Brainerd Sesquicentennial Events 9-23
Memorial Park Ribbon Cutting
Come see the debut of Memorial Park! New amenities include a splash pad, two hockey rinks to double as pickleball courts in the summer, a pleasure rink, a four-season warming house, a playground, horseshoe pits, a picnic shelter and two bituminous walking/biking paths, along with upgrades to the softball field lights and concessions area.
Downtown History Walk
Take in the sights of picturesque downtown Brainerd, MN. A local historian and tour guide will lead you around the charming brick buildings that align the downtown streets where you will look up, down and all around at things that will surprise and enlighten you.
Your guide will stop and talk about the significance of the buildings around town, the people who built them, and the unique historical stories surrounding them. The tour includes brief sidewalk stops at historically relevant sites. Early images of Brainerd help to bring the past to life. You will be able to compare Brainerd’s first building with today’s cityscape. Be wowed by the pieces of history still here today and inspired by the history of those that came before us.
Guided public tours are available by advance reservation – online purchase or via phone. This tour is limited to 10 people. Tour durations last approximately 90 minutes. Please dress accordingly for walking tours.
Visit Brainerd and/or the designated tour guide does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, or usefulness of any information. Individuals assume all risk and responsibility.
All ages and questions are welcome.
Masks required while indoors; most of the tour is outside.
All tours happen rain or shine.
A Celebration at NPC!
It will feel like you’re stepping back into time where Brainerd first began; dressed in old-timey attire, NPC staff will host a bags tournament, a BBQ contest, kids games, live music from the Lakes Jazz Authority, and fireworks.
4:00pm – 8:00pm: NEW! SIGN THE NPC GUEST BOOK.
Did you or someone you know work at the NPC? Sign the guestbook and keep the history alive. It will be available to sign in our Shoppes moving forward.
4:00pm – 8:00pm: KIDS GAMES
4:30pm – 7:30pm: LIVE MUSIC FROM LAKES JAZZ AUTHORITY
5:30pm – 7:30pm: BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT
$20 per team, sign up at event by 5:20! Single Elimination.
Winners get half the entry with the rest being donated to the Save The Water Tower Fund
8:00pm: FIREWORKS SHOW!
EXPERIENCE DISCOUNTS AT OUR DISTRICT BUSINESSES
Grab a coupon book when you get here and take advantage of discounts during the history event!