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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 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
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