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

Wednesday Aug 24, 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
Wednesday Aug 24, 2016
Nisswa
A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Aug 26, 2016 - Sunday Aug 28, 2016
Brainerd
Whether you’re a motorcycle racing enthusiast or not, CRA Superbike Racing is about as intense as it gets. Nothing replaces the sound of bikes screaming around the track and battling for position. Within inches of each other, they’ll fly around the corners, close enough to the ground that they’re dragging their knee on the ground. The edge of your seat will get a workout. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Aug 27, 2016
Baxter
The wide sand beach, protected swim area, and quiet, dead-end residential roads will create a fun and safe venue for beginner and experienced youth triathletes alike ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness
Saturday Aug 27, 2016
swim at the beach, roll on the lumberjack log, play in the sand, play a game of beach volleyball or bean bag toss, or even try paddling a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade. At 2:00PM, you can choose to take an optional tour of the rest of the camp or head on home! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 27, 2016
Crosslake
Kayaking at the Campground Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak! Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction) learn more about kayaking. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction) ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Aug 27, 2016
Crosslake
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 3, 2016. A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 27, 2016
Crosslake
Join our Wounded Warrior Veterans to watch this awesome film about a family of super heroes. Bob and Helen Parr (AKA: Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl) were just trying to blend into normal society, but when someone starts recruiting supers, Bob just can't resist. Be a part of the Wounded Warrior Project camping weekend and embark on this epic adventure of familial love and amazing strength! All are welcome to attend; remember to bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Aug 28, 2016
Baxter
The race begins with a 1/4-mile swim in Whipple Lake (known for its calm waters), then switches to a 14-mile bike through the rolling hills surrounding the Baxter / Brainerd Lakes area,(staying off of Hwy 210) and ends with a very flat 3.2 mile run through a quiet residential area. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness
Sunday Aug 28, 2016
Breezy Point
Attend the 2nd annual NLYHA Golf Tournament Fundraiser on the beautiful Deacon's Lodge Golf Course! Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-driven organization serving 250 players across the school districts and communities of Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Sunday Aug 28, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Tuesday Aug 30, 2016
Brainerd
Youth and Adult Master Gardening classes will teach you how to grow a garden from picking out your perfect spot to harvesting your plot. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Aug 31, 2016
Nisswa
A night to come talk with gear heads and show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Sep 1, 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 Sep 2, 2016 - Sunday Sep 4, 2016
Brainerd
A wild Labor Day tradition at BIR, featuring the grand finale of the Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and thrilling SCCA road racing on the road course. Plus live music and a classic car show. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Sep 2, 2016
Nisswa
TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 3, 2016
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 & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 3, 2016
Crosslake
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 3, 2016. A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Sep 4, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Sep 7, 2016
Brainerd
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events
Wednesday Sep 7, 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
Wednesday Sep 7, 2016 - Thursday Sep 8, 2016
Brainerd
Camp Confidence Fishing Follies (limited to 50 persons each night) Get MORE fishing time this year, boats will be loaded as anglers arrive. Pontoons and all equipment are provided or bring you own lucky fishing gear. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 10, 2016
Pequot Lakes
There is nothing better than enjoying a beautiful fall day and celebrating the end of a busy summer. Pequot Lakes in partnership with the MN DNR will be celebrating ''Trail In A Day'' along the Paul Bunyan Trail. Come enjoy strolling through the Trailside Park in the heart of Pequot Lakes and observing the bountiful array of hand-made crafts, vendor booths, food wagons, and kids activities or make a stop in Pequot Lakes as you bike the best designation trail in MN! ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 10, 2016
Brainerd
Help us celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Minnesota State Parks and Trails by grabbing your bike, inline skates or walking shoes and heading out to the Paul Bunyan State Trail. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Sep 10, 2016
Crosslake
Kayaking at the Campground Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak! Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction) learn more about kayaking. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction) ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Sunday Sep 11, 2016
Little Falls
The Old Glory Run is a patriotic event created to help people show support for those men and women that have and are serving our country. We encourage people of all abilities and disabilities to join us for a wonderful patriotic morning. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Sunday Sep 11, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Thursday Sep 15, 2016 - Sunday Sep 18, 2016
Onamia
Grand Casino Mille-Lacs is the host for the ''2016 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship. This is the ultiimate event in the Bassmaster Elite Series.Some of the best anglers in the country will fish the Mille Lacs Lake ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Sep 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
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 - Sunday Sep 18, 2016
Grand Casino Mille Lacs is proud to host The Mille Lacs Community Festival during the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Tournament. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events
Saturday Sep 17, 2016
Crosslake
Join us for a fun afternoon/evening of Kayaking! The Crow Wing Paddlers Club is open to everyone. If you don't have something to paddle on, Wind Water & Wheels can supply you with a kayak, paddle and life jacket for a nominal fee. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Sep 18, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Thursday Sep 22, 2016 - Saturday Sep 24, 2016
Crosslake
Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages. Events include a classic car, truck, motorcycle and tractor 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
Friday Sep 23, 2016 - Sunday Sep 25, 2016
Brainerd
A wild weekend with the Central Roadracing Association on the road course for three days of Superbike racing. The IWA is on Lake BIR for two days of snowmobiles racing on open water. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Sep 23, 2016
Crosslake
We're hosting good ol' fashioned Friday night outdoor movies at the US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground this summer! You bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and we'll provide the popcorn and water. Each movie title is family friendly and begins at dusk. Come early to enjoy a fun, educational and informational presentation which relates to the movie topic, some may include prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 24, 2016
Crosslake
Enjoy the final flea of the season and cash in on some great end of season sales! Comer early and take advantage of all the events going on around Crosslake as a part of Crosslake Days! Vendors welcome. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Sunday Sep 25, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Sunday Oct 2, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Oct 5, 2016
Brainerd
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events
Thursday Oct 6, 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 Oct 7, 2016
Nisswa
TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Oct 8, 2016
Brainerd
Kick off your Homecoming weekend and participate in the annual 5K/10K run/walk whose proceeds benefit ski team and the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness
Saturday Oct 8, 2016
Nisswa
Largest Northern Minnesota Oktoberfest Celebration! This is one party you will NOT want to miss! Live music, great food and Gull Dam drinking games to the celebration of Oktoberfest! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Oct 9, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Sunday Oct 16, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Thursday Oct 20, 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 Oct 23, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Sunday Oct 30, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Nov 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 Nov 3, 2016 - Sunday Nov 6, 2016
Brainerd will be the host site for the 14th Annual Governor's Deer Hunting Opener November 3-6, 2016. ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events
Thursday Nov 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
Friday Nov 4, 2016
Nisswa
TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Nov 6, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Sunday Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 20, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Sunday Nov 27, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Thursday Dec 1, 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 2, 2016
Nisswa
TAP events are scheduled monthly at our local destinations where guests gather together to create original works of art. Enjoy this creative adventure with friends, co-workers, family, spouses or strangers alike! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Dec 4, 2016
Brainerd
Bar Bingo with our NEW digital system. Full menu and bar. Pull tabs available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Wednesday Dec 7, 2016
Brainerd
Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion in Brainerd. Become a member today! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events
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
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
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 25, 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 3, 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