Events

At the Heart of Every Family Tradition Lies a Great Experience Worth Repeating

No matter when you decide to visit, you’ll find events happening. We host signature events like the Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Days in July. Have you been to the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Minnesota?! You’ll find the parade in Crosslake. How about kickin’ your boots up at Lakes Jam—the Lakes Area’s biggest country and rock fest. Other local businesses and communities host festivals, live music, and even fireworks. Make these popular events a family tradition.

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WED
August
17
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

59th Annual Nisswa Turtle Races Wednesdays June 1st-August 17th Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! 1:00 pm - Registration 2:00 pm - Races *We race until we're done $5.00 per racer, you will receive an ...

WED
August
17
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a beer and some wings! Wing Wednesday gets you a beer and 6 wings (about a pound) for $12!!

WED
August
17
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
WED
August
17
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Brainerd Family YMCA, Jack Pine Brewery, and Papa Murphy's Pizza of Baxter welcome you to Pints for a Purpose supporting the Brainerd Family YMCA's cycling programs. The Gravel Grinder cycling program is an inclusive cycling program introducing ...

WED
August
17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WED
August
17
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come to Dunmire’s to win some meat, eat a great meal, have fun and support the Lakes Area Skatepark! Meat raffle is every Sunday at 3:30 pm and Wednesday at 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit Lakes Area Skatepark.

WED
August
17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WED
August
17
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
THU
August
18
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come join us in the beautiful lakes area for the weekly Nisswa Farmers Market! We are conveniently located just off of the downtown shopping area in the American Legion parking lot. Visit us Thursdays starting mid-May through October for fresh produce ...

THU
August
18 21
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
THU
August
18
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meat Raffle ticket sales start at 4 p.m. and tickets are pulled at 5:30 p.m.  Bingo starts at 6 p.m. - 10 games

THU
August
18
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
THU
August
18
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us every Thursday, ticket sales starting at 5:30 for our Thursday Night Meat Raffle! Numbers drawn at 6:30! Happy Hour 4-6pm. Weekly features and Prime Rib on special! Join us for a fun night and WIN!

THU
August
18
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Everyone is invited to take part in the Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus’ Open House on Thursday, August 18, from 5:30 to 7 pm. The event is co-hosted by Happy Dancing Turtle and Hunt Utilities Group/HUG Hydronics. Hunt Utilities Group ...

THU
August
18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Please join us for a great night of fun Games, delicious Food and refreshing Drinks!

THU
August
18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THU
August
18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A perfect pairing: Beethoven and Beer! Our Musicians’ Night Out is a chance for our musicians to let loose playing music with colleagues and friends, new and old. Grab a pint and chat with musicians from around the world between sets of informal ...

THU
August
18
THU
August
18
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday night is trivia night, fun interactive trivia starting at 8pm.

FRI
August
19
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Flea Market at the Pillager Fair Grounds sponsored by the Cass Co Agriculture Society. Vintage, Household, Unique Items, Refurbished Furniture, Chalk Couture Kits, Clothing, Foot Ware, Food, Beverages, Antiques, Animals and More

FRI
August
19
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter is held at the Westport Shopping Center, between Pizza Hut and Keller Williams Reality, just off Highway 210. Visit us Fridays starting mid-May through October for fresh produce and other locally sourced food and ...

FRI
August
19
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Featuring Emily Meat Market Meat Packages

FRI
August
19
FRI
August
19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beers, campfires and live music

FRI
August
19
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy Karaoke with Mitch at the Nisswa Legion

FRI
August
19
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

*Get Your Dance on at Zorbaz *Alwayz Zomething Going On @ The Z!

SAT
August
20
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Join the Crosslake & Ideal lions for a fun-filled day at the Flea Market in Crosslake Town Square! After you are done checking out the Vendors, make sure to check out the other businesses in the square or relax a bit in the park! If you are looking to ...

SAT
August
20
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Providing fresh, local food and products. Farmer markets reconnect communities to their food system. They create an opportunity where farmers can simultaneously sell fresh, local food/products and serve as food educators, revitalizing the way consumers ...

SAT
August
20
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come for the afternoon or the whole day of music. Hungry? Check out our food menu.

SAT
August
20
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2nd Annual Bobber Art Crawl in Pequot Lakes. Artists and Authors will be paired up with local businesses in the "downtown district" to display or demonstrate, and sell their Art or Books.

SAT
August
20
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The color palette is mesmerizing...deep hues transport you to the nightfall. A perfect soap to bring us from summer into fall. The colors transition seamlessly from shimmery blues to silver to plum and finally black. The smell is equally intoxicating, ...

SAT
August
20
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
SAT
August
20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bar Bingo every Sat starting at 1pm

SAT
August
20
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join the Crosslake Legion for Bingo every Saturday starting at 1:30.

