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Next Crosslake St. Patrick's event is St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop

St. Patrick’s Day is more than a single-day event in Crosslake; it’s celebrated all month long.

Visitors to Crosslake will soon experience the St. Urho’s Day Grasshopper Hop. St. Urho, Finlanders’ answer to St. Patrick, helped drive the grasshoppers out of Finland.

On Saturday, March 9, join the Crosslake pubs for a fun-filled day of “test your skill” events at each location. Participating businesses include Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Maucieri’s, Cedar Chest, Manhattan’s at Manhattan Beach Lodge, Ox Lake Tavern, Riverside Inn, Andy’s Bar, Restaurant & Liquor, Zorbaz Crozz Lake and The Wharf.

Prizes will be awarded, and St. Urho’s-themed attire (green and purple) is recommended. You must be 21 or older to participate in this event, and there is a $10 transportation fee per person. Plus, wear your St. Patrick’s Day blinkie button for additional bar specials.

Raffle tickets are still available throughout the community, including at the Chamber office in Crosslake. Receive a free 2013 Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day blinkie button with each $5 raffle ticket purchased. Wear the blinkie button to cash in on discounts and deals throughout Crosslake.

Raffle prize winners will be announced March 17 during the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle Party at Manhattan’s hosted by Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Crosslake Clinic and Manhattan’s at Manhattan Beach Lodge.

The main attraction of the month-long celebration, hosted by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in Crosslake.

For a complete list of all Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Parade events, sponsors and for a map of the parade route, visit

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