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Brainerd MN Vacations Start Here

Brainerd, MN is the best location in Minnesota to enjoy nature, unplug, and relax from busy life. Start planning your MN Family Vacation today! Located in the heart of Minnesota, Brainerd is known for great family vacations, first-class Minnesota resorts and hotels, golf courses, fishing, biking trails, shopping, and much more. Enjoy your stay!

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Upcoming Events

While we try to stay up to date on event cancellations, it is important to check in with the event website or planner before attending any upcoming events. Cancellations are happening daily.

Please contact us if your event needs a cancellation notice.

Celebrating 150 Years of Brainerd

September 18-26

Join the celebration. Brainerd’s 150th Anniversary (Sesquicentennial) will be celebrated with a series of events this summer culminating in the Sesquicentennial Week September 18 – 26. From history tours showcasing the storied past of downtown Brainerd, to a time capsule event reflecting the growth and modern culture of the city, to a scavenger hunt of Brainerd’s iconic and hidden gems, local organizations are hosting fun festivities for all ages.

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Fall Arts & Crafts Festival

October 9, 9:00am - 3:00pm

We are excited to once again present our Fall Arts & Crafts Festival! 100+ vendors and attendance is free. Refreshments are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting student scholarship funds. All items are handcrafted.

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14th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival

October 16, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Traditional Games: 3-legged race, wheelbarrow race, pumpkin roll, sack race, Bouncy Ball (hippity hoppity), Concessions Brainerd Lakes Women of Today
Bouncy House (Pumpkin Shape!) Party World
Pumpkins ALOT of Pumpkins! (for sale) Boysnberries Farm

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Quick Clicks: What you need in Brainerd

Fall Tours: Brainerd Lakes Fall Colors

Brainerd MN Resort Lodging HOT DEALS from your favorite MN Lakes Area resorts!

Brainerd Lakes Cabin Rentals: Book Your MN Cabin Vacation today.

BIR: Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) and North Central Speedway race schedules & event information

MN Fishing Opener: May 15, 2021

MAPS, MAPS, MAPS - Brainerd Minnesota Lake Maps - Details of the famous lakes in the Brainerd area.

Minnesota Resorts - Experience the tradition of MN Resorts right here in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area!

Paul Bunyan Trail - Find bike trail maps and the history of Paul Bunyan.

Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trail System - New mountain bike trails.

Weddings - Visit our weddings section to plan for your big day!

Brainerd MN Golf Courses - The Brainerd Lakes Area is home to the best MN Golf Courses. Find your favorite today!

Kids Kountry - Children of all ages will find fun in Brainerd, MN! Find great activities, events, sports, and freebies for kids.

Weekly Brainerd Fishing Reports - Year-round fishing report from local guide "Walleye Dan" & Professional Angler Richie Boggs.

Area Shopping and Antiques!

Brainerd Lakes Area Movie Theaters - Find the Cinema that fits your movie style.

Employment in the Brainerd Lakes Area - Check the Free Classifieds Ads

Transportation - Travel in and around the Lakes Area as well as to and from the Airport

Brainerd Lakes Area - Vacation and tourism information

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf - The adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life!

Brainerd Zip Line Tour - Located on beautiful Mount Ski Gull our zip lines showcase 15 mile views of the Lakes area.

View the Brainerd MN Snow Conditions Snow Report

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