Brainerd Lakes Pride

Brainerd Lakes Pride Picnic. Photo by Randy Stern
Brainerd Lakes Pride Picnic. Photo by Randy Stern

Our community can be found in various places across Minnesota. One of them is in the city of Brainerd and its nearby lakes. 

Brainerd Lakes Pride kicks off their celebration on Friday night, June 17, with a dance party in downtown Brainerd. The next day, join the community for a family picnic at Gregory Park in Brainerd. The festivities will end with a Drag Brunch on Sunday at a location to be announced closer to their Pride weekend. 

Brainerd and the nearby lakes offer great recreational opportunities. You can stay in Brainerd and Baxter to get closer to the community, but you can also head further north for some peace, quiet and spectacular landscape. After all, it is called Minnesota’s Playground. 

If you want to enjoy this playground, check out Gull Lake. It offers great boating and water-based activities from fishing to just reflecting on your Pride. Plus, Gull Lake is not the only body of water that is minutes from Gregory Park. The mighty Mississippi River flows through the region, too!

Gregory Park is just a couple of blocks off Washington Street – Brainerd’s main street. There are plenty of places to eat along that street. You can also head towards Baxter along Minnesota Highway 371 for more dining options. 

The small-town atmosphere of Brainerd is worthy of your getaway. It is a great hub for a community that stretches across Crow Wing County. The community is also full of energy, including its youthful residents. Put it on your map this year!

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