It’s hard to believe that summer is already coming to a close. Summer 2017 has been one for the books here at Quarterdeck.
Early in the season, we unveiled new additions and renovations to our resort that were a year and a half in the making. We were thrilled to invite guests to enjoy our new Boathouse Event Center, QD’s Coffee & Ice Cream Café, three new cottages, and our new three-story lodge building, home to the lakeside suites. The Infinity MedSpa followed soon after, opening in early July.
Events were also a big part of our summer. We hosted our first wedding reception in the Boathouse Event Center (to great success, we might add). And just a couple weeks ago, we hosted the Gull Lake stop of the Classic Bass Champions Tour fishing tournament. The award ceremony took place in the Boathouse, where Tadd Johnson took first place with an 87-lb bass.
But summer isn’t quite over yet! Summer’s finale, Labor Day weekend, is coming up soon and there’s a lot to do. As you make your plans for the holiday weekend, check out some of these local Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area activities:
19th Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout, September 1-3 – Held at the Brainerd Raceway, this road racing event is the grand finale of the Muscle Car Series. In addition to drag racing, there will be a classic car show, live music, and more. Daily admission $25, kids under 12 are free.
Traveling Art Pub at Gull Dam Brewing, September 1 – The Traveling Art Pub hosts art-themed events at different venues around Minnesota. Join TAP at Gull Dam Brewing from 10:00 am-3:00 pm to create art, drink beer, and socialize! Purchase tickets in advance ($40/person, 21+).
Crosslake Original Craft and Flea Market, September 1 – Experience the most unique shopping event in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Crosslake Flea Market is held only three times a year, on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day weekends. Shop from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
4th Annual PaddlePalooza, September 3 – Join MNSurf Company for a 3-mile scenic course from Nisswa Lake to Gull Lake with scheduled stops along the way and an end-of-course party at Zorbaz. Open to paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes. Proceeds benefit Hart Animal Rescue.
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale, September 1-4 – Score some sweet holiday sales at Westgate Mall’s Labor Day Sidewalk Sale in Brainerd. Open 10:00 am-5:00 pm daily.