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Festivals & Celebrations

The Brainerd Lakes Area, throughout the year, hosts the greatest festivals and celebrations in all of Minnesota. The communities of the Brainerd Lakes Area, such as Breezy Point, Crosslake, Cuyuna Range, Nisswa, and Pequot Lakes, have built Minnesota family vacation memories for decades by delivering fun-filled, family-friendly celebrations!

Festivals

Thursday Jan 1, 2015 - Thursday Dec 31, 2015
Pequot Lakes
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events
Wednesday Jul 29, 2015
Intimate chamber music from Pablo de Sarasate, Antonín Dvorák, and Johannes Brahms. Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 Antonín Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, ''American'' Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 The Lakes Area Music Festival ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations
Friday Jul 31, 2015 - Saturday Aug 1, 2015
Brainerd
Street Fest on 7th is back for it's 14th year. Come enjoy some tasty BBQ, a smokin' car show, and free music July 31st and Aug 1st. This is a fun event that benefits Habitat for Humanity. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity, Culinary Events
Sunday Aug 2, 2015
Fun for the whole family! Pianist and magician Igor Lipinksi brings music to life for audiences of all ages. Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 ? First movement Edvard Grieg: ''In The Hall of the Mountain King'' from Peer Gynt Movements of piano concerti by Mozart, Liszt and Rachmaninoff The Lakes Area Music Festival is an annual classical music series that brings over 140 ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Family Activity
Wednesday Aug 5, 2015
Conductor Courtney Lewis of the New York Philharmonic leads this chamber music set featuring Aaron Copland's beloved ''Suite from Appalachian Spring''. Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Francis Poulenc: Le bal masqué Aaron Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring The Lakes Area Music ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations
Thursday Aug 6, 2015 - Saturday Aug 8, 2015
Crosslake Art Club 31st Annual Art Show and Sale, ''Rhythm of Art'' August 6, 7 and 8 from 10 am -5 pm at the Crosslake Community Center. Over 50 local artists will display and sell their original art work in oil, watercolor, collage, pastel, pottery and jewelry. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Friday Aug 7, 2015
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Aug 7, 2015
Join Lakes Area Music Festival musicians for a casual night of cocktails and sight-reading. Enjoy mixing and mingling with music lovers from the community, and watch collaboration unfold for a night of surprises and delights. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events
Saturday Aug 8, 2015
Puccini's classic story of love and loss comes to Brainerd with a full orchestra, and a cast of the country's top upcoming opera talent. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations
Sunday Aug 9, 2015
Puccini's classic story of love and loss comes to Brainerd with a full orchestra, and a cast of the country's top upcoming opera talent. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations
Wednesday Aug 12, 2015
Chamber works from Sergei Prokofiev, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johannes Brahms. Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, ''Classical'' Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56 Chloe Fedor, violin Samantha Rodriguez, viola Andrew Altenbach, conductor ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations
Friday Aug 14, 2015
Join Lakes Area Music Festival musicians for a casual night of cocktails and sight-reading. Enjoy mixing and mingling with music lovers from the community, and watch collaboration unfold for a night of surprises and delights. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events
Saturday Aug 15, 2015
Finale weekend featuring a full symphony orchestra with works by Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations
Sunday Aug 16, 2015
Finale weekend featuring a full symphony orchestra with works by Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations
Wednesday Aug 26, 2015 - Sunday Aug 30, 2015
Pine River
This festival features the best in national touring and Minnesota bluegrass bands, along with professional Emcees, a top-notch sound system, a beautiful stage and a big tent for shade and rain protection (bring your lawn chairs). ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events
Friday Sep 4, 2015 - Saturday Sep 5, 2015
Out-of-Area
Enjoy the last of summer with a Bash! Nimrod Bull Riding along with Nimrod days gives families a chance to enjoy the last of summer! Including live bull riding action along with muttin bustin for the kids! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Sep 4, 2015
Brainerd
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. This family-friendly evening consists of a children's art exhibit (submissions accepted prior to the event), open artist studios, multiple gallery openings, open mic nights, food and drinks, art projects, and much more! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Sep 12, 2015
Pequot Lakes
19th Annual Pequot Lakes Arts & Crafts Fair There is nothing better than enjoying a beautiful fall day and celebrating the end of a busy summer! Enjoy strolling through the Trailside Park in the heart of Pequot Lakes and observing the bountiful array of hand-made crafts. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity, Premier Annual Events