St. Patricks Day Schedule of Events 2023

Minnesota’s best St. Patrick’s Day celebration is back again: here are the details! 

Get your green on [so you don't get pinched] and head over to Crosslake, MN March 16th-18th for some good old fashioned St. Patty’s Day fun.

Map courtesy of Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration Facebook 

Weekend pro tips: 

→ Purchase a lanyard for access to discounts around town! See the full list of participating businesses here. 

→ Get there early for parking and a good spot to view the parade. The weekend attracts over 20,000 out of town visitors! 

→ New this year! Shenanigans VIP experience including preferred curbside front row parade seating, access to the VIP tent + more. Get the full details or purchase on the Crosslake Chamber of commerce website

Event Schedule

Please note all events listed are subject to change. Refer to THE crosslake chamber of commerce for updates!

 9AM — 1st clue released to guide you to the Lost Pot O' Gold

6-8PM — Loon & Lakes Trivia at 14 Lakes Craft Brewing sponsored by The National Loon Center, Watters Edge Realty & WAPOA

8PM — Trivia at Moonlite Bay


9AM — 2nd clue released to guide you to the Lost Pot O' Gold

4-7PM — Live Music featuring Brian O'Brien on the patio at Moonlite Bay 

5-7PM — Clover Dash 5K Registration / Packet Pickup Patriot Lakes Nutrition

6-9PM — Live Music featuring From The Heart 14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. 

7PM — Live Music featuring Andy Fischer at Manhattan's 

7PM —  Music featuring DJ Mike - Andy's Bar & Grill 

10PM to close — Music featuring DJ Dana Moonlite Bay


9AM — 3rd and final clue released to guide you to the Lost Pot O'Gold

9AM9th Annual Clover Dash 5K and Kids Run

  • 7-8:30 a.m. - Same Day registration and packet pickup at Patriot Lakes Nutrition (14307 Gould St.) 

  • 8:30 a.m. - Kids Run in Crosslake Town Square 

  • 9 a.m. - Clover Dash 5K Run/Walk - New Route

10AM — Crosslake Town Square Pre-Parade Party with Music, Food & Activities for the whole family!

  • Key Wellness - Play Plinko for prizes and discounts

  • Squirrelly Mama - Family activities inside & outside 

  • Grilled burgers by Crosslake Log Church Youth Group  - K&D Kettle Corn

10AM-3PM — Whitefish Lodge & Suites Parade Party

  • 10 AM Brunch & Bingo (register at

  • 11 AM Parking Lot Party

  • 12 - 3PM Live music by Drunk & Stupid

11AM - 3PM — VIP Tent exclusive for VIP Badge Holders (register at

  • Enjoy heated tent with high top tables 

  • 1 free meal and 1 free drink of choice with access to Maucieri's private cash bar

  • Bag Chair with VIP reserved parade seating (you keep the chair)

11AM-1PM — Live Music featuring Darren Jackson - 14 Lakes Craft Brewing

11AM  — Music featuring DJ Mike - Andy's Bar & Grill 

11AM-1:30PM — Parade Participant Shuttle Service (for parade participants only) 

  • Park & Ride free shuttle transportation from the Crosslake Log Church (37218 CR 66) to Crosslake Community School near parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square for parade participants only.

  • 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.

2PM — 49th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE "Shamrocks & Shenanigans"

  • 10a.m. - 12 p.m. Sponsor and Feature lineup at Swann Drive East entrance

  • 12 - 2 p.m. - General parade lineup at Swann Drive East entrance

  • Featuring fabulous parade floats and entertainment including American Legion Color Guard,  zippy cars driven by Minnesota Shrine organizations, clowns, classic cars, boats, horse drawn carriage and more! 

  • Chamber Bucks awarded to top 3 for-business entries and top 1 non-profit organization entry. 

  • Parade judges are located in the Sunspace Porch 

Post Parade Entertainment in Crosslake at businesses and establishments

14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. - Live Music featuring Tangled Chords 

Manhattan's - Live Music featuring Shane Martin

Maucieri's - Live Music featuring Lisa Wenger 

Moonlite Bay - Music featuring DJ Dana till close!

Ox Lake Tavern - Live Music featuring Emily Hammer 6-9 p.m.

The Wharf - Live Music featuring Red Dot Duo 6-9 p.m.

We'll see you out there!

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