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ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVITIES | Where to Celebrate, Give Back & Dance an Irish Jig... All We

TOP O' THE DAY' TO YA – Whether you're looking for a place to enjoy green beer before noon or a fun event where the kids can get into the St. Patrick's Day spirit, Chicago's western suburbs have many festive activities happening all week long. #TeamGlancer will be out and about Glancing residents of all ages at a few of these events, so be sure to wear green! We encourage you to celebrate safely and please drink responsibly. Here's a list of some fun local sure to check back all week long as we add new events and festivities.

NAPERVILLE – St. Patrick's Day - Downtown Naperville Parade - 5K and More! Saturday, March 11

St. Paddy’s Day 5K – The Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, in cooperation with West Suburban Irish, is hosting a 5K Race, Run, or Walk at 8am. Participation in this event is a great way to join into the St. Paddy’s Day Spirit. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide health related services to those in need. For further information: Following the St Paddy’s 5K, stay downtown for the annual West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day parade at 10am.

Naperville St. Patrick's Day Parade – The 2017 West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day parade kicks off at 10 a.m. from Naperville North High School, located at 899 N. Mill Street. The parade continues south on Mill Street, east on Jefferson Avenue, south on Main Street and west on Water Street to the Municipal Center. Enjoy the celebration anywhere along the parade route!May the luck of the Irish be with you! For more information:

NAPERVILLE – Festive Fun at Quigley's Irish Pub Live Music & Drink Specials All Week Long With a variety of live entertainment scheduled and more, Irish favorite Quigley's located downtown Naperville invites you to celebrate with them all week long. Be sure to visit their website for the musical line-up, drink specials and more. Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11:30 am-1 am Friday: 11:30 am-2 am Saturday: 10 am-2 am Sunday: 10 am-Midnight

ST. CHARLES – St. Patrick's Day Parade Downtown St. Charles Saturday, March 11 The St. Patrick’s Parade, hosted annually in Downtown St. Charles, has become a family tradition. Thousands of people of all ages line Main Street to watch the antics of cheerful leprechauns, listen to award-winning local marching bands, watch the elaborate and colorful floats glide down the street, pay tribute to the walking units of veterans, hear the melodic strains of the Celtic pipe bands, and see all the best that St. Charles has to offer. The parade steps off at 2:00pm each year at Main and 6th Street. The route continues down Main Street and concludes at 4th Avenue. Please note that the dog costume contest will NOT be taking place this year. We hope to find an interested sponsor and have it return in 2018.

NAPERVILLE – Musical Entertainment Including Love & Money at Potter's Place

March 11, All Day Long Into the Evening Come celebrate our annual Unofficial St. Patrick's Day Party in the Potter's/Miller Lite Heated Tent!!! Free Live Music all day and night!!!! The fun starts immediately after the parade! $3 Miller Lite Drafts, $4 Harp Drafts, $5 Guinness Drafts • Erik Donner noon- 4 pm • "D" Acoustic Set 4:30-5:30 pm • "Jammin Jerry" Acoustic Set 6-7 pm • Love and Money 8-CLOSE

GENEVA – Paddy’s Day Countdown! Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm As we countdown to Paddy’s Day, this Kane County favorite has lots of fun planned! From 12pm-4pm live music from Trillium, 5pm-6pm Batavia High School String Theory, 7pm Irish Dancers from the Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance & 8pm-10pm live music from The Bare Hambones, great food & drinks and more! The Claddagh, Geneva commons,

GENEVA – Paddy’s Day Countdown Sunday, March 12 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm More fun planned at The Claddagh on Sunday from 4pm-7pm Celtic Sounds Irish Jam Session & 6pm-7pm Irish Dancers from the Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance! The Claddagh, Geneva Commons,

DOWNERS GROVE – St. Pat’s Family Day Sunday, March 12 St. Patrick’s Day fun for the whole family! Bring the kids to the pub from noon – 5pm, enjoy face painting, a coloring station, Lucky Coin bag toss game, the McNulty Irish dancers and all manners of mischief for your little leprechauns and more!

• 12PM : McNulty Irish Dancers • 1PM : The Whiskey Bros. • 1-3PM : Balloon Man • 3:30PM : Thistle + Heather Highland Dancers • 4PM : Aiden O’Toole + Fiddler

DOWNERS GROVE – MWU and Downers Grove For the Kids at Ballydoyle's Irish Pub March 14 - 6:30 pm - 10pm – Be a hero for kids with cancer! Join this St. Baldrick's event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, you'll love being part of the excitement! The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Get involved and you'll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers! Ballydoyle's Irish Pub, 5157 Main Street, Downers Grove

GENEVA – St. Patrick’s Day March 17-18, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 am It’s Claddagh's BIGGEST party of the year and you don’t want to miss it! Doors open at 9am for Kegs & Eggs, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm live music from Celtic Sounds, 5pm-6pm Irish Dancers from the Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance, 7pm-11pm live music from Close Enough and a DJ Mindmonic playing between live sets! How fun does this sound!? The Claddagh, Geneva Commons,

WHEATON – Muldoon's Pub Entertainment March 17-18, 2017 West Suburban favorite, Muldoon's in downtown Wheaton celebrates the Irish culture– one very rich in history and steeped in tradition. They've gone to great lengths to bring the various traditions of the Emerald Isle back home so that guests may revel in the beauty that is Ireland. Here's a list of their LIve Music Line-Up for St. Pat's weekend. Enjoy! Muldoon's, 133 W. Front Street, Wheaton,

• Friday March 17, 2017 11:00 AM 2:00 PM St. James Gate 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Patrick's Rowdy Irishmen 7:30 PM 8:00 PM Chicalba Bagpiping 8:00 PM 11:00 PM Kevin & Brian

• Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Gavin Coyle 3:00 PM 3:30 PM Chicalba Bagpiping 5:00 PM 8:00 PM Patrick's Rowdy Irishmen

SUGAR GROVE – St. Patrick's Day at Calamity Jane's March 18-7pm Celebrate St Patrick's Day with a Bluegrass twist this year. Fox Valley Grass will be performing live authentic Bluegrass music at Calamity Jane's Saturday, March 18. Fun starts at 7pm. Reserve your table early! Calamity Jane's Bar & Restaurant provides high quality personal service. Enjoy the best in food, cocktails, friendly service and good times. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come check out the newly added patio area! Located at the corner of Jericho Road and Route 47. Calamity Jane's Bar & Restaurant, 9S593 Rt. 47, Sugar Grove.

LISLE – Wheatstack St. Pat's Special March 13-19 Enjoy their traditional St. Patrick's Day special every day, all-day from March 13-19. $16 Corned Beef & Cabbage. Includes Served with red potatoes, soda bread & your choice of soup or salad

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