Have you ever seen cardboard boat races where full-grown adults get into boats they’ve constructed from cardboard and duct tape and race one another? How about fireworks on Crosslake around the Fourth of July? Can you imagine 20,000 people showing up in Crosslake on St. Patrick’s Day to see Minnesota’s largest parade outside the Twin Cities? Or 10,000 people tasting chili prepared by over 30 contestants in the Crosslake Days Chili Cook-off in September? All of these are annual Crosslake events. And there are flea markets, kayak runs, fishing tournaments, outdoor movies, weekly summer music concerts on the Town Square and more. Check out the Crosslake Chamber app for details.
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber's Celebration of Excellence is the highlight of the year for our 1,000+ members to celebrate the accomplishments of our Leadership Experience, Business Award recipients and Destination Downtown Business Challenge Winner!
Don?t miss out on Small Business Saturday! Place your best holiday discount promotion in the homes of more than 15,000 Lakes Area families. Lakes PROUD is partnering with the Brainerd Dispatch to create a Holiday Wrap for the Thanksgiving Day newspaper?the biggest paper of the year! Take advantage of this opportunity and remind your customers to SHOP LOCAL this holiday season!
Make sure your business is represented in the 2020 Brainerd Lakes Visitor guide and reserve your ad space today! For as little as $165, you can reach more than 200,000 tourists* and potential customers from across the state of Minnesota! By advertising in the 2020 Visitor Guide, your business will be included in the most comprehensive tourism publication in the region.
Bundle up the family and bring them to Crosslake for our 17th annual WinterFest celebration! Hunt for the WinterFest Medallion for a prize package worth hundreds! Enjoy many good ol'fashoned family friendly activities on Friday and Saturday!
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Crosslake at the 46th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration! You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades-long tradition! Dust off the lawn chairs, get your Irish face on and load up the whole family as this 44 year celebration ensures fun for all ages!