1st Place Best of Parade - Crosslake Veterinary Hostpital! Your paper mach'e float was fabulous!
2nd Place - Lake Country Crafts & Cones - How many Leprechauns can one float hold???
3rd Place Wes Hanson - Lucky Charms? Our favorite!
Best Non-Profit - The Babinski Foundation - Beacause the're a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow.
Most Enthusiastic - Listen to WJJY's Ken & Tess morning show Monday morning to learn the winner!
Complete listing of raffle prize winners listed here.
It's the Year of the "Lucky Leprechaun" at the 45th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration on Saturday, March 16, 2019!
You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades-long tradition voted Best St. Patrick's Day Celebration in the State of Minnesota! Dust off the lawn chairs, get your Irish face on and load up the whole family as this 45 year celebration insures fun for all ages! Gather your family and friends and Chase the Lucky Leprechaun to find the Pot O' Gold. Register for The 6th Annual Clover Dash 5K which takes place on Saturday, March 16. 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 $6 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 15-16), and join us the following weekend (Friday, March 22) at Andy's Bar & Grill for the Raffle Ticket Drawing Party! Your ticket could win you one of many terrific prize packages. Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win, but we'll have great door prizes for lucky attendees too!
Parade Participation Form - must accompany certificate of motor vehicle insurance
ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Friday, March 15
3 p.m. - Chase the Lucky Leprechaun to find the Pot 'O Gold
One single clue will be released at 3 p.m. to start the chase to find the Lucky Leprechauns who hold the progressive clues!
7:30 p.m.- Trivia followed by DJ's JP and Dana
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)
9 p.m. - Live Music featuring Shane Martin
Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)
Saturday, March 16
The Clover Dash 5K
7:45 a.m. - Race Day Registration
Whitefish Lodge & Suites (14150 Swann Drive)
9 a.m. - Kids Race 9:30 a.m.-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. - 3 p.m. - Indoor Vendor Fair, Parking Lot Kickoff Party
11.am. Full Bar, Food Garden, Live Music featuring Shane Martin
12 - 1 p.m. Retired Vikings QB Tommy Kramer Meet, greet & Autographs
Whitefish Lodge & Suites (14150 Swann Drive)
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Parade Participant Shuttle Service - for parade participants only
Park & Ride free shuttle transportation from the Crosslake Log Church (37218 CR 66) to parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square (35770 Allen Ave).
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.
10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Entertainment, Shopping and Festivities in Town Square
Maucieri's Food & Beverage Truck
Viking Land Harley Davidson tent with bikes on display
11a.m. Live music featuring The Dirty Shorts Brass Band
General parade lineup begins at 12 p.m. at Swann Drive and Allen Avenue
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. - Crosslake Communtiy School Family Fun
Games, face painting, food, book walk, prizes and fun!
Buy a parking space - proceeds benefit new playground equipment
Crosslake Community School (35808 CR 66)
12 - 3 p.m. - 6th Annual Knights of Columbus Warming Tent
Hot Food and Maucieri's Beverage Cart
Music featuring DJ David Johnson
Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance (35592 Pioneer Road)
1:15 - 1:45 - The Unicycling Unicorn
A ONE of a kind 12 Foot Unicycle, iPhone Juggling, Magic & Comedy Show!
Crosslake Town Square (Ostlund Ave)
2 p.m. - 45th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE - The Year of the Lucky Leprechaun
REGISTER TODAY - PARADE MAP
Chamber Bucks awarded to top 3 for-business entries and top 1 non-profit organization entry. Parade judges are located in the Better Living Concepts Sunhome in Town Square - Show 'em what you've got!
Post Parade Entertainment:
14 Lakes Craft Brewing 4-9 p.m. Live music featuring Tangled Chords
Andy's Bar & Grill - Music featuring DJ Mike - all day
Big Al's Bar & Grill 4 p.m. Live music featuring the Nissfits; 7:30 p.m. $1,000 Meat Raffle
Bourbon Room 5 p.m. Soup Bones
Cedar Chest 4-7 p.m. Live music featuring From the Heart, Gary & Kelsi Stacken
Manhattan's 6 p.m. Live Music featuring Drunk N Stupid
Maucieri's Italian Bistro - 7 p.m. Live music featuring Lisa Wenger & Her Mean, Mean Men
Moonlite Bay 4 p.m. - DJ's JP & Dana; 5-9 p.m. Live music featuring Tugboat Rampage; 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. - DJ's JP & Dana
Riverside - Paul & Lisa's Karaoke following the parade
The Wharf - 3 - 7 p.m. - Live music featuring The Mark Peterson Band
Whitefish Lodge & Suites - 3 p.m. Live music featuring Pandemic Band
Zorbaz Crozzlake - DJ Josh Triolo - all day
Friday, March 22
St. Patrick's Raffle Ticket Drawing Party
Andy's Bar & Grill (35453 CR 3)
2019 St. Patrick's Day Committee:
CHAIR: Laura Stromberg (Stromberg's Chicks and Game Birds)
Commitee Members: Matias Latorre (Zorbaz Crozzlake), Dawn Maucieri (Maucieri's Italian Bistro), Heather Jones (Barstock Liquors), Crystal Glaser (Whitefish Properties), Brandon Pederson (Edina Realty), Brian Thull (North Country Lawn Care), Bob Heales (Community Member), Melissa Krueger (Hubbard Radio) and Cindy Myogeto & Bill Monroe (Crosslake Chamber)
2018 Best of Parade Winners
1st Place - Boyd Lodge
2nd Place - Crosslake Auto Body
3rd Place - Moonllite Bay Family Restaurant and Bar
Non- Profit Division
Crosslake Historical Society
Hubbard Radio - WJJY Most Enthusiastic
Lake Country Crafts and Cones