Calendar: June 22-25, 2022

Take a look at upcoming events in the Brainerd lakes area.

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  • Tuesdays: Hackensack Children’s Fishing Contest, Birch Lake, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Big Fun Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Crosslake Town Square
  • Wednesdays: Turtle races, 2 p.m., downtown Nisswa
  • Fridays: Pine River Depot open, craft sale, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: Pine River Market Square, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Pine River Depot
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On June 22, the owl center opened up an online auction selling art sent into the center by Ukrainian children as a part of an international art content; the money raised will be donated to children and families in Ukraine through UNICEF.
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts and Pequot Lakes Community Theater often serve as critics for playwright Phil Olson.
Annual Summerfest event was renamed in honor of new dam.
Benefit will help pay for medical costs and lost income.
Free will donation sale supports youth scholarship organization
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This year's event is paired with the city's annual Summerfest, which is now called Dam Days


  • 22: Kitchigami Regional Library System: Ralph’s World children’s concert, 1 p.m., Cole Memorial Building, Pequot Lakes
  • 22-25: Lakes Jam Music Festival, Brainerd International Raceway
  • 23-26: Pine River Dam Days: Parade at 11 a.m., fireworks at sunset Saturday
  • 23-26: Cass County Fair, Pine River
  • 24: Kitchigami Regional Library System: Ralph’s World children’s concert, 4:30 p.m., Cass County Fairgrounds, Pine River
  • 24: Outdoor movie: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campground, Crosslake
  • 24-25: Nisswa Youth Scholarship Organization free will garage sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake Shore
  • 24-25: Rhubarb Fest, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Pine River
  • 25: Last Runner Standing Competition, 8 a.m., Mount Ski Gull
  • 25: Majestic Pines Artisans and Crafters Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nisswa Pioneer Village grounds of the Nisswa History Center and Museum
  • 25: Benefit for first responder Wini Bauman, 4 p.m., Snarky Loon, Jenkins
  • 25: Music in the Park: Faith Boblett, 6 p.m., Crosslake Town Square gazebo
  • 25: Bands in the Park: Greg & Mike, 7-9 p.m., Trailside Park, Pequot Lakes

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