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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

Saturday Aug 2, 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
Sunday Aug 3, 2014
Brainerd
The Lakes Area Music Festival kicks off its sixth summer series by featuring outstanding talents from the Lakes Area. An annual summer tradition, the 6th season kicks off with a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles performing master works from the Baroque era to today. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Friday Aug 8, 2014 - Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Deerwood
Join us for fun, food and activities. A big time event in a small town atmosphere. Located in the beautiful central Minnesota lakes area. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, 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
Sunday Aug 10, 2014
Crosslake
More than 35 artisans will be situated throughout the Historic Log Village displaying crafts reminiscent of 1900. Artisans will demonstrate their crafts as they sell their wares. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Wednesday Aug 13, 2014 - Sunday Aug 17, 2014
Crosby
Five days of fun and events on the Cuyuna Range. The C-I School District will celebrate its centennial throughout Heritage Days. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness, Premier Annual Events
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
Staples
GB Leighton is headlining the Rockin' the Rails annual street dance in downtown Staples, MN, on August 23, 2014. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event
Saturday Aug 23, 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 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, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Oct 18, 2014
Deerwood
Ruttger's Oktoberfest celebration includes Saturday's arts & crafts fair 9 am-4 pm., musical entertainment on two stages, kids' activities, beverages, food, and fun! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity, Culinary Event, Premier Annual Events
Friday Oct 31, 2014
Crosslake
Bring your little ones to the Annual Crosslake Lutheran Church Trunk & Treat. The children will ''Trunk & Treat'' vehicles decorated in the parking lot and proceed into the fellowship hall for fun Halloween games and activities. Food will be available.Click here to edit.. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Friday Jan 9, 2015 - Saturday Jan 10, 2015
Breezy Point
Hard Water Fun on Pelican Lake! Plan on attending the 19th annual Ice Fest in Breezy Point. This is an event for all to enjoy! Watch a Minnesota Tradition Pond Hockey Tournament, Cheer for competitiors in a World Championship Ice Auger Competitions! Event also includes, hot air baloon rides, dog sled rides, horse drawn wagons, concessions and more!   ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events