"Share Your Charm" at the 44th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration on Saturday, March 17, 2018!
Web posted March 6, 2018
You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades-long tradition! Dust off the lawn chairs, get your Irish face on and load up the whole family as this 44 year celebration insures fun for all ages! Gather your family and friends and search for the Pot 'O Gold beginning Thursday, March 15. Register for The 5th Annual Clover Dash 5K which takes place on Saturday, March 17. The race begins and ends in Crosslake's Town Square, so after the race you're in the perfect spot for pre-parade entertainment and more!
Purchase a $5 Raffle Ticket and get a free Blinkie Button! Raffle Tickets/Blinkies are available at Crosslake Chamber member businesses. Get Blinkie Button deals (Fri. & Sat. March 16-17), and join us the following weekend (Friday, March 23) at Andy's Bar & Grill for the Raffle Ticket Drawing Party! Your ticket could win you one of many terrific prize packages including two chances to win a weeks stay at Bay View Lodge! Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win, but we'll have great door prizes for lucky attendees too!
ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Saturday, March 3
8 p.m. - Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant Manhattan Beach Lodge 39051 CR 66
Saturday, March 10
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop - Participants register at any participating establishment, purchase a $20 safe ride wristband and enjoy a Finland themed pub crawl with games of skill at each location. Prizes and trophy for best scoring team. Andy's Bar & Grill, Bourbon Room, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion, Cedar Chest, Maucieri's, Mission Tavern, Moonlite Bay, Manhattan's, Riverside, The Wharf and Zorbaz.
Thursday, March 15
9 a.m. - Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt - The first of three daily clues released daily at 9 a.m. to guide you to the hidden Pot O' Gold. Find it and cash in on a prize package of goods and services valued at more than $1,000 courtesy of Chamber member businesses.
Friday, March 16
9 a.m. - Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt. The second of three daily clues released daily at 9 a.m. to guide you to the hidden Pot O' Gold.
6 p.m. - close - Music featuring DJ Mike. Andy's Bar & Grill (35453 CR 3)
8:30 p.m. - close - Trivia followed by music with DJ's JP & Dana. Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)
Saturday, March 17
7:45 a.m. - Race Day Registration Whitefish Lodge & Suites (14150 Swann Drive)
9:30 a.m. The Clover Dash 5K Starting and finish line in Crosslake Town Square (14281 Gould Street) Awards presented at 10:30 a.m.
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast. with kids coloring activity and beads for all the kids. Crosslake Lutheran Church (35960 CR 66)
9 a.m. - Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt. The third of three daily clues released daily at 9 a.m. to guide you to the hidden Pot O' Gold. If necessary, a fourth clue will be released Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Wake Up Bar, Arts & Crafts Vendor Fair and Outdoor Food & Beer Garden. Whiteefish Lodge & Suites (14150 Swann Drive)
10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Maucieri's Food & Beverage Truck. Crosslake Town Square (35746 Allen Ave)
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Parade Participant Shuttle Service - for parade participants only. Park & Ride free shuttle transportation from the Crosslake Evangelical Free Church (37218 CR 66) to parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square (35770 Allen Ave). Please drop off all your float riders/walkers in the Town Square parade lineup area. One vehicle driver can then proceed to CEFC to take the shuttle back to meet your group.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Pre-Parade Entertainment, Shopping and Festivities in Crosslake Town Square. General parade lineup begins at 12 p.m. at Swann Drive and Allen Avenue
12 - 3 p.m. - 5th Annual Knights of Columbus Food, Beverage & Warming Tent with Live music featuring ZZ Ace. Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance (35592 Pioneer Road)
2 p.m. - 44th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE Chamber Bucks awarded to top 3 for-business entries; Chamber bucks awarded to top 1 non-profit organization entry. Parade judges are located in the Better Living Concepts Sunhome at the Exchange Lot , midtown on County Road 66.
PARADE DAY MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT:
• Andy's Bar & Grill, Wind & Spirits - Music featuring DJ Mike 11 a.m. - close
• The Bourbon Room - Live music featuring The Soup Bones at 5 p.m.
• Crosslake Town Square - Live Music featuring The Dirty Shorts Brass Band 12 - 1:45 p.m.
• Manhattan's - Music 4 - 8 p.m.
• Maucieri's Italian Bistro - Live Music featuring Lisa Wenger & Her Mean, Mean Men - 4 p.m.
• Mission Tavern - Live Music featuring The Muddy Waters Band
• Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - Live music featuring Tugboat Rampage 4-6:30; DJ's JP and Dana 7p.m. - close
• Riverside Saloon & Eatery - Karaoke with Paul & Lisa at 4 p.m.
• The Wharf -Live music featuring The Mark Peterson Band 5 - 9 p.m.
2018 St. Patrick's Day Committee:
CHAIR: Laura Stromberg (Stromberg's Chicks and Game Birds)
Commitee Members: Matias Latorre (Zorbaz Crozzlake), Bruce Gateley (Crosslake Insurance Agency), Dawn Maucieri (Maucieri's Italian Bistro), Heather Jones (Barstock Liquors), Crystal Glaser (Whitefish Properties), Brandon Pederson (RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty), Brian Thull (North Country Lawn Care), Rachel Granfors (Select Therapy), Bob Heales (Community Member) and Cindy Myogeto & Bill Monroe (Crosslake Chamber)
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