Hotel Lodging Deals for the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza

The hotels in Brainerd and Baxter, MN, are a great lodging option for the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The Extravaganza is being held on Saturday, January 29, 2022. There are more than 600 hotels rooms at the nine different properties in town. Many of the hotels are part of national chains where guests will find the amenities and experiences they have come to know and expect, plus the opportunity to use and build those loyalty rewards programs. Make a weekend of it and stay two nights! You can save on lodging when you book your reservation between Jan. 1-20, 2022. Reservations must be made with the property directly; you will want to mention the “Extravaganza Lodging Deal” to get special pricing.

Hot Deals:

The list above are the properties offering special pricing on two-nights lodging but the complete list of properties which Visit Brainerd represents can be found on our directory.

Things to Do:

Lodging in town also puts you near great restaurants, shopping, and entertainment options. From fine dining, to American fare, to breweries and tap houses, there are dozens of options in Brainerd and Baxter, MN.  Check out our directory for where to Eat & Drink. If you are needing outdoor or fishing gear, we have several options for that as well. From national sporting goods retailers to local bait shops, you will be able to find whatever it is you need.

Event Shuttle:

People staying at one of our nine lodging properties may use the free Extravaganza shuttle. There are busses running from the hotels to the event site and there is room for you and all of your gear. The shuttles will drop you off and pick you up at the edge of the event site. For more specifics on the lodging shuttles, visit the Ice Fishing Extravaganza website.

Friday Night Concert:

In addition to the many dining and entertainment options throughout the community, this year there is a concert being held at the Brainerd Exchange which is an entertainment venue at the historic Northern Pacific Center. Concert tickets are available online for $30 General Admission or $50 VIP. Hotel guests may purchase concert tickets for $20; discounted tickets must be purchased at your hotel’s check-in desk/guest services counter. There will be a shuttle to and from the hotels to the concert venue running from 5:00 p.m.–midnight.

About this event:

  • Doors open at 5:00pm.
  • General Admission: $30
  • VIP Admission: $50
  • Mark Petersen Band 6:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Mason Dixon Line 7:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Concessions and bar available on-site.
  • Complimentary beer tasting by Jack Pine Brewery.

Mark Petersen wrote ‘Cadillac Style’ by Sammy Kershaw and ‘Refried Dreams’ by Tim McGraw. Mark is the former band leader for Nashville Network’s “Shotgun Red Band”.

Mason Dixon Line is the Mid-West’s premier Country-Rock outfit. The band focuses on a live show that brings their audiences the biggest hits of the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s country music by Hall of Famers and Icons. Mason Dixon Line has been the supporting act for some of Country Music’s biggest names, including Tanya Tucker, John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Byrd, Neil McCoy, Sawyer Brown, Craig Morgan and many more.

Full concessions and bar is available, along with a tasting provided by Jack Pine Brewery! This event is in partnership with Lakes Jam. They will be giving out Lakes Jam swag and tickets!

Extravaganza Tickets:

Visit Brainerd is an official ticket outlet for the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza. Tickets can be purchased in-person at Visit Brainerd during regular business hours which are Monday–Friday from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Visit Brainerd is located at 706 Laurel Street in downtown Brainerd.

Extravaganza tickets may also be purchased in-person at another outlet (see list here), prior to the event at center ice, or online.

  • Contest tickets: $50
  • Catch of the Day (add-on contest): $5
  • Raffle tickets (Two separate drawings): $10
Get Away Giveaway:

All Extravaganza hotel guests will be eligible to win one of three Get Away Giveaway packages. Each reservation will be entered to win; one entry per night stayed.

  1. Lakes Jam Get Away Giveaway: Two general admission tickets to Lakes Jam (June 23-25, 2022), two nights lodging, and $100 in food and drink gift certificates.
  2. Summer 2022 Get Away Giveaway: Guided fishing trip for two, two nights lodging, and $100 in food and drink gift certificates. Dates TBD in August or September 2022.
  3. 2023 Ice Fishing Extravaganza Get Away Giveaway: Two tickets to the Ice Fishing Extravaganza, two nights lodging, and $100 in food and drink gift certificates. Dates: January 28, 2023.

We hope you will consider the Extravaganza Experience and Visit Brainerd this winter. It is the world’s largest charitable ice fishing tournament with more than 10,000 participants each year.