St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Lake County 2020

What do you call a fake Irish stone? A shamrock!

Whether you are 100% Irish or are “Irish” one day out of the year, it doesn’t really matter when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around on March 17.

With everyone’s favorite green holiday falling on Tuesday the festivities are kicking off early this year. From the sounds of bagpipes and clinking glasses to chowing down on Irish cuisine, there are plenty of memories and good times to be had when celebrating St. Paddy’s Day in Lake County 2020.

Grab a pint of green beer, toss the corned beef in the slow cooker and dig into this guide of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Lake County. Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh! (St. Patrick’s Day Blessing Upon You!)

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Lake County 2020


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  • Sprint for gold at the Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5K & 10K Run/Walk and receive a shirt, a finisher pint glass and jig to the live Irish music. INFO» (Mar. 14)
  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long during the annual Shamrock the Block in downtown Wauconda. This event features live music, a parade, raffles and more festivities. INFO» (Mar. 13-15)
  • Dress your little lads and lassies in green and bring them to the Dunbar Recreation Center in Mundelein for a day of games, crafts and eating snacks. INFO» (Mar. 14)
  • Kick the festivities off early at Mickey Finn’s Brewery with a weekend of live music and Irish eats and drinks. INFO» (Mar. 13-15) Then circle back on St. Patrick’s Day as WIIL Rock will be on hand for a day of beer, food and music. INFO» (Mar. 17)


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  • Raise your glass filled with a green drink, chow down on some Irish fare and enjoy a plethora of live entertainment such as a DJ at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in Gurnee INFO» (Mar. 14), Irish music at Timothy O’Toole’s in Lake Villa INFO» (Mar. 14) and Irish dancers and bag pipers at O’Toole’s Libertyville. INFO» (Mar. 14)
  • Jig your way to the Lodge of Antioch for their St. Patrick’s Day Bash full of Irish eats, live music and festive drinks. INFO» (Mar. 14) Do it all again on St. Paddy’s Day with more food, drinks and live entertainment. INFO»
  • Stop by North Shore Distillery in Green Oaks for the release of their Malt Whiskey. Grab a bottle of this Irish staple and stick around for a performance by the McNulty Irish Dancers. INFO» (Mar.13-14)

  • Line the streets while wearing some green for the annual Lake Villa St. Patrick’s Day Parade followed by a classic corned beef and cabbage luncheon at the village’s VFW. INFO» (Mar. 14)
  • Your little leprechauns can make Lucky Charms rice krispie treats at the Kids Cooking Class at Maggiano’s in Vernon Hills. Following the activity a brunch will be served to those in attendance. INFO» (Mar. 15)
  • Celebrate being green for the Irish holiday and with the environment at Wilmot Mountain. Race down the slopes, snap a picture with Greenie the Wilmot Leprechaun and relax with some music on the patio. INFO» (Mar. 15)
  • Sing along to some Irish tunes this St. Paddy’s Day with The Celtniks when they perform at Ron Onesti’s Club 210 in Highwood. INFO» (Mar. 17)


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  • Make a splash during the Leprechaun Plunge at Lindy’s Landing. Stop by the Wauconda eatery to warm with with some traditional Irish cuisine and drinks. INFO» (Mar. 14)
  • (Sham)Rock the night away with Irish Band Switchback as they hit the James Lumber Center Stage in Grayslake. The award-winning duo infuses their Irish heritage into their bluegrass style. INFO» (Mar. 17)
  • Spend a day in the kitchen making a variety of sweet and savory Irish treats with a Hands-on Cooking Class at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  INFO» (Mar. 17)
  • Don’t be like Sam I Am. Devour green eggs and hash at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.’s, St. Paddy’s Day celebration. The Long Grove brew house all-day event will feature plenty of beer and live music from the Old Town Underdogs. INFO» (Mar. 14)

  • All aboard the Chessie’s express. The Barrington train car/restaurant is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with classic Irish eats such as Reuben egg rolls, lamb shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage and a few Irish drink specialties to wash it down. INFO» (Mar. 17)
  • Put the “green” in Green Town Tavern during their St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The Waukegan tavern will have a variety of food specials combined with the acoustic sounds of Sipos & Young. INFO» (Mar. 17)
  • Why celebrate for a day when you can keep the festivities going for a whole week? Visit Half Day Brewing Company in Lincolnshire for a week of Irish eats and pints of suds. INFO» (Mar. 17)
  • The luck of the Irish will be on your side with special packages this month at The Spa at Lincolnshire. Try their Irish Cream Pedicure or Sham-Rock Hot Stone Massage that will leave you glowing like a pot of gold. INFO» (Mar. 1-31)
  • Stick a Fore-leaf clover in your golf bag and make a hole-in-one as the Zion Park District hosts their 43rd Annual St. Patrick’s Golf Tournament at the Shiloh Park Golf Course. INFO» (Mar. 20-22)

For other ways to ring in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Lake County 2020, continue here. Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh!

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