St. Paddies’ Day Guide to Lake County

St. Patrick’s Day in Long GrovePaddies, Paddies’ Day is near, time for potatoes and time for beer (drink responsibly)!

In Lake County, we all dance to the rhythm, drink some suds and spread around some Irish cheer. Let’s face it, everyone is a little bit Irish when it comes to March 17 in Lake County.

We won’t lead you astray though. Lake County has a full schedule of things to do when it comes to the energizing experience on St Patrick’s Day.

Between the eats at historically Irish Mickey Finn’s, to bringing your own leprechaun to KeyLime Cove, to doing a fun run in Deer Park, to sipping a few green brew ha-has at Shamrock the Block – Lake County’s got you completely covered when it comes to St. Paddies’ Day.

Here is your St. Paddies’ Day Guide to Lake County.

St. Patrick’s Day in Long Grove
March 12; Long Grove Historic Village

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with special gifts from Long Grove’s Irish specialty shops. Enjoy music, clothing and novelties from Ireland at Paddy’s on the Square, or stop by the Irish Boutique for a selection of Irish-made jewelry, English and Irish foods, Waterford Crystal and Belleek China. The McNulty Irish Dancers will perform at Paddy’s on the Square this Saturday, March 5 from 2 – 2:30 pm and Saturday, March 12 from 1:30 – 2pm. 

Village Tavern’s St. Patrick’s Day Party
Saturday, March 12; 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Top off your celebrations by stopping by the Village Tavern on Saturday, March 12 for a St. Patrick’s Party, live music from 6:30 – 10:30 pm. Enjoy traditional corned beef & cabbage washed down with green beer.

St. Patrick's Dinner at Bonnie BrookSt. Patrick’s Dinner @ Bonnie Brook Golf Club
Wednesday, March 16; 5-8 p.m.


Bonnie Brook will be offering St. Patrick’s Day corned beef buffet dinner Wednesday night, March 16th for only $10.95.


St. Patrick’s Day @ Austin’s
Thursday, March 17; 11 a.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Austins. Enjoy corned beef and cabbage, green beer. corned beef sliders, bagpipes and drums and a lot of fun. 

St. Patrick’s Day @ Mickey Finn’s
Thursday, March 17

Come out for the annual 95 WIIL ROCK – Tom & Lisa Morning Show live broadcast from Mickey Finn’s to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Doors open at 7:00am. Then enjoy great Irish food all day and end the day with the great music of HearthFire beginning at 8pm. 

St. Patrick’s Dinner @ Bonnie Brook Golf Club
Wednesday, March 16; 5-8 p.m.

Bonnie Brook will be offering St. Patrick’s Day corned beef buffet dinner Wednesday night, March 16th for only $10.95. 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day @ the Savanna House
Thursday, March 17

Come celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at the Savanna House. Enjoy a traditional corned beef and cabbage meal or Shepherd’s Pie for only $14.95. Served with soup or salad, or try the mile-high stacked Reuben Sandwich. Irish Beers and cocktails also available. 

Bring Your Own Leprechaun to KeyLime CoveBring Your Own Leprechaun to KeyLime Cove
Thursday, March 17

Mix swimsuits with shamrocks at this St. Patrick’s Day family celebration to remember! The stay overnight will be brimming over with treasures, fun-tivities, and luck o’ the Irish. Crafts, food specials, contests and more! Valid March 17, 2016 only. 

St. Patrick’s Day Irish-Fest @ the Port of Blarney
Thursday, March 17-20

Shamrock the BlockStarting Thursday St. Patrick’s Day night through Sunday, the Port will be offering a corned beef and cabbage dinner special for only $14.95 and Reuben Balls for $8.95 along great drink specials.

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration @ Lindy’s 
Thursday – Sunday, March 17-20

Come out for Lindy’s special St. Patty’s Day menu and 4 days of festive entertainment. Live music, food specials and a lot of fun. Please check the website for complete details. 

Other St. Paddies’ Day Celebrations in Lake County

Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5K/10K Run/ Walk @ Deer Park Town Center
Saturday, March 12; 8:20 a.m.Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5k/10k Run/Walk

The Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5k/10k features live Irish music to get everyone in the spirit, pucker up as you run beneath the on course kiss me I’m Irish arch. At the finish enjoy green soda pop, chocolate gold coins and more Irish inspired treats. The course weaves through the Deer Park Town Center and then onto the streets of the Village of Deer Park. The USATF certified 5k (3.1 mile) course is a completely paved course. All miles will be marked with a water stop along the way. Awards will be awarded to to the top 3 of each age category. For more information or to register please visit the website. 

Village of Lake Villa St. Patrick’s Day Parade & LuncheonVillage of Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day Parade & Luncheon
Saturday, March 12; Noon

Come out for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Enjoy a parade that will start at Palombi School on McKinley Ave and end at the Lake Villa train station. Then join us for the Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage luncheon immediately after the parade at the Lake Villa VFW Hall. Visit the website for more details.

St. Patrick’s Day Specials @ Chessies
Wednesday March 16-17

St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated Wednesday and Thursday at Chessie’s with select specials. Enjoy Reuben Egg Rolls for an appetizer and then the famous Corned Beef and Cabbage or Lamb Shepherd’s Pie.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration @ Timothy O’Tooles
Thursday-Friday, March 17-18

Expect the green beer to be flowing and check out the limited menu filled with Irish Specialties! The best St. Patty’s Day Party in Gurnee will include plenty of beads, drink specials and plenty of green beer. The celebration will go on for 2 days, March 17 – March 18th.

7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest
Thursday-Saturday, March 17-19

The large heated party tent will return to Park Avenue to accommodate this festive celebration of all things Irish. There will be a variety of food vendors, bands and entertainment. The Pub’s Annex will allow for even more music & entertainment, more food options, more local and retail merchants, and family-friendly events during the daytime hours. Please visit the website for updates and a complete schedule of entertainment. 

Luck O’ the Irish @ Dockers North

Come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with 3 days of specials. Enjoy corned beef and cabbage served with carrots, red potatoes, salad bar, chili and corned beef soup all for only $13.95.

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations at SideoutsSt. Patrick’s Day Celebrations @ Sideouts
Thursday-Saturday, March 17-19

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long at Sideouts. Beginning on Thursday there will be a special Irish menu with corned beef and cabbage, corned beef on rye, cheddar ale soup, shepherds pie and drink specials. Friday night also enjoy the live entertainment with Hot Sauce Committee Boy Band Review and Hi Infidelity on Saturday night. Shamrock the Block


Shamrock the Block in Wauconda
Thursday-Sunday March 17-20

From Friday to Sunday there will be events at local area venues. Check the schedule frequently for updates and additions to the daily events. 


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