“Share Your Charm” in Crosslake at the 2017 43rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration

"Share Your Charm" in Crosslake at the 43rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration! Come to Crosslake this weekend to celebrate a tradition that has been going on for FORTY-THREE YEARS!

Even if you’re not Irish, you can still enjoy all of the events and excitement of the Crosslake Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration!


Here are some of the events Ye All Can Enjoy at the Ol’ Crosslake St Patty’s Day Celebration. 


RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides

8 - 11:00 a.m. 
US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area
35507 CR 66
Must be 10 years of age or older - weather permitting - no charge


Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast

with kids coloring activity and beads for all the kids

Location: Crosslake Lutheran Church

Time: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM


The 4th Annual Clover Dash 5K

Register for The 4th Annual Clover Dash 5K which takes place on Saturday, March 18. 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! 

Race day registration begins at 7:45 a.m. at Whitefish Lodge & Suites
(Starting and finish line in Crosslake Town Square, 36770 Allen Avenue)

Location: Crosslake Town Square

Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM


Maucieri's Food & Beverage Cart

10:00 a.m.  - 3 p.m.
Beer & Bar, Corned Beef & Hot Dogs
Under the clock tower in Crosslake Town Square
35770 Allen Avenue

Edina Realty Foundation 6th Annual Brat Sale
11 a.m.
Brats & Soda till gone; Foundation assists with needs of homeless
35586 CR 66

Parade Participant Shuttle Service
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Free transportation from C&C Boat Works 36448 County Road 66 to parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square (for parade participants only)
Pre-Parade Festivities in Crosslake Town Square
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. – 

General parade lineup begins at 12 p.m. at Swann Drive and Allen Avenue

4th Annual Knights of Columbus Food, Beverage & Warming Tent
12  - 3 p.m. - Proceeds go to the Crosslake Food Shelf
Crosslake Ace Hardware
35592 Pioneer Drive

2 p.m. 

#1 - Maucieri's Italian Bistro
#2 - Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance
#3 - Boyd Lodge
Honorable Mention:  ALL the floats and entries in the parade!
#1 Minnetonka Power Squadron
Honorable Mention: Girl Scouts
Honorable Mention: Northern Lakes Girls High School Hockey
WJJY Enthusiasm Award:
4 p.m. Karaoke Music
Riverside Saloon & Eatery - 35322 CR 3


Later in the evening, you can enjoy live music at Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge.


You can also purchase a $5 Raffle ticket and get a Blinkie Button free.  Tickets/buttons are available for purchase at Chamber member businesses offering a blinkie button special.  Winning raffle tickets will be drawn Sat. March 25 and more than 50 prizes will be awarded valued at more than $8,400. Show your Blinkie Button for deals and discounts all over town!  


Back on the Brainerd side, you can also enjoy live music at Roundhouse Brewery, featuring Brendan Flynn.


If you’re looking for a place to stay, make sure you checkout our lodging options.


For more event information, check out our event calendar here.