Winter events + happenings in the BLA!

Brainerd boat show

March 10th-12th at the Northern Pacific Center. See their facebook page for more info. 

ST. PATRICKS DAY Celebration 

Saturday, March 11th in downtown Brainerd, MN. See their facebook page for more event information!  

49th annual CROSSLAKE st. patricks day parade & celebration 

Saturday, March 18th in Crosslake, MN.  All events scheduled to change. View the Crosslake Chamber website for more info and the most up to date schedule!  

Thursday, March 16 

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

Friday, March 17

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

Saturday, March 18 

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

9AM // 9th Annual Clover Dash 5K and Kids Run

  • Packet pickup at Whitefish Lodge & Suites Fri. evening 4-6p.m. or Sat. morning at 8 a.m.

  • Run or walk the parade route to find your perfect parade viewing spot!

10AM // Entertainment, Shopping and Festivities in Crosslake Town Square

  • Lucky Lanyard Deals and Discounts at participating businesses city-wide

  • Sponsor and Feature lineup begins 11 a.m. at Swann Drive West entrance

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

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 parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square (35770 Allen Ave). 

  • 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

  • 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 in Crosslake Town Square 

Post-parade entertainment in Crosslake at businesses and establishments. 

Trivia at roundhouse brewery

Thursdays at 6:30pm! 

Bingo, BURGERS + BEER at ernie's on gull

Wednesdays at 6pm is BINGO. Grab a beer and burger combo for $12 while you’re there! You can't beat it!

Bingo at the woods/Gather on 3

Mondays beginning at 6:30pm.

BINGO nisswa american legion post 627

Wednesdays at 6:30pm 

meat raffles at the Woods/gather on 3

Seafood meat raffle every Tuesday and regular meat raffles every Thursday at 5:30pm 

Poker night at moonlight bay 

Mondays at 6:30pm 

Trivia night at Zorbaz on gull 

Tuesdays at 8pm 

Trivia mafia at jack pine 

Tuesday nights at 7pm 

live music at jj's pub/the commander

Full live band every Friday and Saturday beginning at 9pm and every Saturday from 5-9pm. See their events page for a more detailed schedule! 


Artist(s) will be at Big Axe monthly on the 3rd Wednesday offering unique, social and creative guided art events! See their facebook page for more information and schedules.


Artist(s) will be at 5Rocks monthly on the 3rd Wednesday offering unique, social and creative guided art events! See their facebook page for more information and schedules.

For a full list of area meat raffles, see our AREA meat raffle blog

We'll see you out there! 

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