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

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. Gunny sack races, Big fish toss, Pancake throwing and Minnow races. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
Brainerd
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Aug 2, 2014
Baxter
Runners and walkers will be ''Colorized'' along the route, and participated in the Great Color Festival with people throwing huge amounts of color into the air. The celebration will be completed with songs and testimonies from the Teen Challenge residents. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Aug 2, 2014
Crosslake
Join the 33rd annual Crosslake Dam Run. Both the 5K and 10K are certified courses and will be chip timed by Pickle Events. 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. Pre-registration is $25 by July 25, 2014; $30 after that date. Make checks payable to the Crosslake Dam Run. For more information contact Mick Justin at 218-568-5242 or mjustin@mjustincpa.com. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Aug 2, 2014
Dust off 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! 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 and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. Gunny sack races, Big fish toss, Pancake throwing and Minnow races. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Breezy Point
8th Annual Swanson's Melanoma Golf Open Fundraiser benefits the Pay It Forward Brainerd Lakes Area Cancer Fund to help families experiencing this journey. Participate in this golf tournament for a fantastic day of great golf, prizes and dining and help Pay It Forward too! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness
Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Pequot Lakes
Create awareness of violence against women & children while promoting your own health! With three different races, there's something for everyone in the family. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Crosslake
The Crosslake Recreation Area will host a free youth fishing derby for kids age 14 and under. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off 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! 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 and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
Crosslake
Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. Gunny sack races, Big fish toss, Pancake throwing and Minnow races. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Wednesday Aug 13, 2014 - Sunday Aug 17, 2014
Crosby
Five days of fun and events on the Cuyuna Range. The C-I School District will celebrate its centennial throughout Heritage Days. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness, Premier Annual Events
Thursday Aug 14, 2014
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
Saturday Aug 16, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off 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! 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 and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Nisswa
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to participate in the 25th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, sponsored by Grand Casino Mille Lacs. This is a great day of networking and fun! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Recreation, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Aug 23, 2014
Brainerd
Ages 6-16. Participants must be registered no later than noon Friday, prior to each race. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Aug 23, 2014
Dust off 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! 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 and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Sunday Aug 24, 2014
Baxter
The Lakes Country Triathlon is a fund raising event coordinated by the Baxter Kiwanis Club, who in turn directs all monies collected toward helping youth and other non-profits in our community. The Triathlon has been shortened for the first time this year, in part as an attempt to be more family-friendly, and also to allow a wider variety of people to participate. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Racing, Health and Wellness
Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Aug 30, 2014
Crosslake
Dust off 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! 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 and Entertainment, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 13, 2014
Little Falls
Join us for a 10K run, 5K run/walk, and 1K kids race along the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River at Camp Ripley to support the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Health and Wellness, Premier Annual Events
Thursday Sep 25, 2014 - Saturday Sep 27, 2014
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: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Sep 27, 2014
Brainerd
Ages 6-16. Participants must be registered no later than noon Friday, prior to each race. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Dec 6, 2014
Crosslake
We're celebrating the holiday season in Crosslake. Come for an afternoon of outdoor winter fun, meet Santa, enjoy games, hot cocoa, a campfire with s'mores and more! ... read more
Categories: 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 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