Annual Brainerd Events

Minnesota Events in Brainerd

Brainerd, Minnesotas premier vacation destination is home to a diverse array of activities to keep the entire family entertained throughout the year. In addition to all of the great things to do there are also many great events to attend throughout the year. The Brainerd Lakes area encompases many small and unique communities which also offer a unique blend of events throughout the year so regardless of the season you will always find something going on here in Minnesota's Playground.

Brainerd, Minnesotas premier vacation destination is home to a diverse array of activities to keep the entire family entertained throughout the year. In addition to all of the great things to do there are also many great events to attend throughout the year. The Brainerd Lakes area encompases many small and unique communities which also offer a unique blend of events throughout the year so regardless of the season you will always find something going on here in Minnesota's Playground.

Staying at the Visit Brainerd lodging properties will keep you close to all the events and give you and your family all of the comforts and conveniences that they deserve.  Be sure to check our Brainerd Event Calendar for more music, theatre, and events and like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter for daily updates.

January

 

Ice Fishing Extravaganza

The brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is the largest charitable Ice Fishing contest in the world. Over 10,000 people get together on Gull Lake Each year for a chance at hundreds of prizes.

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February

 

Frozen Fore Winter Festival

The Frozen Fore Winter Festival is the worlds largest snowmobile/pond hockey event and is held on Gull Lake just north of Brainerd Minnesota. Shutlle from bar to bar for Ice Golf, Listen to live music on the ice, frozen flop, and much more.

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April

 

DBT Annual Zombie Crawl

One of brainerd's newest event the DBT Zombie Crawl offers a scavenger hunt and parade through downtown Brainerd followed by the award cerimony. This is quickly becoming a favorite event in the Brainerd area.

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June

 

Lakes Jam Music Fest

Lakes Jam is a premier family friendly music fest offering two days of music to fit a variety of tastes including classic rock, country, and blues. This event is hosted at Brainerd International Raceway.

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July

 

Fourth Of July - American Celebration

Celebrate the Fourth of July in the Brainerd Lakes Area which offers several days of activities, parades, and fireworks in a variety of unique communities.

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Paul Bunyan Extreme 5k

The Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K is a friends and family course made to challenge people of all ages and abilities. The 5K, or 3.2 mile course, will be filled with 16 obstacles from mud pits to swings, mother nature to man made, and fitness to fear!

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Country Sampler Picnic

Each summer the Country Sampler Picnic at the Northland Arboretum serves up wine, beer, and food sampling in addition to a farmers market and the world famous pig races.

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Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park is one of Brainerd's most well known events. Located in beautifull Gregory Park this Art Fair offers food, music, and a wide variety of artists, crafts, and vendors. Each year you will find new art elements, as well as some of your old favorites

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Crow Wing County Fair

The Crow Wing County Fair is one of the largest free fairs in Minnesota boasting a large midway full of rides and games, several buildings filled with a variety of animals, businesses, art, and more. In addition there is live music and events throught fair week.

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August

 

Lucas Oil Nationals

The racing event of the year, Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway serves up high octane excitement in the form of top fuel dragsters and funny cars. There are also pro stock drags and snowmobile drags mixed in.

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Pioneer Days

This two day annual event at this Old Farm Pioneer Village (Paul Bunyan Land) offers a vintage parade featuring farm tractors and automobiles. See demonstrations of log sawing, rope making, blacksmithing, and others.

Street Fest on 7th

Street Fest on 7th serves up live music, kids activities, and other acrtivities right in downtown Brainerd.

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September

 

Annual Grass Drags & Swap Meet

Oktoberfest at the Arb serves up German wines, specialty beer, German food, music and more.  Of course local brewers serve up samples of their favorite brews as well.

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October

 

Octoberfest at the Arboretum

Oktoberfest at the Arb serves up German wines, specialty beer, German food, music and more.  Of course local brewers serve up samples of their favorite brews as well.

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Fall Arts & Craft Festival

Each October the Brainerd Sr. High School fills with over one hunderd and fifty artists and crafters offering a wide array of quality handmade items.

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Gerital Frolics

The Geritol Frolics is an extremely popular Brainerd Lakes area musical variety show presented in vaudeville fashion by talented performers over age 55. Performances are in the Franklin Art Center Auditorium.

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Haunted Paul Bunyan Land

Take your choice from either of these nightmares: The 11 acre horrifying Haunted Corn Maze, and the Murder Mansion Haunted House. Located just a few miles east of Brainerd.

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November

 

Holiday Arts & Craft Festival

The Brainerd Sr. High School fills with over one hunderd and fifty artists and crafters offering a wide array of quality handmade items.

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Winter Wonderland Opens

The Sertoma Winter Wonderland offers visitors breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays as they drive through this unique display.

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December

 

Winter Wonderland

Starting on Thursday, November 22, 2012 the Winter Wonderland will be open Thursday through Saturday through December 31, 2013 from 5:30-8:30 PM

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Enchanted Village

Free admision to see over over 40 holiday displays at Pual Bunyan Land for three weekends. Take the wagon ride tour or walk at your own pace.

 These are just a few of the events that the area has to offer. In addition there is a wide assortment of activities, music, theatre, and events to make your Minnesota getaway a memorable one. Check out our Brainerd Event Calendar for a full list of current events.

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