Frozen Fore - Events in Brainerd 2017

If you're looking for an event to enjoy this weekend, look no further than the Brainerd Lakes Area Frozen Fore Winter Weekend!

The snow seems to have missed the Brainerd Lakes Area this weekend, but the Frozen Fore is ON!

This year, we'll be celebrating the 12th ANNUAL Gull Lake Frozen Fore Winter Weekend. This three-day celebration of all things winter kicks off tonight (Friday) and offers a full weekend of activities for adults, from snow golfing to dancing. 


There were some major changes made to this year's event due to the winter warm-up, including moving the dance party off of the Gull lake.

On Friday evening you can expect:

Friday night will feature the fifth annual Frozen Flop, a version of the Polar Plunge that raises money for charities, and the tent party. Both events this year will be held off the ice, one mile north of Hole-in-the-Day Bay on the old flea market lot on the west side of Highway 371. Access to the lot will be marked; participants and the community are asked to access the lot via road by Glynlyon behind the Holiday Station Store.


Frozen Flop Registration (located at tent party headquarters)

7:00pm Frozen Flop Begins (located at tent party headquarters)

7:30pm Live Music – Solo Band (immediately following frozen flop at tent party headquarters)

9:00pm Live Music – Chase & Ovation
$10 Cover (included with GLFF ticket purchase | located at tent party headquarters)


Saturday will feature a pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m. at Sherwood Forest with donations going to Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area. Saturday also features the golfing event, where participants can hop on free shuttles or drive their snowmobiles or vehicles to play nine holes of winter golf at nine locations around Gull Lake: Ernie's, Cragun's, Jake's, Sherwood Forest, Cowboy's, Bar Harbor, Zorbaz on Gull, Grand View Lodge and the tent. A digital scavenger hunt will take place at the same time.

The tent party kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday with a bar, food and live music by YNOTT and Steele River Band.


9:00-11:00am Pancake Breakfast (free will donation) Benefits Kids Against Hunger

10:00am-6:00pm Golf Event Begins

  • Nine hole golf event at these locations: Bar Harbor, Cowboy’s, Cragun’s, Ernie’s, Jake’s, Grand View Lodge, Tent Party Headquarters, Zorbaz on Gull, and Sherwood Forest
  • Food, beverages, games and prize at each location!
  • Visit 1 or all holes and get a score at each location.
  • Prize level increases with amount of holes completed.
  • FREE Shuttle Buses – Drive – Sled to each location around Gull Lake.

1:00pm Traveling Art Pub (located at tent party headquarters)
$30/person: purchase your ticket(s) here!

6:00pm LIVE Music – The YNOTT Band
$10 Cover (included with GLFF ticket purchase | located at tent party headquarters)

9:00pm LIVE Music – Steele River Band (located at tent party headquarters)


Sunday’s Events:

Sunday's Food Fest will cap off the weekend. The event at the tent features a variety of local dining options. Each restaurant offers its best dishes in a taste competition for best flavors in the area.


11:00am Food Fest (located at tent party headquarters)

  • Food vendors at Tent Party Headquarters
  • Cast your vote for your favorite flavors
  • Adults – $10 | Kids (under 16) – $5
    (included with GLFF ticket purchase)

11:00am-12:30pm Craft Beer Tasting

12:00pm Prizes awarded


Proceeds from the weekend go to Confidence Learning Center and Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area. The 2016 event raised $45,000 for those two charities.


The official event schedule and even more details can be found here:


If you have any questions, please contact: