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 search for the Pot 'O Gold beginning Thursday, March 14. 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
Sponsorship Opportunities - Support the event and gain marketing exposure!
Business Donations - Raffle, Blinkie, Pot O' Gold Donations
ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Thursday, March 14
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 Chamber member businesses.
Friday, March 15
9 a.m. - Chase the Lucky Leprechaun to find the Pot 'O Gold
The second of three daily clues released daily at 9 a.m. to guide you to the hidden Pot O' Gold.
Saturday, March 16
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 Community School 35808 County Road 66
12 - 3 p.m. - 6th 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. - 45th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE - The Year of the Lucky Leprechaun REGISTER TODAY
Chamber Bucks awarded to top 3 for-business entries and top 1 non-profit organization entry. Hubbard Broadcasting/WJJY will award 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!
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 (RE/MAX Lakes Area 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