Annual Minnesota Events in Brainerd, MN

All year long, there are events happening in the Brainerd-area. During the winter months you can enjoy food tastings, music at the local breweries, ice fishing contests, snowmobile rides, and cross-country skiing get-togethers. Come spring, it is time for charitable runs, bird watching, kayaking the Mississippi River, and exploring the arboretum. Summer is the busy-season and the region is bustling with live music, food events, community festivals, bicycle races, water ski shows, and pro-circuit racing. In the fall, it is pumpkin patches, Oktoberfest, and Halloween fun.

Annual events that have helped put Brainerd on the map include the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza, the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals held at Brainerd International Raceway, and the Lakes Area Music Festival.

Staying at the Visit Brainerd lodging properties will keep you close to all the events and give you and your family all of the comforts and conveniences that they deserve.  Be sure to check our Brainerd Event Calendar for more information and like us on social media for regular updates.

Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Gull Lake Frozen Fore

St. Patrick’s Day

Run for the Lakes

Tour of Lakes

Lakes Jam

Fourth of July – American Celebration

Street Fest on 7th

Crow Wing County Fair

Lakes Area Music Festival

Crow Wing Viking Festival

NHRA Nationals