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St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration

Web posted March 7, 2023
For nearly 50 years, Crosslake has been celebrating the coming of Spring with a St Patrick’s Day Parade. What started out in the 70’s as a remedy for Cabin Fever, has grown into a destination event for thousands of green-clad, Irish-for-a-day, weekend enthusiasts. Some build a float and travel the 2-mile-long route tossing hundreds of pounds of candy and trinkets, and others set up lawn chairs, days in advance to get ”their perfect spot” for family and friends. While the parade is the highlight, the celebration begins days before as we sweep the streets of snow, adorn our shops in green and pre-game with a Treasure Hunt, Live Music, the Clover Dash 5K and more! Mark your calendars for March 16-18, 2023 and see for yourself why the Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration has been declared the Best of the Brainerd Lakes AND the Best in the State!


Thursday, March 16, 2023
9AM 1st clue released to guide you to the Lost Pot O' Gold

6-8PM Loon & Lakes Trivia - 14 Lakes Craft Brewing (36846 CR 66) sponsored by The National Loon Center, Watters Edge Realty & WAPOA

8PM Trivia - Moonlite Bay (37627 CR 66)

Friday, March 17, 2023 (HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY!)
9AM 2nd clue released to guide you to the Lost Pot O' Gold 4-7PM Live Music featuring Brian O'Brien on the patio - Moonlite Bay (37627 CR 66)

5-7PM Clover Dash 5K Registration-Packet Pickup - Patriot Lakes Nutrition (14307 Gould St.)

6-9PM // Live Music featuring From The Heart -14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. (36846 CR 66)

6PM // Live Music featuring Andy Fischer - Manhattan's (39051 CR 66)

7PM // Music featuring DJ Mike - Andy's Bar & Grill (35453 CR 3)

10PM - close // Music featuring DJ Dana - Moonlite Bay (37627 CR 66)

Saturday, March 18, 2023
8-11AM Pancake Breakfast Crosslake American Legion (35112 CR 3)

9AM 3rd and final clue released to guide you to the Lost Pot O'Gold

9AM 9th Annual Clover Dash 5K and Kids Run

7-8:30 a.m. - Same Day registration and packet pickup at Patriot Lakes Nutrition (14307 Gould St.)

8:30 a.m. - Kids Run in Crosslake Town Square 9 a.m. - Clover Dash 5K Run/Walk - New Route

10AM-5PM Crosslake Town Square Pre-Parade Party with Music, Food & Activities for the whole family:
Key Wellness - Play Plinko for prizes and discounts
Squirrelly Mama - Family activities inside & outside
Barajas Mexican Grill Food Truck - K&D Kettle Corn -
Live music featuring The Nissfits under the clock tower

10:30AM-3PM Whitefish Lodge & Suites Parking Lot Party (14150 Swann Drive) Brunch, Bloody' s & Bingo (register at whitefish-lodge.com) Live music featuring Drunk-n-Stupid 12 and 3PM

11AM-1PM Live Music featuring Darren Jackson - 14 Lakes Craft Brewing (36846 CR 66)

11AM Music featuring DJ Mike - Andy's Bar & Grill (35453 CR 3)

11AM-1:30PM Parade Participant Shuttle Service (for parade participants only)

Park & Ride free shuttle transportation from the Crosslake Log Church (37218 CR 66) to Crosslake Community School near parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square for parade participants only.

Drop off all your float riders/walkers in the Town Square parade lineup area.

One vehicle driver can then proceed to The Log Church to take the shuttle back to meet your group.

2PM 49th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE "Shamrocks & Shenanigans"
10a.m. - 12 p.m. Sponsor and Feature lineup at Swann Drive East entrance

12 - 2 p.m. - General parade lineup at Swann Drive East entrance Featuring fabulous parade floats and entertainment including American Legion Color Guard, zippy cars driven by Minnesota Shrine organizations, clowns, classic cars, boats, horse drawn carriage and more.

Chamber Bucks awarded to top 3 for-business entries and top 1 non-profit organization entry.

Parade judges are located in the Sunspace Porch on Pioneer Drive

Post Parade Entertainment in Crosslake at businesses and establishments
14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. - Live Music featuring Tangled Chords (36846 CR 66)

Manhattan's - Live Music featuring Shane Martin (39051 CR 66)

Maucieri's - Live Music featuring Lisa Wenger (34650 CR 3)

Moonlite Bay - Music featuring DJ Dana till close! (37627 CR 66)

Riverside Inn - Dynamite Reflections Karaoke (35322 CR 3)

Zorbaz Crozzlake - Post parade Block Party featuring DJ Mad Mardigan (36215 CR 66)

Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion - Bacon Meat Raffle 6 p.m. (35112 CR 3)

The Cedar Chest - Live Music featuring The Muddy Waters Band 6p.m.(14150 Swann Drive)

Ox Lake Tavern - Live Music featuring Emily Hammer 6-9 p.m.(38136 CR 66)

The Wharf - Live Music featuring Red Dot Duo 6-9 p.m. (12986 CR 16)

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