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

Thursday Feb 11, 2016
Brainerd
Come in from the cold and warm up with fun exercise classes. We will have stations for self-guided workout. Bring the family for a full family exercise fun. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Feb 13, 2016
Brainerd
We will have skates available to use for free. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Feb 14, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Tuesday Feb 16, 2016
Brainerd
Have you ever looked at a beautiful orchid and wished you could grow them in your home? Local orchid grower, Ross Hella, will be presenting a short class on just how you can do this! Join Ross as he walks through growing orchids in your home using his power point presentation ? and discuss learn how to properly water an orchid, repotting orchids and more. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Feb 18, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Feb 19, 2016
Brainerd
Join us at the Legacy golf course to snowshoe a beautiful one mile winding loop. The course will be lit with twinkling lights along the way, have a hot cider halfway point with treats and heaters, and end at a toasty bonfire. Enjoy soups and breads, cookies and Starbucks hot chocolate, and of course an open bar. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Sunday Feb 21, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Friday Feb 26, 2016 - Sunday Feb 28, 2016
The 11th Annual Frozen Fore ''Decades Tour'' is taking place in the Brainerd Lakes Area on February 26-28, 2016. This 3-day celebration of all things winter, brings together a weekend of activities and fun for adults throughout the state. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Feb 27, 2016
Brainerd
First part of class is held indoors where you will learn the basics of snowshoeing, plus the different kinds of snowshoes and bindings. Second part of class is out on the snow for a beautiful walk on the Arboretum grounds. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Feb 27, 2016
Brainerd
Members of the North Central Beekeepers Association will present Introduction to Beekeeping. This session is for beginners and hobbyists. Learn everything needed to start up beekeeping. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Feb 28, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Mar 2, 2016
Brainerd
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events
Thursday Mar 3, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Mar 5, 2016
A fun family event where you can ski, bike or snowshoe/walk a 10K course from Zorbaz to Ernie?s on Gull. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Saturday Mar 5, 2016
Crosslake
Join us at the Crosslake pubs for the Fourth Annual St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events
Sunday Mar 6, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Saturday Mar 12, 2016
Crosslake
Find Your Charm in Crosslake at the 42nd 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 42nd Annual Celebration! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Sunday Mar 13, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Thursday Mar 17, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Mar 20, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Saturday Mar 26, 2016
Nisswa
Be a kid again and search for our 21+ eggs with a Gull Dam beer in your hand! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Mar 27, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Sunday Apr 3, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Apr 6, 2016
Brainerd
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events
Thursday Apr 7, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Apr 8, 2016 - Saturday Apr 9, 2016
Nisswa
Grand View Lodge invites you to our very first weekend dedicated to the arts of craft spirits and artisan meats. This fun-filled and educational weekend will feature the best Minnesota vendors catering to the craft of distilling and charcuterie. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Culinary Events
Sunday Apr 10, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Thursday Apr 14, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Apr 17, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Tuesday Apr 19, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Apr 21, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Apr 21, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Apr 24, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Tuesday Apr 26, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Apr 28, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Apr 29, 2016 - Saturday Apr 30, 2016
Nisswa
The Run for the Lakes is organized from start to finish by volunteers of the Brainerd Jaycees and carried out with the support of over one hundred community members and several local businesses. All proceeds from the run are donated to various non-profit organizations. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Sunday May 1, 2016 - Monday May 2, 2016
Brainerd
We're bowling for fun, not scores! Plus there's a community silent auction, bowling pin art display, dining, and a chance to win a big screen TV. Money raised helps support Good Samaritan Society's Resident Dreams program for hospice and care center residents. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Sunday May 1, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Monday May 2, 2016
Brainerd
Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday May 3, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday May 4, 2016
Brainerd
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events
Wednesday May 4, 2016
Brainerd
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Thursday May 5, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday May 5, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday May 7, 2016 - Sunday May 8, 2016
Brainerd
50+ indoor & outdoor vendors, concessions, rock cutting, rock wizard, kids' corner, & more! Buy, sell, trade. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday May 8, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Tuesday May 10, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday May 12, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday May 14, 2016
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Categories: Recreation, Family Activity
Sunday May 15, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Tuesday May 17, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday May 18, 2016
Brainerd
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Thursday May 19, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday May 19, 2016
Brainerd
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! This program will offer classes focused on one of our three major Minnesota Ecosystems ''North Woods/Great Lakes'' ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday May 22, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Sunday May 29, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Jun 1, 2016
Brainerd
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events
Wednesday Jun 1, 2016
Brainerd
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Thursday Jun 2, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Jun 5, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Saturday Jun 11, 2016
Brainerd
The half marathon and 10.55K run courses traverse the beautiful, but challenging terrain of central Minnesota. The race course is a 10.55K loop. The half marathoners will complete the loop twice. The terrain includes some uneven ground, sandy soil and moderately challenging hills. Half marathoners will pass water stops 9 times. Those running or walking the 10.55 K will pass water stops 4 times. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness, Premier Annual Events
Sunday Jun 12, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Jun 15, 2016
Brainerd
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Thursday Jun 16, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Jun 19, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Tuesday Jun 21, 2016
Little Falls
Take aim at the 9th annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 21 and join other Chamber members for this networking opportunity at Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation in Little Falls. Network with other members in a relaxed setting by signing up as an individual and being placed randomly with three other shooters. ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Recreation, Premier Annual Events
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Sunday Jun 26, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Jun 29, 2016
Brainerd
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Sunday Jul 3, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Jul 6, 2016
Brainerd
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events
Thursday Jul 7, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Jul 10, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Jul 13, 2016
Brainerd
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Sunday Jul 17, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Thursday Jul 21, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Jul 24, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Jul 27, 2016
Brainerd
Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Sunday Jul 31, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Aug 3, 2016
Brainerd
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events
Thursday Aug 4, 2016
Nisswa
Come play to get your Gull Dam prizes & bragging rights! Players get $3 Gull Dam Beers! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Aug 7, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation