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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 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
William Crooks Day Historical Event featuring the Scale Model of William Crooks Locomotive. Speakers, Music, Lemonade and Cookies Model Trains and layouts inside and outside the club ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, 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 Sep 27, 2014
Crosslake
See how the village was run back in the day! Get cozy by candlelight and lanterns. Come for the music, cider and goodies and enjoy a horse drawn hay ride with the whole family. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
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
Saturday Nov 8, 2014
Brainerd
Holiday Arts and Craft Festival featuring 150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, 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
Thursday Feb 5, 2015 - Saturday Feb 7, 2015
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