SAT
August
20
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sarah's Kitchen is hosting Classic Car Cruise In!! Have a cool car, bike, hot rod, you name it... drive it on in to Downtown Pequot Lakes!! Come check out cool cars and grab a Sloppy Joe Basket for $7.50. Bring the Family!!! Bringing a car, truck, ...

SAT
August
20
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy live music on the patio with twin cities musician, Erik Kalenze.

SAT
August
20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crosslake Ideal Lions has arranged a fabulous slate of live music coming to Crosslake's Town Square every Saturday night beginning at 6 p.m.

SAT
August
20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Afternoon outside taking in fresh air, live music and beers

SAT
August
20
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
SAT
August
20
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

*Get Your Dance on at Zorbaz *Alwayz Zomething Going On @ The Z!

SUN
August
21
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakfast at the VFW Third Sunday of each month 8 am to Noon Breakfast is held at other times occasionally Located just two blocks south of Brainerd's famous concrete water tower. A friendly place, 309 South Sixth Street. ATM and free WiFi Stop by ...

SUN
August
21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live Music by Brendan Flynn $3 Drink & Tap of the day

SUN
August
21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SUN
August
21
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mark Mraz live on the Gull Lake patio!

SUN
August
21
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Come to Dunmire’s to win some meat, eat a great meal, have fun and support the Lakes Area Skatepark! Meat raffle is every Sunday at 3:30 pm and Wednesday at 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit Lakes Area Skatepark.

SUN
August
21
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

BINGO Every Sunday starting at 3:30pm

SUN
August
21
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
MON
August
22 28

CRMC Championship Event Coming To Cragun’s Legacy Courses on August 22-28, 2022 with Tom Lehman as the inaugural event’s Honorary Chairman Sunday, August 21st Cruising for Charity- Dinner Cruise on Gull Lake Monday, August 22nd CRMC Championship ...

MON
August
22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ITs Poker night at Moonlite. The game starts at 6:30. Be here at 6pm to get bonus chips!

MON
August
22
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join uz for Trivia Monday Nightz at Gull Lake Z at 8 pm!

TUE
August
23
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd is conveniently located just off of Hwy 210/Washington Street in downtown Brainerd, in the parking lot of the Franklin Arts Center. Visit us Tuesdays starting mid-May through October for fresh produce and other ...

TUE
August
23
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TUE
August
23
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a kid's tumbling and yoga class outdoors at Wildflower Chocolate. Instructor Lacey Dobozinski will guide the kids through class, incorporating skill level appropriate gymnastic elements along the way. Class is geared for ages 4-10. Please ...

TUE
August
23
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Meat Raffle starting at 5:30pm Margaritas for $3

TUE
August
23
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us every Tuesday, ticket sales starting at 5:30 for our Tuesday Night Meat Raffle! Numbers drawn at 6:30! Happy Hour 4-6pm. Sushi platters on special for dine-in or take-out only $21.99! Join us for a fun night and WIN!

TUE
August
23
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
TUE
August
23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm for Taproom Trivia! Trivia Mafia is the use your noodle, not google trivia! Come play solo or bring a team. WIN FREE BEER!

WED
August
24 28
WED
August
24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
WED
August
24
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a beer and some wings! Wing Wednesday gets you a beer and 6 wings (about a pound) for $12!!

WED
August
24
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
WED
August
24
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come to Dunmire’s to win some meat, eat a great meal, have fun and support the Lakes Area Skatepark! Meat raffle is every Sunday at 3:30 pm and Wednesday at 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit Lakes Area Skatepark.

WED
August
24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WED
August
24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Crosslake Log Village hosts a series of Back Porch presentations this summer! Learn more about Crosslake's History and keep the stories alive for future generations!  Join us this evening for a presentation on "The Stories and History of ...

THU
August
25
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come join us in the beautiful lakes area for the weekly Nisswa Farmers Market! We are conveniently located just off of the downtown shopping area in the American Legion parking lot. Visit us Thursdays starting mid-May through October for fresh produce ...

THU
August
25
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meat Raffle ticket sales start at 4 p.m. and tickets are pulled at 5:30 p.m.  Bingo starts at 6 p.m. - 10 games

THU
August
25
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
THU
August
25
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us every Thursday, ticket sales starting at 5:30 for our Thursday Night Meat Raffle! Numbers drawn at 6:30! Happy Hour 4-6pm. Weekly features and Prime Rib on special! Join us for a fun night and WIN!

THU
August
25
THU
August
25
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday night is trivia night, fun interactive trivia starting at 8pm.

FRI
August
26
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter is held at the Westport Shopping Center, between Pizza Hut and Keller Williams Reality, just off Highway 210. Visit us Fridays starting mid-May through October for fresh produce and other locally sourced food and ...

