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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

Sunday May 29, 2016 - Monday May 30, 2016
Veterans from World War II to present will be honored at Memorial Day Services. The theme of the day is :our continuing search for peace and goodwill among all people.'' ... read more
Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Monday May 30, 2016
Brainerd
Brainerd Memorial Day Events will take place on Monday, May 30, 2016, beginning at 8:30 AM. ... read more
Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Monday May 30, 2016
The Pequot Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary and Jenkins VFW and Auxiliary will sponsor an annual Memorial Day program honoring veterans who gave their lives to protect our freedom ... read more
Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Monday May 30, 2016
The Nisswa American Legion will host a Memorial Day Remembrance event at noon on Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Nisswa American Legion. Keynote speaker will be State Senator Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point and Brand Wallace will provide the music. ... read more
Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 4, 2016 - Sunday Jun 5, 2016
Brainerd
KICK OFF SUMMER BASH at the Green Lantern. Enjoy all you can eat BBQ from 5 pm to 7 pm. Listen to the live bands and don't forget to bring your lawnchairs and relax with us. Rain or Shine!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 4, 2016
Come enjoy an outdoor concert at The Green Lantern featuring Levi Pelzer, Coyote Wild, Natalie Stovall and the Drive ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Culinary Events
Friday Jun 10, 2016 - Saturday Jun 11, 2016
Nisswa
A celebration of Scandinavian and Scandinavian/American folk music here in northern Minnesota. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jun 18, 2016
Deerwood
SIP: Taste of over 75 wines & beer SAVOR: Sample foods from the Ruttger's Restaurants: Ruby's, Zig's and Bear Pine Bar SPA: Complimentary chair massages SOUNDS: Music in the Bear Pine Bar 8 to 11 p.m ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Culinary Events
Thursday Jun 23, 2016 - Saturday Jun 25, 2016
Brainerd
Lakes Jam is a annual event that unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them together in the Brainerd Lakes area! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jun 25, 2016
Fifty Lakes
A full day of fun with food, games, music and events. Special events include a State Patrol aircraft demo, Family bingo, a Mega meat raffle featuring two $100 meat packages, and a fabulous prize raffle drawing to be held at 8 PM. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 25, 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 August 27, 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 Jul 2, 2016 - 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 August 27, 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 Jul 2, 2016
Deerwood
Don't miss the fireworks at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. The fireworks start at dusk, but before things get too sparkly we'll have live music, beverages, and ice cream from Auntie M's. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 2, 2016
Crosslake
Join us on Saturday, July 2, 2016 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 & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Sunday Jul 3, 2016 - Monday Jul 4, 2016
Pequot Lakes
Come celebrate our Independence Day with Fourth of July activities July 3 and 4 in Pequot Lakes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Monday Jul 4, 2016
Brainerd
Brainerd is the host for multiple Fourth of July events in the area. There is something for everyone! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jul 9, 2016 - Saturday Sep 10, 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 August 27, 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
Tuesday Jul 12, 2016 - Wednesday Jul 13, 2016
Come and join us in Pequot Lakes for our traditional Bean Hole Days July 12-13, 2016! ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jul 16, 2016 - Saturday Sep 17, 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 August 27, 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 Jul 22, 2016 - Sunday Jul 24, 2016
Garrison
TONS of events to be enjoyed by the whole family! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 23, 2016 - Saturday Sep 24, 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 August 27, 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 Jul 30, 2016 - Saturday Oct 1, 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 August 27, 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 Aug 6, 2016 - Saturday Oct 8, 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 August 27, 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 Aug 13, 2016
Pequot Lakes
Come to the Chokecherry capital of the world for the 9th annual Chokecherry festival! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Aug 13, 2016 - Saturday Oct 15, 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 August 27, 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 Aug 20, 2016 - Saturday Oct 22, 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 August 27, 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
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 - Saturday Oct 29, 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 August 27, 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
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