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

Saturday Apr 18, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Apr 18, 2015
Crosslake
All participating bars will have a mini golf hole set up inside their bar for you to play. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event
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
Friday Apr 24, 2015
Brainerd
CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY AT THE NORTHLAND ARBORETUM! Enjoy fine wine and craft beer sampling paired with different foods at our Northland Arboretum Arbor Day Fundraiser. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Culinary Event
Saturday Apr 25, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
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
Saturday May 2, 2015 - Sunday May 3, 2015
Brainerd
Vendors, Crafts, Jewelry, Art, Exhibits, Displays, Flint Knapping Demonstrations, Kids Corner Activities, Door Prizes, Rock Cutting, The Wizard of Rocks, Free Prizes for Kids, Rocks Minerals and Crystals. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday May 2, 2015
Baxter
When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday May 2, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
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
Thursday May 7, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday May 9, 2015
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Categories: Recreation, Family Activity
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 9, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday May 14, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday May 16, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Sunday May 17, 2015
Brainerd
Come join the fun! It's the annual Birding Big Day. Join in the fun with amateurs and experts alike to identify and count birds. We will form into teams and then head out on the trails to see how many bird species we can find from 8-noon. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday May 21, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday May 23, 2015
Crosslake
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103 ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday May 23, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday May 28, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
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 May 30, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Jun 4, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Jun 6, 2015
Lake Shore
This is a family friendly event with tons of outdoor activites to check out. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 6, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Jun 11, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
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 13, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Jun 18, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Thursday Jun 18, 2015
Crosslake
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
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 20, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Tuesday Jun 23, 2015
Little Falls
Take aim at the 8th annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 23 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
Thursday Jun 25, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community 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
Saturday Jun 27, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 2, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Friday Jul 3, 2015
Crosslake
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103 ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Friday Jul 3, 2015
Crosslake
Join us on Friday, July 3, 2015 on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 4, 2015
Crosslake
Join the 39th annual community-wide effort to restore the Whitefish Area's Walleye population established in memory of Grandpa Boots Buthman, this Crosslake tradition offers events for all ages and abilities. Run, walk or dash for fun and for the fish! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Jul 4, 2015
Nisswa
The Nisswa Firecracker 5K, 10K and Kidz Run is THE Lake Country Classic! Known for its laid back atmosphere, super comfy event shirts, amazing crawfish boil, ice cold Pabst, and the Red, White and Blue Snow party with a Slip 'N Slide finish line... The whole family is sure to make this a great tradition on your 4th of July weekend! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Jul 4, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 9, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Jul 11, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 11, 2015
Nisswa
This is a great day of fun and fellowship all the while supporting MnTC and the Brainerd Lakes area community. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 16, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Jul 18, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 23, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Thursday Jul 23, 2015
Crosslake
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer! Bring the family, a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 25, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 30, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Aug 1, 2015
Crosslake
Join the 34th annual Crosslake Dam Run. Both the 5K and 10K are USATF certified courses and chip timed. Both races start at 8:00 a.m. and start and end at the same location. The starting and registration areas are located just north of the Crosslake business district a the Town Square, on Swann Drive. There will be ample parking and toilet facilities available. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Aug 1, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Aug 6, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Aug 8, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Aug 13, 2015
Crosslake
For more than 10 years Lake Country Crafts & Cones has been hosting an annual ice cream eating contest! With categories for all ages, it's not just the kids who dive into the bowls to compete. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Aug 13, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
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
Thursday Aug 20, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Thursday Aug 20, 2015
Crosslake
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer! Bring the family, a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 22, 2015
Baxter
The Second Annual Kaleidoscope 5K Fun Run and Walk for Hope involves people of all ages having fun and raising funds for MN Adult & Teen Challenge. Starting south of the Heritage Assembly Church in Baxter, there were featured colored stations along the route where runners were ''doused'' with safe Corn Starch based colored power and ended the run covered in COLOR! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Thursday Aug 27, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Aug 29, 2015
Brainerd
36 hole tournament. 6 divisions. Players will draw for partners in their division in the first round. Bring your own discs. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Sep 3, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Sep 5, 2015
Crosslake
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Sep 10, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Thursday Sep 17, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Thursday Sep 24, 2015 - Saturday Sep 26, 2015
Crosslake
Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages. Events include a classic car and motorcycle show, art fair, chili cook-off, children's games and much more. Enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors!  ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Recreation, Family Activity
Thursday Sep 24, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Friday Sep 25, 2015
Crosslake
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer! Bring the family, a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Oct 1, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Thursday Oct 8, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness