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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Friday Mar 24, 2017 - Saturday Mar 25, 2017
Brainerd
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Hubbard Radio bring you this trade show with everything you want, all in one place. Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, the doors to the newly renovated Essentia Health Sports Center will open to over 150 exhibitors from the Brainerd Lakes Area! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Friday Mar 24, 2017 - Sunday Mar 26, 2017
Unique products from an array of different vendors! Friday the 24th through Sunday the 26th! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Mar 25, 2017
Pequot Lakes
With the start of the 2017 Festival season just months away, the LAMF announces the anticipated line up of repertoire and musicians with these concert events! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Mar 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 Mar 26, 2017
''An Evening with David A. R. White'' ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Fundraising Events
Thursday Mar 30, 2017
All things flowers!!! Part 5 of the series focusing on Daylilies , the topics that will be covered include: general information, anatomy, planting, dividing, landscaping, and even pest control. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Family Activity
Thursday Mar 30, 2017 - Friday Apr 7, 2017
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events
Friday Mar 31, 2017 - Sunday Apr 2, 2017
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Mar 31, 2017
Free Concert!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events
Saturday Apr 1, 2017
Crown of Beauty for Ashes!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Apr 1, 2017
SAVE WATER, DRINK BEER ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Saturday Apr 1, 2017 - Sunday Apr 2, 2017
Dancing, drinking, and fun!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events
Tuesday Apr 4, 2017
Great food and crazy good nutrition!!!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Thursday Apr 6, 2017
Eat your VEGGIES - a 4 part series all about vegetables!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Friday Apr 7, 2017
YMCA's 21st annual Charity Ball!!! Come support our youth programs!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Community Events, Fundraising Events
Friday Apr 7, 2017
FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 - Pierce Pettis - After a lifetime of crafting finely wrought, heart-touching songs, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis feels that he's finally found his comfort zone. He says, ''The biggest change has been getting over myself and realizing this is a job and a craft. And the purpose is not fame and fortune...but simply doing good work.'' ''Pierce Pettis doesn't write mere songs, he writes literature.'' - Sing Out! Visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook. Grassroots Concerts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Code. Grassroots performances are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Five Wings Arts Council with funding through the Minnesota State Legislature. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Apr 8, 2017
Breezy Point
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Saturday Apr 8, 2017
Baxter
You will create two of your own unique scarves to wear using application and design on silk scarves. The class is presented by Phyllis Frankum. Class includes coffee/juice and rolls. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Apr 8, 2017
Holy Trinity's Parent Teacher Organization invites you to the 4th Annual Spring Boutique. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Saturday Apr 8, 2017
Brainerd High School Prom - Grand March ... read more
Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Fundraising Events
Thursday Apr 13, 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 Apr 13, 2017
Eat your VEGGIES - a 4 part series all about vegetables!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Apr 15, 2017 - Wednesday Sep 6, 2017
2 rounds of 50 targets per league month at your convenience April 15 - September 6, 2017. League open to the public - no club membership required. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events
Thursday Apr 20, 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 Apr 20, 2017
Eat your VEGGIES - a 4 part series all about vegetables!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Apr 22, 2017
Kinship Partners 10th Annual Purses for Partners Luncheon!!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Sunday Apr 23, 2017
Brainerd
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month. ... read more
Categories: Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Monday Apr 24, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Wednesday Apr 26, 2017
Brainerd
BAY Rally is geared towards Jr. and Sr. High students. We have live music, a speaker, and interactive videos. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Apr 27, 2017
Eat your VEGGIES - a 4 part series all about vegetables!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Friday Apr 28, 2017
Celebrate the 11th Annual Arbor Day at the Northland Arboretum!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Fundraising Events
Wednesday May 3, 2017
If you?ve ever wondered what it?s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you?d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here?s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags ? Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday May 5, 2017 - Sunday May 7, 2017
Brainerd International Raceway?s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Racing
Saturday May 6, 2017 - Sunday May 7, 2017
Brainerd
50+ indoor & outdoor vendors, concessions, rock cutting, rock wizard, kids' corner, & more! Buy, sell, trade. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday May 6, 2017 - Sunday May 7, 2017
Brainerd
Agates, Minerals, Fossils, Gems & Jewelry, Silent Auctions, Exhibits, Kids' Corner, Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Concessions. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Saturday May 6, 2017
Kinship Partners Crosby office will be hosting it's 4th Annual Taste of Cuyuna Lakes!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Thursday May 11, 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
Friday May 12, 2017 - Sunday May 14, 2017
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 ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday May 13, 2017
Breezy Point
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Saturday May 13, 2017
Brainerd
