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 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
Friday Feb 24, 2017
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 - Bill Staines - For more than 48 years, Bill Staines has been the quintessential folk troubadour, playing 200+ dates and driving more than 65,000 miles annually. His music is a slice of Americana, filled with cowboys, Yukon adventures, fishermen, and everyday working people. Bill ''...carries on where Woody left off.'' - Nancy Griffith 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 ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
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
Saturday Feb 25, 2017
The program starts with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The awards program follows dinner. The cost for the banquet is $38 per person, $17 per child 8-12 years old and $11 per child 4-7 years old. Please be aware that those who attend the banquet must pay for dinner as well. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Feb 25, 2017
Breezy Point
comedian and juggler ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity
Sunday Feb 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
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
Wednesday Mar 1, 2017
CLC Performing Arts presents ''Cat on a Hot Tin Roof''. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Thursday Mar 2, 2017
All things flowers!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Family Activity
Thursday Mar 2, 2017 - Monday Mar 6, 2017
CLC Performing Arts presents ''Cat on a Hot Tin Roof''. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Friday Mar 3, 2017 - Tuesday Mar 7, 2017
CLC Performing Arts presents ''Cat on a Hot Tin Roof''. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Saturday Mar 4, 2017
Area golfers getting antsy for spring weather are invited to try their skills. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Mar 4, 2017
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Saturday Mar 4, 2017
CLC Performing Arts presents ''Cat on a Hot Tin Roof''. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Saturday Mar 4, 2017
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events
Sunday Mar 5, 2017 - Thursday Mar 9, 2017
CLC Performing Arts presents ''Cat on a Hot Tin Roof''. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Thursday Mar 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 Mar 9, 2017
All things flowers!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Family Activity
Friday Mar 10, 2017
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017 - John Gorka - Since his 1987 Red House release I Know introduced John Gorka to the public, the wit and honesty of this renowned Minnesota-via-New Jersey guitarist and songwriter have made him one of the most beloved artists currently carrying on the folk tradition. John is the ''preeminent male singer-songwriter of what's been dubbed the New Folk Movement.'' - Rolling Stone 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 Mar 11, 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 Mar 11, 2017
17th Annual Downtown Brainerd St. Patrick's Day Celebration! ... read more
Categories: Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events
Monday Mar 13, 2017
Looking for fun things to do during spring break!!! Register soon... ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation
Tuesday Mar 14, 2017
Stop in for a Complimentary Coffee & Baked Goodie!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
Wednesday Mar 15, 2017
Basket Ball Clinic!!! Lear to play like a pro!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Health & Wellness
Thursday Mar 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
Thursday Mar 16, 2017
All things flowers!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, 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
Saturday Mar 18, 2017
European style pheasant shoot at Hunts Point Gun Club! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation
Saturday Mar 18, 2017
See he majestic bald eagle and other beautiful raptors! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Family Activity
Thursday Mar 23, 2017
All things flowers!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Family Activity
Friday Mar 24, 2017
Brainerd
More live music, interactive video, drama & laughter than any other fund-raiser you've ever attended! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Friday Mar 24, 2017
Brainerd Area Youth For Christ presents Family Rally 2017 with Comedian Darren Streblow featuring more live music, interactive video, drama and laughter than any other fund-raiser you've ever attended! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Friday Mar 24, 2017
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 - Reina del Cid - Part singer-songwriter group, part rock band, you can find Reina del Cid and company at the intersection of lyrical storytelling, catchy riffs, and scorching solos. The band's blend of folk, blues, and rock draws a mixed crowd from jamheads to college students to white-haired intelligentsia. ''Reina del Cid is one of the hotter new bands in the Twin Cities.... Infectiously folksy and fiendishly fun.'' - Minneapolis-St.Paul StarTribune 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 Mar 25, 2017
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
Thursday Mar 30, 2017
All things flowers!!! ... 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
Saturday Apr 1, 2017
SAVE WATER, DRINK BEER ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
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
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
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
Tuesday Apr 11, 2017
Stop in for a Complimentary Coffee & Baked Goodie!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
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
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
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 - 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, 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, Racing
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
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
Monday May 8, 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, Racing
Tuesday May 9, 2017
Stop in for a Complimentary Coffee & Baked Goodie!!! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family Activity
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
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
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, Racing
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