Erin Go Bragh in Lake County 2022

You have the luck o’ the Irish if you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the land of lakes. Let’s face it, everyone has a little bit of Irish in them when it comes to March 17. Erin, Go Bragh!

Green beverages shall be passed around, maybe a folk song (or “Danny Boy” far too many times) will be sung and clinks of beer mugs will resonate through the air. But, besides beer, these places provide your St. Paddy’s Day starter kit: potatoes, corned beef, cabbage and shepherd’s pie.

The Windy City may be dying the river emerald, Lake County will paint the county green! Erin Go Bragh in Lake County! Have a shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day in the land of lakes located just north of Chicago! Here are a few things to do as we celebrate the leprechaun festivities.

  • Here’s to a long life and a merry one. For this St. Paddy’s Day, head to Peter Patterson Glassworks to create your own shamrock. You can choose your own color for your glass creation, so obviously, it will be dressed in green flair. (3/5-13) INFO»
  • Going to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration? You have to dress to impress in your Paddy’s bestest from The Irish Boutique in Long Grove. Peruse for half-century-old mom and pop shop for Celtic jewelry, clothing, traditional eats, gifts and so much more all year round. INFO»
  • The “O’Shanty” in Wadsworth has all of the eats, dine-in, take-home. Whichever way you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the renowned eatery will supply its legendary eats. (3/17) INFO»


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  • Tee off for a pot of gold at the 45th annual St. Patrick’s Golf tournament at Shiloh Park Golf Course in Zion. (3/18-20) INFO»
  • The land of lakes’ eldest craft brewery, Mickey Finn’s in Libertyville, will be serving traditional Irish eats for nine days to savor, complemented by live entertainment. (3/11-20) INFO»
  • Work off those corned beef pounds as you take a stroll on GO Vernon Hills St. Paddy’s Day Walk in Century Park. (3/16) INFO»

  • Sláinte to one’s health at Wildfire Restaurant in Lincolnshire’s traditional Irish dinner for St. Paddy’s Day. (3/16-17) INFO»
  • You better believe you’re going to hear some bagpipe action going on at Lake Villa’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Luncheon. The parade route will begin at Palombi School and run for a half-mile, ending at the Lake Villa train station. Immediately following the outdoor festivities, there will be an annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Luncheon at the Lake Villa VFW Hall. (3/12) INFO»
  • The Lake County Libation Trail partner Half Day Brewing Co. in Lincolnshire will be serving Irish-themed meals and specials all St. Paddy’s Day week. (3/16-19) INFO»
  • St. Paddy’s Day and ArtWauk in Waukegan go together like corned beef in cabbage. Check out the awesome art mediums while celebrating everyone’s favorite green holiday. (3/19) INFO»


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  • Dine along the Bangs Lake’s sandy shores as Lindy’s Landing serves all the fixin’s for its St. Patrick’s Friday After Party. They’ll also serve the Irish-inspired dishes through March 20 if you can’t make the party. (3/18) INFO»
  • Put on your sleuth leprechaun hat and investigate Zion trails for the city’s park district’s Shamrock  Hunt. (3/14-31) INFO»
  • Irish drink specials, green eggs and has, live entertainment and more in Buffalo Creek Brewing Co. in Long Grove. (3/12) INFO»
  • It’s magically delicious. Take your lucky charm out for a St. Pat’s Day dinner at Oaken and stay overnight at The Forester in Lake Forest. (through 3/17) INFO»


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  • Sprint for lucky charms at Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5K & 10K Run/Walk and receive a pullover and a finisher pint glass as you compete in a Deer Park Town Center jog. (3/19) INFO»
  • We wish you A Grand Irish Afternoon and a Happy St. Pat’s Day. Party Bradbury-style and paint the town….green, at Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing Co. in Waukegan. (3/19) INFO»
  • There will be bubbly, there will be bonfires and there will be barn at Susanna Farms in Lake Villa’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. (3/19) INFO»

  • Receive a slice of rural Irish life while viewing Tony Award-nominated “Outside Mullingar” at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest. (through 3/13) INFO»
  • Dine like your Irish ancestors at LakeHouse Lake Villa’s St. Paddy’s Day. (3/17) INFO»
  • Help the world conquer kids’ cancer at Hawthorn Mall’s Rock the Bald with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. (3/26) INFO»

    • We all know we “Erin go Bragh” 365 days a year at Timothy O’Toole’s in Lake Villa, Libertyville and Gurnee, but on March 17, the Irish pub has a sort of je ne sais quoi.
    • There’s a party in Wauconda, and everyone’s invited. Side Lot Brewery’s North Side Irish Fest runs all St. Patrick’s Day weekend highlighted by Paddy’s eats, suds, raffles, the beer mile and more. (3/18-20) INFO»
    • That old leprechaun always has tricks up his sleeve. It’s no different for Fatmans Gurnee, where they’ll be serving up a little taste of Ireland at their St. Paddy’s Week. (3/14-20) INFO»

  • The MainStreet Libertyville brewery and 95 WIIL Rock will host a live broadcast show at Mickey Finn’s Brewery to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The event also features bagpipers, Irish-themed eats, green libations and live tunes. (3/17) INFO» 
  • It only comes once a year! Stop by the MyPerks Lounge in Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, signup for a membership and receive a $5 gift card to McDonald’s for a beloved Shamrock Shake. (3/17 & 19) INFO» 
  • Spend the day at Port of Blarney all Saturday for a pre-and-after party at Lake Villa’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Amazing St. Paddy’s specials will be offered on eats, including corned beef and cabbage dinner. (3/17) INFO»
  • Put the “green” in Green Town Tavern during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The Waukegan tavern will have a variety of food specials combined with the acoustic sounds of the Sipos & Young band. (3/17) INFO»
  • Irish eats, Lake County libations and bangers strummed by Barrington’s-own singer, songwriter Pat McKillen at Wild Onion Brewery in Lake Barrington are on the docket for the Irish holiday. (3/18) INFO»
  • Run, Lake County, Patrick has to make it town. Patrick make him hurry, tell him he can take the freeway down. Drink craft suds, and run a mile at Side Lot Brewery’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Beer Mile. (3/19) INFO»
  • Pop on your skates and blades and head to Fox Lake for Bella’s Bouncie Skates’ St. Patrick’s Day Party. Free entry for those that arrive in a leprechaun costume. (3/12) INFO»


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  • Channel your Riverdance energy as the McNulty Dancers create foot thunder on the floors of Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. (3/20) INFO»
  • Start your pre-celebration of the Irish holiday at Mickey Finn’s, where shamrockers can listen, drink a green brew, devour Ireland traditional eats, view the renowned McNulty Dancer shimmy and listen to live music from Frank Quinn & The Quarantinis, Fitz and the Celts, Marlon and the Shakes and the Bridgeport Ramblers. (3/12-13) INFO»

For more ways, you can Erin go Bragh in Lake County, continue here. To learn more about March Madness in Lake County, click here. To see what else is going on over the weekend in the land of lakes, continue here.

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