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Jan 01 - Dec 31   2015 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

2015 Crafter and Food Vendors Information

The Pequot Lakes Chamber is a host to many different festivals throughout the year. These festivals bring in thousands of people that generate buzz for our community. Our Brainerd Lakes Chamber members have first priority when processing applications and we are always looking to add new vendors to our festivals and events.

Please click on the following links for a printable detail information and or application:

Crafter Vendor:
Booth Space and Fees:
Market in the Park: 10x10=$15 - 10x20=$30
June 18
June 25
July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20

Stars & Stripes: July 4, 10x10 = $15 - 10x20 = $30
Bean Hole Days: July 15, 10x10 = $75 - 10x20 = $150
Crosslake Days: September 26, 10x10 = $60 - 10x20 = $100
Ice Fest: January 10, 2015
8x10 = $75 Chamber Member
8x10 = $100 Non-Chamber Member

Brainerd Lakes Chamber members will receive one booth per event free of charge. All booths must be paid for in full by June 1, 2015 for Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days, and August 1, 2015 for Crosslake Days.

CANCELATION: Submission of an application indicates a commitment to participate. It is your responsibility to notify us if you cannot attend so people on a waiting list can be contacted.

REFUNDS: Your application fee minus a $25.00 administrative fee, are refundable prior to June 6, 2015 for Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days, and August 7, 2015 for Crosslake Days. No application fee will be refunded after the above dates.

ELIGIBILITY: These shows are open to all artists and crafts people interested in selling and displaying their fine art and handicrafts. For all JURIED Events, all work must be 100% original in design and final product. Emphasis is placed on originality, craftsmanship, a consistency in the work and a command of the medium. No imports, commercial jewelry, kits, molded ceramics, or manufactured objects will be accepted.
 
Do not bring merchandise made by others or purchased ?buy-sell? items. Only the work of the Event Committees? screening will be accepted.

BOOTHS: Spaces will be assigned at the discretion of the Event Committee. Booth spaces are 10x10. Artists are responsible for providing their own tent, tables, and chairs. All spaces are outside. Tents must be adaptable for grass and blacktop. SPACE REQUEST WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
 

Food Vendors:
If you are a food vendor: Our festivals are by invitation only. If you would like to be considered for any of our festivals please send a detailed PDF of your mobile business that includes types of food served, trailer measurements, and contact information to: Jenna Crawford (jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com) or mail to: PO Box 208, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.

All food vendors must follow Minnesota State Health regulations and have a current food handing certification with the Minnesota Department of Health. Vendors are responsible for collecting and reporting Minnesota State Sales tax. You may register by phone: 651-296-6181 for a sales tax permit.

Our 2015 Food Vendor fees are as follows:
Chamber Member

Stars & Stripes - $75 (July 4, a two-day event
Bean Hole Days - $50


Non Profit Chamber Member
Stars & Stripes - $45 (July 3 & 4, a two-day event)
Bean Hole Days - $25


Future Member
Stars & Stripes - $250 (July 3 & 4, a two-day event)
Bean Hole Days - $175


Non Profit Future Member
Stars & Stripes - $100 (July 3 & 4, a two-day event)
Bean Hole Days - $50

 

Date:   January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes.com
Contact:   Jenna Crawford
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Aug 04   BIR StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through BIR’s Performance Driving School.
 
 
Date:   August 4, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for Details
Aug 04 - Aug 08   Crow Wing County Fair
The fair began as an agricultural event for the purpose of providing a place for county residents to exhibit their products. Youth projects such as 4-H and FFA were able to enter and compete for prizes. While many aspects of the fair have changed over the years, the main philosophy remains the same, to provide opportunity for our patronage to touch base with the agricultural heritage of Crow Wing County.

The Crow Wing County Fair is now among the five largest fairs in Minnesota, with annual exhibits numbering over 6,000 and annual attendance estimated at 100,000. The fair is now an educational non-profit organization.

Free Stage:
Tuesday, August 4 - Military Day
1:00 - 3:00 PM Oak St. Chapel Praise Band
5:30 PM - Opening Ceremonies - Parade of colors
6:00 - 10:00 PM - Unpolished Band

Wednesday, August 4 - Senior Day
10:30 AM - Great Northern Model T Club & The Old Homestead Power Tractor Club Parade
Noon - Senior Day Recognition
1:00 - 4:30 PM - Frankly Country
6:00 - 10:00 PM - Alan Godage Band

Thursday, August 6 - Agriculture Day
1:00 - 3:30 PM - Virg and the Eldorado's
4:00 PM - Kids Pedal Pull
6:00 - 10:00 PM - Red Letter Band

Friday, August 7  - Teen Day & Talent Contest
1:00 PM - Pre-teen Talent Contest
3:00 PM - Teen Talent Contest
5:00 PM - Open Class Talent Contest
7:00 - 10:00 PM - Teen Dance - DJ Kris Lambke

Saturday, August 8 - Kids Day
10:30 AM - Dig for Nickels
11:30 AM - Veggie Derby
Noon - Antique Tractor Parade
1:30 PM - Minnow Races
2:00 PM - Miss Brainerd Lakes Princess
3:00 - 4:00 PM - 4-H Dog Exhibition
4:30 - 6:00 PM - Ray Promenaders Square Dance
7:00 - 10:00 PM - District Band

Arts in the Northland Stage Schedule (Fran Holden Curling Arena)
Tuesday, August 4 - Military Day
1:00 PM - School Memories, Doug Ohman
3:00 PM - Vanishing Landmarks, Doug Ohman
5:00 PM - Heart of the Farm, Doug Ohman
3:30 - 6:30 PM Traveling Art Pub
6:00 PM - American Sign Language

Wednesday, August 5, - Senior Day
11:00 AM - Noon - Encore Art Alliance
1:00 - 3:00 PM - Skal Klubb Scandinavian Music
3:30 - 6:30 PM - Traveling Art Pub

Thursday, August 6 - Ag Day
11:00 - Noon - Encore Art Alliance
1:00 - 3:00 PM - Everett Smithoson Band

Friday, August 7 - Talent & Teen Day
3:30 - 6:30 PM -Traveling Art Pub
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Devin Hastings - Family Fun Hypnotist

Saturday, August 8 - Kids Day
Noon, 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM - Tricia & the Toonies

Grand Stand Events:
Tuesday, August 4, 7:00 PM  - modified truck and Tractor Pull
Wednesday, August 6, 7:00 PM - Moto Cross
Thursday, August 6, 7:00 PM - Baja Rally Races
Friday, August 7, 7:00 PM - Baja Rally Races
Saturday, August 8, 7:00 PM - "Dirt Kickin Wicked Good" Bull Riding

Carnival 2015 - Todd Armstrong Show:
Wristband specials -

Tuesday $20 wristbands 3 PM - close
Wednesday $25 wristbands - Noon - close
Thursday $25 wristbands - Noon - close
Friday $25 wristbands - Noon - close
Saturday $25 wristbands - Noon - close
Date:   August 4, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Website:   http://crowwingcountyfair.com/
Location:   Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 Southeast 13th Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   218-829-6680
Email:   cwcfair@brainerd.com
Date/Time Details:   August 4-8, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Admission Free
Aug 04   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 04   2015 Northern Minnesota Strategic HR conference

Traditional ideas about leadership and talent management are becoming less and less effective at driving success in the modern workplace. Organizations are changing at an incredibly rapid pace and in order to lead change we must change how we lead.

This program will present new and progressive methods in which you can assist your management team to become true coaches. We will discuss innovative techniques to drive high levels of engagement and accountability in your organization. All of which will lend to an improved work culture and increased business results.
In order for HR to become a true strategic partner we need to play an active role in leading the leaders and coaching the coaches in our organizations. At this conference you will explore…

•the evolving role of Strategic HR in the modern workplace.

new methodologies that quantify the impact of HR by analyzing the return on your organization’s human capital investments.

further developing a company culture that fosters high levels of employee engagement and personal accountability.

progressive performance management tools and leadership development techniques that translate directly to organizational growth, efficiency, improved quality and customer service.

 

Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ideation-consulting.com
Location:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
CTC Room
224 W Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Sara Christiansen
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 4, 2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fees/Admission:  

$239/person for LAHRA members

$239/person for Chamber members

$289/person for Non-members

Register Online

Aug 04   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 04   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 04   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Aug 04   Park Avenue School of Cosmetology-Open House-Brainerd Campus
Please join us Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 3 to 6 pm at our Brainerd campus to learn more about what a career in cosmetology can do for you. Learn about becoming an industry professional and take a tour of the Brainerd campus. Learn about the salon services we offer to the public and meet the students and educators. Your new career in less than a year! Now is the time.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://parkavenuecosmetology.com
Location:   1919 South 6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-732-2962-Admissions Office 218-454-7200-Brainerd Campus
Email:   wandapasc@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2015
3 - 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   No admission
Aug 04   The Cottage Place Art School Open House
Come browse, play with clay, and find out what classes will be offered next year. There will be a drawing for a $50 gift certificate and 15% off pottery selection.
 
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.cottageplacestudio.com
Location:   The Cottage Place - Art School
33703 Antler Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Eileen Kulseth, 218-251-8487
Email:   thecottageplace@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2015
5 - 8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 04   Crosslake Night Out
Join us in Crosslake for the 1st Annual Crosslake Night Out!  Shops and businesses will be open until 9 p.m. with in-store specials!  Look for the green balloons and stop in to grab a flyer listing all the participating businesses with addresses so you can hit them all!
 
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Participating businesses in Crosslake ~ Look for the green balloons!
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, (218) 692-5425
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Shops open until 9 p.m.
Aug 04   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! Light refreshments served.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingartpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday evenings:
July 21, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 6, October 20
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Aug 04   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 05   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   August 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Aug 05   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 05   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 05   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 05   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 5, 2015
Doors open at 4 pm 
Race at 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators
Aug 05   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Aug 05   Lakes Area Music Festival - Idyllic Settings
Conductor Courtney Lewis of the New York Philharmonic leads this chamber music set featuring Aaron Copland's beloved "Suite from Appalachian Spring". Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Francis Poulenc: Le bal masqué Aaron Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring The Lakes Area Music Festival is an annual classical music series that brings over 140 professional musicians from across the globe to the Brainerd Lakes Area for three weeks of concerts,a fully staged opera, educational programming and social opportunities. All concerts are provided free of charge.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Educational Services Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Hannah Burchill Marketing Coordinator (218) 831.3356 hannah@lakesareamusic.org
Email:   info@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, August 5 at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture with pianist Gregory DeTurck at 6:30 p.m.
Afterglow immediately following concert at Prairie Bay, Baxter.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 06   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   August 6, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Aug 06   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 06   2015 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2015 Crafter & Flea Market Application

 

 

9 am - 4 pm     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 am - 12 pm Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!



Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/about-brainerd-lakes/communities/pequot-lakes-breezy-point-jenkins/
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 18 - August 20, 2015
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Aug 06 - Aug 08   Crosslake Art Show
Crosslake Art Club 31st Annual Art Show and Sale, "Rhythm of Art" August 6, 7 and 8 from 10 am -5 pm at the Crosslake Community Center. Over 50 local artists will display and sell their original art work in oil, watercolor, collage, pastel, pottery and jewelry. Admission and refreshments are free. Hourly door prizes. Free demonstrations daily at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Crosslake Community Center is located just north of Crosslake at 14126 Daggett Pine Road, Crosslake, MN 56442.
Date:   August 6, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Diane Runberg Crosslake Art Club President
Email:   jrunberg@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 6
Friday, August 7
Saturday, August 9
10 am - 5 pm daily
Fees/Admission:   Admission is free
Aug 06   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 06   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 06   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 06   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 06   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 07 - Aug 08   This Old Farm Pioneer Days
Paul Bunyan Land presents "This Old Farm Annual Pioneer Days." Come join us for our 36th annual two day event when This Old Farm Pioneer Village comes to life. Watch a daily parade of antique tractors, cars and steam engines. Witness steam engines work, a fully operating sawmill, black powder demonstrations, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to relive the good 'ole days!
Date:   August 7, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.paulbunyandland.com
Location:   This Old Farm/Paul Bunyan Land
17553 State Highway 18
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   Paul Bunyan Land and This Old Farm Pioneer Village, (218) 764-2524
Email:   info@paulbunyanland.com
Date/Time Details:   August 8 & 9, 2015
 
Aug 07   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 07   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 07   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 07   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 07   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Aug 07   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Aug 07   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Aug 07   First Friday At Franklin
This event will be an afternoon/evening event that will have a different theme each month, and have activities to fit that theme, along with music and other performances, food and drink, and as many open studios and galleries as possible.

