Brainerd & Baxter Area Events
Explore the Brainerd Lakes Area and its world class Minnesota events
Brainerd Minnesota events are offered all year and many are world class events that draw thousands of people from around the world to the Brainerd Lakes Area each year. Both summer and winter have bucket list Minnesota events that you should have on the radar for you and your family or group of friends.
Summer events include the Lakes Jam Music Fest offering three days of rock and country at Brainerd International Raceway. The fourth of July brings over thirty thousand people to the area for multiple parades, fireworks, and other events. For racing enthusiasts August brings the best top fuel drag racing to the Brainerd area for the Lucas Oil Nationals.
Winter is no exception and Minnesota's premier vacation destination does not roll up the sidewalk. On the contrary two of our best Minnesota events are held each winter in the Brainerd Lakes Area. January brings the world famous $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza, the worlds largest live release charitable ice fishing tournament. This unique ice fishing tournament brings over 12,000 people to the area. In February be sure to attend the Frozen Fore Winter Weekend. This great Minnesota event serves up three days of live music, ice golf, food fest, frozen flop, and more. All out on the ice of Gull Lake with many events in the huge heated tent.
All of these events are just a short drive from all of our Brainerd/Baxter hotels, water parks, and RV park. For some of the larger events there is shuttle services offered from our Brainerd/Baxter lodging partners.
There are 147 events in May. Click on any of the links below for event details.