2018 St. Patrick's Day 44th Parade & Celebration - Crosslake

Saturday, March 17th ALL DAY

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! 

Need Lodging?  Check out these preferred lodging partners.

Parade Registration Form - deadline to register for parade entry March 9, 2018


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 these Chamber member businesses: 14 Lakes Craft Brewing, Andy's Bar & Grill, Barstock Liquors, The Bourbon Room, Brenny Funeral Chapel, The Cedar Chest, Common Goods, The Crossfire, Crosslake Ace Hardware, Appliance & Laundromat, Crosslake Bikes, Crosslake Coffee, Crosslake Drug, Crosslake Veterinary Hospital, D&D Beer Co. - Coors Light, Holiday Station Store, Judy's House of Gifts, Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Lakes Proud, Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe, Lundrigan's, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Mission Tavern, Nordic Haus, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Northland Press, Passages of Time, Pine Peaks Restaurant, Apparel & Gifts, R&J Broadcasting, Reeds Country Market, Riverside Saloon & Eatery, The Wharf, Whitefish Lodge & Suites and Zorbaz-Crozzlake.

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, Maucieri's Beverage Cart & Warming Tent with Live music featuring ZZ Ace
Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance (35592 Pioneer Road)

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.

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)

2017 Best of Float Awards:
Business Awards: 1st Place - Wes Hanson Builders
                                  2nd Place - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
                                  3rd Place - Boyd Lodge
Non-Profit Award: 1st Place - Northern Lakes Lightning Red Line High School Hockey; Honorable Mentions: 
Breezy Point Figure Skating Club and Pelican Lakes 4H Club

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