FRI
August
26
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This Duo has Amazing talent

FRI
August
26
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Featuring Emily Meat Market Meat Packages

FRI
August
26
FRI
August
26
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us every other Friday evening at Squirrelly Mama in Crosslake Town Square! These evenings will vary from wooden sign paint nights, to candle making workshops, to screen-printing your favorite sayings on T-shirts or tote bags and everything in ...

FRI
August
26
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy Karaoke with Mitch at the Nisswa Legion

FRI
August
26
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

*Get Your Dance on at Zorbaz *Alwayz Zomething Going On @ The Z!

SAT
August
27 28
SAT
August
27
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Providing fresh, local food and products. Farmer markets reconnect communities to their food system. They create an opportunity where farmers can simultaneously sell fresh, local food/products and serve as food educators, revitalizing the way consumers ...

SAT
August
27
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Join us for KIDS DIY FUN at Squirrelly Mama in Crosslake Town Square! These days will vary from painting mini wooden signs, to candle making workshops, to screen-printing your favorite sayings on T-shirts or tote bags and everything in between! Have an ...

SAT
August
27
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Join us in Town Square for Kids Yoga, led by the beautiful, Mikaila! Depending on weather, session will either be held indoors at Squirrelly Mama or outside in the park. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it with you. We will have some available to ...

SAT
August
27
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bar Bingo every Sat starting at 1pm

SAT
August
27
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join the Crosslake Legion for Bingo every Saturday starting at 1:30.

SAT
August
27
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This multi-talented, Brainerd area group plays a wide variety of music and has delighted audiences throughout central Minnesota. Their unique style, zany antics and humorous song parodies are sure to capture your heart and tickle your funny bone.

SAT
August
27
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crosslake Ideal Lions has arranged a fabulous slate of live music coming to Crosslake's Town Square every Saturday night beginning at 6 p.m.

SAT
August
27
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Listen to an amazing voice out in the great outdoors while sipping on a beer, and maybe a giant pretzel.

SAT
August
27
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The country rap pioneer is bringing his sound to Grand Casino Mille Lacs! Selling over 3 million albums, attracting millions of followers on social media and hitting 1 billion-plus streams, the country rap pioneer’s dynamic sound spans collaborations ...

SAT
August
27
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

*Get Your Dance on at Zorbaz *Alwayz Zomething Going On @ The Z!

SAT
August
27
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Outdoor Movie at the Crosslake Campground. The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each ...

SUN
August
28
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
SUN
August
28
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live Music by Red Dot Duo $3 Drink & Tap of the Day

SUN
August
28
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Catch up with Darryl at the TIKI Bar Wear your Hawaiian shirts!

SUN
August
28
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mark Mraz live on the Gull Lake patio!

SUN
August
28
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Come to Dunmire’s to win some meat, eat a great meal, have fun and support the Lakes Area Skatepark! Meat raffle is every Sunday at 3:30 pm and Wednesday at 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit Lakes Area Skatepark.

SUN
August
28
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

BINGO Every Sunday starting at 3:30pm

SUN
August
28
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
MON
August
29
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ITs Poker night at Moonlite. The game starts at 6:30. Be here at 6pm to get bonus chips!

MON
August
29
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join uz for Trivia Monday Nightz at Gull Lake Z at 8 pm!

TUE
August
30
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd is conveniently located just off of Hwy 210/Washington Street in downtown Brainerd, in the parking lot of the Franklin Arts Center. Visit us Tuesdays starting mid-May through October for fresh produce and other ...

TUE
August
30
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TUE
August
30
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Meat Raffle starting at 5:30pm Margaritas for $3

TUE
August
30
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us every Tuesday, ticket sales starting at 5:30 for our Tuesday Night Meat Raffle! Numbers drawn at 6:30! Happy Hour 4-6pm. Sushi platters on special for dine-in or take-out only $21.99! Join us for a fun night and WIN!

TUE
August
30
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm for Taproom Trivia! Trivia Mafia is the use your noodle, not google trivia! Come play solo or bring a team. WIN FREE BEER!

WED
August
31
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a beer and some wings! Wing Wednesday gets you a beer and 6 wings (about a pound) for $12!!

WED
August
31
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
WED
August
31
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come to Dunmire’s to win some meat, eat a great meal, have fun and support the Lakes Area Skatepark! Meat raffle is every Sunday at 3:30 pm and Wednesday at 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit Lakes Area Skatepark.

WED
August
31
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THU
September
1
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come join us in the beautiful lakes area for the weekly Nisswa Farmers Market! We are conveniently located just off of the downtown shopping area in the American Legion parking lot. Visit us Thursdays starting mid-May through October for fresh produce ...

THU
September
1
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meat Raffle ticket sales start at 4 p.m. and tickets are pulled at 5:30 p.m.  Bingo starts at 6 p.m. - 10 games

THU
September
1
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM