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2021 Event Calendar


Regularly Scheduled Events

Open at Noon Daily

Closing at Bartenders Discretion

Area's Best Happy Hour
Mon-Thurs, 4-6pm


Meat Raffles

Friday, 5:30pm + Chef's Choice Sandwiches.

Saturday, 6:30pm (Summer only)


Auxiliary Breakfasts
2nd Sun. Mar-Oct. 7:30-11:30am

Bar open @ 8am. Beverage Specials

Bartenders Meal

Tuesdays, 5pm, while it lasts

Menu and prices will vary


Bar Bingo, 6pm, Tuesdays

Progressive Jackpot Trivia
Wednesdays at 7pm

Tri-Wheel, 5pm, Fri. & Sat.



4th Monday

Aux & SAL Mtgs., 7pm

Post General Mtg, 7:30pm

(No SAL/AUX Mtgs in Dec)


Annual Schedule


  • Cancelled -> 17th, St. Patrick’s Day party and feed, 5pm until gone

  • 27th, Kid’s Easter Party, 11am-12:30pm



  • Cancelled -> 2nd, Good Friday SAL Fish Fry – 5pm until gone

  • Cancelled -> 24th, Welcome Back Snowbirds Party 4-8pm

  • 26th, Membership to provide Officer Nominations at
    respective general meetings (Post, SAL, Auxiliary)



  • Cancelled -> 1st Backus Fire Dept Smelt Fry

  • 9th, Legion Auxiliary Mothers Day Breakfast

  • 14th, Reuben Sandwiches 4pm

  • 15th, Minnesota Fishing Opener

  • 24th, Post/SAL/Auxiliary Officer Elections

  • 25th, Vets Fishing Day @ Tuck-A-Way Resort

  • Cancelled -> 30th, Dance – 2pm

  • 31st, Memorial Day Services: Backus/10am, Ponto Lake/11am
    (club social & luncheon will follow the services)



  • 28th, Flag Retirement Ceremony, 4pm. Followed by post unit meetings,
    joint officer installations, and potluck dinner at 6:30pm



  • UPDATE: 25th, Dance 2-5pm. Frankly Country Band

    • Followed by Furs & Feathers 4H Chicken Dinner for $10.00 


  • 8th, Auxiliary Breakfast / Bar opens at 8am with drink specials

  • 14th, Backus Corn Fest. Reception for visiting veterans. Lunch,
    bean bags, horseshoes

  • 15th, Dance 2-5pm, Frankly Country Band 

  • 21st, 10th Annual Ride For Vets (AL Riders, Walker)



  • 6th, Labor Day

  • 11th, Membership Dinner, 5:30pm social, 7pm dinner

  • 12th, Auxiliary Breakfast / Bar opens at 8am with drink specials

  • 15th, SAL Gun Raffle Drawing at the Legion, 7pm

  • 19th, Dance 2-5pm. Frankly Country Band



  • 9th, SAL Fish Fry, Legion Fundraiser for Backus Fire & Rescue, 5-8pm

  • 10th, Auxiliary Breakfast / Bar opens at 8am with drink specials

  • 17th, Dance 2-5pm. Frankly Country Band

  • 19th, CPR and AED Classes. Backus Legion, 10am-Noon & 2-4pm

  • 30th, Kids Halloween Party, 11am - Noon (Drive through)

  • 30th, Adult Halloween Party, Hors D’oeuvre 8pm, events at 9pm



  • 5th, Bake Sale, Noon – 6pm

  • 5th, Deer Opener Reception, Chili & Sandwiches at 5pm, Ten-round meat raffle at 5:30pm

  • 6th, Deer Hunters Dinner (daylight savings time). 4-8pm

  • 13th, SAL spaghetti dinner, 5-8:30pm



  • 4th, Christmas Customer Appreciation Party 4-8pm

  • 18th, Kids Christmas Party , 11:00am-12:30pm

  • 24th, Christmas Eve Tom & Jerries, Noon-4pm. Club closes at 4pm

  • 25th, Club Closed

  • 31st, New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance. Dinner at 4:30pm until gone. Dance 5:30-9:30pm


Scheduled events may change.  Stay updated on American Legion events via this website; the Echoland Shopper; Pine Cone Press, Facebook posts and listen to 97.5 FM radio.


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