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St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration

March 17

"Share your Charm" in Crosslake at the 44th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration!

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 there is something for all ages in Crosslake for this 44th Celebration! Gather your family and friends and search for the Pot 'O Gold beginning Thursday, March 15.  Purchase a Raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes and show your Blinkie Button for deals and discounts all over town!


Thursday, March 15
Pot 'O Gold Treasure Hunt
One of three daily clues released at 9 a.m. at Chamber member businesses and on the Chamber's Facebook page  Find the lost Pot O' Gold and cash in on a prize package valued at more than $600!

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
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast with kids coloring activity and beads for all the kids (Crosslake Lutheran Church, 35960 County Road 66)

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)

9:30 a.m. - The Clover Dash 5K
Race day registration begins at 7:45 a.m. at Whitefish Lodge & Suites
(Starting and finish line in Crosslake Town Square, 36770 Allen Avenue)

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 (Whitefish 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
Free transportation to parade line up (for parade participants only)
Please drop off all your float riders/walkers in the Town Square parade lineup area. One vehicle driver can then proceed to CEFC to take the shuttle back to meet your group.


Look for Sticky the S'more in the parade!

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Pre-Parade Festivities in Crosslake Town Square. General parade lineup begins at 12 p.m. at Swann Drive and Allen Avenue

12 - 3 p.m. - 5th Annual Knights of Columbus Food, Beverage & 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 (download parade route map)
Prizes awarded for best business floats, non-profit org, and WJJY enthusiasm award.


  • 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.


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