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    A Festive Destination

    The Brainerd and Baxter areas of Minnesota are filled with exciting events that attract visitors from all over. Whether you're interested in outdoor activities or cultural experiences, there's something for everyone. Some of the most popular events include the Brainerd Jaycees' $150K Ice Fishing Extravaganza, which draws thousands of anglers to the frozen lake each year, and Crosslake's St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration, a festive event that includes live music, green beer, and more. The area also hosts a variety of art exhibitions and festivals throughout the year, including the Lakes Area Music Festival and the Whitefish Chain Antique & Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous. With so many unique and memorable events, it's easy to see why Brainerd and Baxter are Minnesota's premier vacation destinations.