Friday August 7th:
-"Music of the Lakes"- a photography exhibit by David Boran
-Lakes area Music Festival musicians will perform from 6-8pm
-Bud Larsen and his luthier students will be exhibiting their handmade instruments.
-Other galleries and studios will be open
-FREE and open to the public
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.artspace.org/properties/franklinlofts/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Email:   franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of the month
5 - 9 pm
Aug 07   First Friday at Franklin!
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. Opening Receptions in The Crossing Arts Gallery, The New Bohemian Gallery, and The FAC Resident Artists Gallery. Live music, Kids' Activities & Food and Drink.

First Fridays at Franklin - it's the place to be!
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of each month.
5 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Aug 07   David Boran Exhibit Reception
David Boran Exhibit Reception
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.com
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Crossing Arts Gallery - Ste 114B
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 833-0416
Date/Time Details:   August 7, 2015
5 - 7 pm
Aug 07   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 07   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 07   Lakes Area Music Festival - Musicians' Night Out
Join Lakes Area Music Festival musicians for a casual night of cocktails and sight-reading. Enjoy mixing and mingling with music lovers from the community, and watch collaboration unfold for a night of surprises and delights. Cash bar and light menu available. No tickets required. The Lakes Area Music Festival is an annual classical music series that brings over 140 professional musicians from across the globe to the Brainerd Lakes Area for three weeks of concerts, a fully staged opera, educational programming and social opportunities. All concerts are provided free of charge. For more information, visit lakesareamusic.org.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club
19696 Love Lake Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Hannah Burchill Marketing Coordinator hannah@lakesareamusic.org 218.831.3356
Email:   info@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, August 7 
7 - 10 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free. Cash bar and light menu available.
Aug 08   8th Annual Chokecherry Festival

At 8:00 in the Trailside Park, Sixth Annual Race to Celebrate the Life of Dru Sjodin, The Purple Elephant Run/Walk, to create awareness of violence against women & children while promoting your own health!


The Chokecherry Culinary Contest starts at 10:00am. Enter for your chance to win. The only rule is that chokecherries MUST be included in the recipe. You may enter in more than one category and all entries MUST be received by 10:00am.

 

Kid's arcade area on the north side of Trailside Park. A variety of reasonably-priced kid's games, something for all sizes including Plinko, Bean Bag Toss, tugboats, fishpond, and more with prizes for the kids to win! 

 

There's an Arts Festival all day featuring artisans to satisfy the most prudent shopper. Enjoy perusing a variety of one-of-a-kind items and local artists. Food vendors will be available to take care of that hunger craving at any time throughout the day including the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club’s almost famous Shish-ka-Bobbers. If you haven't tried them yet, you're missing out!

 

Another family favorite is the Back Seat Driver game. The perfect game for that guy/gal that loves to drive the tractor around the yard - slightly more challenging due the the fact that they're blindfolded. He/she will have you to guide them through the challenge course though - fastest time with the fewest mistakes takes the prize. Many have tried, few have succeeded...

 

Or maybe you'd like to try pit-spitting? A tricky contest because you first have to get to the pit. Amazing results in year's past, I think the record is 34 feet - Can you beat that?

 

There's going to be new amazing food at the Festival this year as well as some of your returning favorites. Don't forget to get your almost famous Shish-ka-bobbers. It will be the last time this year you will be able to get yourself some! Otherwise you will have to wait until June of next year...and that's a very long time...

Date:   August 8, 2015
Website:   http://plbplionsclub.com/index.cfm/chokecherry-festival
Location:   Trailside Park
31203 North Oak Street
Pequot Lakes
Contact:   Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions
Email:   info@PLBPLionsClub.com
Date/Time Details:   August 8, 2015
8 am - The 8th annual Purple Elephant Run/Walk to celebrate the life of Dru Sjodin.

10 am - Chokecherry culinary contest
Aug 08 - Aug 09   BIR Bracket Drag Racing Series
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
Date:   August 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 8 - 9, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 08   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 8, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 08   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 08   Paddle in the Park - Kayaking
Paddle at the Park
Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking.  Age 10+ Kids (under 14 must have an adult along) and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center - pond behind the tennis courts
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 218-692-4271
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
June 13 and 27, 2015
July 11 and 25, 2015
August 8 and 22, 2015

 
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person
Aug 08   Sonja Larson Featured Artist
Sonja Larson Featured Artist
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   The Crossing Arts Alliance Gift Shop located in Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood St.  #114
Brainerd, MN 56401
 
Contact:   (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   August 8, 2015
10 am-2 pm
Aug 08   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 08   Flipside Kids 2nd Saturdays at Franklin Arts Center
Join Flipside Kids on the second Saturdays for fun-filled opportunities for creative expression.

Saturday August 8th  10am-2pm
Solar printing kids workshop. $3 per child/$5 per family
Meet our featured member artists and visiting galleries in the gift shop and gallery.
Also there will be Nature prints by Sonja Larsen and photography/books by Jes Lee Shimek
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2015
July 11, 2015
August, 2015
September 12, 2015
10 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Suggested material fee donation: $3/child or $5/family
No child will be turned away because of financial need.
Aug 08   Big Bill's Lil' Rubber Duckie Race - Brainerd Jaycees
The Brainerd Jaycees will be dropping Rubber Duckies off the Laurel Street Bridge (by the Brainerd Fire Station) at 1 pm. The duckies will swim down the Mississippi River to Kiwanis Park where the race ends and the first 35 duckies will win prizes. Must be 18 to purchase a ticket. The race will be held rain or shine but in the event of severe weather please check our website to see if the race will be delayed or canceled.
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdjaycees.com
Location:   The Mississippi River off the Laurel Street Bridge.
The finish line is near Kiwanis Park.
Contact:   Gretchen Nelson, 218-829-9084
Date/Time Details:   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Come visit us at either Walgreens or the Brainerd Fire Department to adopt your very own duckie.  Concessions will be available at the fire department location.
1:00 PM – The duckies will be launched from the Laurel Street bridge into the Mississippi River below, racing to the finish at Kiwanis Park.
Immediately following the completion of the race – All prize winners will be announced.
Fees/Admission:   Anyone over age 18 is eligible to adopt one of the $5.00 duckies. Tickets can be purchased at Pine and College Square, from LAYSA members and from the Brainerd Jaycees.
Aug 08   Cardboard Boat Races at Moonlite Bay 2015
The 5th Annual Cardboard Boat Races will be sponsored by Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar and the Crosslake Ideal Lions Club. Prizes will be awarded.

The boats are constructed of nothing but cardboard and Elmer's glue. Come watch them attempt to float and compete in some heated racing action. Rules and Cardboard are available by calling 218-692-3575 if you would like to be part of the fun.
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
37627 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Moonlite Bay 218-692-3575
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 8, 2014
Races start at 1 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE to spectators
Aug 08   Jack Pine Brewery Tour - Reservations Required

Tours are offered on select Saturdays starting at 1 pm and are limited to 20 people per tour.

Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.  

To check availability and reserve your tour, email our Taproom Manager, Aaron at aaron@jackpinebrewery.com with the number of people in your party.

Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/tours
Location:   Jack Pine Brewery
7942 College Rd.
Ste 115
Baxter, MN 56425
Email:   aaron@jackpinebrewery.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday afternoons
1 - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   Tours are free. Receive three samples with your tour in exchange for a non-perishable item for the local food shelf (or $5 donation).
Aug 08   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 08   Lakes Area Music Festival - La Boheme
Puccini's classic story of love and loss comes to Brainerd with a full orchestra, and a cast of the country's top upcoming opera talent. The Lakes Area Music Festival is an annual classical music series that brings over 140 professional musicians from across the globe to the Brainerd Lakes Area for three weeks of concerts, a fully staged opera, educational programming and social opportunities. All concerts are provided free of charge. For more information, visit lakesareamusic.org.
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Educational Services Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd MN 56401
Contact:   Hannah Burchill Marketing Coordinator hannah@lakesareamusic.org (218) 831 3356
Email:   info@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture with MPR?s Steve Staruch and director JJ Hudson at 6:30 p.m.
Afterglow immediately following concert at Prairie Bay, Baxter.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 08   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 08   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is The Plott Hounds - Let's call the sound: Americana Rock and Roll.  The band infuses their music with a blend of just about everything to create a modern, spirited, Southern-rock sound.  Seeing this band perform live is what summer is all about - fun!

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Aug 09   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 9, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 09   Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Enjoy Live Music on the Patio every Sunday at 1 pm while sipping on our Sunday Funday $3 Tap of the Day and $3 Drink of the Day!  

Following is a list of all our performers throughout the Summer:
June 7: Reed Nelson
June 14: Seth Doud
June 21: Shane Martin
June 28: Bryan Barber
July 5: Seth Doud
July 12: Dave Hudson
July 19: Shane Martin
July 26: Bryan Barber
August 2: Dave Hudson
August 9: Reed Nelson
August 16: TBD
August 23: Shane Martin
August 30: Bryan Barber
September 6: Seth Doud 

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   August 9, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 09   Lakes Area Music Festival - La Boheme
Puccini's classic story of love and loss comes to Brainerd with a full orchestra, and a cast of the country's top upcoming opera talent. The Lakes Area Music Festival is an annual classical music series that brings over 140 professional musicians from across the globe to the Brainerd Lakes Area for three weeks of concerts, a fully staged opera, educational programming and social opportunities. All concerts are provided free of charge. For more information, visit lakesareamusic.org.
Date:   August 9, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Educational Services Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd MN 56401
Contact:   Hannah Burchill Marketing Coordinator hannah@lakesareamusic.org (218) 831 3356
Email:   info@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 9 at 2 p.m.
Doors open at 1 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture with MPR?s Steve Staruch and director JJ Hudson at 1:30 p.m.
Afterglow immediately following concert at Prairie Bay, Baxter.
 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 09   A Peace of My Mind by John Nolter at Crosslake Lutheran Church
A Peace of My Mind by John Nolter will be exploring the meaning of peace one story at a time and seeking peace: one heart, one mind, many voices.  In a world that asks us to focus on the things that can separate us...politics, religion, ethnicity...A Peace of My Mind encourages us to consider the common humanity that connects us.   All are welcome.
 
Date:   August 9, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.apeaceofmymind.com
Location:  
Crosslake Lutheran Church
35960 Country Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-3682
Email:   clc@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:  
Sunday, August 9th
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:  
Free will offering benefiting New Pathways & Phebe Hospital in Africa
Aug 10 - Aug 12   Flipside Kids Summer Arts Camp
Monday August 10, 10:00 am to Noon- Color Art –  Learn about the world of color through tie-dying 
Tuesday, August 11, 10:00 am to Noon -    Learn about color, texture and exciting facets of nature through weavings and fish printing 
Wednesday, August 12, 10:00 am to Noon –  Learn how to do wet wool felting

 
Date:   August 10, 2015 - August 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   August 10-12
10 am-noon each day.
Fees/Admission:   $20 per child per day. May register for one, two or all three days.
 
Aug 10   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   August 10, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Aug 11   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 11   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 11   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 11   Big Fun Tuesdays
Big Fun Tuesdays are back!  Load up the kids and bring them to Crosslake's Town Square for Paul Bunyan sized games each Tuesday. 
  • Minnow Races (in Paul's straws)
  • Pancake Toss (no syrup needed)
  • Paul's Life Boat
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Giant S'mores Game
  • Feed Paul beans (bag toss)
  • Gunny Sack races (in Paul's socks)
Plus each child gets a Loot Bag with candy and toys inside!
Sponsored by the merchants in Crosslake's Town Square and the Crosslake Community School.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.lakesareagallery.com
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35746 Allen Avenue    
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 218-692-5447
Email:   lakesart@crosslake.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays June 16 through August 11, 2015
1 - 3 pm
Aug 11   "What is my joint pain telling me"? Seminar
The Joint Wellness Center at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center wants to help educate the residents of the Brained Lakes Area with “What is my joint pain telling me?” free educational seminar. They have partnered with local experts from Northern Orthopedics to share information on warning signs and treatment options.
 
Topics include surgical and non-surgical treatment options by Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Paul Rud of Northern Orthopedics, Ltd. While joint replacements used to be recommended only for people age 70 and older, many younger people now get the work done and experience lasting relief from the chronic pain of arthritis allowing them to return to the activities they enjoy.
 
Attendees will also hear a testimonial from Anna Fitzpatrick of Brainerd, a joint replacement patient sharing her personal journey, and learn stretching activities they can do at home from Mike Steichen, Physical Therapist and Director of Rehabilitation at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s–Rehabilitation Clinic.
 
