Events

Local happenings and events such as celebrations, workshops, classes, events across the Lakes Area.

Off the Rails Spring Market

APRIL 26TH & 27TH | NORTHERN PACIFIC CENTER, BRAINERD

Browse over 150 vendors all in one place at the Northern Pacific Center. Early access and general admission tickets available for purchase here. For more general information on the event, visit their Facebook event page. 

Tequila and Dinner Night

MAY 3RD FROM 5:30-8:30PM | NATURE LINK RESORT 

Hosted by Prairie Bay Grill, enjoy a 4-course meal with tequila pairing options at Nature Link resort in Nisswa. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for more info + to register. 

Kentucky Derby Party 

MAY 4TH FROM 4-7PM | MN TRADERS CO., PEQUOT LAKES
Dress up in your best derby attire, enjoy a themed spread of food and featured cocktails with race viewing!…

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Spring on the Horizon 

With the mild winter we have had so far, it sure feels like spring is near! February presents a lot of great outdoor opportunities!  

ICE FISHING ANGLERS REPORT A SLOWER BITE WITH LIVE BAIT STILL DOING THE BEST.

Ice conditions are changing daily so make sure to get the local report from bait shops and local guides before you go.

It’s time to "get sheddy" as my good friends at Domain say! February is go time for shed hunters. Bucks are losing their headgear daily. With these mild temps, it sure makes putting on the miles more enjoyable. While shed hunting I take the opportunity to do some scouting and look at all the sign from the past fall. I have been out a few times doing some TSI (Timber Stand Improvements) work…

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It's finally Winter in the North. Can you feel it? 

brave the cold for a game of bingo, trivia, or a good old-fashioned local meat raffle. See ya there?

BINGO 

Wednesdays | ERNIE'S ON GULL | EAST GULL LAKE, MN 

Join for Bingo and grab a smash burger and any tap beer for $12 bucks through the Winter season. Visit their Facebook page for more info.


 
Wednesdays | nisswa American legion | Nisswa, MN 

Each week starting at 6:30pm. Check their calendar and Facebook page for updates. 

 
Thursdays + saturdays | The Commander | Breezy Point, MN 

Thursdays at 6:30pm & Saturdays at 2pm upstairs at The Commander in Breezy. Full menu + bar offerings as well! View a full list of their events. 

 
THURSDAYS | snarky loon…

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*PLEASE NOTE WITH THE UNSEASONABLE WEATHER, WE RECOMMEND YOU CHECK EVENT PAGES FOR UPDATES LEADING UP TO THE EVENT DATE FOR CANCELLATIONS, ETC. 

Breezy Point Ice Fest 

JANUARY 5TH + 6TH | BREEZY POINT RESORT, BREEZY POINT, MN 

Enjoy specialty drinks, great food, and ice skating on Breezy Bay with a full schedule of events. See more info on their Facebook page. 

Haapajoki Memorial Cup 

JANUARY 6TH | BAXTER, MN 

The Jake Haapajoki Memorial Cup is a 3 on 3 hockey tournament in memory of Jake Haapajoki who took his life in 2018. Jake was a bright, loving, and caring kid who could always make everyone laugh. In his memory, the tournament raises money for suicide prevention and awareness and funds a scholarship to give to students at…

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Woods to Water Real Estate is honored to be partnering with the non-profit, Best Christmas Ever, for our fifth year.

Fundraising is officially underway for the 2023 BCE season!

BCE is a local organization on a mission to provide families in our community with a once-in-a-lifetime “Best Christmas Ever”. Whether it's continued financial burden, illness, physical and emotional stress, a loss in the family, some of our friends and neighbors are in need of someone to lift them up this holiday season.

With the help of our kind, generous, and caring community, we have the opportunity to provide a local family with the Best Christmas Ever. This year, we're sponsoring a family that has been battling a serious medical diagnosis — something no one could…

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The best time of the year in the North! Check out local events for the 4th of July.


Friday, June 30th 

Live music by mark mraz 

4-7pm at Big Axe Brewing Company. Event details here

live music at zorbaz on gull 

6-9pm at Zorbaz on Gull featuring Tail Gunners. 

LIVE MUSIC AT QUARTERDECK RESORT 

Live music at Quarterdeck Resort featuring Tony Williams from 7-10pm! 

Tony sammis at quarTERDECK RESORT 

Enjoy live music by Tony Sammis back to back on Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1 from 4-7pm with more live music in the bar at Dock 77 immediately following. See the Facebook event page for more information! 

PONZI SCHEME AT the commander bar 

Enjoy live music by Ponzi Scheme both Friday and Saturday night from…

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Spring is on its way in the Brainerd Lakes Area [at least we hope] and there are tons of upcoming events to choose from! 

16th annual brainerd gala 

May 4th from 4:30-9pm at the Northern Pacific Center. Hosted by MN Adult and Teen Challenge! Tickets available for purchase here along with event schedule info! 

safari north opening daY

May 13th beginning at 10am. Rides will run through 5:30pm. See more on their Facebook event page. 

CROSSLAKE STREET FAIR

May 20th from 9-3pm in Crosslake Town Square. Events will include vendors, food items, music, family activities, sidewalk sales & more! More event information listed here

Brainerd lakes Bloody mary fest

May 27th at Breezy Point Resort.…

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Brainerd boat show

March 10th-12th at the Northern Pacific Center. See their facebook page for more info. 

ST. PATRICKS DAY Celebration 

Saturday, March 11th in downtown Brainerd, MN. See their facebook page for more event information!  

49th annual CROSSLAKE st. patricks day parade & celebration 

Saturday, March 18th in Crosslake, MN.  All events scheduled to change. View the Crosslake Chamber website for more info and the most up to date schedule!  

Thursday, March 16 

9AM // 1st clue released to guide you to the Lost Pot O' Gold

Friday, March 17

9AM // 2nd clue released to guide you to the Lost Pot O' Gold

Saturday, March 18 

9AM // 3rd and final clue released to guide you to the Lost Pot O'Gold

9AM // 9th Annual…

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It's the most wonderful time of the year (at least we think so!)

Check out upcoming events in the Brainerd Lakes area in the month of December.


Brunch with santa at MN traders | sunday december 18th 9am-1pm

Join us for an all-day Brunch with an appearance from Santa himself! Bring the whole family, kids are welcome to come chat with Santa at the fireplace white everyone enjoys an easy Sunday morning Brunch from our menu!

SERTOMA WINTER WONDERLAND 2022 | BRAINERD NORTHLAND ARBORETUM December 7-10, 14-17, and 21-31

Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter…

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The Holidays are upon us – nothing better than kicking off the season in 'Minnesota's best small town'!

Save the date for the nisswa city of lights event on Nov. 25th!

For more information as it's released, follow the Nisswa City of Lights event page and Woods to Water social pages.

Schedule of events updated as of November 11th.

Best Christmas Ever

Nominations are now closed and we're nearing family selection time with the amazing non-profit we've partnered with this holiday season, Best Christmas Ever. Be sure to stop by the Woods to Water office in Nisswa during the lighting event for some holiday cheer — grab a gift tag off our giving tree to support Best Christmas Ever! You can also donate directly through our kindful link. 

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