Downtown Brainerd Events

Downtown Brainerd offers a variety of great events throughout the year.

The City of Brainerd offers three downtown lot locations to host all types of events. These spaces can provide the perfect foundation and backdrop for social, corporate, or professional events such as art fairs, barbeques, festivals, expositions, concerts, or outdoor markets. Learn more about these spaces and find a complete event calendar here.

For your tourism planning purposes, here's a snapshot of events that happen by month:

January:

February:

March:

St. Patricks Day Parade
Downtown Brainerd rolls out an afternoon of activities for all ages including a medallion hunt,  kids costume contest starting at noon, and a parade kicking off at 1:00 through historic downtown Brainerd. Come win one of many great prizes and celebrate St Patricks day in style.

April:

Downtown Golf Tourney
If you haven’t taken part in this event, it is a bucket list type day.  Each participating venue will have two miniature golf holes for you to golf.  Your score will be marked on your score sheet.  When you golf all the holes you will turn in your score sheet at the check-in venue.  There will be prizes for lowest scores and many raffle prizes available for everyone.

May:

June:

July:

American Celebration
Live music, parade, and fireworks celebrating the fourth of July

Street Fest On 7th
Enjoy ribs, live music, children's games on Seventh Street in Downtown Brainerd. Form a team and enter the rib competition or come cast your vote for the best ribs! Enjoy festivities throughout the day. Celebrate summer with an outdoor barbecue!

August:

Brainerd History Week
Brainerd History Week 2018 will celebrate the Mississippi River and west Brainerd.

September:

October:

November:

December: