St. Patrick’s Day Family Events 2019

St. Patrick's Day Family Events 2016Everybody is Irish on St. Patty’s Day so don some green and embrace the luck of the Irish hunting for clovers, attend a parade, or watch a waterfall turn green. I do my best to provide accurate, up-to-date information, but it’s always best to call first to verify information as details can change and events can be canceled. 

We attended the dyeing of the waterfall at Lake Katherine in past years – click here to find out about our experience and see some fun pictures.

Manhattan Irish Fest – Manhattan Park District Recreation Center, 397 S. State Street, Manhattan

  • March 1 & 2
  • $7/person in advance, $10/person at event. Children 7 & under free.

Ireland On Parade – Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th Street, Oak Forest

  • Free admission

Oak Forest Fleadh and Parade – Cicero Avenue between 151st & 159th Streets, Oak Forest

  • Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 am, with parade at 11:00 am, followed by additional activities

Manhattan Irish Parade – Manhattan

  • Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 am

Forest Park St. Patrick’s Day Paradebegins at Madison & Van Buren, Forest Park

  • Saturday, March 2 at 1:00 pm

Elmhurst 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – begins at Wilson Street & Spring Road, Elmhurst

  • Saturday, March 9 at Noon

St. Patrick’s Day Gold Coin Hunt – Bock Neighborhood Center, 1223 W. Sharon Lane, Schaumburg

  • Sunday, March 10 from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
  • Snack, craft, and gold coin hunt.
  • For ages 1-6 years old.
  • $8/residents, $10/non-residents. Registration required.

Tinley Park Irish Parade – Begins at 179th and Oak Park Avenue

  • Sunday, March 10 at 1:00 pm

Little Leprechauns Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Winfield

  • Friday, March 15 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • For ages 3-5 with parent
  • Includes stories, craft, and a special treat
  • $12/child; $10 for member children; free parking. Registration required.

Clover HuntTinley Junction Mini-Golf, 16801 S 80th Avenue, Tinley Park

  • Friday, March 15 at 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Ages 3-5 at 4:00 pm, ages 6-10 at 4:30 pm
  • Prizes given to children who find the special clovers. Treat bags distributed to the first 100 children in each age group. Event held rain or shine.

Dyeing of the Chicago River – Chicago River

  • Saturday, March 16 at 9:00 am
  • Dyeing can be viewed from the East side of the Michigan Avenue bridge, the West side of the Columbus Avenue bridge, or upper and lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Avenue.

West Suburban Irish Parade – Downtown Naperville

  • Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 am

Clover Hunt – Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort

  • Saturday, March 16 at Noon
  • FREE
  • Ages 2-8
  • Registration is not required.
  • Clover hunt, prizes

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade – North on Columbus from Balbo to Monroe, Chicago

  • Saturday, March 16 at Noon

St. Patrick’s Festival & CelebrationIrish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago

  • Saturday, March 16 from 1:00 pm-Midnight
  • $12/adult in advance, $15/adult after March 15. Children 12 and under free.
  • Sunday, March 17 from Noon – 11:00 pm

Chicago’s South Side Irish Parade – Western Avenue from 103rd Street to 115th Street, Chicago

  • Sunday, March 17 at Noon

Northwest Side Irish Parade –  begins at William J. Onahan School, 6634 West Raven Street

  • Sunday, March 17 at Noon
  • After Party from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Recreation Center, 7271 W. Talcott Avenue

Dyeing the Waterfall Green – Lake Katherine, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights

  • Monday, March 18 at Noon


  1. Wow. Thank you for this buddy. I am looking for events for my family on St. Patrick’s Day.

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