22nd Annual Downtown Brainerd St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 12, 2022

Come celebrate the luck of the Irish in Downtown Brainerd. From a parade to food and fun specials, there is something for everyone.

Kid’s Costume Contest
  • Registration at 11:30 a.m. at the Brainerd VFW
  • Contest at 12:00 p.m.
    • 1st Place: Bicycle for both the first place girl and boy
    • 2nd Place: Special prize package
    • 3rd Place: Special prize package
    • Goodie bags for the first 30 participants.
Downtown Parade
  • Parade starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Seating along Laurel Street
  • Prizes for floats include:
    • Best of Parade: $100 plus prize package
    • 1st Place: $50 towards Grand Casino Mille Lacs & one night lodging
    • 2nd Place: $25 and dinner for two at Notch 8.
    • Parade registration information available HERE.
Caricature Art

Local artist Greg Gray will be at the VFW creating caricatures.

Medallion Hunt

Seek out the medallion and win $250 in cash! Watch for clues in the Brainerd Dispatch starting Monday, March 7. A new clue will be revealed each day. Medallion must be returned to Shep’s on 6th by 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12.

Lucky Clover Scavenger Hunt

Explore Downtown Brainerd March 12-19 and find hidden clovers to fill LUCKY cards. Complete your card to enter to win downtown prize packages. Visit downtownbrainerd.org or Destination Downtown Brainerd Coalition’s Facebook page for lucky card pick-up locations and more information.

Food and Drink Specials
  • 612 Station: $10 Bangers & Mash, $3 Light Beer Taps and $4 Shamrock Shots from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. while supplies last
  • 9th Street Social Club: $4 Coors Light
  • American Legion: $10 Corned Beef & Cabbage and $8 Reuben on Saturday, Mar. 12 from 12:00 p.m. until gone and on Thursday, Mar. 17 from 11:00 a.m. until gone
  • Eagles Club: $1 mug of green beer if you show the ad in the Dispatch Wrap
  • Last Turn Saloon: $10 Corned Beef & Cabbage 11am until gone and $3 green beer
  • O’Neary’s Irish Pub: Green Beer & Irish Drink Specials, Fun, Games & Prizes All Day Long
  • Shep’s on 6th: Green Beer and World Famous Tony Jaros “Greenies” from 1:00 p.m. until gone
  • VFW: Irish Drink Specials

If you’re visiting the Brainerd Lakes Area, here are other festivities to enjoy: