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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Weekend in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area

Updated: Mar 14

Parades, Pub Crawls, Events, and Specials | St. Patrick's Day 2024

Dust off your green attire and prepare for a weekend of Irish-themed fun in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes area! Known for hosting an unforgettable St. Patrick's Day celebration, our community pulls out all the stops with parades, pub crawls, traditional Irish meals, and, of course, green beer. We're on a mission to compile the ultimate list of St. Patrick's Day festivities in the area and will keep updating it with the latest events and specials. Have an event or special to share? Head over to our event submission page, and we'll make sure it's listed. Gear up for a weekend filled with joy, and make sure you're ready to flaunt your greenest gear!

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 2024 Highlights

Downtown Brainerd Shamrock Shop (Brainerd, MN)

  • Dates: March 9 - 17, 2024

  • Details: The Downtown Brainerd Shamrock Shop event encourages local shopping for St. Patrick’s Day. From March 9 to 17, customers who spend $10 or more at participating businesses can receive a stamp on a card. Completing the card enters them into a draw to win a $250 Downtown Shopping Spree. Cards are available at downtown businesses and completed ones can be dropped off or a picture emailed by March 18, with the winners announced on March 19.

  • Link: Event Details

St. Patrick's Week at Sage on Laurel (Brainerd, MN)

  • Dates: March 13 - 17, 2024

  • Details: Dining and drinks specials.

  • Link: Menu Link

St. Patrick’s Trivia at Big Axe Brewing Company (Nisswa, MN)

Corned Beef & Cabbage Lunch Special at Schaefer's Foods (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date: March 15, 2024

  • Details: Corned Beef & Cabbage Lunch Special served 11 AM - 2 PM

  • Link: Lunch Special Calendar

Kickstart St. Patrick's Day Weekend at Ox Lake Tavern (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date: March 15, 2024

  • Details: Live music by Mike Derus from 8 PM - 11 PM

  • Link: Event Link

St. Patrick's Day Weekend at Snarky Loon Brewing (Jenkins, MN)

  • Date: March 15 - 17, 2024

  • Details: Snarky Loon Brewing Co. invites you to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with special offers from Friday through Sunday. Enjoy food and beer specials including $5 Green Kolsch and Shenanigans Pints, $7 Irish Stew, and a $10 Reuben Pizza.

  • Link: Facebook Page

Celebrate St. Patrick's Weekend at Bites Grill & Bar (Pine River, MN)

  • Date: March 15 - 16, 2024

  • Details: Celebrate St. Patrick's Weekend at Bites Grill & Bar with Corned Beef & Cabbage available Friday and Saturday evening starting at 4 PM, priced at $21.95.

  • Link: Facebook Page

St. Patrick's Day at the Brainerd VFW (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 16, 2024

  • Details: Enjoy Mulligan Stew with Irish soda bread and dessert from 11 AM until gone for $8.00. Kids can participate in a costume judging contest starting at 11:30 AM, with awards given out at noon.

  • Link: Brainerd VFW St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day at the Nisswa American Legion VFW (Nisswa, MN)

  • Dates: March 16-17, 2024

  • Details: The Nisswa American Legion is offering St. Patrick's Day Weekend specials that include Corned Beef & Cabbage for $12.95, which is homemade, fresh, and served with baby carrots and potatoes. They also have $8.00 appetizers on offer, featuring a selection of Bacon Jalapeno Tater Kegs, Mac & Cheese Jalapeno Bites, Spinach Artichoke Ravioli, and Eggrolls.

  • Link: Nisswa American Legion

2024 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Downtown Brainerd (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 16, 2024

  • Details: Downtown Brainerd celebrates with food and drink specials, family activities, a Medallion hunt, and a parade at 1:00 PM.

  • Link: Downtown Brainerd Facebook Event

2024 St. Patrick's Day Paint-Your-Own Sugar Cookie (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 16, 2024

  • Details: The Downtown Brainerd St. Patrick's Day Celebration invites you to Knotty Pine Bakery for a Paint-Your-Own Sugar Cookie event. Drop in anytime from 10am to 2pm without needing to register. The cost is $5 per person, which includes a cookie that can be painted, edible watercolor paint, and a brush.

  • Link: St. Patrick's Day Paint-Your-Own Sugar Cookie Facebook Event

2024 Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration (Crosslake, MN)

  • Dates: March 15 - 17, 2024

  • Details: A full weekend of Irish festivities including live music, a Medallion hunt, Clover Dash 5k, raffles, and more. Parade starts at 2:00 PM on Saturday.

  • Link: Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade

2024 Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Pre-Party at Crosslake Town Square

  • Dates: March 16, 2024

  • Details: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ultimate St. Patrick's Day event with a Pre-Party from 10 AM - 1 PM before the parade at 2pm, all happening in Crosslake Town Square, featuring in-store specials, events, food trucks, and more!

  • Link: Facebook Event Link

St. Patty's Day Weekend at 50 Lakes Bar & Bottle Shop (Fifty Lakes, MN)

  • Dates: March 15 - 16, 2024

  • Details: Friday night, live music from Kevin Wright from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Saturday, starting at 2:00 PM drink specials and corned beef & cabbage.

