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St. Patrick’s Day on The Northwest Line — Saturday, March 17th 2012

Don your green attire & get ready to party, with these St. Patrick’s Day Festivals, Parades & Celebrations spanning 2 weekends. We will be adding more information and events, so check back.

St. Patrick’s Day in Edison Park

5th Annual Pre-St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl 

Join the fun for a Pub Crawl in Edison Park. The crawl is open to the public. Last years event had over 225 attendees. The Crawl benefits the children and adults of New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The Pub Crawl begins at Emerald Isle at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 10th 2012 in Edison Park. It’s $40 per person which includes a t-shirt, beer tickets for each bar and pizza. 

Emerald Isle
6687 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL  60631 

St. Patrick’s Day in Norwood Park

The Irish Music Players

Sunday, March 11, 2012 12:00pm – Northwest Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The Northwest Irish Parade is a celebration of faith, family, and heritage on the Northwest side of Chicago. 

On Sunday March 11th the Northwest Side Irish will host their 9th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Over 150 parade participants with thousands of spectators will attend the Northwest Side Irish friends and family Parade. The parade participants include The Jesse White Tumblers, The Emerald Society Band, Mullane Irish Dancers, St. Patrick’s High School Jazz Band, Forman High School ROTC, Notre Dame High School Band, Trinity Irish Dancers and many more community friends and families. 

The Official NWSI After Party beginning at 1:00 pm will take place at 7211 W. Talcott at the Immaculate Conception Elementary School Recreation Center. Tickets for the after party are 10:00 per person,$5:00 for children 10 and under  includes a Danny Boy Corned Beef and cabbage dinner, Eli’s Cheese cake, beer, wine, soda, and live entertainment! Begins at 1:00 to 5:00pm For ticket info contact 

St. Patrick’s Day at Arlington Park:

Mr D’s at Arlington Park will be celebrating with Food and Beverage Specials all day between March Madness and St. Patrick’s day there is a lot to celebrate. Enjoy $2Coors & Miller Lite drafts, $7 March Madness Burger, $4 Final Four Samplers (Onion Rings, Zucchini Fries, Fried Mushrooms, Jalapeno Poppers), $4 Victory Cocktail, $5 Finlandia Vodka drinks and Ultimate Bloody Mary’s, 50 cent wings all day 

St. Patrick’s Day in Palatine:

Paint the Town Green

Palatine’s 2nd Annual “Paint the Town Green” festival will be held on Saturday March 17th, 2012. Come on out and “Paint the Town Green”.  This fun filled St. Patrick’s Day Event day kicks off with with a tented Irish Market at 180 North Smith Street from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The market features 16 vendors including Irish wares from Long Grove’s Paddy’s on the Square, McNulty Irish Dancers who will be teaching Irish dance, Safari Childcare’s face painting and other kid’s activities. There will also live music all day , starting with fingersytle guitarist Merv Collins at 9:00 AM, Guyz with Bad Eyez performing for two hours starting at 10:00 AM, followed by Irish music from the duo of Dr. Gerry Aylward and Dave Kunzweiler from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM. 

The celebration continues with a parade at 11:00 AM in downtown Palatine. The parade begins on Wood Street near the community parking lot at 200 East Wood Street, continues west to Brockway and concludes south to Wilson Street. The parade features over 40 entries and 600 participants including the Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band, McNaulty Irish Dancers, Trinity Irish Dancers, The Little Leprechauns of Dorset Avenue and the Palatine Dance Company.During the parade marchers with shopping carts will collect food, clothing and disposable paper products for Journeys from PADS to HOPE. 

In addition to the Parade and Irish Market, activities and entertainment are being planned at downtown businesses and restaurants throughout the day and evening. For more details visit All throughout the day, an Irish Princess and a Leprechaun, the parade grand marshals, will tour downtown businesses. 

St. Patties Day at Lamplighters

 Party till 3 am, with a DJ from 9pm-3am, Drink Specials a plenty; $1.99 Draft Special-Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coors Light & Leinenkugel, $4.50 Personal Pitchers  Miller Lite, Coors Light & Leinenkugel, $5.00 TALL Vodka & Red Bull (Perfect Pour $6.00), $1.00 Shots (Bartender Call), ‘Free’ Can of Red Bull to the First 120 Guest after 8PM!

And what is St. Patrick’s day without corned beef???…Have a ‘Corn Beef Reuben’ It is their spin on the classic Reuben. Served with thinly sliced corned beef either hot or cold. Topped with creamy 1,000 Island dressing, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese – all held together on two slices of toasted marble rye bread. Paired up with seasoned Curly Fries! All of this tasty Irish goodness…only $7.99 or St. Pat’s Day Special Corned Beef Wrap with Fries – $5.49 or Corn Beef, Cabbage, and Red Potato Platter – $8.99 

St. Patrick’s Day in Barrington:


Barrington’s Celtic Fest” - Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th
The 2nd Annual Barrington Celtic Fest will bring out the Irish in everyone. This two day festival will be in the Village Center located at South Cook Street between Park Avenue and Stations Street. There will be a huge tent in front of  McGonigal’s Irish pub so you can enjoy the celebration without worrying about the fickled March weather. The party will run all day – both days, beginning at 11:00am until 1:00am. Barrington’s St. Patrick’s Day Party will have something for everyone including: live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers and of course plenty of  Irish brew will be flowing in both the festival tent and at McGonigal’s Pub. All the festivities are conveniently located right next to the Barrington Metra Train Station. Best of all admission is FREE! For a full line up of intertainment and more info go to 

St. Patrick’s Day in Cary: 

At The Tracks Bar & Grill Irish spirit will be flowing with Green Miller Lites, Guinness, and a traditional Corned Beef Dinner for to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. 

St. Patrick’s Day in Crystal Lake:

St. Patrick’s Day at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen: 




Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen ALL MONTH LONG with great food specials and fine Irish ales including Innis and Gunn, Boulevard’s Irish Ale, and Conway’s Irish Red. Food specials include Reuben sandwiches, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Stew, Bailey’s Crème Brule, and more. 

Come celebrate St. Patty’s Day this year at Crystal Lake’s Oldest Irish Pub, Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen for all the great food and live music:  3 to 4pm – Irish Step Dancers, 6 to 8pm – Joshua Skaja, 10pm till Close – Owen Too!   $5 COVER STARTS AT 8PM. 

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