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

Monday Dec 22, 2014 - Tuesday Dec 23, 2014
Nisswa
Have fun learning the basics of skiing or advancing your skills by attending one or both of our ski camps over holiday break! ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Family Activity
Wednesday Dec 24, 2014
Nisswa
Hit the slopes with Santa at Mount Ski Gull! Santa will be stopping by Mount Ski Gull from 12-2 pm on Christmas Eve to snowtube and ski. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Family Activity
Friday Dec 26, 2014 - Saturday Dec 27, 2014
Nisswa
Have fun learning the basics of skiing or advancing your skills by attending one or both of our ski camps over holiday break. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Family Activity
Sunday Dec 28, 2014 - Monday Dec 29, 2014
Nisswa
Have fun learning the basics of snowboarding or advancing your skills by attending our snowboard camp over holiday break! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Family Activity
Monday Dec 29, 2014
Brainerd
Interested in Curling? Ready to Curl? Take this opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the sport, try your hand at curling, and sign up for leagues. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Friday Jan 9, 2015 - Saturday Jan 10, 2015
Breezy Point
Hard Water Fun on Pelican Lake! Plan on attending the 19th annual Ice Fest in Breezy Point. This is an event for all to enjoy! Watch a Minnesota Tradition Pond Hockey Tournament, Cheer for competitiors in a World Championship Ice Auger Competitions! Event also includes, hot air baloon rides, dog sled rides, horse drawn wagons, concessions and more!   ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jan 10, 2015
Deerwood
Come join us for chili, hot dogs, coffee and hot cocoa. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Jan 17, 2015 - Sunday Jan 18, 2015
Pequot Lakes
Come and enjoy a trail ride on the Paul Bunyan Trail, a campfire cookout, obstacle rallies and a vintage snowmobile show. And don't forget about the dinner style show and awards ceremony! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jan 24, 2015
Mark your calendars for the world's greatest ice fishing contest - the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake near Brainerd. Join the more than 10,000 anglers as they vie for fabulous prizes, including a truck, all-terrain vehicles, ice fishing equipment and so much more! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Sunday Jan 25, 2015
Brainerd
Plan your race season and join us for a great time. Timing and results by Karma Race Management (chip timing). Fabulous awards and door prizes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Thursday Feb 5, 2015 - Saturday Feb 7, 2015
Crosslake
Bundle up the family and bring them to Crosslake for our 12th annual WinterFest celebration! Begin your weekend on Thursday and 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 and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Friday Feb 27, 2015 - Sunday Mar 1, 2015
Join us for a weekend filled with music, food, swimming in frigid waters, golfing in the snow and many more up north shenanigans! The 10th Annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore is a collaboration of Gull Lake Area bars and resorts with its main focus being raising money for a great cause and having a good time while doing it! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity
Saturday Mar 14, 2015
Crosslake
Find Your Charm in Crosslake at the 41th 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 40th Annual Celebration! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Mar 14, 2015
Join us in the 2nd Annual Clover Dash 5K. This 3.1 mile north woods loop begins and ends in the beautiful Cross Lake Town Square on March 14, 2015. ... read more
Categories: Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing, Health and Wellness
Saturday Mar 14, 2015
Crosslake
Join us in the 2nd Annual Clover Dash 5K. This 3.1 mile north woods loop begins and ends in the beautiful Crosslake Town Square on March 14, 2015. Don your green apparel and get ready to have some fun on this St. Patrick's Day fun run/walk. Stick around after the race to enjoy Crosslake's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration! ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Apr 11, 2015
Brainerd
This Horticulture Day includes a variety of classes along with vendors, exhibitors, silent auction and door prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
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