Thursday, March 10, 2016

43rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Come join the fun and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the only way the city of Crosslake knows how! 

Join us and the 20,000+ people who come to celebrate on Saturday (18th) for the 43rd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities! 

Saturday, March 18 
8 - 11:00 a.m. - RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides 
US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area 
35507 CR 66 
Must be 10 years of age or older - weather permitting - no charge 

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

10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Maucieri's Food & Beverage Cart 
Beer & Bar, Corned Beef & Hot Dogs 
Under the clock tower in Crosslake Town Square 
35770 Allen Avenue 

11 a.m. - Edina Realty Foundation 6th Annual Brat Sale 
Brats & Soda till gone; Foundation assists with needs of homeless 
35586 CR 66 

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Parade Participant Shuttle Service 
Free transportation from C&C Boat Works 36448 County Road 66 to parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square (for parade participants only) 

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. - 4th Annual Knights of Columbus Food, Beverage & Warming Tent 
Proceeds go to the Crosslake Food Shelf 
Crosslake Ace Hardware 
35592 Pioneer Drive 

4 p.m. Karaoke Music 
Riverside Saloon & Eatery - 35322 CR 3 

Saturday, March 25 
6 p.m. - St. Pat's Raffle Ticket Drawing Party 
Live music featuring "ZZ Ace" 
Host - Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance 
at Zorbaz-Crozzlake 
36215 CR 66 

Look For The RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty Hot Air Balloon Truck In The Parade!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop!

Join the Crosslake pubs for the Fourth Annual St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Establishments throughout Crosslake invite you to a fun-filled day of "test your skills" events at each pub. Prizes will be awarded.

Each participants pays a $10 transportation fee. If interested, you can register at any participating pub. The event starts at 12:00 pm and ends at 4:00 pm. Registration begins at 11:30. 

St. Urho's attire is recommended (green & purple). Wear your St. Patrick's Day Blinkie Button for bar specials. More information available at participating pubs!

Participating Pubs:
Andy's Bar & Grill, Wine & Spirits
The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery
The Cedar Chest
Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500
Maucieri's Italian Bistro
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant
The Wharf
Zorbaz on Crozz Lake
Riverside Inn

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Groundhog's Day!

It's that time of year again when people from all over the country gather in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to see if the famous groundhog "Punxsutawney Phil" can see his shadow. If Phil can see his shadow then, as German legend has it, winter will last another six weeks. If he cannot see his shadow then spring comes early. So was the famous groundhog able to see his shadow this morning? At 7:30 a.m just before sunrise this morning members of the Inner Circle, the group who heads up the celebration, announced the "forecast".  And the verdict is: Early Spring!  So get out those rubber boots and dust off the gardening tools because according to Punxsutawney Phil, spring will be here before we know it!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

New ATV Ordinance In Crosslake

Things are changing in the city of Crosslake! As of Tuesday January 26th, 2016 the Crow Wing County Board approved an ordinance now allowing the use of all terrain vehicles on the shoulder of County Highway 66. The new ordinance now allows the use of Class 1 & Class 2 on the county highway, requiring that both classes of ATV's ride on the shoulder and not in the ditch.

Click Here To Read The Full Article On The New Ordinance From The Brainerd Dispatch!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ice Conditions In the Lakes Area

The cold weather has finally set in around the lakes area! A late start to ice fishing and snowmobiling is better then no start at all. With the cold weather that has embraced our area the ice conditions are finally improving and anglers are eager to get their houses and vehicles out on the lakes. Are you wondering when you can get out and enjoy the frozen lakes? The MN DNR has some suggested guidelines for ice thickness and safety:
2" or less - STAY OFF
4" - Ice fishing or other activities on foot
5" - Snowmobile or ATV
8" - 12" - Car or small pickup
12" - 15" - Medium truck
*these are just guidelines and not a guarantee, each lake freezes differently and should be checked before driving on the lake if you are unsure*

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2016 Crosslake 13th Annual Winterfest

It's that time of year again! Crosslake Winterfest kicks off on Thursday February 4th for a fun filled weekend with activities for all ages!

