For decades, Brainerd has been the heart of central Minnesota’s 4th of July celebration. The Brainerd/Baxter community celebration is the center of it all.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

  • Arts in the Park—10am–4pm—An art fair, craft vendors, non-profit organizations, car show, food vendors and family fun.
  • No admission.
  • Gregory Park located at 424 N 5th St, Brainerd, MN 56401.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

  • Parade—6pm—Parade Route Map can be found HERE.
  • Live Music—8pm—Lyman P. White Park Amphitheater (East River Road) Map HERE.
  • Family Relays—8pm—Don Adamson Field (East of High School Football Playing Surface) Map HERE.
  • Fireworks—10:15pm—Don Adamson Field (High School Football Stadium) Map HERE.

For more information visit the Facebook event page.

Regional Events

Brainerd and Baxter are the heart of the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area which also hosts dozens of activities in the communities of Crosslake, Cuyuna, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

Cuyuna Lakes, MN: 4th of July Celebration: July 4, 2024

Nisswa, MN: Freedom Days Celebration & Parade: July 3, 2024

For lodging information and a list of other events happening in Brainerd/Baxter, visit our website.