150+ artists/crafters with quality handmade items! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday May 13, 2017
Baxter
Service Dog for Sierra!!! Help a local girl get her service dog and help a family sleep better at night!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Sunday May 14, 2017
Nisswa
.The winter series comes to a close with one of the most beloved monuments of the chamber music repertoire performed by some of your favorite LAMF musicians. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Monday May 15, 2017
NO DEER! NOT MY GARDEN TONIGHT! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Family Activity
Tuesday May 16, 2017
Crosslake
Crosslake Historical Society invites you to their annual Fundraising Dinner. Enjoy a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Culinary Events
Wednesday May 17, 2017
If you?ve ever wondered what it?s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you?d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here?s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags ? Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Thursday May 18, 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 May 19, 2017 - Sunday May 21, 2017
Brainerd International Raceway?s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday May 19, 2017 - Sunday May 21, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Saturday May 20, 2017
Baxter
Walk to Cure Arthritis ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Monday May 22, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Wednesday May 24, 2017 - Sunday May 28, 2017
Brainerd International Raceway hosts the first major race of the 2017 season Memorial Day weekend. The 9th Annual Street Car Showdown is a double-header with the kick-off for the three-race Muscle Car Series on the drag strip . . . ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday May 24, 2017 - Friday May 26, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday May 26, 2017 - Sunday May 28, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Saturday May 27, 2017 - Sunday May 28, 2017
Brainerd
All Aboard JUNKers! The Northern Pacific Event Center Campus will soon be filled with Antique Vendors from across the Nation. They will be making a stop with a huge selection of treasured vintage finds at the natural stone depot built in the early 1900?s. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Saturday May 27, 2017
PLANT SALE!!! Get gardening questions answered!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday May 28, 2017
Brainerd
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month. ... read more
Categories: Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Wednesday May 31, 2017
If you?ve ever wondered what it?s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you?d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here?s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags ? Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Saturday Jun 3, 2017
Crosslake
Free kayak classes 10:30 to 12:00 at the Army Corp Campground beach 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 8/5, 8/19 and 9/2. Life jackets provided. No need to register, just show up. All ages welcomed. For more information call Jim 612-581-2144. Thanks, Jim ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Monday Jun 5, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday Jun 5, 2017
Boys and Girls Outdoor Education Camp!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Community Events
Tuesday Jun 6, 2017 - Thursday Jun 8, 2017
Boys and Girls Outdoor Education Camp!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Community Events
Tuesday Jun 6, 2017
Gardening 101!!! Come and learn how to grow your very own garden!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Family Activity
Tuesday Jun 6, 2017
Learn how to grow a garden!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Health & Wellness
Thursday Jun 8, 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 Jun 8, 2017
Breezy Point
Join us for an evening of fun as we raise funds and awareness of the need for affordable housing in the Lakes area. Learn about how LAHfH is helping families to change their lives and eliminate poverty housing one home at a time! ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Friday Jun 9, 2017 - Sunday Jun 11, 2017
Brainerd International Raceway?s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jun 9, 2017
Boys and Girls Outdoor Education Camp!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Community Events
Friday Jun 9, 2017 - Sunday Jun 11, 2017
... read more
Categories: Recreation, Racing
Saturday Jun 10, 2017
Breezy Point
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club volunteers will be serving a full breakfast. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
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 13, 2017
Gardening 101!!! Come and learn how to grow your very own garden!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Family Activity
Tuesday Jun 13, 2017
Learn how to grow a garden!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Health & Wellness
Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
If you've ever wondered what it's like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you'd like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here's your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
... read more
Categories: Recreation, Racing
Thursday Jun 15, 2017
Pequot Lakes
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Jun 15, 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 Jun 16, 2017 - Sunday Jun 18, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Saturday Jun 17, 2017
Crosslake
Free kayak classes 10:30 to 12:00 at the Army Corp Campground beach 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 8/5, 8/19 and 9/2. Life jackets provided. No need to register, just show up. All ages welcomed. For more information call Jim 612-581-2144. Thanks, Jim ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Monday Jun 19, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
Gardening 101!!! Come and learn how to grow your very own garden!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Family Activity
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
Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
Learn how to grow a garden!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Health & Wellness
Thursday Jun 22, 2017
Pequot Lakes
Each Thursday in the summer, the park adjacent to the Paul Bunyan Trail transforms into a sea of tents with vendors selling a variety of unique merchandise, as well as tasty treats. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Community Events, Family Activity