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 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
Friday Feb 3, 2017 - Saturday Feb 4, 2017
The 45NRTH Whiteout is raced on the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails, located in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area near Crosby & Ironton, MN, featuring 20 miles of groomed singletrack mountain bike trails. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Racing
Saturday Feb 4, 2017
Crosslake
It's WinterFest at Manhattan's with all day long activities! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Feb 4, 2017
Join us for the 20th Annual- One Lunger- 100 100 Miles of Vintage Snowmobile Racing at its' finest! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
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
Friday Feb 24, 2017 - Sunday Feb 26, 2017
The 12th Annual Frozen Fore ?Vegas Tour? is taking place in the Brainerd Lakes Area on February 24-26, 2017. 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 25, 2017 - Sunday Feb 26, 2017
Radar run on Upper South Long Lake off of Hwy 23 to Leisure Lane. Hosted by Brainerd Snodeo Club and Paradise Shores Bar and Grill. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Feb 25, 2017
Brainerd
Basic Beekeeping Class beginning with hiving bee packages in the spring to harvesting honey in the fall. Class is presented by Larry Chismar ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Feb 28, 2017
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 two part class on how to do this. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, 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
Monday Apr 24, 2017 - Monday Oct 9, 2017
Here's the chance you've been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Apr 24, 2017
Here's the chance you've been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Jun 10, 2017
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
Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
Little Falls
Take aim at the 10th Annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 20 and join other Chamber members for this networking opportunity at Hunts Point Gun Club south of Pequot Lakes. ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Recreation, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jul 15, 2017
Have you ever wanted to take a trip down the BIR drag strip? Well, now's your chance! It's your choice; you can take the Ride of Your Life in a 2-Seater Dragster, reaching speeds of over 140 mph in 9 seconds, in a full 1/4 mile pass or you can control your own destiny by jumping behind the wheel of a real Dragster and propelling yourself down the 1/4 mile strip, reaching speeds of approximately 130 mph in 10 seconds! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing