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 Feb 27, 2015 - Sunday Mar 1, 2015
Brainerd
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
Monday Mar 2, 2015 - Saturday Mar 7, 2015
Brainerd
Open knitting all day long. Bring assorted sizes of needles or hooks and play with Cascade yarns. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Friday Mar 6, 2015 - Sunday Mar 8, 2015
Garrison
Over the past 11 years, the Kite Crossing on Mille Lacs has attracted the world?s best males and female snowkite athletes to compete in its grueling 28 mile race across the frozen expanse of Lake Mille Lacs and this year should be no different with the state already enjoying prime snowkiting conditions. As the country?s premier snowkite event, the lake will come alive with kites with riders mainly from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Canada and around the U.S. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Mar 7, 2015
East Gull Lake
What is a 3 Way 10K Event? A family event where you can ski, fat bike, snowshoe or walk a 10K course. It will be a fun and challenging event for the whole family, while raising funds for two local non profits - Camp Confidence and Northland Arboretum. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity
Saturday Mar 7, 2015
Brainerd
Class offers tips on beekeeping for beginners and hobbyists. Learn everything needed to start up beekeeping. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Family Activity
Sunday Mar 8, 2015
Brainerd
One of Minnesota's greatest ski events! Choose between two different distances 6k or 16k. Celebrating 40 years at the Northland Arboretum trails! The Lumberjack Jaunt is one of the oldest ski races in Minnesota. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
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
Crosslake
Join us in the 2nd Annual Clover Dash 5K. This 3.1 mile north woods loop begins and ends in the beautiful Crosslake Town Square on March 14, 2015. Don your green apparel and get ready to have some fun on this St. Patrick's Day fun run/walk. Stick around after the race to enjoy Crosslake's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration! ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Apr 11, 2015
Brainerd
This Horticulture Day includes a variety of classes along with vendors, exhibitors, silent auction and door prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Friday Apr 24, 2015 - Saturday Apr 25, 2015
Nisswa
The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes has grown tremendously since the first event in 2008. The run now draws more than 1500 runners who wind their way through remarkable north wood scenery. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday May 2, 2015
Brainerd
This community event raises critical funds to support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. It is an experience unlike any other ? a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we?ve made and to show the power of our connections. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Sunday May 3, 2015 - Monday May 4, 2015
Brainerd
Good Samaritan's biggest FRIENDraiser of the year! Hundreds of bowlers raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and enjoy 1 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and a chance to win hundred of door prizes. We're bowling for fun...not scores! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday May 9, 2015
Baxter
Bring your sports equipment to the camp from 7 - 9 am - price it - we help sell it. You receive asking price less 10%. You may also donate your gently used equipment for the benefit of Camp Vanasek or Brainerd Community Action. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity
Saturday May 23, 2015
Crosslake
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Craft and Flea Market. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday May 30, 2015
Brainerd
Come join a free fishing clinic at Lum Park. There will be prizes as well as lots of learning and fun! Bring your own pole for the fishing contest. Lunch included. Ages 5-16. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 13, 2015
Brainerd
Join us for the fourteenth annual Sour Grapes Races held in the beautiful 540 acre Northland Arboretum. The course is challenging, but beautiful. Your hard work will be rewarded with a T-shirt, finisher token and post race refreshments. Our unique setting makes this a family favorite. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Racing, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jun 20, 2015
Pequot Lakes
Family-friendly fun ride through The Lakes Area benefiting Rotary Water and Sanitation Projects. Choose from four routes all starting and finishing in Pequot Lakes, MN. Routes, schedule and registration material available online and by mail. Routes are 7, 16, 30 or 54 miles. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Jun 27, 2015
Baxter
The goal of this event is to raise funds, heighten awareness and educate people about breast health as well as to recognize and celebrate breast cancer survivorship. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Racing, Health and Wellness, Premier Annual Events
Friday Jul 3, 2015
Crosslake
Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Craft and Flea Market. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Aug 20, 2015 - Sunday Aug 23, 2015
Brainerd
The NHRA features the world?s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans and an experience like no other. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing, Premier Annual Events