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Celebrating 150 Years of Brainerd

September 18, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Chosen for its location on the mighty Mississippi and the Northern Pacific Railroad, Brainerd began as a dynamic and booming town – that Northern spirit has proven tried and true ever since. We are excited to honor and celebrate the past 150 years of culture, history, and people that make Brainerd home.

Join the celebration. Brainerd’s 150th Anniversary (Sesquicentennial) will be celebrated with a series of events this summer culminating in the Sesquicentennial Week September 18 – 26. From history tours showcasing the storied past of downtown Brainerd, to a time capsule event reflecting the growth and modern culture of the city, to a scavenger hunt of Brainerd’s iconic and hidden gems, local organizations are hosting fun festivities for all ages.

Take a Piece of History Home with You. Commemorative Sesquicentennial banners, that are posted on Washington St, South 6th St, Downtown, and Mill Ave, are available for pre-sale through Visit Brainerd.

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September 18, 2021
September 26, 2021


Brainerd, MN United States