Everyone will have an opportunity to ask the experts questions, as well as enjoy light appetizers and beverages.
 
Registration is requested for this free education event. Register online at EssentiaHealth.org/JointWellnessCenter or call 218-828-7583.
 
Additional seminars will be held as follows:
Tuesday, July 14 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at The Convention Center in Aitkin
Tuesday, August 11 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Whitefish Lodge & Suites in Crosslake
Tuesday, September 15 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Pequot Lakes
You may also register for these sessions at EssentiaHealth.org/JointWellnessCenter or at 218.828.7583.

 
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://EssentiaHealth.org/JointWellnessCenter
Location:   Whitefish Lodge & Suites
14150 Swann Drive
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-828-7583 to register
Date/Time Details:   August 11, 2015
4 - 5:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 11   Business After Hours - Edgewood Vista Senior Living

Join Edgewood Vista as they host Seth Doud at Business After Hours on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm at their location in Brainerd.

Learn why our residents love to call Edgewood Vista home as you enjoy an entertaining evening of relaxing with a drink and music in the courtyard.  Experience Edgewood Vista and all of the exciting things that they offer.  Tours and information will be available throughout the event. 


Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online button above or call (218) 829-2838.

Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   https://edgewoodseniorliving.com/community/edgewood-vista-in-brainerd-mn
Location:   Edgewood Vista Senior Living
14890 Beaver Dam Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Michelle Bode 218-828-3691
Email:   michelle.bode@edgewoodvista.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, August 11, 2015
4:30-6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Aug 11   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 12   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   August 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Aug 12   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Aug 12   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 12   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 12   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 12   BusinessNOW at Crosslake Communications
Join Crosslake Communications as they host BusinessNOW during their Annual Open House and Picnic on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 11 am to 3 pm at their location in Crosslake.

Enjoy a free picnic lunch and tour Crosslake Communications to learn more about their services that they offer.

Chamber members and guests are not required to register for this event since there will not be a formal lunch or presentation.  Attend any time from 11 am - 3 pm.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crosslake.net/
Location:   Crosslake Communications
35910 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Sue Galligan
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, August 12, 2015
11 am - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 12   Lakes Area Music Festival - Musical Translations
Chamber works from Sergei Prokofiev, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johannes Brahms. Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, "Classical" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56 Chloe Fedor, violin Samantha Rodriguez, viola Andrew Altenbach, conductor. The Lakes Area Music Festival is an annual classical music series that brings over 140 professional musicians from across the globe to the Brainerd Lakes Area for three weeks of concerts, a fully staged opera, educational programming and social opportunities. All concerts are provided free of charge. For more information, visit lakesareamusic.org.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Educational Services Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Hannah Burchill Marketing Coordinator hannah@lakesareamusic.org (218) 831 3356
Email:   info@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture with conductor Andrew Altenbach at 6:30 p.m.
Afterglow immediately following concert at Prairie Bay, Baxter.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 12   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Aug 12   Destiny Cruises Sweet Tooth Sunset Cruise
Join us on the Northstar for a stunning sunset and delectable desserts!
 
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.destinycruisesllc.com
Location:   10424 Squaw Point Rd
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   855-953-3784
Email:   kathryn@diedrichrpm.com
Date/Time Details:   August 12, 2015
8 -  10 pm
Fees/Admission:   To book your cruise visit www.destinycruisesllc.com. For questions or additional information, call 855-953-3784.
Aug 13   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   August 13, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Aug 13   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7 to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 13   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 13   2015 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2015 Crafter & Flea Market Application

 

 

9 am - 4 pm     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 am - 12 pm Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!



Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/about-brainerd-lakes/communities/pequot-lakes-breezy-point-jenkins/
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 18 - August 20, 2015
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Aug 13   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 13   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 13   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 13   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 13   Lyme Disease - Learn The Facts
The untold story of Lyme Disease - mimics Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), etc.
Dr. Bob Uppaard, host of several public informational forums and public screenings of the award winning documentary "Under Our Skin", will host a two hour meeting at which you will learn that "Lyme is Treatable."

2:00 - 2:30    There will be a brief review of Under Our Skin, which featured Tracie Schissel of Brainerd and her sister Leslie Wermers, where the story of an epidemic begins.

2:30 - 3:30    The film Under Our Skin 2 - Emergence, the sequel to the original film, revisits the characters as they emerge into better health, reclaiming their lives and offering hope to the legions no suffering.  Question and answer time to follow.

Please join us to view and discuss this important information.
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Dr. Bob Uppgaard D.D.S. (218)543-4355
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 13, 2015
2 - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 13   Lake Country Crafts & Cones Ice Cream Eating Contest
For more than 10 years Lake Country Crafts & Cones has been hosting an annual ice cream eating contest!  With categories for all ages, it's not just the kids who dive into the bowls to compete.
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones
36084 Cty Rd 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Lake Country Crafts & Cones 218-692-4411
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 13, 2015
3 p.m.
Aug 14 - Aug 15   Nisswa Crazy Days
Nisswa merchants offer crazy discounts during the Nisswa Crazy Days! Merchandise lines the sidewalks as shoppers browse for good buys!
Date:   August 14, 2015 - August 15, 2015
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/events/details/2015-nisswa-crazy-days-5759
Location:   Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218-963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   August 14-15, 2015
Aug 14   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 14   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 14   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 14   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 14   Pine River Duck Races

The Duck Races have been a summer tradition for over fifteen years. People of all ages can sponsor one or more racing "ducks" (really decoys). The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. Wild cheering and quacking from the crowd is permitted and encouraged! The first three ducks in each race to cross the finish line earn prizes. A prize is also awarded to the "Slowest Duck" of each race. Three to six heats are held, depending on the enthusiasm and participation of the crowd!  Then the winners and the Slow Duck of each race are invited back to race in the "Mighty Duck Off Race" for the Grand Prize of the day.

Registration starts at 1:30 pm with races at 2 pm. Total time for all races is approximately one hour depending on number of racers and river current.

Bring the family for fun, prizes, awards and $$$.

Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.pinerivermn.com/Activities_Duck_Races.htm
Location:   Just below the Dam in Downtown Pine River - Watch for the crowd! 
Contact:   Pine River Chamber of Commerce, 218-587-4000
Email:   prcofc@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday, June 19 through August 14, 2015
Registration at 1:30 pm
Races at 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   No need to find a duck, we have trained racing ducks for you to rent for $1 each. (Remember, these are NOT live members of the duck family)
Aug 14   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Aug 14   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Aug 14   Craft Fair & Rib Dinner
Come join us and enjoy a craft fair and a delicious rib dinner.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thebrainerdcenter.com
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   August 14, 2015
Craft Fair - 3 -8 pm
There will be two seatings for dinner - one at 5 pm and one at 6:30 pm.
Fees/Admission:   $12 adults
$6 for children 12 and under
Aug 14   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 14   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 14   Lakes Area Music Festival - Musicians' Night Out
Join Lakes Area Music Festival musicians for a casual night of cocktails and sight-reading. Enjoy mixing and mingling with music lovers from the community, and watch collaboration unfold for a night of surprises and delights. Cash bar and light menu available. No tickets required. The Lakes Area Music Festival is an annual classical music series that brings over 140 professional musicians from across the globe to the Brainerd Lakes Area for three weeks of concerts,a fully staged opera, educational programming and social opportunities. All concerts are provided free of charge. For more information, visit lakesareamusic.org.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Gull Lake Yacht Club
19696 Love Lake Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Hannah Burchill Marketing Coordinator hannah@lakesareamusic.org 218.831.3356
Email:   info@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, August 14 at 7 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free. Cash bar and light menu available.
Aug 15   BIR ChumpCar Series
The ChumpCar World Series, featuring $500 junkers, will be at BIR for the Donnybrooke 12 Hour Classic. Teams of four drivers will race for 12 straight hours in a marathon endure on BIR’s original 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course. It’s entertaining racing for the whole family and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   August 15, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
 
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 15, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Aug 15   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 15, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 15   Bataan Memorial Death March
The death march commemorates the heroes of Bataan.  Opening ceremony will be held at 8 AM at the Brainerd Training Center. 

Following the ceremony is the annual Bataan Memorial March; a 10-mile and 20-mile routes are planned, which you can walk or run.  Spaghetti and refreshments will be provided for marchers.  Participants can register online at sites.google.com/site/bataanmemorialmarchbrainerd.  Registration forms can also be picked up at the Brainerd Training and Community Center or by call Staff Sergeant Kaisone Ithivongkham at 651.268.8124.
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Brainerd Training Center
1115 Wright Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Captain Chris Bingham 651.268.8117
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 15, 2015
opening ceremony at 8:00 AM
March begins at 9:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $15.00 per person
Aug 15   2015 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
The Crosslake Ideal Lions will host monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures in the heart of Crosslake! August 15 and Sept 26
Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Route 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Doreen Gallaway 218-838-8219
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 15, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
Aug 15   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! 
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
360666 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month through October.
9:30 am to 12 pm
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Aug 15   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 15   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 15   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 6 and 20, 2015
July 4 and 18, 2015
August 1, 15 and 29, 2015
September 12

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 15   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 15   Honor Our Heroes Concert
Honor Our Heroes Concert to benefit the Eagles Healing Nest which is a nonprofit organization committed to the needs of our Veterans, who suffer from the invisible wounds of war.

Eagles Healing Nest Mission Statement:
Provide assistance with healing of the invisible wounds of war.
Help foster purpose and direction.
Ensure we do not lose another generation of Veterans to homelessness.
Education on suicide prevention, substance abuse, treatment of PTSD, TBI and other disorders will only be the best.

 
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   The Woods
19624 County Rd 3
Merrifield, MN
Contact:   Bill Drian 218-838-8000
Email:   billdgock@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 15
3:00 - 10:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Donation is being requested
Aug 15   Summer Soiree with the Blenders
Summer Soiree with the Blenders
Fundraiser for a New Community Ambulance

The Blenders of Minneapolis will headline Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's Summer Soiree which will be raising funds for a new community ambulance on Saturday, August 15. In addition to a performance by one of America's best kept vocal secrets, the event will include a live and silent auction, cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are first come first serve, so don't hesitate to make your reservation today.
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cuyunamed.org/html/wellness/summer-soiree.html
Location:  
Heartwood Senior Living Community
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jennifer Holmvig 218-545-4455
Email:   jholmvig@cuyunamed.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 15, 2015
7 pm - 10 pm
Fees/Admission:   $50 per person
Available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Aug 15   Lakes Area Music Festival - Death & Transfiguration
Finale weekend featuring a full symphony orchestra with works by Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel. Charles Ives, arr. Schuman: Variations on "America" Igor Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) Richard Strauss: Death & Transfiguration, Op. 24 Maurice Ravel: Boléro Andrew Altenbach, conductor The Lakes Area Music Festival is an annual classical music series that brings over 140 professional musicians from across the globe to the Brainerd Lakes Area for three weeks of concerts, a fully staged opera, educational programming and social opportunities. All concerts are provided free of charge.
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Educational Services Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd MN 56401
Contact:   Hannah Burchill Marketing Coordinator hannah@lakesareamusic.org 218.831.3356
Email:   info@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 15 at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture with conductor Andrew Altenbach at 6:30 p.m.
Afterglow immediately following concert at Prairie Bay, Baxter. Sunday, August 16 ? 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Pre-concert lecture with conductor Andrew Altenbach at 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 15   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 15   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Sell Out Stereo - A high-energy band from Minneapolis playing a variety of music spanning six decades.  The group collectively brings years of experience, both on a regional and national level.  Sell Out Stereo knows how to entertain!

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Aug 16   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 16, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 16   Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Enjoy Live Music on the Patio every Sunday at 1 pm while sipping on our Sunday Funday $3 Tap of the Day and $3 Drink of the Day!  

