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

Sunday Dec 11, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Sunday Dec 11, 2016
Brainerd
Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Thursday Dec 15, 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 Dec 16, 2016
Brainerd
Do your preschool aged children need a place to get some exercise and play with other children? Parents must stay with their child. You need to purchase a punch card for $10 (children under 1 year old are free) ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Dec 18, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Sunday Dec 18, 2016
Brainerd
Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Friday Dec 23, 2016
Brainerd
Do your preschool aged children need a place to get some exercise and play with other children? Parents must stay with their child. You need to purchase a punch card for $10 (children under 1 year old are free) ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Dec 25, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Monday Dec 26, 2016 - Tuesday Dec 27, 2016
Nisswa
Have fun learning the basics of skiing or advancing your skills by attending a two day camp for children ages 5-15 years. Choose from 2 camps or attend both! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Dec 28, 2016 - Thursday Dec 29, 2016
Nisswa
Have fun learning the basics of snowboarding or advancing your skills by attending a two day camp for children ages 6-15 years. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Dec 30, 2016
Nisswa
Have fun learning the basics of skiing or advancing your skills by attending a two day camp for children ages 5-15 years. Choose from 2 camps or attend both! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jan 7, 2017
Lake Shore
A family event where you can ski, bike or snowshoe/walk a 10K course. We will be having a relay, for those that wish to make it a 5K. It will be a fun and challenging event for the whole family, while raising funds for two local non-profits, Confidence Learning Center and Northland Arboretum. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness, Premier Annual Events
Sunday Jan 15, 2017
Nisswa
Lift ticket is free when you bring your church bulletin. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Family Activity
Saturday Jan 28, 2017
Brainerd
Join us January 28th on Gull Lake. The contest is from Noon - 3:00pm. Place in the top 150 and take home a prize. The contest raises money for Confidence Learning Center and other local charities. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Sunday Jan 29, 2017
Baxter
Brainerd Nordic Ski Club is hosting the Lumberjack Jaunt, citizen ski races for all ages ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Thursday Feb 2, 2017 - Saturday Feb 4, 2017
Crosslake
Bundle up the family and bring them to Crosslake for our 14th annual WinterFest celebration! 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 & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Sunday Feb 12, 2017
Nisswa
Lift ticket is free when your registered through your church Youth Director or bring your church bulletin. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Family Activity
Saturday Mar 18, 2017
Crosslake
Find Your Charm in Crosslake at the 43rd 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 43rd Annual Celebration! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events