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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

Friday Nov 28, 2014
Nisswa
Festivities for the annual event begin in the afternoon with horse-drawn wagon rides, storytelling, food merchants, bonfires, hot cider and donut holes at the Pioneer Village and holiday carolers. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Nov 29, 2014
Brainerd
Annual ''Light Up Downtown'' Christmas event will begin in downtown Brainerd at noon and go until 6 pm. Activities include horse and trolley rides, the arrival of Santa, pictures with Santa, goody bags and a hunt for Santa's Elf. ... 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
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
Friday Feb 27, 2015 - Sunday Mar 1, 2015
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
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
Join us in the 2nd Annual Clover Dash 5K. This 3.1 mile north woods loop begins and ends in the beautiful Cross Lake Town Square on March 14, 2015. ... read more
Categories: Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing, 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