Thursday, February 4, 2016
9 a.m. - Find the Lost Medallion - located outside somewhere within the City of Crosslake limits
The first of three daily clues will be released to guide you to the lost WinterFest medallion.  Find it and you'll cash in on a prize package valued at more than $1,200 thanks to these local businesses: Barstock Liquors, Crosslake Drug Store, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500, Crosslake Fitness, Crosslake Veterinary Hospital, Holiday Station Store - Crosslake, Itasca Leathergoods, Judy's House of Gifts, Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe, Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Lundrigan's, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Moonlite Square, Pine Peaks Restaurant Gifts & Apparel, Riverside Saloon & Eatery, The Cedar Chest, The Crossfire, The Wharf, US Army Corps of Engineers, Zorbaz-Crozzlake

Friday, February 5, 2016
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Cabin Fever Carnival 
 Crosslake Community School - 36974 CR 66
 Kid's games, Bake Walk, Food & Fun!
 Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog & Sticky the S'more

6:00 p.m.  Meat Raffle 
Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500 - 35112 CR 3

7 p.m. - Open Pool Tournament - fun for all skill levels!
Zorbaz - 36215 CR 66

7 - 9 p.m. - Celebrate WinterFest - Crosslake Community Center
Warming house open with cider & cocoa - Pond Skating
Snow Mountain - Music by DJ "JP" - Bonfire & S'mores
Crosslake Fire Department Fire Truck Display
Horse drawn sleigh rides by Action Entertainment
Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog & Sticky the S'more
Scavenger Hunt and more!
9 p.m. -  Fireworks Display by Zambelli Fireworks

8 p.m. - close -  DJ Music

The Wharf - 12986 CR 16

10 p.m. - Music featuring DJ's JP and Chad
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Bar - 37627 CR 66
Saturday, February 6, 2016
8 - 11 a.m. - Stonehouse Fresh Ground Coffee Tasting

Lake Country Crafts & Cones - 36084 CR 66

8 -11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast 
Crosslake Lutheran Church - 35960 CR 66

11 a.m. - Tiki Bar & Bon Fire -w- S'mores
Manhattan's 39051 CR 66

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. -  Kids Games
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - 37627 CR 66

11 a.m. - Dusk - Helicopter Rides - weather permitting
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - 37627 CR 66

12 noon - 13th ANNUAL SOUP FEST 
2016 Contestants:

Andy's Bar & Grill, Wine & Spirits
Barstock Liquors
Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500
Crosslake Insurance Agency
Crosslake Veterinary Hospital
JAG Interior Solutions
Judy's House of Gifts
Knights of Columbus Council #9657 @ Crosslake Ace Hardware
Lake Country Crafts & Cones
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe
Maucieri's Italian Bistro
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
Riverside Saloon & Eatery
The Cedar Chest
The Crossfire
The Wharf
US Army Corps of Engineers

12 noon -  Ice Car Racing on Big Pine Lake - weather permitting
Cedar Chest - 33350 CR 3

12 noon - Bocce Ball Tournament
Riverside Saloon & Eatery - 35322 CR 3

12 - 3 p.m. Beer tasting featuring Bent Paddle Brewing
Barstock Liquors - 35579 Pioneer Road

12 - 3 p.m. - Kids Games, Bon Fire, S'mores & Cocoa 
Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog & Sticky the S'more

US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreation Area - 35507 CR 66

1 p.m. - Italian Outdoor Olympics  
 Maucieri's Italian Bistro - 34650 CR 3

1 p.m. - Bar Bingo
Manhattan's - 39051 CR 66

1 - 4 p.m. - Radar Runs on the Bay
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - 37627 CR 66

1 - 5 p.m. - Karaoke
Riverside Saloon & Eatery - 35322 CR 3

1:30 p.m. - Bar Bingo 
Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500 - 35112 CR 3

3 p.m. - Bonfire all day and continuous DJ Music
The Wharf - 12986 CR 16

4 - 8 p.m. - Music featuring DrunkNstupid
Manhattan's - 39051 CR 66

5 p.m. - $5 Wine tasting with appetizers
 Maucieri's - 39051 CR 3

10 p.m. Live Music featuring Boosh
Zorbaz - 36215 CR 66

10 p.m. Music featuring DJ's JP and Chad
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Bar - 37627 CR 66