Events Calendar

There’s More to ExploreSM in the Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota’s premier vacation destination. From festivals and celebrations, to arts and entertainment, you will find thousands of amazing activities every year in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Many of the premier annual events, such as the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza and the Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration put the Brainerd Lakes area on the map and people keep coming back as they learn more about the activities and amenities in the Brainerd region.

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Monday Oct 23, 2017 - Friday Oct 27, 2017
Brainerd
The Center Weekly Activities ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Health & Wellness
Monday Oct 23, 2017
Baxter
Farm to Table Harvest Dinner at Irma's Kitchen ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Culinary Events
Tuesday Oct 24, 2017
Crosby
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Kaleidoscope—A Celebration of Courage ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Health & Wellness
Wednesday Oct 25, 2017
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Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events
Wednesday Oct 25, 2017
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Thursday Oct 26, 2017
Nisswa
Nisswa Farmer's Market ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Thursday Oct 26, 2017
Baxter
Bee-Bop and Bobby Sox ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
Thursday Oct 26, 2017
Pequot Lakes
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Oct 26, 2017
Crosslake
Join us for a FREE FUN filled pampering! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Community Events, Health & Wellness
Thursday Oct 26, 2017 - Saturday Oct 28, 2017
Brainerd
THE WOMAN IN BLACK ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Oct 27, 2017 - Sunday Oct 29, 2017
Halloween Vendor and Craft Show ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Oct 27, 2017
Brainerd
Lunch & Learn is a new program of The Center. Join us for a wonderful presentation. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Community Events, Culinary Events
Friday Oct 27, 2017
Baxter
Bee-Bop and Bobby Sox ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
Friday Oct 27, 2017
Nisswa
Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing underscore her stage presence. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Oct 27, 2017
Brainerd
Hidden Hollows Presents - Haunted Mansion, Haunted Corn Maze, The Carnival ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
Saturday Oct 28, 2017
Brainerd
Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Family Activity
Saturday Oct 28, 2017
Brainerd
Costume contests throughout the day * Games * Crafts * Tasty treats and more! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
Saturday Oct 28, 2017
Crosslake
The 19th annual children's Spooktacular Halloween Party will go from noon to 2 p.m. at the Crosslake Community Center. There will be games, activities, prizes and treats. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Oct 28, 2017
Bay Lake
Costume 3k ''Zombie'' Fun Run ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Family Activity
Saturday Oct 28, 2017
Brainerd
A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. ''The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter.'' - ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Oct 28, 2017
Brainerd
Join us this Halloween weekend for a costume contest, live DJ, and a Thriller Dance-off! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events
Saturday Oct 28, 2017
Baxter
Bee-Bop and Bobby Sox ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
Sunday Oct 29, 2017
Brainerd
Corn Maze at The Farm on St. Mathias ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Family Activity
Sunday Oct 29, 2017
Baxter
Mount Ski Gull Annual Ski Swap ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events
Sunday Oct 29, 2017
Baxter
Bee-Bop and Bobby Sox ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
Sunday Oct 29, 2017
Crosslake
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Monday Oct 30, 2017
Crosslake
Literature Comes Alive ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Oct 31, 2017
Baxter
Mall-O-Ween ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Family Activity
Tuesday Oct 31, 2017
Crosslake
Bring your little ones to the Annual Crosslake Lutheran Church Trunk & Treat. The children will ''Trunk & Treat'' vehicles decorated in the parking lot and proceed into the fellowship hall for fun Halloween games and activities. Food will be available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Nov 1, 2017
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Friday Nov 3, 2017
Brainerd
The show covers the original album from start to finish with audience participation, plus a set of original bluegrass tunes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Nov 4, 2017
Pequot Lakes
Pequot Lakes is once again hosting the Block Party where businesses around town have in-store specials, refreshments, drawings, and more! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Nov 5, 2017
Crosslake
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Monday Nov 6, 2017
Crosslake
Literature Comes Alive ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Nov 8, 2017
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Thursday Nov 9, 2017
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Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events
Thursday Nov 9, 2017
Baxter
2nd Thursday, Happy Hour for a Cause. One of our favorite ways to give back. Supporting our community, by helping non profits thrive, is in our mission statement. Using our business and motivating our customer base to support local non profits is an important responsibility. Our way to help is by providing a place for non-profits raise funds. The 2nd Thursday program has become one of our most consistent ways to do that in the restaurant ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Thursday Nov 9, 2017
Brainerd
GHOSTS OF WAR ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Nov 10, 2017 - Sunday Nov 12, 2017
Sidewalk Sale! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Nov 10, 2017
Pequot Lakes
Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit. My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, ''Pygmalion ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Nov 11, 2017
Brainerd
Come Join us and tell your friends! We will have many rooms of beautiful handcrafted items for sale. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Culinary Events
Saturday Nov 11, 2017
Brainerd
Craft Shows We offer Fall, Holiday and Spring craft shows sponsored by Community Education. For more information, contact Kari Roberts at 218-454-6954. All are held at Brainerd High School with over 150 vendors and attendance is free. Refreshments are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting student scholarship funds. Dates for 2016 Spring Arts and Craft Festival - May 13, 2017 Fall Arts and Craft Festival - October 14, 2017 Holiday Arts and Craft Festival - November 11, 2017 Craft Shows run from 9:30 am-4 pm at BHS. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Nov 11, 2017
Pequot Lakes
Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit. My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, ''Pygmalion ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Nov 12, 2017
Pequot Lakes
Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit. My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, ''Pygmalion.'' ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Nov 12, 2017
Crosslake
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Monday Nov 13, 2017
Crosslake
Literature Comes Alive ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Nov 14, 2017
Crosslake
The LAKE (Lakes Area Kids Enrichment)Foundation and the Crosslake Community School invite you to attend an ''Old School'' Chamber CHOW to celebrate the NEW school! ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Community Service, Education, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Culinary Events
Wednesday Nov 15, 2017
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Thursday Nov 16, 2017
Nisswa
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Culinary Events
Friday Nov 17, 2017
Nisswa
Taste of the Lakes is Kinship’s most successful fundraising venture and for many attending this sold out event, it’s the kick-off to the holiday season ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Culinary Events
Friday Nov 17, 2017
Nisswa
Actual Wolf, aka Eric Pollard, is a Grand Rapids, Minn. native. He is the dude with red glasses who blends the grit and soul of country music with. . . ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Nov 17, 2017
Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit. My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, ''Pygmalion ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Nov 18, 2017
Baxter
Pedal with a Purpose ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Saturday Nov 18, 2017
Pequot Lakes
Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit. My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, ''Pygmalion ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Nov 19, 2017
Pequot Lakes
Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit. My Fair Lady is a musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, ''Pygmalion.'' ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Nov 19, 2017
Crosslake
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Monday Nov 20, 2017
Crosslake
Literature Comes Alive ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Nov 22, 2017
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Friday Nov 24, 2017
Crosslake
Judy's House of Gifts is hosting their 30th Annual Open House on Saturday, November 25, 2017. In-store specials, refreshments, door prizes, free gift wrapping and a free gift with $30 purchase. Judy and staff can help you find unique and meaningful gifts for everyone on your shopping list! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Nov 24, 2017
Brainerd
Lunch & Learn is a new program of The Center. Join us for a wonderful presentation. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Community Events, Culinary Events
Friday Nov 24, 2017
Nisswa
Nisswa welcomes the holiday season with a countdown to lighting up the town that culminates with a fireworks display Friday, Nov. 24. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Nov 26, 2017
Brainerd
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month. ... read more
Categories: Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Sunday Nov 26, 2017
Crosslake
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Monday Nov 27, 2017
Crosslake
Literature Comes Alive ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
... read more
Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events
Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Thursday Nov 30, 2017 - Saturday Dec 2, 2017
Brainerd
Brainerd Community Theatre Production. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of ''The Simpsons'' episode ''Cape Feare'' entirely from memory. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Dec 2, 2017
Crosslake
We're gearing up for the holiday season in Crosslake with a weekend of fun for the entire family. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Dec 3, 2017
Crosslake
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Monday Dec 4, 2017
Crosslake
Literature Comes Alive ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Dec 6, 2017
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Thursday Dec 7, 2017 - Saturday Dec 9, 2017
Brainerd
Brainerd Community Theatre Production. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of ''The Simpsons'' episode ''Cape Feare'' entirely from memory. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Dec 8, 2017
Nisswa
Sally Barris is a Nashville songwriter whose songs have been covered by many top-level artists. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Dec 9, 2017
Pequot Lakes
Enjoy a fun, family day celebrating holiday traditions. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Dec 10, 2017
Crosslake
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Monday Dec 11, 2017
Crosslake
Literature Comes Alive ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Dec 13, 2017
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Thursday Dec 14, 2017
Baxter
2nd Thursday, Happy Hour for a Cause. One of our favorite ways to give back. Supporting our community, by helping non profits thrive, is in our mission statement. Using our business and motivating our customer base to support local non profits is an important responsibility. Our way to help is by providing a place for non-profits raise funds. The 2nd Thursday program has become one of our most consistent ways to do that in the restaurant ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Thursday Dec 14, 2017 - Sunday Dec 17, 2017
In this most heartwarming holiday story, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events
Friday Dec 15, 2017
Brainerd
Celebrating its 13th year in 2017! A Las Vegas-caliber, multimedia, Rock & Roll extravaganza that mixes hilarious stories with your favorite holiday songs in a way like you’ve never heard before ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Dec 16, 2017
Baxter
Pedal with a Purpose ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Sunday Dec 17, 2017
Crosslake
Manhattan's Sunday Funday Meat Raffle ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Monday Dec 18, 2017
Crosslake
Literature Comes Alive ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Dec 20, 2017
Crosslake
Bingo at Manhattan's ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Thursday Dec 21, 2017
Nisswa
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Culinary Events
Thursday Dec 21, 2017
Brainerd
This Christmas, the Emmy-award winning a cappella group brings their renowned stage show to Brainerd. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Dec 22, 2017
Brainerd
Lunch & Learn is a new program of The Center. Join us for a wonderful presentation. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Community Events, Culinary Events