  • Link: 50 Lakes Bar & Bottle Shop Facebook Page

St. Patrick's Day Specials at The Quarterdeck Grill (Nisswa, MN)

  • Dates: March 15 - 16, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Details: Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner for $24, Green River Shot $5, and Fuzzy Leprechaun Cocktail $10. Live music by Michael Pink from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM both nights!

  • Link: The Quarterdeck Grill

St. Patrick's Day Weekend at Pequot Lakes American Legion (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Dates: March 16 - 17

  • Details: On Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17, Attendees can enjoy corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots, and Irish soda bread for $12. Additionally, on Sunday night from 4 to 7 PM, there will be country music performed by Kevin Wright.

  • Link: Pequot Lakes American Legion

St. Patrick's Day Weekend at Trailside Tavern (Crosby, MN)

  • Dates: March 16 - 17

  • Details: Trailside Tavern is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th. The event will feature Trailside's famous Corned Beef & Cabbage served with red potatoes, carrots, and bread, priced at $14.95. There will also be live music performances by Amanda Standalone from 5-8 pm on Saturday and from 12-3 pm on Sunday.

  • Link: Trailside Tavern

Mission Tavern - St Patrick's Day (Merrifield, MN)

  • Date: March 16, 2024

  • Details: Mission Tavern will open at 9:00 AM for breakfast, offering $12 Corned Beef Hash & Eggs. The patio will also be open. Specials: $14 Reuben and Fries, $4 Coors Light Tap, $5 Guinness, $1 Green Shots, $3 Jello Shots, $25 Irish Whiskey Flights, and $30 Carbliss Buckets (6).

  • Link: Mission Tavern Facebook

Lundrigans Outlet - St Patrick's Day (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date: March 16, 2024

  • Details: Lundrigans Clothing Outlet in Crosslake will have special opening hours from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm on St. Patrick's weekend, due to changes in the parade route. Customers are encouraged to come early and take advantage of big discounts.

  • Link: Lundrigans Clothing Facebook

Outdoor Concert at The Wharf (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date: March 16, 2024

  • Details: The Wharf is excited to host an outdoor concert with Jake Nelson taking center stage, following the 50th Annual Parade. Concert starts at 4:00 PM

  • Link: Event Link

St Patrick’s Day at the Commander Restaurant & Bar (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Dates: March 16 - 17, 2024

  • Details: Enjoy Green Beer, lucky leprechaun shots, corned beef & cabbage, & Irish Stew. Entertainment includes live music by Wicked Garden (8:30 PM - 12:30 AM) both nights, and Dave Burkart on Saturday from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

  • Link: Commander Restaurant & Bar Facebook

St. Patrick's Day Weekend at Lucky’s Tavern (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Dates: March 16 - 17, 2024

  • Details: Saturday features food specials, pig races at 4:00 PM, and a costume contest at 6:00 PM. Sunday continues with food specials, a 2:00 PM mega steak & seafood raffle, and 4:00 PM Pot-O-Gold giveaways.

  • Link: Lucky’s Tavern Facebook

St Patrick’s Day at Ernie’s on Gull (East Gull Lake, MN)

  • Dates: March 16 - 17, 2024

  • Details: Features a special menu including Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie, and great drink specials like Green Beer for $4, Greenies for $5, and Red Locks Whiskey drinks for $5.

  • Link: Ernie’s on Gull Facebook

St. Patrick’s Weekend at Manhattan Beach Lodge (Manhattan Beach, MN)

  • Dates: March 16 - 17, 2024

  • Details: Enjoy live music on Friday with Seth Doud at 6:00 PM and Drunk N Stupid on Saturday.

  • Link: Manhattan Beach Lodge Facebook

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Riverside Inn (Crosslake, MN)

  • Dates: March 16, 2024

  • Details: Following the Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade, head to Riverside Inn for live music from Katie Switzer starting at 3:00 PM.

  • Link: Riverside Inn

St. Patrick’s Weekend at Big Axe Brewing Company (Nisswa, MN)

  • Dates: March 15 - 17, 2024

  • Details: Big Axe Brewing Company will offer Reuben Sandwiches and Corned Beef & Cabbage Plates from Friday, March 15th, through Sunday, March 17th.

  • Link: Big Axe Brewing Company Website

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast at Pine River American Legion (Pine River, MN)

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at Green Lantern Bar and Grill (Brainerd, MN)

St. Patrick's Day at Barajas Mexican Bar and Grill (Pequot Lakes, MN)

St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl 2024 in Downtown Brainerd (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 17, 2024, starting at 8:00 PM

  • Details: Begin at O’Neary’s Irish Pub, then move to the Pit Stop Bar, Shep’s on 6th Street, and back to O’Neary’s for prize giveaways and celebration with drinks, friends, and karaoke.

  • Link: Downtown Brainerd Pub Crawl Facebook

Make the Most of St. Patrick's Day Weekend

From parades and live music to traditional Irish fare and spirited pub crawls, the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes area is the place to be this St. Patrick's Day weekend. Keep an eye on our Weekend Roll Call for a full list of events and activities, ensuring you won't miss out on any of the fun. Whether you're in it for the meat raffles, live music, bingo, or trivia, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Don't forget to take a look back at last year's festivities with our 2023 St. Patrick's Day Celebration Recap. It's a great way to get excited about what's in store for this year.


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