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Calendar: June 29-July 4, 2022, events in northern Brainerd lakes area listed

Take a look at upcoming events - including Fourth of July festivities - 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 Duck Races, 1:30 p.m., Pine River dam
  • Fridays: Pine River Market Square, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Pine River Depot
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Event is designed for parents and their children together.
Feed benefits Hackensack Fire Department.
These four-hour courses are refreshers to maintain the insurance discount earned through participation in an eight-hour course.
Weekend event entertains and feeds the masses in Nisswa.
The proceeds from the event will go to the Hackensack Game Changers
Various goods will be for sale with proceeds going toward local charities.
Festivities take place Sept. 22-24 across Crosslake
2022 marks the 18th annual event


  • 29: Crosslake Area Historical Society’s Back Porch Series: Alan Bohme presentation on gangsters, 7 p.m., Historic Log Village
  • 29: Central Lakes Community Performing Arts: Chris Koza, 7 p.m., Central Lakes College outdoor stage, Brainerd
  • 30: Lakes Area Music Festival fundraiser: Summer Solstice, Madden’s on Gull



  • 1-2: Crosslake Area Library book sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Crosslake Community Center
  • 1-2: Lakes Area Artists fine art show and sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Journey Church, downtown Nisswa
  • 1-3: Pequot Lakes Library book sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 1-2, half-price book sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 3, library
  • 2: Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye, 8:30 a.m., Crosslake Community Center
  • 2: Music in the Park: Brothers Tone, 6 p.m., Crosslake Town Square gazebo
  • 2: Bands in the Park: Lolah, 7-9 p.m., Trailside Park, Pequot Lakes
  • 2: Celebrate America fireworks, dusk, Crosslake
  • 3: Nisswa Firecracker Run, 8 a.m., downtown Nisswa
  • 3: Nisswa Freedom Days Festival & Parade: Parade at 7 p.m., fireworks at dusk
  • 3-4: Stars & Stripes Days, Pequot Lakes: fireworks at dusk July 3, parade at noon July 4
  • 4: Brainerd/Baxter Fourth of July: parade at 6 p.m. in downtown Brainerd, fireworks at 10:15 p.m. at Don Adamson Field at Brainerd High School
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