The Brainerd & Baxter areas are the place to be this summer! From great experience attractions, dining and drinks to the lakes area there is something for everyone to enjoy. We have compiled a list of opening dates for attractions industry in the Brainerd area.


Safari North Wildlife Park

Open – Gravel Pit Golf Course

This 13-hole extreme golf course is now open for play! To book a tee time or for more information visit,

Open – Outback Trail Rides

Spring and summer horse riding is here! For more information visit, or call 218-746-3990 for hours and to make a reservation

Brainerd Lakes Area Golf Course Openers

Visit here for a list of golf course opening dates this season,

April 19 – BIR Events start for the Season

For a full event schedule and more information visit their website.

April 26 – Opening day for Northland Kart Kountry

Attraction information, visit here.

May 4 – North Central Speedway 

Pit Gate Opens at 4PM
Grandstand Gate Open at 5PM
Registration/Draw Cut-Off at 605 SHARP
Green Flag around 6:45 PM

May 5 – Lakes Area BMX

Races begin! For more information visit,

Northland Kart Kountry

May 10 – Opening day for the Baxter Lakes Area Growers Market

The market is held at the Westport Shopping Center, between Pizza Hut and Keller Williams Reality, just off Highway 210. Fridays starting Mid May-through October for fresh produce and other locally sourced food and goods. Visit the vendor page for more info.

Paul Bunyan Land

May 11 – Opening day for Brainerd Zip Line Tour

For more information on booking a zip line tour, visit here.

May 11 – Opening day at Safari North Wildlife Park 

Opening Day! Rides open at 10am we will run until 5:30 pm! Start planning your trip to enjoy our new exhibits and activities. More information.

May 14 – Opening day for Brainerd Growers Market

The market is conveniently located just off of Hwy 210/Washington Street in downtown Brainerd, in the parking lot of the Franklin Arts Center. Tuesdays starting mid-May through October for fresh produce and other locally sourced food and goods. Visit the vendor page for more information.

May 25 – Paul Bunyan Land Opens

Open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Friday, Saturday 10am-6pm. More information.

Early June – Gull Lake Cruises start for the season

For more information visit,

June 13 – Farmers Market at the Northern Pacific Center starts

For more information and market dates visit,

Mid-June – Brainerd Ski Loons first Exhibition Show

Visit here for a full list of show date for the Brainerd Ski Loons

For more inspiration on what to do when you visit Brainerd check out our business directory, calendar of events, and blog.