Recreation

Recreation

With so many recreational opportunities in the Brainerd Lakes Area, it is not a surprise there also are dozens of recreational events, races and activities – everything from bird watching opportunities to golfing tournaments. Many of these events are fundraisers for various nonprofit, community organizations or causes in the Brainerd region. For instance, each spring the Brainerd Jaycees host the Run for the Lakes, a two-day racing event with categories ranging from a full marathon to a 5k and much more. Another example each summer is the Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride.

Events Calendar - Recreation

Friday Nov 28, 2014
Nisswa
We offer skiing, snowboarding and tubing in one convenient location. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Family Activity
Friday Nov 28, 2014
Aitkin
The Fish House 5K Run/Walk will serve as the official kick-off to Aitkin's World Famous Fish House parade. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Dec 6, 2014
Crosslake
We're celebrating the holiday season in Crosslake. Come for an afternoon of outdoor winter fun, enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the campgrounds, meet Santa, enjoy hot cider, a campfire with s'mores, hot dogs and more! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, 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
Saturday Jan 17, 2015 - Sunday Jan 18, 2015
Pequot Lakes
Come and enjoy a trail ride on the Paul Bunyan Trail, a campfire cookout, obstacle rallies and a vintage snowmobile show. And don't forget about the dinner style show and awards ceremony! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jan 24, 2015
Mark your calendars for the world's greatest ice fishing contest - the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake near Brainerd. Join the more than 10,000 anglers as they vie for fabulous prizes, including a truck, all-terrain vehicles, ice fishing equipment and so much more! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Sunday Jan 25, 2015
Brainerd
Plan your race season and join us for a great time. Timing and results by Karma Race Management (chip timing). Fabulous awards and door prizes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
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