Following is a list of all our performers throughout the Summer:
June 7: Reed Nelson
June 14: Seth Doud
June 21: Shane Martin
June 28: Bryan Barber
July 5: Seth Doud
July 12: Dave Hudson
July 19: Shane Martin
July 26: Bryan Barber
August 2: Dave Hudson
August 9: Reed Nelson
August 16: TBD
August 23: Shane Martin
August 30: Bryan Barber
September 6: Seth Doud 

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   August 16, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 16   Lakes Area Music Festival - Death & Transfiguration
Finale weekend featuring a full symphony orchestra with works by Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel. Charles Ives, arr. Schuman: Variations on "America" Igor Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) Richard Strauss: Death & Transfiguration, Op. 24 Maurice Ravel: Boléro Andrew Altenbach, conductor The Lakes Area Music Festival is an annual classical music series that brings over 140 professional musicians from across the globe to the Brainerd Lakes Area for three weeks of concerts, a fully staged opera, educational programming and social opportunities. All concerts are provided free of charge.
Date:   August 16, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://lakesareamusic.org
Location:   Tornstrom Auditorium
Washington Educational Services Building
804 Oak Street
Brainerd MN 56401
Contact:   Hannah Burchill Marketing Coordinator hannah@lakesareamusic.org 218.831.3356
Email:   info@lakesareamusic.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 16 at 2 p.m.
Doors open at 1 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture with conductor Andrew Altenbach at 1:30 p.m.
Afterglow immediately following concert at Prairie Bay, Baxter. Sunday,
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 16   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   August 16, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Aug 18   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 18   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 18   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 18   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 18   Wellness Workshop
Curious about Kickboxing?  Would you like to learn some self defense moves?
YOU CAN!
Come and experience what you can do in a non-intimidating and friendly atmosphere!
Learn a little about the right nutrition too!
Instructor, Pam Nelson, will be showing us some great moves!

 
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 County #66
Crosslake, MN
(Across from Zorbaz)
Contact:   Brenda (218) 692-2411 (218) 830-9475 cell
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday August 18 at 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 per person includes instruction and a delicious smoothie!
Aug 19   Nisswa Turtle Races
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes!
Date:   August 19, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com/pages/NisswaTurtleRaces
Location:   Official Nisswa Turtle Track located in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   (218) 963-2620
Email:   requests@nisswa.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, June 3 through August 19, 2015
1 pm - Registration
2 pm - Race time
Fees/Admission:   $4.00 per racer. You will receive an official 2015 racing button and the use of a turtle with this fee.
Aug 19   26th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to participate in the 26th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at The Pines at Grand View Lodge, sponsored by Grand Casino Mille Lacs.

This is a great day of networking and fun!

Included With Your 18 Hole Registration...

  • Full buffet breakfast (7:30  - 9 a.m.)
  • Full use of nine-hole putting green and driving range
  • Shotgun start at 9 a.m. -- 18 holes of golf with two carts per five-person team
  • Delicious "hot off the grill" lunch on the course sponsored by Grand Casino Mille Lacs
  • Entry ticket for an opportunity to win prizes
  • Great networking


Additional activities include a putting contest, chipping contest, hole contests including hole-in-one challenges, and drawings for fabulous prizes -- plus a grand prize (supported by Grand Casino Mille Lacs).

All funds raised support the Chamber's mission to serve our members. Thanks for your support!

 

Golf in style with ARGYLE!   
Golfers are known for their sometimes outlandish attire.  Plaid, paisley or hot pink polos.  This year we want to see your ARGYLE!  Come dressed to impress to the Chamber Golf Tournament in your best argyle duds.  Be a winner for your style, even if you're over par!  Stay tuned for more....

For more information, contact Sue Galligan at (218) 822-7119 or by email.

Thank you to our generous major sponsor, Grand Casino Mille Lacs!
 


 

Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:  
The Pines at Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
Email:   sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SCHEDULE
7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. -  Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Welcome &  Shotgun start
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch & Putting Contest
2 p.m. - Chipping Contest/Appetizer station/Cash Bar/Prizes/Winner Recognition
3 p.m. - Program
Fees/Admission:  
Aug 19   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 19   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 19   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 19   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Aug 20   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   August 20, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Aug 20 - Aug 23   NHRA Nationals
The NHRA features the world’s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans and an experience like no other.

Everyone has heard stories about BIR during the NHRA Nationals but you have to experience it yourself because there’s nothing that compares. Gates open Aug. 17 for Superweek campers.

At center stage is four days of ground-pounding, lightning-fast, blow-your-mind drag racing. Every household name in drag racing competes at the NHRA Nationals on BIR’s world-renown track – the fastest drag strip in the country. Names like John Force, Tony Schumacher, Larry Dixon, Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Brandon Bernstein, Cruz and Tony Pedregon, and Minnesotans Greg Anderson and Jason Line push themselves and their cars to the limits as they compete for a world championship in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. And this year’s race features the return of Pro Stock Motorcycle, always a fan favorite at BIR!

This kind of racing isn’t for the faint of heart. The Top Fuel Dragsters get down the quarter-mile track in less than 4 seconds at speeds over 300 mph. They crank out 10,000 horsepower along the way. Blink at the wrong time and they’re long gone.

There’s just as much to see off the track. Every ticket comes with a pit pass, so fans can watch teams tear down their race cars and rebuild them between races. You can stand within feet of the crews as they crank up the car, sending the smell and burn of nitro fuel into the crowd. You can’t get that anywhere else. Bring a pen and paper because drivers are readily available for autographs.

On the Nitro Alley midway, manufacturers and sponsors create a carnival atmosphere, with interactive displays, simulated competitions, merchandise, food and freebies.

Date:   August 20, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 20-23, 2015
Fees/Admission:  

Advance tickets for the 34th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Aug. 20-23, are ON SALE NOW. They’re available online by clicking here or by calling BIR’s Ticket Office at 1-866-444-4455.

Reserved seats are NOT included in any admission packages. To view the races from anywhere in the grandstands, a reserved seat must be purchased. NOTE: Admission for kids 12 and under is FREE! Admission prices below are for everyone 13 and older.

Aug 20   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 20   2015 Market In The Park - Pequot Lakes
Click here for 2015 Crafter & Flea Market Application

 

 

9 am - 4 pm     Market in the Park, Flea Market, New/Used Items, Garage Sale, Fundraisers,
                            Fresh Produce, Food.

10 am - 12 pm Kid's Bobber Hunt, Search for 50 hidden bobbers and receive prizes!



Business Booths, Flea Market, Garage Sale, Craft Items...anything goes!
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members are eligible to have one FREE 10'x10' booth on any of the dates! 10'x10' & 10'x20' booth spaces available. 
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.explorebrainerdlakes.com/about-brainerd-lakes/communities/pequot-lakes-breezy-point-jenkins/
Location:   Trailside Park
30951 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   Brainerd Lakes Chamber-Pequot Office, 218-568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays
June 18 - August 20, 2015
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Click Here Free community event.

Vendor & Crafters: Non-Juried Event
Click Here for printable application.
$15.00 per 10'x10' booth space
per Thursday.
$30.00 per 10'x20' booth space per Thursday.
Aug 20   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 20   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 20   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 20   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 20   Brainerd Public Library Brown Bag Lunch & Learns answers the question - What is it and When Should I Consider it?
Crow Wing Energized is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn opportunity at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. 5th Street. A recent Crow Wing County Health survey reveals how healthy we are. The survey developed by Crow Wing Energized, Minnesota Department of Health, Essentia Institute of Rural Health, and Crow Wing County Community Health compiles feedback from nearly 750 residents of Crow Wing County to identify key areas where health improvement can take place. Jessica Waytashek, Crow Wing Energized Workplace Wellness Goal Group Co-Lead and Health & Wellness Coordinator at Mills Family of Companies, will share key findings from this survey that include eating habits, exercise and health disparities.
 
The monthly lunch and learns are part of the Making Healthy Choices noon series that is a collaboration with Brainerd Public Library, area organizations, and Crow Wing Energized focused on various aspects of health and wellness in our community. Mark your calendar for the next  future topic:
Thursday, September 17  Noon - 1:00 pm                   Crow Wing Energized Falls Coalition
 
These events are free of charge and all are welcome and encouraged to bring their own healthy lunch to enjoy while learning!
 
 
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/library/
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-3103
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 20, 2015
12:00 noon - 1 PM
Aug 20   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Aug 20   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Aug 20   Free Waterski Show - Brainerd Ski Loons
Come see the Brainerd Ski Loons water ski show! There will be human pyramids, ski jumpers, barefooters, wakeboarders and skiers being pulled 360 degrees around the boat! This event is fun for the whole family. We hope to see you there!
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.skiloons.com
Location:   Lum Park
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Christopher Dens 218-832-3290 4784 Gull Lake Dam Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401
Email:   dens.ckd@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 20th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 21 - Aug 23   Mille Lacs Band Traditional Powwow

American Indian dancers from across the country will participate in traditional dances and drum ceremonies during the annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Powwow.

Before each day’s dances, there is a Grand Entry, in which the dancers dressed in brightly colored regalia proceed onto the powwow grounds for an opening ceremony.  The Grand Entry times are:

Friday at 7:00 pm

Saturday at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Sunday at 1:00 pm


Along with the powwow, the event will include princess and brave contests; food; crafts; raffle drawings; adult and youth horseshoe tournaments; a parade on Saturday, and a fun run sponsored by the Mille Lacs Indian Museum.  All events will take place at the powwow grounds.

No alcohol, drugs or fireworks allowed.

Date:   August 21, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/Iskigamizigan
Location:   Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds on the west side of Mille Lacs Lake, 12 miles north of Onamia on Highway 169, follow signs.
Contact:   320-532-7517
Date/Time Details:   August 21 - 13, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Free admission, camping, showers, firewood.  (off-site firewood prohibited)
Aug 21   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 21   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 21   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 21   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 21   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Aug 21   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Aug 21   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 21   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 21 - Aug 22   Internationally Acclaimed Pop Pianist & Vocalist Phil Thompson at Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor Supper Club is hosting a special weekend performance with internationally acclaimed pop pianist & vocalist Phil Thompson as part of their summer music series. Phil, who is an official Kawai endorsed touring artist and Twin Cities native, has performed across the globe at venues including Mandalay Bay and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand in Macau China (which lead to a featured article in Cosmopolitan Magazine - Hong Kong), and the Sofitel Bora Bora as well as many of the globe's top sporting events including the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York for 3 years in a row, the Shanghai Rolex Masters and China Open in Beijing, the Rogers Cup in Toronto, as well as the Wendy's 3 Tour Challenge in Las Vegas. As Phil?s Love Themes from the Silver Screen album continues to chart on iTunes in the ?Top 20? Love Themes albums, he has also served as an opening act for artists including David Foster, Brian McKnight, The Canadian Tenors, Charice, and Clay Aiken just to name a few. Additionally, Phil continues to headline several cruise events each year having partnered with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and most recently Princess Cruises for 5 of their 2015 Winter Escapes. ?We?re beyond excited to have Phil joining us this summer? said Bar Harbor Supper Club General Manager and Executive Chef P.J. Severson. ?We?re always striving to have the best food and drinks in the area and this summer we?ll have the best music too!?. For more information on Phil, please visit his official website & facebook pages: www.philthompson.com www.facebook.com/philthompsonfanpage All of Phil?s upcoming performances at Bar Harbor Supper Club are free and open to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged. For Reservations, please call Bar Harbor Supper Club at: 218-963-2568
Date:   August 21, 2015 - August 22, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Website:   http://barharborsupperclub.com
Location:   Bar Harbor
8164 Interlachen Rd.
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Contact:   Bar Harbor, (218) 963-2568
Email:   pjsbrd76@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   August 21 & 22 2015
7:30 - 10:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   All of Phil's upcoming performances at Bar Harbor are free and open to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Aug 22   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 22, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 22   Kaleidoscope 5K Fun Run
The Second Annual Kaleidoscope 5K Fun Run and Walk for Hope involves people of all ages having fun and raising funds for MN Adult & Teen Challenge.

Well over 500 people of all ages came out to enjoy the weather and great fun at the 5K Kaleidoscope Fun Run & Walk for Hope. Starting south of the Heritage Assembly Church in Baxter, there were featured colored stations along the route where runners were "doused" with safe Corn Starch based colored power and ended the run covered in COLOR! The Walk/Run benefited the Central MN Adult & Teen Challenge in Brainerd and took place on the Baxter trail system. 

The Run/Walk had options of 1½ miles and 3.1 miles.  Following the event, runners/walkers experienced a program and performance by the MnTC Choir. 

This year, the event will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2015.


Finish Line:  Prizes and refreshments
Performance by the MN Adult & Teen Challenge Choir
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Website:   http://www.mntc.org
Location:   Berrywood Drive between Hwy 48 and College Road (South of Heritage Assembly Church)
Contact:   218-833-8749
Email:   centralcampus@mntc.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 22, 2015
8:00 AM Registration and Fund Collection Opens
9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
9:30 AM Walk/Run Begins
Fees/Admission:   Registration is $25 per person; kids 5 and under are free. We encourage each participant to try to raise $200 to help support the mission of Teen Challenge.
Aug 22   Paddle in the Park - Kayaking
Paddle at the Park
Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking.  Age 10+ Kids (under 14 must have an adult along) and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Community Center - pond behind the tennis courts
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 218-692-4271
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
June 13 and 27, 2015
July 11 and 25, 2015
August 8 and 22, 2015

 
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person
Aug 22   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 22   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 22   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 22   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 22   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Killer Hayseeds - The Killer Hayseeds have been one of the top Midwestern country bands for over 20 years.  They have some new musicians blending with some of the original members.  We think this band is something special - you will, too!

