St. Patrick’s Day with Your Little Lucky Charms

Top o’ the morning to you! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and all things green with your little ones. These St. Patrick’s Day events for kids in the western suburbs are filled with parades, Irish dancing, arts and crafts, and hunting for gold. Looking to see the famous dyeing of the Chicago River? Information about St. Patrick’s Day events in the city are also below.

St. Patrick’s Day with Your Little Lucky Charms

St. Patrick’s Day Events in the West Suburbs

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Forest Park)
March 2, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Come down to Madison Street for marching bands, bag pipes, Irish dancers, and St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans.

Countryside St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Countryside)
March 9, 2019 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Celebrate all things Irish at the 4th annual Countryside Parade. The fun kicks off at 1:00 pm.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Elmhurst)
March 9, 2019 | starts at 12:00 pm
Join in the fun as the parade features floats, marching bands, Irish dancers, and visits from your favorite local sports mascots.

Spring into Art (Clarendon Hills)
March 13, 2019 | 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Enjoy holiday treats as you create a St. Patrick’s Day masterpiece. Supplies provided.

Little Leprechauns (Wheaton)
March 15, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs and crafts about the luck o’ the Irish.

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“Luck of the Irish” Kids Night Out (Naperville)
March 15, 2019 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Drop your children off for a night of Irish-themed fun. Dinner is included as they hunt for gold, make leprechaun hats, and participate in a Shamrock challenge.

Lucky Leprechauns (La Grange Park)
March 15, 2019 | 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Make a creative St. Patrick’s Day craft, play games and look for a pot of gold!

Gold Coin Hunt (Burr Ridge)
March 16, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:00 am
Meet at Walker Park to collect lucky gold coins and then join the fun inside with refreshments and crafts.

St. Paddys Day 5k and St. Patricks Day Parade (Naperville)
March 16, 2019 | 8:00 am & 10:00 am
The Rotary Club of Naperville hosts a 5K beginning at 8:00 am. Afterwards, stay for the  2019 West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will begin at 10:00 am.

Shamrock Shuffle (Wheaton)
March 19, 2019 | 10:00 – 10:45 am
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your little one while you dance and sing. This Kid Rock event will keep the party going past March 17th!

Events in Chicago

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and River Dyeing
March 16, 2019 | Parade begins at 12:00 pm, River dyeing at 9:00 am
The city is a festive place to be for St. Patrick’s Day with parades and the famous dying of the Chicago River. Check out the parade website for more information, as well as tips on where to go to watch the river change colors. Choose Chicago also has an excellent guide to the river dyeing, parade, and other celebrations going on in the city.

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St. Patrick’s Day South Side Parade
March 17, 2019 | Parade begins at 12:00 pm
Don’t miss this annual parade filled with bagpipes and Irish dancing as it moves down Western Avenue.

Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and may the luck of the Irish be with you! For more fun things to do with your family, check out our outdoor activities page.

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of two girls and a baby boy (ages 5 1/2, 4, and 6 months), and has lived in the Chicagoland for her entire life. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. The girls keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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