2018 St. Patrick's Day 44th Parade & Celebration - Crosslake
"Share Your Charm" at the 44th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration on Saturday, March 17, 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 ensures 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.
Sponsorship Opportunities - Chamber Member Blinkie Button-Raffle-Event Info - print deadline Feb. 19, 2018 for best exposure
Parade Registration Form - deadline to register for parade entry March 9, 2018
ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE and NEW EVENTS WILL BE ADDED AS CONFIRMED
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 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 & Restaurant, 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
Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt
Find the hidden Pot O' Gold and cash in on a prize package of goods and services courtesy of Chamber member merchants valued at more than $1,000. One of three clues released daily at 9 a.m.
Saturday, March 17
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
9:30 a.m. The Clover Dash 5K
Race day registration begins at 7:45 a.m. at Whitefish Lodge & Suites
Starting and finish line in Crosslake Town Square
36770 Allen Avenue
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Parade Participant Shuttle Service - for parade participants only
Free transportation from the Crosslake Evangelical Free Church (CEFC) located at 37218 CR 66 Crosslake, MN 56442 to parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square.
Please drop off all your float riders in the Town Square area. Extra vehicle drivers can then proceed to CEFC to take the shuttle back to meet your group.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Pre-Parade Festivities in Crosslake Town Square
General parade lineup begins at 12 p.m. at Swann Drive and Allen Avenue
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 locatexd in the Better Living Concepts Sunhome at the Exchange Lot , midtown on County Road 66.
POST PARADE ENTERTAINMENT:
The Bourbon Room - Live music featuring The Soup Bones at 5 p.m.
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.
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