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   August 22, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Aug 23   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 23, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 23   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   August 23, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Aug 23   Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Enjoy Live Music on the Patio every Sunday at 1 pm while sipping on our Sunday Funday $3 Tap of the Day and $3 Drink of the Day!  

Following is a list of all our performers throughout the Summer:
June 7: Reed Nelson
June 14: Seth Doud
June 21: Shane Martin
June 28: Bryan Barber
July 5: Seth Doud
July 12: Dave Hudson
July 19: Shane Martin
July 26: Bryan Barber
August 2: Dave Hudson
August 9: Reed Nelson
August 16: TBD
August 23: Shane Martin
August 30: Bryan Barber
September 6: Seth Doud 

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   August 23, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 23   1st Annual NLYHA Golf Tournament
Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association will be holding its first annual golf tournament on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Deacon’s Lodge in Breezy Point.  The event will be a four person scramble with a shot-gun start at 1:00 pm with a BBQ dinner and awards banquet following.  The proceeds will be used for a dehumidification system at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby, which is one of the two rinks we utilize as an association for practices and games.  Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-driven organization serving 250 players across the school districts and communities of Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus.
Date:   August 23, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.northernlakeslightning.com
Location:   Deacon's Lodge, Breezy Point, MN
Email:   northernlakeslightning@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 23, 2015
1:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Individual Golfer $125.00
Foursome: $500
Sponsorship Information
Aug 23   Free Waterski Show - Brainerd Ski Loons
Come see the Brainerd Ski Loons water ski show! There will be human pyramids, ski jumpers, barefooters, wakeboarders and skiers being pulled 360 degrees around the boat! This event is fun for the whole family. We hope to see you there!
Date:   August 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.skiloons.com
Location:   Lum Park
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Christopher Dens 218-831-3290
Email:   dens.ckd@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 23rd
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Aug 25   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 25   Vegetable & Flower Gardening 101 for Students
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, how to water and harvest, and learn how to plant a Fairy Garden. This class is presented by Master Gardeners and is for students in grades 3 to 6.
Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.northlandarb.org
Location:   Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Northland Arboretum, (218) 829-8770
Email:   info@northlandarb.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday, June 9 through August 25, 2015
10:30 - 11:30 am
Fees/Admission:   $10 per student to cover materials
Aug 25   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 25   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! Light refreshments served.
Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingartpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday evenings:
July 21, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 6, October 20
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Aug 25   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Aug 26 - Aug 30   Lakes Bluegrass Festival

Now in our Tenth  year, the Lakes Bluegrass Festival consistently receives rave reviews. This is a family-friendly event so bring the kids and come for a day, an evening or camp all weekend.

Located in the beautiful Brained Lakes Area of Pine River, MN, this festival features the best in national touring and Minnesota bluegrass bands, along with professional Emcees, a top-notch sound system, a beautiful stage and a big tent for shade and rain protection (bring your lawn chairs). There are over 40 professional bluegrass shows in all over the 4-day weekend. Plus, learn to play or brush up your skills at one of our FREE bluegrass workshops on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, dobro and harmony singing.


And that’s not all! Stroll the grounds and listen to the impromptu jam sessions, sample the tasty food at one of our food vendors, take a short walk into the friendly town of Pine River, or just relax and visit with friends. You’ll find that bluegrass fans are the friendliest around!

 

And make sure to catch the FREE old time and country dance on Wednesday Night!

Don’t miss this event! Come and see what everyone is talking about!
 

MAIN STAGE

Thursday, August 27

Time Band
5:00 PM Sarah Mae and the Birkeland Boys
5:50 PM The Sawtooth Brothers
6:40 PM Tommy Brown and County Line Grass
7:30 PM The Lonesome Tradition
8:20 PM Shaffers Lost 40
9:10 PM Tommy Brown and County Line Gass
10:00 PM Sawtooth
 

Friday, August 28

Time Band
11:00 AM The Lonesome Tradition
11:50 AM Sarah Mae and the Birkeland Boys

12:40 PM

The Sawtooth Brothers
1:30 PM BREAK
1:40 PM Nightflyer
2:30 PM The Special Consensus
3:20 PM Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
4:10 PM Shaffers Lost 40
5:00 PM

SUPPER BREAK

6:00 PM Sarah Mae and the Birkeland Boys
6:50 PM The Sawtooth Brothers
7:40 PM The Special Consensus
8:30 PM Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
9:20 PM Nightflyer
10:10 PM Shaffers Lost 40
   
 

Saturday, August 29

Time Band
11:00 AM Porcupine Creek
11:50 AM The Lonesome Tradition

12:40 PM

The Platte Valley Boys
1:30 PM BREAK
1:40 PM Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
2:30 PM The Special Consensus
3:20 PM Nightflyer
4:10 PM Becky Buller
5:00 PM

SUPPER BREAK

6:00 PM Porcupine Creek
6:50 PM The Special Consensus
7:40 PM Nightflyer
8:30 PM Becky Buller
9:20 PM Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
10:10 PM The Platte Valley Boys
 

Sunday, August 24

Time Band
10:00 AM Porcupine Creek

10:40 AM

The Berge Family
11:30 AM The Lonesome Tradition
12:20 PM The Platte Valley Boys
1:10 PM The Berge Family
2:00 PM Shows Over!
Date:   August 26, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Website:   http://www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com/
Location:   525 First St N
Pine River, MN 56474
Contact:   Tim Roggenkamp, 218-568-5559
Email:   rogge@uslink.net
Date/Time Details:   August 27 - 30, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Tickets:
Entire week end    $49
3 days                   $39
2 days                   $29
Any single day      $19
Aug 26   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 26   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 26   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 26   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Aug 27   Concert at Gregory Park Bandstand
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bands performing in Gregory Park, north side of Brainerd. A collaboration between the City of Brainerd Park and Recreation Department & the Center. Rain out site is The Center.

The schedule for this summer concerts:

June 11, 2015 - 7 pm        Vir & Jim
June 18, 2015 - 7 pm        Churchyard
June 25, 2015 - 7 pm        Michael Hoover
July 2, 2015 - 7 pm        Scott Lykins & John Ward
July 9, 2015 - 7 pm        Jack Franzen
July 16, 2015 - 7 pm        Diane Summer
July 23, 2015 - 7 pm        Kingery Family
July 30, 2015 - 7 pm         Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir
August 6, 2015 - 7 pm      The Center's Band
August 13, 2015 - 7 pm     Day Break
August 20, 2015 - 7 pm     Minnesota Teen Challenge
August 27, 2015 - 7 pm     Blue Moon     
Date:   August 27, 2015
Location:   Gregory Park
424 N 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   The Center, (218) 829-9345
Email:   director@brainerdseniors.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday through August 27, 2015
7 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Aug 27   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and Fourth Thursdays 
7 to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Aug 27   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 27   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 27   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 27   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 27   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Aug 27   All Aboard! Travel Back in Time to Support the Future
ALL ABOARD!!! Travel back in time to support our future with former president Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt played by CLC alumnus Chuck Chalberg ('62). Teddy Roosevelt is ready to re-live his colorful careers as Rough Rider, President, outdoors-man, historian, progressive reformer, Big Navy Champion & Father of Alice, among oh so many others. Bully!!! Hear the former president "charge" into any number of topics much as he charged up San Juan Hill better than a century ago: "I don't know what the American people think; I only know what they ought to think." Proceeds from the Central Lakes College Foundation's annual fundraiser will support scholarships and programs for CLC students.

Beat prohibition! Reserve your table wine for $20 (red or white). Reserved parking is also available for $10/vehicle.
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.clcmn.edu/scholarships/foundation-news/
Location:   Northern Pacific Center
210 Blacksmith Circle
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-855-8135
Email:   foundation@clcmn.edu.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 27, 2015
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $50 Per Person
$20 Reserve Wine
$10 Reserved Parking
Aug 28 - Aug 30   CRA Superbike Racing
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Date:   August 28, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 28 - 30, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
Aug 28 - Sep 12   Martin Nelson Solo Exhibit
Martin Nelson Solo Exhibit at Franklin Art Center
Date:   August 28, 2015 - September 12, 2015
Website:   http://www.mnartists.org/martinnelson
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Date/Time Details:   August 28-September 12
Aug 28   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 28   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 28   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 28   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Aug 28   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Aug 28   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Aug 28   Farm to Fork Dinner
LOCAVORES UNITE!

6th Annual St. Mathias and Prairie Bay Farm to Fork Dinner:
Appetizer-    Spicy grassfed beef stuffed peppers
Salad-          B.L.T. Salad
Fish-             Nature organic MN farm tilapia
Meat-            Foraged mushroom stuffed wellsprin farm chicken breast
Cheese-        MN cheese flight
Dessert-        Summer berry tartlette

Vegan, vegetarian or gluten free? No problem..... we've got you covered.
Please let us know at the time of booking your reservation.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.thefarmonstmathias.com/
Location:   The Farm on St. Mathias
7579 St Mathias Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-822-3281
Email:   stmathiasfarm@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, August 28
5 pm Social
6:30 pm Dinner
Fees/Admission:   $69 Dinner
$85 Dinner paired with wine
Aug 28   Martin Nelson Solo Exhibit Reception
Martin Nelson Solo Exhibit Reception
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mnartists.org/martinnelson
Location:   Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brianerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Date/Time Details:   August 28, 2015
5 pm-7pm
Aug 28   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Aug 28   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Aug 29   Gull Lake Classic Wood Boat Show at Bar Harbor

The 7th Annual Gull Lake Classic Boat Show will be Saturday, August 29 at Bar Harbor Restaurant. This is a rare opportunity to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of some of the world's most unique vintage wood boats. These breathtaking beauties are on public display dockside along the shores of Gull Lake.  Enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the sun and learn the history of these inspirations from the past. The event also includes the Classic Boat Tour of Gull Lake and Shoreline Parade, departing around 4:30 pm weather permitting.

Date:   August 29, 2015
Website:   http://www.gulllakeboatshow.com
Location:   Bar Harbor
8164 Interlachen Rd
Lake Shore, MN  56468
Contact:   http://www.gulllakeboatshow.com/contact/
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, August 29, 2015
At 4 pm, (weather permitting), we will have a boat parade.
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Aug 29   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 29, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 29   Lum Park Disc Golf Tournament
36 hole tournament. 6 divisions. Players will draw for partners in their division in the first round. Bring your own discs.
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.brainerd.mn.us/parks/events_discgolf.htm
Location:   Lum Park
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Katie Kaufman, 218-828-2320
Email:   kkaufman@ci.brainerd.mn.us
Date/Time Details:  
Saturday, August 29, 2015
9 am - 3 pm
9 am - Registration at the Lum Park Office
10 am - Start time
Fees/Admission:   $10 to play $5 extra for a shirt
Winners receive a new Disc and "Free Entry" for next years tournament.
Aug 29   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Aug 29   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Aug 29   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 6 and 20, 2015
July 4 and 18, 2015
August 1, 15 and 29, 2015
September 12

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Aug 29   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 29   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Licensed 2 Thrill - A Twin Cities-based band that celebrates a wide array of musical genres.  Yes, they play "a little bit of everything" in a big, fabulous way!  The seven member band is devoted to creating fun for all to enjoy.

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Aug 29   2015 Bands in the Park - Pequot Lakes
Enjoy free music right in the center of town! Relax along the grass while listening to bands play every Saturday in Pequot Lakes!         

June 20        Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
June 27        Norm's Bait & Tackle Choir - Humorous
July 4            Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
July 11          The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
July 18          Daybreak
July 25          Solo - 60's, 70's, 80's Rock & Roll
August 1       The Lonesome Tradition - Bluegrass
August 8       Muddy Waters - 50's & Country
August 15     Rockin Hill Band - Older Rock, Pop & Blue
August 22     Decade 7 - Classic 70's Rock
August 29     Mike Miller & Friends - Rock & Roll
Date:   August 29, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/index.asp?SEC=31A7E5AE-D3ED-4758-8AE2-845377B2B52F&Type=B_BASIC
Location:   Trailside Park - Band Shelter
Pequot Lakes, MN
Contact:   City of Pequot Lakes, 218-568-5222
Date/Time Details:   Saturday evenings
7 - 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free for all to attend.
Aug 30   Lakes Country Triathlon, Baxter

The race begins with a 1/4-mile swim in Whipple Lake (known for its calm waters), then switches to a 14-mile bike through the rolling hills surrounding the Baxter / Brainerd Lakes area,(staying off of Hwy 210) and ends with a very flat 3.2 mile run through a quiet residential area. The Lakes Country Triathlon is a great race, be it your first or fiftieth!

