Brainerd Jaycees Street Fest
Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2019
Well-known for the Extravaganza, the Brainerd Jaycees wanted to establish a summer event, so in 2002 the Great Northern BBQ was born. True to the original goal of bringing barbecue to the Brainerd Lakes, the Jaycees hosted a national and local barbecue competition and live music festival. Over the years, the nature of the event has changed a bit but has always included the Cub Foods Rib Fest, a local barbecue competition judged by the participants who select the best non-profit ribs, best local business ribs, and best decorated booth.
Friday night at 6pm - Chicken Wing Challenge and 8pm to midnight - Live music from Junk FM
Saturday at noon is the Historic Downtown Walking Tour with activities all day long including live music, bean bag tourney and more!