Erin Go Bragh in Lake County

Erin go Bragh, Lake County!

You have the luck o’ the Irish if you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Lake County. Let’s face it everyone has a little bit Irish in them when it comes to March 17.

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. 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! Here are a few things to do in during the leprechaun festivities.

St. Patrick’s Day in Lake County


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St. Paddy’s Run @allcommunityevents

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– Sprint for lucky charms at Deer Park ST. Paddy’s 5K & 10K Run/Walk and receive a pullover, a finisher pint glass and hear live Irish sounds. (3/16) INFO» 

– Celebrate Erin go Bragh all weekend in downtown Wauconda as their annual Shamrock the Block event features raffles, a parade and other festivities. (3/15-17) INFO»

– Test your Irish knowledge at St. Patty’s Day Trivia at O’Toole’s Libertyville and sip libations in the process. (3/14) INFO» Return to the MainStreet Libertyville pub for the weekend as they feature live music, an Irish dance troupe and more. (3/15-17) INFO»


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Awesome night with U2Hype! #u2Hype

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– Hear the sounds of Shannan DeLacey while indulging in Harbor Brewing Co.’s Coffee Milk Stout. The Winthrop Harbor event also features corned beef & cabbage with baileys cupcakes, Irish soda bread bowls and Guinness beef stew. (3/15) INFO»

– Eat your cake and swing your way into St. Paddy’s Dat at Roaring Table Brewery in Lake Zurich. (3/16) INFO»

– Order yourself a traditional Irish dinner at Three Embers Restaurant and Wright’s Brew and Bistro located inside Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. (3/16) INFO»

– One of our favorite Irish bands features the legendary Bono and company. Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest has the next best thing with the Gaelic cover band U2 Hype just in time for the holiday. (3/16) INFO»


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Celebrating the luck of the Irish ☘️.

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– Jig your way to the Lodge of Antioch for their St. Patrick’s Day Bash full of Irish eats, traditional live tunes and of course, libations. (3/16) INFO» Return the next day for breakfast, bagpipers, Irish dancers, Irish drummers and a DJ. (3/17) INFO»

– Don a four-leaf clover on your lapel as you and thousands can fully enjoy the annual Lake Villa St. Patrick’s Day Parade followed by a corned beef and cabbage luncheon at the village’s VFW. (3/16) INFO»

– You can’t celebrate Ireland without whiskey. North Shore Distillery in Green Oaks will be releasing their new malt whiskey for the green holiday. (3/16) INFO»

– Devour traditional eats with a twist at Bill’s Pub & Pizza in Mundelein and Bill’s Pub North in Third Lake as the pizza connoisseurs serve corned beef pizza, green river floats and five St. Paddy’s-themed libations. (3/13-17) INFO»

– Don’t be like Sam I Am. Devour green eggs and hash at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.’s, tribute to the Emerald Isle. The Long Grove brew house all-day event will feature live music by Tiny Country. (3/16) INFO»

– Smile with Irish eyes as you plunge for Phil’s Beach at Lindy’s Landing’s Leprechaun Plunge. Warm up and enjoy some Irish cuisine and drink at the Wauconda eatery. (3/16) INFO»

– Bring your little leprechauns to the Dunbar Recreation Center in Mundelein, so they show their Irish spirit by participating in games, making crafts and eating snacks. (3/16) INFO»

– Fix yourself a pot of gold as Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan hosts three days of a delectable St. Pat’s Day Buffet. (3/13, 15 and 17) INFO» 


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– Kegs and eggs, Irish-themed eats and drinks and more are highlighted at the Half Day Brewing Co.’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Lincolnshire. (3/11-17) INFO»

– All aboard the Chessie’s train. The Barrington train car/restaurant is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a big way serving Reuben egg rolls, lamb shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage and a few Irish drink specialties. (3/14-17) INFO»

– “A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” Wildfire in Lincolnshire is serving the next best thing to that good luck charm: corned beef and cabbage platter with a chocolate stout cake for dessert. (3/15-17) INFO»

– Brunch, live music, swag giveaways and more at Timothy O’Toole’s Lake Villa St. Pat’s Party. (3/15-17) INFO»


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– The MainStreet Libertyville brewery and 95 WIIL Rock will host a live broadcast show at Mickey Finn’s to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The event also features bagpipers, Irish-themed eats, green libations and live tunes. (3/15-17) INFO»

– “It’s not easy being green.” Celebrate being green for the Irish holiday and with the environment at Wilmot Mountain. (3/17) INFO»

– Lake County’s oldest watering hole in Long Grove, Village Tavern, is hosting a St. Paddy’s Day shindig to jig to with green brews, beads corned beef and cabbage. (3/17) INFO»

– Let’s make it a lunch date at Only Child Brewing Co. in Gurnee as they serve a St. Paddy’s Day themed menu. (3/17) INFO»

– Copper Fiddle Distillery’s Fifth Anniversary Party falls on the same day as St. Patrick’s Day! Erin go Bragh with a splash of their Fiddle Gin. (3/17) INFO»

For other ways to ring in St. Patrick’s Day in Lake County, continue here. Erin go Bragh!


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