Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Lake County {2014}

St. Patrick's Day in Lake County

Cheryl shared with you some of her favorite ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s day as a family. We found a few more things that look like fun, so here is our listing of things to do this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s day in and around Lake County.

Parades:

  • Saturday March 15 11:00 a.m. Racine’s St. Patrick Day Parade, Main and Sixth streets in Downtown Racine. Celebrate with bands, bagpipers, dancers and more! See www.racinedowntown.com for more details.
  • Saturday March 15 12:00 p.m. Lake Villa’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Corn Beef Luncheon. Held on Grand Ave and ending at the VFW.

Celebrations

  • ShamRock the Block at Middleton’s on Main in Wauconda. While most of the weekend this event is adults only {pub crawl, after party, bands and beer} Sunday the tent gets kid friendly with a visit from our favorite farmer Miss Jamie.
  • Saturday March 15 at Greenbelt Cultural Center {North Chicago} for stories, crafts, and hands on activities. Cost is $3 per child, register at www.LCFPD.org
  • Wear green to Jump America {Gurnee} on Sunday March 16 and get $2.00 off your first hour of admission.

In the City:
Is there a city outside of New York as proud to be Irish as Chicago? If you’re willing to spend more time and money (especially if your kids are older!) there is a plethora of fun events happening this weekend where you can celebrate the little bit of Irish in us all:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Celebration at the Irish American Heritage Center {626 N Knox Ave, Chicago}. Saturday includes traditional and contemporary Irish Music, dance, food, and children’s activities. Monday features music, dance, and face painting. March 15-17 $15 at the door, free for kids 12 and under. See  www.irish-american.org for more information and a schedule of events.
  • Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday March 15- Columbus Drive between Balbo Drive and Monroe Street. The river dyeing starts at 10:00 a.m. and the parade steps off at noon. Visit www.chicagostpatsparade.com for more information.
  • Northwest Side Irish Parade {6633 W. Raven Street, Chicago} Sunday March 16. The parade and party are all about the kids with activities ranging from face painting and balloon art and featuring dancers from the Dillion-Gavin School of Dance. Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. party starts at 1:00 p.m. See www.northwestsideirish.org/ for more information.
  • South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade {Western Ave., Chicago} Sunday March 16 – According to some this is the “real” Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Kicks off at noon. See www.southsideirishparade.org for more information. This is an alcohol free event.
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