Local Events

At the Heart of Every Family Tradition Lies a Great Experience Worth Repeating

Local Events

At the Heart of Every Family Tradition Lies a Great Experience Worth Repeating

No matter when you decide to visit, you’ll likely find an event happening in the area. We host signature events like the Pequot Lakes Stars and Stripes Days in July. Have you been to the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Minnesota?! You’ll find the parade in Crosslake. How about kickin’ your boots up at Lakes Jam—the Lakes Area’s biggest country and rock fest. Other local businesses and communities host festivals, live music, and even fireworks. Make these popular events a family tradition.

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

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Name: 2018 St. Patrick's Day 44th Parade & Celebration - Crosslake
Date: March 17, 2018
Event Description:

Raffle Ticket Prize Winners Announced!

Best of Parade Winner announced!

Business Division

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

The Pot O' Gold has been found!
Congratulations to Leif Wooden and his family...Dad Toby, siblings Kale, Reid and Macy and friend Sam Pearson who found the Pot O Gold at the canoe access of the Pine River off County Road 37.

Clue #1
Our 44th year you're bound to cheer
At Andy's Bar, Ed will pour you a beer!
Put on some green, you'll want to be seen
Just look with your eyes, and you'll find the prize.

Clue #2
The parade is near, there's nothing to fear
Your clue is awaiting, now give us a rating.
You'll get there by car, but don't drive too far
You can see water, are you a good spotter?

Clue #3
Do you canoe? Then this is for you.
A tube may float by, more likely in July.
Your treasures await, courtesty of businesses who donate
Set all the way down and don your crown!

"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 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! Click Here for a listing of raffle prizes.

Need Lodging?  Check out these preferred lodging partners.


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 Chamber of Commerce, Crosslake Bikes, Crosslake Coffee, Crosslake Drug, Crosslake Veterinary Hospital, D&D Beer Co. - Coors Light, Holiday Station Store, Judy's House of Gifts, Kick's on Route 66, Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Lakes Proud, Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe, Lundrigan's, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Mission Tavern, Nordic Haus, Northern Lakes Embroidery/NMN Inc., Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Northland Press, Passages of Time, Secure Wealth Group, R&J Broadcasting, Reeds Country Market, Studio Posh, The Wharf and Whitefish Lodge & Suites.

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 a.m. - RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides - weather permitting - must be 10+ years of age
US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreation Area (35507 CR 66)

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 Log 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 The Log Church 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

11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. -  Crosslake Communtiy School Family Fun 
Games, face painting, food, book walk, prizes and fun!
Crosslake Town Square 14280 Gould Street

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)

2 p.m. - 44th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE   - Parade Map
Chamber Bucks awarded to top 3 for-business entriesand top 1 non-profit organization entry.  Hubbard Broadcasting/WJJY will award Chanhassen Dinner Theater Tickets to the most enthusiastic entry!  Parade judges are located in the Better Living Concepts Sunhome at the Exchange Lot , midtown on County Road 66. Show 'em what you've got! 

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

Event Media:
Event Sponsors:



  • Beam Suntory - 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey



  • Boyd Lodge
  • Crosslake Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Crosslake Veterinary Practice, PA
  • Edina Realty, Inc. - Crosslake
  • Fiks-Con Roofing, INC
  • Grand Champion Meats - Crosslake
  • GrassMaster, Inc.
  • Gull Dam Brewing
  • Larson Group Real Estate/Keller Williams Realty Professionals
  • Minnesota Inboard Water Sports
  • Northland Pet Lodge
  • RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty - Crosslake
  • Reed's Market and Gas Express
  • Simonson Lumber of Crosslake
  • Stromberg's Chicks & Gamebirds
  • The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery


