50th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration in Crosslake

Saturday, March 16, 2024


For 50 years, Crosslake has been celebrating the coming of Spring with a St Patrick’s Day Parade. What started out in the 70’s as a remedy for Cabin Fever, has grown into a destination event for thousands of green-clad, Irish-for-a-day, weekend enthusiasts. Some build a float and travel the 2-mile-long route tossing hundreds of pounds of candy and trinkets, and others set up lawn chairs, days in advance to get ”their perfect spot” for family and friends.

Get Green & Groovy with official St. Patrick's Day caps, slings, tote bags. parade chairs and tumblers offered at the Crosslake Chamber of Commerce.  Get apparel, trinkets, costumes and more at Crosslake merchants city-wide!  

Join in the fun on Saturday, March 16, 2024 and see for yourself why the Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration has been declared the Best of the Brainerd Lakes AND the Best in the State! 

Thursday. March 14, 2024

  • 9AM // St Paddy's Pot O' Gold - first clue released 
  • 6 - 8PM // Loon & Lakes Trivia - (14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. 36846 CR 66)
  • 8PM // Trivia (Moonlite Bay 37627 CR 66)

Friday, March 15, 2024

  • 9AM // St Paddy's Pot O' Gold - second clue released
  • 3 - 6PM // Live Music featuring Todd Wahl (Crosslake American Legion 35112 CR 3)
  • 5 - 7PM // 10th Clover Dash 5K / Ruck / Kids Run packet pickup (Shoppe 218 35746 Allen Ave)
  • 5 - 8PM // Live Music featuring From the Heart (14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. 36846 CR 66)
  • 5:30 PM // Meat Raffle ticket sales begin at 5:30,drawing begins at 6:30 (Crosslake American Legion 35112 CR 3)
  • 6PM // Live Music featuring Seth Doud - (Manhattan's 39051 CR 66)
  • 10PM - 2AM // DJ Music at the Bay (Moonlite Bay 37627 CR 66)

Saturday, March 16, 2024

  • 8:30 - 10:30AM // 10th Clover Dash 5K / Ruck / Kids Run (Crosslake Town Square 35746 Allen Ave)
  • 8:30 - 11AM // Pancake Breakfast (Crosslake American Legion 35112 CR 3)
  • 9 AM // St Paddy's Pot O' Gold - third and final clue released
  • 10AM // Irish Brunch & Bingo (Whitefish Lodge & Suites 14150 Swann Drive)
  • 10AM - 1PM // Parade Pre-Parade Party (Crosslake Town Square 35770 Allen Ave)
  • 10:30AM - 1PM // Parade Participant Shuttle Service - Complimentary for parade participants only. Park & ride the free shuttle from The Log Church (37218 CR 66) to Crosslake Community School.
  • 11AM - 2PM // The Babinski Foundation Puppy event - 50% off all adoptions (Crosslake Town Square 14295 Gould Ave)
  • 11AM // Live and DJ Music - Check out our remodel & NEW Deck (Zorbaz 36215 CR 66)
  • 12PM // Parking Lot Party - Full Bar, Food & Live Music featuring Shane Martin (Whitefish Lodge & Suites 14150 Swann Drive)
  • 12:30 PM // St. Paddy's Costume Contest with prizes for best group, best adult and best child costume!  (Crosslake Town Square Gazebo (14295 Gould Ave)
  • 1 - 4PM // Live Music featuring Mike Miller  and The Tangled Chords 4:30-7 PM - (14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. 36846 CR 66)
  • 2PM // 50th ANNUAL ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION - View Official Parade Map

AFTER THE PARADE - Celebrations

  • 3:30 - 6PM // Live Music featuring Brian Palkovich (Moonlite Bay 37627 CR 66)
  • 4PM // Live Music featuring The Lisa Wenger Band (Maucieri's 34650 CR 3)
  • 4PM // Live Music featuring Katie Switzer (Riverside Supper Club 35322 CR 3)
  • 4PM // Live Music featuring Drunk-M-Stupid (Manhattan's 39051 CR 66)
  • 4PM // Music featuring Live and DJ music (Zorbaz 36215 CR66)
  • 4PM // Outdoor Concert featuring live music by Jake Nelson (The Wharf 12986 CR 16) 
  • 4:30PM // Live Music featuring The Tangled Chords (14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. 36846 CR 66)
  • 5:30 PM // Meat Raffle ticket sales begin at 5:30,drawing begins at 6:30 (Crosslake American Legion 35112 CR 3)
  • 6PM // Live Music featuring Muddy Waters (The Cedar Chest 33350 CR 66)
  • 6PM - 2AM // DJ Music at the Bay (Moonlite Bay 37627 CR 66)

Friday, March 22, 2024

  • 6PM // St. Patrick's Raffle Ticket Drawing Party (Maucieri's Italian Bistro 34650 CR 3)
    • Enjoy food and beverage specials as we pull all the winning raffle tickets!  
    • Need not be present to win!

2024 Parade Judges - located at the Crosslake Chamber Welcome Center corner
Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway volunteers: Carol Ottoson, Patty Norgaard, and Aaron Springer

A byway is a set of roads that tell the story of their area’s archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities in a compelling and extraordinary way. The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway is a 54-mile driving route made up entirely of county roads, that take travelers through 14 jurisdictions and two counties (Crow Wing and Cass); with hiking and walking trails, recreational parks and lakes, wildlife management areas, and historical artifacts.


The 10th Annual Clover Dash is a great way to start your day!  It's a certified 5K course through a quiet residential neighborhood.   All ages, including strollers and the family rovers (on a leash of course) are welcome!  And for the little runners there's a kids run around the Crosslake Town Square Legacy Garden!  


Every Crosslake St Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration attendee has a story, and finding this Pot O' Gold will give you a tale to tell for years to come!  Get your family and friends together, or go it alone.  A prize package valued at hundreds compliments of Crosslake Chamber member businesses awaits!  Three days, three clues March 14-16.


There is no better way to enjoy the 50th Anniversary Celebration than from the Shenanigans VIP tent in the middle of all the action!  Located in Crosslake Town Square, Sponsor Larson Group Real Estate/Keller Williams is bringing in the BIG tent for this years celebration.  Ticket holders will receive admittance to this heated tent, with pre-parade musical entertainment featuring Emily Hammer, complimentary food, beverage, a 50th Anniversary Limited edition stainless tumbler, and prime parade viewing!   


Purchase a Raffle ticket and you could win one of 50+ awesome prizes!  And with each raffle ticket purchased, you get a FREE Blinky Button that will get you deals and discounts at Crosslake merchants on March 15-16!  


Best of Parade - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
2nd Place - JAG Interior Solutions
3rd Place -  Boyd Lodge

Favorite Non Profit - National Loon Center
2nd Place - Pequot Lakes Track & Field
3rd Place - Lee Miller 1964 Studebaker

Thanks to our friends at R&J Broadcasting, viewers can watch the entire 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade at the link below!

Crosslake, MN 56442
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Cindy Myogeto
(218) 692-4027
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