 

Kids Triathlon

Check out the Kids Triathlon that the Brainerd Kiwanis Club will be putting on Saturday, August 29 at 4 pm. This event will be held on Whipple Beach using the same transition area as the Lakes Country Triathlon that will be held the next day.

Date:   August 30, 2015
Website:   http://lakescountrytriathlon.com/index.html
Location:   Course Map

The race begins and ends at Whipple Beach on Whipple Lake at the intersection of North Clearwater Road and Oakwood Drive.

Bikers will leave Whipple Beach transition area at the east end turn right heading south on Oakwood Dr. Turn right on Cedar Scenic Drive (1/2 mile from start). Follow west becoming Bass Lake Rd. Turn left on 120th St SW (3.5 miles from start). Turn right on Cty Rd 18 heading north. Turn right on Hwy 77 heading east, Turn right on Inglewood Dr. Turn right on Clearwater Road (13.6 miles from start).

Contact:   http://lakescountrytriathlon.com/lakes-country-triathlon.html
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 30, 2015
Fees/Admission:  

$60 through July 31
$70 through August 15
$80 after August 15

All profits going to the youth of the greater community.
Aug 30   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   August 30, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Aug 30   Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Enjoy Live Music on the Patio every Sunday at 1 pm while sipping on our Sunday Funday $3 Tap of the Day and $3 Drink of the Day!  

Following is a list of all our performers throughout the Summer:
June 7: Reed Nelson
June 14: Seth Doud
June 21: Shane Martin
June 28: Bryan Barber
July 5: Seth Doud
July 12: Dave Hudson
July 19: Shane Martin
July 26: Bryan Barber
August 2: Dave Hudson
August 9: Reed Nelson
August 16: TBD
August 23: Shane Martin
August 30: Bryan Barber
September 6: Seth Doud 

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   August 30, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 31   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   August 31, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   August 31, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Sep 01   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   September 1, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 01   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 1, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 01   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 02   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 02   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 02   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 02   Wednesday Night Street Drags
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Gates open at 4 pm.
 
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Speedway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 2, 2015
Gates open at 4 pm. Racing starts at 5 pm and ends at dusk. Eight Wednesdays are on the schedule this year.
Fees/Admission:   $25 for drivers and $5 for spectators.
Sep 02   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   September 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Sep 03   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 03   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 03   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 03   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 03   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 03   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Sep 04 - Sep 05   Nimrod Labor Day Bull Bash
Enjoy the last of summer with a Bash! Nimrod Bull Riding along with Nimrod days gives families a chance to enjoy the last of summer! Two days of fun with a performance starting Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 5pm. Including live bull riding action along with muttin bustin for the kids! Followed by live music in the barn Friday. Free camping is available right at the ranch.
Date:   September 4, 2015 - September 5, 2015
Website:   http://meechbuckingbulls.com
Location:   Nimrod, MN
Contact:   Heidi, 218-639-3673
Email:   hhodgden@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   August 7, 2015 - 7pm
August 8, 2015 - 5pm
Fees/Admission:   Adults - $15
Kids - $11
Sep 04 - Sep 06   27th Annual GSTA Muscle Csr Shootout
The 27th Annual Muscle Car Shootout Labor Day weekend is an excellent way to cap off your summer, with wild drag racing and an incredible road racing lineup. It's the third and final drag race in the Muscle Car Series, featuring drag cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. This race will determine series champions, so the intensity level will be red-lining. The 2.5-mile Competition Road Course will be busy with the SCCA Jack Pine Sprints. Off track, fans will be treated to a classic car show, live music and a unique fireworks club shoot by Northern Lighters Pyrotechnics. On-site camping available. One ticket gets you these great events and every ticket includes a pit pass. On-site camping is available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
Date:   September 4, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 4-6, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Sep 04   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 04   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 04   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 04   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 04   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Sep 04   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Sep 04   First Friday At Franklin
This event will be an afternoon/evening event that will have a different theme each month, and have activities to fit that theme, along with music and other performances, food and drink, and as many open studios and galleries as possible.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.artspace.org/properties/franklinlofts/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Email:   franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of the month
5 - 9 pm
Sep 04   First Friday at Franklin!
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. This family-friendly evening consists of a children's art exhibit (submissions accepted prior to the event), open artist studios, multiple gallery openings, open mic nights, food and drinks, art projects, and much more! 

The July 3rd event includes three gallery openings: Fabulous Fibers in The Crossing Arts Gallery, Le Carnivale in the New Bohemian Gallery, and Car Show/Cat Show in the Resident Artists Gallery.  To celebrate the latter, there will be a car show in the Franklin parking lot!

First Fridays at Franklin - it's the place to be!
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of each month.
5 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Sep 04   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 04   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 05   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   September 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Sep 05   Crosslake Original Craft and Flea Market
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   13715 County Road 103
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Al Schewe, Cell 612-597-1827
Email:   afschewe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 5, 2015

9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Vendors - $25 per space
Sep 05   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 05   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 05   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 05   End of Summer Bash
End of Summer Bash features High Energy, live rock music - outdoor on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.

7 pm - Junk FM
10 - 11:30 pm - Bed of Roses (Bon Jovi Tribute)

All advance tickets include buy one get one free drink coupon.
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Website:   http://www.huff-entainment.com
Location:   Green Lantern
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Erik or Carolyn Huff, 218-764-2151
Email:   huff@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 5, 2015
Music starts at 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   See www.huff-entertainment.com
Sep 05   Crosslake Outdoor Music Series 2015
Grab your lawn chairs, load up the family and join us in Crosslake's Town Square for free live music under the gazebo each Saturday evening through September 5, 2015.  A different band each week; some old, some new, but all very entertaining and many are back by popular request.

Tonight's feature is Decade 7 - Steely Dan to Chevy Van. Playing music created after Woodstock and before MTV. Simply, the sound of the '70's will fill town square this evening. Always a favorite!

Click Here for the 2015 Outdoor Music Series schedule
Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake Town Square
35752 Allen Avenue
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Rob Stoll 218-692-5345
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays
June 27 - Sept 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Sep 06   Ernie's on Gull Lake Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy music on the shores of Gull Lake every Saturday 7 - 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4 pm.

June 6 - Flat Top Junction
June 7 - Andy Fischer
June 13 - Seth Doud
June 14 - Jeff & Kristi
June 20 - Amanda Stanalone
June 21 - Jeff & Kristi
June 27 - Last Call
June 28 Brendan Flynn
July 4 - The Last Revel
July 5 - Jeff & Kristi
July 11 - Tin Can Gin
July 12 - Jeff & Kristi
July 17 - El Dub
July 18 - In Fringe
July 19 - El Dub
July 25 - Seth Doud
July 26 - Andy Fischer
August 1 - Tim Can Gin
August 2 - Jeff & Kristi
August 8 - Last Call
August 9 - Brian Barber
August 15 - Seth Doud
August 16 - Jeff & Kristi
August 22 - Amanda Standalone
August 23 - Andy Fischer
August 29 - Brendan Flynn
August 30 - Jeff & Kristi
September 5 - Seth Doud
September 6 - Andy Fischer
September 7 - Jeff & Kristi
Date:   September 6, 2015
Website:   http://www.ernieongull.com
Location:   Ernie's on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Contact:   Ernie's on Gull Lake, (218) 829-3918
Email:   zac@cmzhospitality.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Saturday June 6 - September 5  -  7 - 10 pm
Every Sunday June 7 - September 6 - 1 - 4 pm
Labor Day September 7 - tbd
Sep 06   Sunday Funday at Manhattan Beach Lodge
Enjoy Live Music on the Patio every Sunday at 1 pm while sipping on our Sunday Funday $3 Tap of the Day and $3 Drink of the Day!  

Following is a list of all our performers throughout the Summer:
June 7: Reed Nelson
June 14: Seth Doud
June 21: Shane Martin
June 28: Bryan Barber
July 5: Seth Doud
July 12: Dave Hudson
July 19: Shane Martin
July 26: Bryan Barber
August 2: Dave Hudson
August 9: Reed Nelson
August 16: TBD
August 23: Shane Martin
August 30: Bryan Barber
September 6: Seth Doud 

Make Manhattan Beach Lodge your stop for Sunday Funday!
Date:   September 6, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   The Patio at Manhattan Beach Lodge
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Sunday afternoon through September 6, 2015.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 08   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 08   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 08   Business After Hours - Great River Eye Clinic

Join Great River Eye Clinic as they host a Business After Hours on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm at their Baxter Clinic.

Enjoy an evening of learning more about Great River Eye Clinic (formerly Crosby Eye Clinic) and the changes they have made. After a short presentation, you can visit with the staff while enjoying refreshments.

Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event, so bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business representatives in the area. Attendees are also invited to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online button above or call (218) 829-2838.

Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://crosbyeyeclinic.com/
Location:   Great River Eye Clinic
7636 Design Road
Baxter, MN
56425
Contact:   Patty Hartman, 218-825-1976
Email:   patty@crosbyeyeclinic.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, September 8, 2015
4:30-6 pm
Fees/Admission:   Chamber members are invited to register and attend this free event.
Sep 08   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! Light refreshments served.
Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingartpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday evenings:
July 21, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 6, October 20
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Sep 08   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 09   Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates Monthly meeting
Group of volunteers committed to making the Lakes Area a community where memory loss/dementia is understood by all and resources are readily available to assist those who need help.
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Website:   http://www.alz.org/mnnd
Location:   The Center
803 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Corrie Brown, 218-296-1446
Email:   corriebrown@lakewoodhealthsystem.com;
Date/Time Details:   8 - 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
Fees/Admission:   none
Sep 09   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 09   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 09   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 09   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   September 9, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Sep 10   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and fourth Thursdays 
7 to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 10   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 10   Free Community Educational Seminar & Vein Screening

Painful veins in your legs can be a symptom of serious health problems. Yet many people defer treatment, thinking that varicose veins are merely cosmetic, and they don’t want to appear vain. Others grow accustomed to the swelling and pain because their condition progresses slowly, creating a “new normal.”

 

Learn more about vein conditions and treatment options from Dr. Ross Bengtson and have an initial screening during a complimentary educational seminar. Space is limited, so please register by calling 218-828-7583 or online at EssentiaHealth.org/VeinServices.

 

“Vein conditions are not solely a cosmetic problem,” according to Dr. James Dehen, a general surgeon who sees patients at the Essentia Health clinics in Pine River and Brainerd. Swollen or discolored veins can be symptoms of other medical conditions that need to be treated to avoid serious complications, he explains.

 

“If your legs are swollen, fatigue easy, or have unsightly or painful leg veins, you should talk to your primary care physician or a surgeon experienced with treating veins.”

 

Venous diseases are caused by poorly functioning valves within veins. This inefficiency causes spider veins – red or blue web-like veins on the skin’s surface. Untreated, they can grow into varicose veins, which appear as bulges on the leg’s surface. The disease can progress to include swelling, pain, clotting, ulceration and skin inflammation.

Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://EssentialHealth.org/BeinServices
Location:   Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
6967 Lake Forest Rd
Baxter, MN 56425



 
Contact:   218-828-7583
Date/Time Details:   September 10, 2015
9 - 11 am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 10   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 10   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 10   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 10   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 11 - Sep 13   BIR MAP Proving Gounds
Import cars and sport compacts invade BIR. Drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping, car shows and much more await fans. The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds will feature front-, all- and rear-wheel-drive, turbo-charged imports and sport compacts. Don't miss this one! On-site camping available.
Date:   September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 11-13, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Every ticket includes a pit pass
Sep 11   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 11   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 11   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 11   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 11   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Sep 11   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Sep 11   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 11   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 12 - Sep 13   Minnesota Fishing Museum's Antique and Collectibles Show
Over the years generous supporters have donated a variety of collectible items, some fishing related and some not. We have a surplus of these items and will make them available to interested buyers at this event.
Date:   September 12, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Website:   http://www.mnfishingmuseum.com
Location:   LeBourget Park
Hwy 27 & Paul Larson Memorial Drive
Little Falls, MN
Contact:   Minnesota Fishing Museum, 320-616-2011
Email:   mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com
Date/Time Details:   September 12 & 13, 2015
Fees/Admission:   FREE to attend.
Sep 12   21st Annual Pequot Lakes Arts & Crafts Fair

There is nothing better than enjoying a beautiful fall day and celebrating the end of a busy summer. Enjoy strolling through the Trailside Park in the heart of Pequot Lakes and observing the bountiful array of hand-made crafts.

Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:  
Trailside Park (east of Highway 371 and County Road 11)
31095 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Contact:   Jenna Crawford, (218) 568-8911
Email:   jcrawford@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
September 12, 2015
9 am - 4 pm
Fees/Admission:  
Free community event





 
Sep 12   Bill Grange Featured Artist
Bill Grange Featured Artist
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/
Location:   The Crossing Arts Alliance Gift Shop at Franklin Art Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, Mn 56401
Contact:   218.833.0416
Date/Time Details:   September 12
10 am - 2 pm
Sep 12   Jes Lee Shimek Photography- Visiting Artist
Jes Lee Shimek Photography- Visiting Artist
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://crossingarts.org/
Location:   The Crossing Arts Gallery
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218.833.0416
Date/Time Details:   September 12
10 am - 2 pm
Sep 12   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Hours of operation:
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train.  Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village.  This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century.  Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/nisswa-pioneer-village-11233
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218.963.3570
Date/Time Details:  
September only - Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 12   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 12   Flipside Kids 2nd Saturdays at Franklin Arts Center
Join Flipside Kids on the second Saturdays for fun-filled opportunities for creative expression.
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.crossingarts.org
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-833-0416
Email:   info@crossingarts.org
Date/Time Details:   June 13, 2015
July 11, 2015
August, 2015
September 12, 2015
10 am - Noon
Fees/Admission:   Suggested material fee donation: $3/child or $5/family
No child will be turned away because of financial need.
Sep 12   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 12   Kayaking at the Campground
Kayaking at the Campground
Wind, Water & Wheels will teach you everything you need to know to have fun in a kayak!  Join us at the Beach located in the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction)

More kayaking opportunities with Crow Wing Paddlers Club! 
Call Wind, Water and Wheel for details 218-692-1200
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   Register at 651-290-5793
Email:   windwaterandwheels@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 6 and 20, 2015
July 4 and 18, 2015
August 1, 15 and 29, 2015
September 12

 
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 12   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 12, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 14   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
Date:   September 14, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 14, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Sep 14   Crosslake City Council Meeting
Crosslake City Council - Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Date:   September 14, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http;//crosslake.govoffice.com/
Location:   City of Crosslake'City Hall
37028 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN  56442
Contact:   218-692-2688
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday of each month
7 p.m.
Sep 15   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   September 15, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 15   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 15, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 15   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 15, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 16   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 16   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 16   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 16   2015 United Way Chili Cook Off
Here's your invitation to showcase your business and the care that you have for your community at the annual United Way Chili Cook off scheduled for September 16, 2015 at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd. This event has become a well-loved and highly anticipated event in the community and a fun way to launch the fundraising campaign for Crow Wing and Southern Cass County United Way.
Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.unitedwaynow.org
Location:   Westgate Mall
14136 Baxter Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lindsey Sorenson, (218) 829-2619
Email:   lindsey@unitedwaynow.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
Setup - 7 am
Heat to temp - 10:45 am
Sample to judges - 11 am
Serve to public - 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Fees/Admission:   Sponsorships range from $25 to $100
Sep 16   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Sep 17   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 17   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 17   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 17   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 17   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 17   Brainerd Public Library Brown Bag Lunch & Learn - Crow Wing Energized Falls Coalition
Crow Wing Energized is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn opportunity at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. 5th Street.  A  recent Crow Wing County Health survey reveals how healthy we are. The survey developed by Crow Wing Energized, Minnesota Department of Health, Essentia Institute of Rural Health, and Crow Wing County Community Health compiles feedback from nearly 750 residents of Crow Wing County to identify key areas where health improvement can take place. Jessica Waytashek, Crow Wing Energized Workplace Wellness Goal Group Co-Lead and Health & Wellness Coordinator at Mills Family of Companies, will share key findings from this survey that include eating habits, exercise and health disparities.
 
The monthly lunch and learns are part of the Making Healthy Choices noon series that is a collaboration with Brainerd Public Library, area organizations, and Crow Wing Energized focused on various aspects of health and wellness in our community. 
 
These events are free of charge and all are welcome and encouraged to bring their own healthy lunch to enjoy while learning!
 
 
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerd.com/library/
Location:   Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   218-828-3103
Date/Time Details:   Thursday September 17, 2015
12:00 noon - 1 pm
Sep 17   Ladies Night at Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest is excited to host Ladies night - every 3rd Thursday of the month! You will get an opportunity to unWINEd with radio celebrity Tess Taylor and celebrate good times, good company, good food and good fun! Consider this a night out for ladies with a different twist each time!
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com/
Location:   Sherwood Forest
8789 Inerlachen Road
Nisswa, MN
Contact:   Sherwood Forest, (218) 963-6261
Email:   sherwoodforest@3cheersmn.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Thursday of the month
5 - 7 pm
Sep 17   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Sep 18 - Sep 20   CRA Superbike Racing
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Date:   September 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 18 - 20, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE
Sep 18   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 18   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 18   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 18   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 18   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Sep 18   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Sep 18   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 18   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 19   Nisswa Fall Festival
The Nisswa Fall Festival along with the 10th annual Smokin' Hot BBQ Challenge will be held on September 19th!  Fall Festival activities include:  Kids Zone with crafts, games and bounce houses, trailside art & craft show, horse drawn wagon rides, music and food.
Date:   September 19, 2015
Website:   http://www.nisswa.com
Location:   All around Nisswa, MN
Contact:   218.963.2620
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 19, 2015
10 am - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!!!
Sep 19   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! 
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
360666 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Saturday of each month through October.
9:30 am to 12 pm
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Sep 19   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 19   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Hours of operation:
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train.  Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village.  This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century.  Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/nisswa-pioneer-village-11233
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218.963.3570
Date/Time Details:  
September only - Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 19   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 19   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 20   'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' at Birch Manor
Ladies, you and your favorite senior gal pal are cordially invited to 'A Senior Gals Hi Tea' on February 15 at 2 pm at Birch Manor Homestyle Assisted Living.

During 'Senior Gals Hi Tea' you'll have a chance to say "Hi" to friends (old and new) and learn a bit about High Tea Parties while enjoying fine teas, finger sandwiches, scones & sweet treats! Coffee will be available as well! If you'd like to bring your favorite teacup to the party, and/or dress in your favorite Tea Party dress/hat/gloves, please do so! This will be a free on-going event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. If you're not able to attend this time please RSVP for next month! ~We look forward to sipping tea with you~

Seating is limited so please RSVP right away by calling Betsy at 232-6902.
Date:   September 20, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.birchmanorassistedliving.com
Location:   Birch Manor - Homestyle Assisted Living
13401 Birch Drive
Baxter, MN
Contact:   Betsy, 218-232-6902 to RSVP.
Email:   nurse@birchmanorassistedliving.com
Date/Time Details:   Third Sunday of the month
2 - 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   This will be a free, monthly event.
Sep 22   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   September 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 22   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 22, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 22   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 22, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 23   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 23, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 23   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 23, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 23   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 23, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 23   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   September 23, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Sep 24 - Sep 26   2015 Crosslake Days


Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages including a classic and custom car, motorcycle and tractor show, arts & crafts fair, chili cook-off, kid's activities, live music and much more. Join us and enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors!  Crosslake is the place to be September 24-26, 2015.  
Chili Beads will be available at local merchants.  Wear your beads and cash in on sweet and spicy deals from Chamber member merchants all over Crosslake!

2014 Crosslake Days Committee: Chair -Heather Jones - Barstock Liquors and Committee members -  Wendy Jensen, Itasca Leathergoods - Sherry Gibbons, Servpro of Brainerd and Park Rapids - Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro - Pat Netko, Lake Country Crafts and Cones - Leann Pitzl, Frandsen Bank & Trust  and Josh Burlet - Whitefish Lodge & Suites
Brainerd Lakes Chamber members click here for sponsorship opportunities 


THE 2014 CHILI PEPPER WAS FOUND off Sand Point Drive on the south side of the dam.
Congratulations Nick, Jacob and Ely Buckentin (Crosslake) and Chad, Payton and Tyler Jungers (Mahtomedi) cashing in on a prize basket worth more than $1,400!

2014 CHILI COOK-OFF RESULTS:
Judges Choice:  1st Place - RiverWood Bank
                           2nd Place - The Wharf
                           3rd Place - Crosslake Firefighters
Peoples Choice: 1st Place: RiverWood Bank
                            2nd Place: Manhattan's 
                            3rd Place: Edina Realty
2014 CAR SHOW RESULTS:
Peoples Choice Auto: Fred Damico - Lakeville, MN - 1969 Ford Bronco
Peoples Choice Motorcycle: Mark Jensen - Crosslake, MN - 1972 Lightning 650
Entrants Choice Auto: Lauren Lampl - Grand Rapids, MN - 1961 300G
Entrants Choice Motorcycle: Robert McKenna - Brainerd, MN- 2005 Slammer

2015 Event information is added and updated as it becomes available.
All Events subject to change. 
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.   14th Annual Custom & Classic Car, Motorcycle and Tractor Show
                            NEW FOR 2015 - Register your tractors in the show!
                           PRINT AND RETURN YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION FORM NOW
                            Crosslake Town Square - 14287 Gould Street  
                            All entries eligible for door prizes 
                            8 a.m. Registration   
                            10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Public viewing
                           3 p.m. Awards 
 
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.   40th Annual Jul Kaffe Festival Bazaar
                            Crosslake Lutheran Church - 35960 CR 66

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    Hand Crafted Artisans & Crafters 
                            Old Exchange Lot - 36095 CR 66
                       
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    29th Annual Whitefish Lions Bazaar & Flea Market
                            Old Catholic Church Lot  - 35808 CR 66

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Bungee Trampoline & Bouncy House
                            Lake Country Crafts and Cones - 36084 CR 66

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Crosslake Firefighters Emergency Services Open House
                         
   37028 CR 66

11 a.m  - 4 p.m.  Maucieri's Beer Garden - featuring craft beers
                            Crosslake Town Square- 14287 Gould Street

12 p.m.               29th Annual Chili Cook-off  
                            CHILI COOK-OFF REGISTRATION FORM

                            Judging begins at 11:30 a.m.. - Crosslake Welcome Center
                            Sampling begins at noon till gone at participating businesses
                            Peoples Choice ballots collected at 3 p.m.
                           
2 p.m.                6th Annual Crosslake Disc Golf Classic
                          Crosslake Community Center - 14126 Daggett Pine Road
                          Shotgun start - $10 - prizes for top three winners - all ages welcome
                             
7 - 9 p.m.           Historic Log Village Cider & Candlelight Tour
                           Crosslake Historical Society - 35404 CR 3

   

Date:   September 24, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Website:   http://www.crosslake.com
Location:  
Throughout the town of Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Email:   cmyogeto@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  
September 24-26, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Purchase your $5 souvenir Chili Beads and cash in on deals from Crosslake Chamber member businesses! 

 
Sep 24   ChamberNet - Brainerd Lakes Chamber
ChamberNet is a lead sharing group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The objective is to build strong partnerships with participating member businesses and provide consumer referrals. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before joining.

ChamberNet Participation Requirements:
·         Be a Brainerd Lakes Chamber member in good standing.
·         Complete and submit an application, with annual fee of $75.
·         Application approved by Leadership Team/ChamberNet group.
·         Membership is limited to two like businesses
·         Commit to consistent attendance and $1 meeting fee
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://bit.ly/1fayl7M
Location:  
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administration Office
224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   Andrea Baumann, (218) 822-7128
Email:   abaumann@explorebrainerdlakes.com
Date/Time Details:  

Second and Fourth Thursdays 
7 to 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:  
$75 Annual Fee
Sep 24   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 24   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 24   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 24   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 24   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Sep 24   Mt. Ski Gull Annual Fall Fundraiser
Join us for FUN evening for all ages at The fabulous NP Space in The Northern Pacific Center! Enjoy foods tastings from area restaurants, beer & wine tastings, games, raffles, an amazing silent and live auction and more! Tickets can be purchased at www.skigull.com . Mount Ski Gull is a Non-Profit recreational facility in Nisswa, MN.
Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.skigull.com
Location:   The NP Space at Northern Pacific Center in Brainerd
210 Blacksmith Circle
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   218-963-4353
Email:   info@skigull.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, September 24, 2015
5:30-8:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $40/Adult
Kids are FREE with paid adult
Group of 10 in advance for $350
Sep 25 - Sep 26   International Vintage Boat Show
The world's most important vintage boat show is coming to the docks at Bar Harbor Supper Club in September of 2015. The Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS), an international organization founded in 1974 with over 7,000 members and over 50 local chapters around the world, has chosen Bar Harbor Supper Club and the Gull Lake area to host its annual meeting and show.
 
