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Brainerd Lakes Marketplace slated March 28-29

The annual Brainerd Lakes Marketplace, sponsored by Essentia Health, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Brainerd Area Civic Center.

The event features an “open air” market atmosphere where those who attend can stroll among the park-like setting, enjoying local fare, live demonstrations, camaraderie and browsing Brainerd Lakes Marketplace vendors.

Admission is $3 per adult or $5 for two adults; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Tickets are available at any office of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber or at the civic center door.

All paid tickets offer the chance to win door prizes and the grand prize of two roundtrip tickets from Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, courtesy of SkyWest, a Delta Skyteam airline.

Drawings will be at the top of the hour, starting at 10 a.m. Friday and ending at 2 p.m. Saturday. You must be present to win all prizes except the grand prize.

The Party in the Park after-hours event will be open to the public from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, March 28, offering an after-hours networking opportunity along with live entertainment.

Enjoy food samples from six area chefs and drink samples from three local companies while exploring exhibitor booths and listening to a live performance by Brainerd’s Seth Doud.

Single tickets to Party in the Park are $10 in advance and $15 at the door; 400 tickets will be sold. Pick up tickets at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber downtown tower office, Pequot Lakes Welcome Center, Crosslake Welcome Center or at the door (if still available).

Participating food vendors are Black Bear Lodge and Saloon, Boomer Pizza, Cub Foods, Iven’s on the Bay, Maucieri’s Italian Bistro and Prairie Bay Grill & Catering. Participating drink vendors are Cash Wise Liquor, Jack Pine Brewery and Prairie Bay Grill & Catering.

Find out complete event information at

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