Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Brainerd Lakes

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Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer in the Brainerd Lakes Area! Checkout our list of events happening across lake country. We wish all our visitors a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2022

  • Open House / Grand Opening
    It’s a WING DING thing, 9:00 AM
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  • Street Car Showdown
    BIR, 10:00 AM
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  • Cherrywood Challenge Quilt Exhibit
    Crossing Arts Alliance, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Tour the Historic Sheriff’s Residence
    Crow Wing County Historical Society, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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  • Smokey Jakes BBQ and Watermelon Lemon Shandy
    Jack Pine Brewery, 12:00 PM
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  • Tour the Historic Sheriff’s Residence
    Crow Wing County Historical Society, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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  • Aura Photography with Jena
    CatTale’s Books, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Mark Mraz & Friends
    Quarter Deck, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Seth Doud
    Zorbaz on Gull, 6:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Trace Elements 90’s Cover Band
    Jack Pine Brewery, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Tammy and the Bachelor
    Dockside Lounge, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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  • Live Music: James Dahl
    Ernie’s, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Severio Mancieri
    Snarky Loon Brewing Co, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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  • Live Music: On the Rock- Uncle Wheat & Eddie
    Grand View Lodge, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Mark Peterson
    Roundhouse Brewery, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Music Junkies
    The Commander, 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM
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Saturday, May 28, 2022

  • Coffee on the Patio
    Copper Creek, 8:00 AM
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  • Spring Bird Hike
    Northland Arboretum, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
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  • Farmers Market
    Snarky Loon, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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  • Street Car Showdown
    BIR, 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM
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  • Bloody Mary Fest
    Breezy Point Resort, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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  • Opening Day
    Paul Bunyan Land, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Bend & Brew Yoga
    MN Traders Co, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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  • Frank Weber Book Event
    CatTale’s Books, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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  • Opening 
    Crosslake Log Village, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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  • Smokey Jakes BBQ
    Jack Pine Brewery, 12:00 PM
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  • Lunch Cruise
    Gull Lake Cruise, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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  • Paws on the Patio Fundraiser for Babinski Foundation
    Billy’s in Breezy Point, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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  • Tarot Readings
    CatTale’s Books, 12:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Emily Marrs Band
    Roundhouse Brewery, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Dos Guys
    Jack Pine Brewery, 3:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Jimmy Jay
    Zorbaz on Gull, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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  • Classic Car Cruise
    Sarah’s Kitchen, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Mark Mraz & Friends
    Quarterdeck, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Geoff Elvee
    The Wharf, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Ted Feyder
    MN Traders Co, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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  • Live Music: Kelly Peterson
    The Commander, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Seth Doud
    Ernie’s on Gull, 6:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Rusty Crayfish Brass Band
    The Woods, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Stone Daisy
    Roundhouse Brewery, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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  • Elvis Show
    Dockside Lounge, 8:00 PM
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Sunday, May 29, 2022

  • Coffee on the Patio
    Copper Creek Landscaping, 8:00 AM
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  • Sunday Breakfast
    Brainerd Elks, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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  • Street Car Showdown
    BIR, 9:00 AM
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  • Patio Yoga + Fresh Juice Bar
    Cragun’s Legacy Courses, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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  • Live Music: Seth Doud
    The Wharf, 11:00 AM
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  • Family Sundae Funday
    Camp Knutson, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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  • Brunch Cruise
    Gull Lake Cruise, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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  • Live Music: Andy Spofford
    Roundhouse Brewery, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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  • Sunday Funday with Shane Martin
    Manhattan’s, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Ryan Deblock
    Ernie’s, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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  • Snarky Meat Raffle
    Snarky Loon, 2:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Muddy Water Band
    Jack Pine Brewery, 3:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Mark Mraz
    Zorbaz on Gull, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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  • Blues Cruise
    The Breezy Belle, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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  • Summer Kick Off
    Snarky Loon, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Wyld Ryce
    Dockside Lounge, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Dos Guys
    Big Axe Brewing, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Monday, May 30, 2022

  • Brainerd VFW List of Events
    Wreath Throwing at Laurel Street Bridge, 9:00 AM
    Short Ceremony at All-Veterans Memorial, 9:45 AM
    Parade- North of Washinton Street on 3rd Ave NE to Evergreen Cemetary, 10:30 AM
    Main Ceremony with BHS Band-Evergreen Cemetary, 11:00 AM
    Lunch for Veterans and Families at Legion, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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  • Memorial Service
    Nisswa American Legion, 12:00 PM
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  • Live Music: Dos Guys
    Ernie’s on Gull, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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  • Taps Across America
    Mills Fleet Farm, 3:00 PM
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