"We're expecting over 100 of the finest vintage boats in the world to converge in the Brainerd area for this event", said Steve Shoop, President of the Bob Speltz Land O Lakes (BSLOL) Chapter of ACBS. "We're really excited to be able to host an event of this magnitude and prestige here on Gull Lake. The folks at Bar Harbor have really rolled out the red carpet for this event, including completing a major dock expansion to accommodate the expected number of boats."
 
"The great news for vintage boat lovers is that the show is open to the public, Friday September 25, and Saturday September 26. While there are a number of very active vintage boat collectors right here locally, this show will also attract the best of the best vintage boats from around the country, so spectators will be able to see boats they might not otherwise have the chance to see."
Date:   September 25, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Location:   Bar Harbor Supper Club
8164 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Steve Shoop at steve@woodsandwater2014.org Dave Bortner, BSLOL Event Chairman, at dave@woodsandwater2015.org
Email:   dave@woodsandwater2015.org
Date/Time Details:   September 25 and 26, 2015
Sep 25   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 25   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 25   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 25   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 25   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Sep 25   Pine River Market Square
A farmer's & crafter's market. Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts. All locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River) - Vendors welcome!
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com
Location:   Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
 
Contact:   Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926
Email:   prmarketsquare@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons
May 29-September 25, 2015
2:30-5:30 pm 
Sep 25   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Sep 25   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   September 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sep 26 - Sep 27   BIR Bracket Drag Racing Series
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites.
Date:   September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 26 - 27, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Sep 26   2015 Crosslake Ideal Lions Flea Market
The Crosslake Ideal Lions wraps up the monthly flea markets in Crosslake.  Find unique treasures at this end of the season sale in the heart of Crosslake! 
Vendor inquiries welcome.
Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 AM
Location:   The Old Catholic Church Parking Lot
Route 66 in the middle of Crosslake
Contact:   Doreen Gallaway 218-838-8219
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 26, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Call for vendor rates
Sep 26   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Hours of operation:
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train.  Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village.  This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century.  Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.explorebrainerdlakes.com/list/member/nisswa-pioneer-village-11233
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   218.963.3570
Date/Time Details:  
September only - Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 26   Nisswa Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists. Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose.  Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.

 
Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 963-3570
Date/Time Details:   June-August
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

September
Saturday only
10 am - 5 pm
Sep 26   Nisswa Pioneer Village
The Nisswa Area Historical Society (Pioneer Village) is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa.

Hours of operation:
Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Take a step back in time when the primary mode of travel was by train. Nisswa was a thriving community of loggers, settlers and tourists.

Enjoy a self guided tour of historic Pioneer Village. This will give you a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the sitting area alongside the Heritage Garden.

While visiting Pioneer Village, make sure to walk across the street and go through our original restored depot and caboose. Kids of all ages enjoy climbing aboard the wooden stationary train in the sitting park.
Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://business.nisswa.com/list/member/pioneer-village-nisswa-area-historical-society-220
Location:   Pioneer Village
Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56468
Contact:   Nisswa Area Historical Society, 218-963-3570
Date/Time Details:   Beginning June 6th - Wed thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Sat/Sun 10 am - 5 pm
September only - Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sep 26   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   September 26, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Sep 27   American Legion Buffet Breakfast
American Legion has a breakfast buffet on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Date:   September 27, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Club
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Contact:   (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Sunday of every month
Fees/Admission:   $7 Adults
$4 Kids
Sep 28   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   September 28, 2015
Website:   http://brainerdraceway.com
Location:   Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact:   (218) 824-7223
Email:   bir@brainerd.net
Date/Time Details:   September 28, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Call BIR for details
Sep 29   Lakes Area Growers Market - Brainerd

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

Date:   September 29, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Franklin_Arts_Ctr.html
Location:   Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday beginning May 12, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 29   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 29, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 29   American Legion Bar Bingo
The American Legion Post 255 has Bar Bingo every Tuesday night.
Date:   September 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch, (218) 829-2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday evening
6 - 9 pm
Sep 29   Traveling Art Pub Painting Classes
The Traveling Art Pub, is a one-of-a-kind creative events company, that brings together local artists and local venues (bars, restaurants, resorts, breweries, coffee shops) to host creative DIY art events!

Join us monthly at Kicks for our family friendly painting events! Light refreshments served.
Date:   September 29, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kicks on Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kicks on Route 66, 218-692-5425
Email:   thetravelingartpub.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday evenings:
July 21, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 6, October 20
Fees/Admission:   $45.00 per person
Sep 30   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   September 30, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Sep 30   Bingo at Manhattan's!
Come to Manhattan's for BINGO every Wednesday at 6 pm! Play 9 games and Progressive Blackout Bingo!
Date:   September 30, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://mblodge.com
Location:   Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan's
39051 County Road 66
Manhattan Beach, MN
Contact:   Manhattan Beach Lodge, (218) 692-3381
Email:   info@mblodge.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday evenings.
6 - 8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1 per card - proceeds go to help support our local youth hockey.
Oct 01 - Oct 03   Fall Garage Sale at the Minnesota Fishing Museum
The annual spring and fall garage sales are becoming more popular and bigger than ever. Shop early for the best selection of gently used, clean items.
Date:   October 1, 2015 - October 3, 2015
Website:   http://www.mnfishingmuseum.com
Location:   Minnesota Fishing Museum & Education Center
304 West Broadway
Little Falls, MN
Contact:   Minnesota Fishing Museum & Education Center, (320) 616-2011
Email:   mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com
Date/Time Details:   October 1-3, 2015
Oct 01   Lakes Area Growers Market - Nisswa

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple
syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.

Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/Page_2.html
Location:   American Legion Parking Lot
25807 Main Street
Nisswa, MN  56478
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday, beginning May 7, 2015 through October.
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 01   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 01   Lunch Bunch at The Crossfire
Come have some GREAT conversations over lunch. We'll be offering FREE Nutrition Chats with a new topic each week!
 
Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goherbalife.com/bsteidler/en-US
Location:   The Crossfire
36184 CR 66
Crosslake, MN
Contact:   Brenda, (218) 692-2411
Email:   thecrossfire@tds.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday afternoons
Noon to 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Meal cost per person comes with the FREE Nutrition Chat.
Oct 01   Music In The Park - Crosby
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and sit back and enjoy live music by Gawker Slowdown and Cuyuna Rhythm while overlooking the spectacular views of Serpent Lake. The band shell is now named the John H. Pribyl Pavilion in recognition of his volunteer support throughout the years and will be officially dedicated at the event with a memorial plaque.

Gawker Slowdown is an “original music” band comprised of four members. Their music takes listeners on a journey from the acoustic/electric folk-rock of their original songs to familiar favorites by Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and others. C...uyuna Rhythm is a regional band, playing classic rock and oldies from the 1950s to the 1990s, a mix of old and new country, blues and boogie. The band plays a lot of upbeat music, mixed with an occasional slow dance or ballad and radio classics.

Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, the event will feature a summer safety theme with free bike helmets for youth and adults, expert helmet fittings by emergency service providers, a hands-only CPR demonstration and special appearance by the Super Why? character. Complimentary healthy snacks and beverages will be served. There will also be swim, water, and campfire safety education; great fun activities; and games with prizes.
Date:   October 1, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://cuyunalakes.com/
Location:   Crosby Memorial Park
Crosby, MN
Contact:   Jessica Holmvig, 218-546-8131
Email:   jessica@cuyunalakes.com
Date/Time Details:   Music in the park begins June 11 and continues on the second and fourth Thursdays in June, July & August from 6-9 pm, with the exception of Aug. 13. The Music in the Park that week will be held August 12.
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend.
Oct 02   Lakes Area Growers Market - Baxter

We offer in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc

In addition we offer spring bedding plants - such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. This year we have added sixteen varieties of mushrooms & gouda goat cheese to the mix. 

We also carry USDA inspected buffalo & beef. "And on a sweeter note" we offer honey, maple syrup, home made jams & jellies and lots of delicious home made baked goods.  

 

Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com/LAGM_Gander_Moutain.html
Location:   Gander Mountain Parking Lot
14275 Edgewood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425
Contact:   Lakes Area Growers Market, (218) 829-3241
Email:   info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning May 8, 2015 through October
8 am - 12:30 pm
Oct 02   Simply Jane's Open Paint Studio
Learn to enhance hand drawn canvases with acrylic paint and Simply Jane's "popping" technique. This is a no-fail painting method. Professional acrylic paints, brushes, and an instructor is provided for a $10 lab fee plus your choice of canvas. Simply Jane's Crosslake Studio is an ideal, fully accessible place for family bonding and art therapy in a beautiful garden themed artist studio.
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM
Website:   http://kicks66crosslake.com
Location:   Kick's On Route 66
36066 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Contact:   Kick's On Route 66, 218-692-5425 Linda Randall
Email:   lsgrandall@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays - Fridays Through November
10:30 am - 2 pm 
Some Saturdays (call in advance)
Fees/Admission:   $10 Studio Fee plus your choice of canvas.
Oct 02   Farmers Market at Madden's Driving Range
Fresh picked produce, poultry, eggs, and more - every Friday at Madden's Driving Range! Don't miss it.
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   http://www.maddens.com
Location:   Madden's Driving Range
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Kathy Reichenbach, (218) 855-5959
Email:   kathy@maddens.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday afternoons through October
2 - 5:30 pm
Oct 02   First Friday At Franklin
This event will be an afternoon/evening event that will have a different theme each month, and have activities to fit that theme, along with music and other performances, food and drink, and as many open studios and galleries as possible.
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.artspace.org/properties/franklinlofts/
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   (218) 454-0824
Email:   franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of the month
5 - 9 pm
Oct 02   First Friday at Franklin!
First Fridays at Franklin are all-ages events open to the public providing entertainment and artistic opportunities. This family-friendly evening consists of a children's art exhibit (submissions accepted prior to the event), open artist studios, multiple gallery openings, open mic nights, food and drinks, art projects, and much more! 

The July 3rd event includes three gallery openings: Fabulous Fibers in The Crossing Arts Gallery, Le Carnivale in the New Bohemian Gallery, and Car Show/Cat Show in the Resident Artists Gallery.  To celebrate the latter, there will be a car show in the Franklin parking lot!

First Fridays at Franklin - it's the place to be!
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://franklinartscenter@brutgerequities.com
Location:   Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN
Contact:   Franklin Arts Center, (218) 454-0824
Email:   events@franklinartscenter.org
Date/Time Details:   First Friday of each month.
5 - 9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free!
Oct 02   American Legion Meat Raffle
American Legion Post 255 holds a meat raffle every Friday night starting at 5:30 PM until sold out.
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://brainerdlegion255.org
Location:   American Legion Brainerd, Post 255
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   Janelle Fitch 218.289.2249
Email:   sanfitch@q.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday beginning at 5:30 pm
Oct 02   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Meat Raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts a  Meat Raffle each Friday evening.  Join us for fun and basket food specials.
Date:   October 2, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Oct 03   Warrior Homecoming River Run
Kick off your Homecoming weekend and participate in the annual 5K/10K run/walk whose proceeds benefit Warrior Athletics, Arts, Academics & Activities.  This event has some great additions including a 10K and a flat, beautiful course!

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, Karma Race Management and the Brainerd Nordic Ski Team are excited to provide you with a beautiful race along the Mississippi River.  So, pull out your Brainerd Warrior gear and kick off your homecoming weekend with some old fashioned competition!
Date:   October 3, 2015
Website:   http//:bpsf.org
Location:   Kiwanis Park and Don Adamson Field
Brainerd, MN  56401
Contact:   http://www.warriorhomecomingrun.com
Email:   info@bpsf.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 3, 2015
Fees/Admission:   5K Student $20 ($30 Race Day) Adults $25 ($35 Race Day) 10K Students $25 ($35 Race Day) Adults $30 ($40 Race Day)
Oct 03   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 Bar Bingo
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500 hosts Bar Bingo each Saturday afternoon.  Join us for Bingo, fun and pizza for $1.25 per slice!
Date:   October 3, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
35112 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN  56442
 
Contact:   Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion Club 218-692-2555
Date/Time Details:   every Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Oct 05   BIR Performance Driving School
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages are available.
 
Date:   October 5, 2015
Website:   http://www.brainerdraceway.com