emcees, a top-notch sound system, a beautiful stage and a big tent for shade and rain protection (bring your lawn chairs). There are over 40 professional bluegrass shows in all over the 4-day weekend. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Aug 27, 2016
Crosslake
Grab 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 through September 3, 2016. 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 & Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Sep 2, 2016 - Sunday Sep 4, 2016
Out-of-Area
Watch some of the rankest bulls try to buck off some of the toughest cowboys before the 8 second buzzer! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 3, 2016
Crosslake
Grab 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 through September 3, 2016. 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 & Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 10, 2016
Pequot Lakes
There is nothing better than enjoying a beautiful fall day and celebrating the end of a busy summer. Pequot Lakes in partnership with the MN DNR will be celebrating ''Trail In A Day'' along the Paul Bunyan Trail. Come enjoy strolling through the Trailside Park in the heart of Pequot Lakes and observing the bountiful array of hand-made crafts, vendor booths, food wagons, and kids activities or make a stop in Pequot Lakes as you bike the best designation trail in MN! ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 - Sunday Sep 18, 2016
Grand Casino Mille Lacs is proud to host The Mille Lacs Community Festival during the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Tournament. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events
Saturday Sep 24, 2016
Crosslake
A wide variety of sewn, painted, knitted and crocheted items, as well as Fall and Christmas décor/gifts, hand stamped greeting cards, jewelry, gift baskets, plants and many other craft items will be available. You will also find doll clothes, beds, and accessories that will fit American Girl like dolls. For your sweet tooth there will be a Candy Shoppe, plus a Bakery featuring baked breads, Jul bread and lefse. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Thursday Nov 3, 2016 - Sunday Nov 6, 2016
Brainerd will be the host site for the 14th Annual Governor's Deer Hunting Opener November 3-6, 2016. ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events
Friday Feb 3, 2017 - Saturday Feb 4, 2017
Crosslake
Bundle up the family and bring them to Crosslake for our 14th annual WinterFest celebration! 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 & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events