Pointed Witch Hat
Easter Bunny
Fish Icon

2022 Event Calendar


Regularly Scheduled Events

Open at Noon Daily

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


Meat Raffles

Friday, 5:30pm

Saturday, 6:30pm


Monthly Breakfasts

Legion Auxiliary
2nd Sunday of Each Month



Bar Bingo

6pm, Tuesdays

Progressive Jackpot Trivia
Wednesdays at 7pm

Pull Tabs & E-Tabs Daily



Monday-Friday Lunch Hour Play 11am - 2pm

Monday-Thurs, 4pm - 10pm

Friday 4pm - 2am

Saturday 11am - 2am

Sunday 11am - 10pm



See schedule in months below



4th Monday

Aux & SAL Mtgs., 7pm

Post General Mtg, 7:30pm

(No SAL/AUX Mtgs in Dec)


Annual Schedule


  • 1st, Karaoke, 7:30pm

  • Every Sunday, Cribbage Tournament, 1-3pm

  • 15th, Karaoke, 8pm



  • 6th, 20th, & 27th Cribbage Tournament, 1-3 pm

  • 12th Sweetheart Dinner, 4:30-7:30pm

  • 13th Superbowl Party



  • Cancelled: 13th Auxiliary Breakfast, 7:30-11:30 am

  • 17th St. Patrick’s Day party and feed.

    • Shepherd's Pie & Guiness Stew meal served all day!

    • Shenanigans begin at 6pm with game show night.

  • 20th District 6 E-Board Meeting Backus Post​



  • 9th Kids Easter Party, 11am-Noon (Drive Through)

  • 10th Auxiliary Breakfast, 7:30-11:30am

  • 15th Good Friday SAL Fish Fry, 5pm – gone

  • 17th Easter Sunday, Club is closed



  • 7th Backus Fire Department Smelt Fry Fundraiser (Backus Fire Hall) 4pm

  • 8th Mother’s Day Auxiliary Breakfast, 7:30-11:30am

  • 13th Auxiliary Sandwiches start up, 4pm – gone

  • 14th Minnesota Fishing Opener

  • 21st Gary Dawson's Services, 11am

  • 22nd Leo & Sue Elyea Memorial Luncheon, approximately 2pm

  • 23rd Post, SAL, & Auxiliary Officer Elections

  • 29th Frankie Lamb Dance, 2-5pm

  • 30th Memorial Day Services, Backus at 10 am, Ponto Lake at 11am
    Club social & luncheon to follow the services



  • 12th Auxiliary Breakfast, 7:30-11:30am

  • 19th Frankie Lamb Dance, 2-5pm

  • 27th Flag Retirement Ceremony at 4pm.

    • Abbreviated General Meeting at 5pm

    • Installation of Officers at 5:30pm

    • Potluck dinner at 6:30pm



  • 10th Auxiliary Breakfast, 7:30-11:30am

  • 17th Frankie Lamb Dance, 2-5pm

  • 30th Legion Riders, Ride for Vets. Post visit at 1pm

  • 31st Backus Lions Fly-In Breakfast at the Airport



  • 5th Backus Lions Peach Sale at the Liquor Locker, 7:30am

  • 12th -14th Cornfest Weekend

  • 13th Reception for visiting veterans, lunch, beanbags, horseshoes

  • 14th

    • Auxiliary Breakfast, 7:30-11:30am

    • Frankie Lamb Dance 2-5pm, followed by a Chicken dinner!

    • Auxiliary Raffle drawing will be held at 5:30pm.

  • 23rd American Legion Legacy Run arrives. SAL serving Breakfast​

    • AL Educational Scholarships ​to kids of deceased or disabled Vets



  • 5th Labor Day

  • 11th Auxiliary Breakfast, 7:30-11:30am

  • 15th SAL Gun Raffle Drawing, Legion at 6:30pm

  • 17th Membership Dinner, 5:30pm Social, Dinner at 7pm

  • 18th Frankie Lamb Dance, 2-5pm



  • 2nd Vikings Game in London. We open at 7:30am!

  • 9th Auxiliary Breakfast, 7:30-11:30am

  • 15th SAL Spaghetti Dinner, Fundraiser for the Backus Fire Department,
    5pm – gone

  • 16th Frankie Lamb Dance, 2-5pm

  • 29th Kids Halloween Party, 11am-12pm. Drive-up Event (Outside)

  • 29th Adult Halloween party, Hors D’oeuvre 8pm, Costume Contest at 9pm.



  • 4th Bake Sale, Noon-6pm

  • 4th Deer Opener Reception, Chili & Sandwiches at 5pm, 10-round
    Meat Raffle at 5:30pm

  • 5th Deer Hunter’s Dinner, 5-8pm

  • 19th Chili Cookoff.  Details coming soon!



  • 3rd Christmas Customer Appreciation Party, 4-8pm.
    Meat Raffle 6:30p - prizes to be announced, stay tuned!

  • 17th Kids Christmas Party, 11am-12:30pm

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

  • 25th Christmas Day, Club Closed

  • 31st New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance, Dinner at 4:30pm, 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.


American Star
Corn on the Cob
Christmas Decorations
Pencil and notepad