  • Barstock Liquors
  • Crosslake Drug Store
  • Crosslake Yoga & Pilates
  • Encompassing Beauty
  • Lake Country Crafts and Cones
  • Midwest Machinery Co.
  • Moonlite Square
  • Passages of Time
  • Paul Bunyan Extreme Race
  • Pequot Tool & Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Stonemark Land Surveying, Inc.
Crosslake, MN
Date/Time Information:
March 17, 2018
Parade line up 12 - 2 p.m. at Crosslake Town Square
Parade begins at 2 p.m.
Contact Information:
Crosslake Chamber - Cindy Myogeto, (218) 692-4027
Purchase a $5 Raffle Ticket and get a 2018 Blinkie Button free! 
Wear your Blinkie Button and cash in on deals and discounts all over town! (Valid 3/16 and 3/17)
14 Lakes Craft Brewery - $1 off a pint of select Porter or IPA
Andy's Bar & Grill, WIne & Spirits - $4 16oz. green beer
Barstock Liquors - 10% off  2Gingers Irish Whiskey
The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery - $3 green beer; Irish Whiskey shots; $2 Reuben Sliders
The Cedar Chest - $2 green tap beer; $3 2Gingers single pour; $3 Dr. McGullicuddy Cherry or Menthol shot; $3 Tippy Cow Shamrock shot; $3.50 mini burger or large fry baskets
Common Goods - 15% off entire purchase
Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance - 20% off regular priced items (some exclusions - see store for details)
Crosslake American Legion Post 500 - $3 16 oz. Coors Light pounder; Free slice of UGLY Cheesecake with any JR's dinner entree; $5 Chicken quesadillas with first additional $1 item free
Crosslake Coffee - Free small hot cocoa
Crosslake Dairy Queen - $1 hot dogs; $1 off any size Blizzard
Crosslake Drug  Store - 25-50% off in-store specials
Crosslake Veterinary Hospital - 20% off pet treats
Curious Belongings - 10% discount store wide
Grand Champion Meats - Buy 3 sticks or jerkey snacks - get one free
Holiday Station Store Crosslake - free 12 oz. coffee/cappuccino or 20 oz. fountain drink
Judy's House of Gifts - 20% off total purchase of regular priced items (Sat. only)
Kicks on Route 66 - Free temporary face tattoos
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - free small cup Stonehouse Coffee with any purchase
Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe - 25% off storewide
Lundrigan's - 20% off Minnetonka Moccasins
Manhattan's - $3 Coors Light Pounder or tap beer; $1 off Bloody Mary; $4 Puckerita
Maucieri's Italian Bistro - $3 Coors Light green tap beer; $4 2Gingers; $1 off Reubens; $1 off Corned Beef & Cabbage
Mission Tavern - $3 Irish Whiskey; $3 Coors Light; $10 Reuben Sandwich; $12 Corned Beef Dinner
Moonlite Bay Bar & Family Restaurant - $4 Big Gingers; $4 Vodka Red Bull: $2.50 Coors Light Bottle; $2 off Reuben; $3 off Pizza
Moonlite Square Liquor - 10% off wine
Moonlite Square - .05 off gallon fuel
Nordic Haus - 17% off one item (Sat. only)
Northland Pet Lodge - 10% off all items in store
Passages of Time - Free samples and 10% off gourmet food; free shamrock charm with purchase
Pine Peaks Gift and Apparel - 25% off 1 gift and apparel item
Pine Peaks Restaurant - free beverage with meal purchase
Riverside Saloon & Eatery - $2 Coors Light tap beer
Roundhouse Brewery - Brainerd - Buy one pint, get one free (once per day)
The Wharf - $1 Lucky Charm Shot; $2 green Beer; $3 rail drinks; $4 Paddy's Mimosa; $7.95 Corned Beef & Hash Breakfast; $7.95 Reuben & Chips; $7.95 Corned Beef & Cabbage
The Woods Event Center - Merrifield - free drink (up to $5 value)
Whitefish Lodge & Suites Wake Up Bar or Outdoor Beer Garden - $3 Coors Light Pounder or tap beer; $1 off Bloody Mary; $4 Puckerita; $5 Cutwater Cocktail (Sat. only)
Zorbaz - Crozzlake - $4 16 oz. Coors Light; $4.50 2Gingers; $2.50 green shots
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