It’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your lucky little charms. Hunt for a pot of gold, set leprechaun traps, and give Irish dancing a try! Don’t fret that St. Patrick’s parades are canceled in 2021, we’ve found plenty of ways to have fun and celebrate in green. We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day 2021 with Your Lucky Little Leprechauns
St. Patrick’s Day Events in the West Suburbs
Shamrock Hunt-Around Town (Tinley Park)
March 1-15, 2021 | all day
Pick up a shamrock at Bettenhausen Recreation Center, decorate it, then hang it in the front window of your home. See if you can spot any in your neighborhood.
St. Patrick’s Day Gold Coin Hunt (Burr Ridge)
March 6, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Dress for outdoors at this annual event. A leprechaun has hidden gold and it’s up to you to find it!
Running o’ the Green 8k and 5k (Tinley Park)
March 7, 2021 | 8:00am
Put on a green shirt and stretch those legs at this annual 8k and 5k event.
Clover Hunt (Bensenville)
March 13, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Come out to Varble Park Field and hunt for 3 and 4 leaf clovers. Don’t forget to wear green.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (St. Charles)
March 13, 2021 | times to be announced
Stop by for a photo opportunity and a treasure hunt while listening to bag pipers around town. Come back in 2022 for their annual parade.
Shamrock Scavenger Hunt (Brookfield)
March 13, 2021 | 11:00am – 2:00pm
Scour the town for a scavenger hunt to find the leprechaun’s lucky pot of gold. Prizes will be awarded for top 3 finishers.
Lucky Leprechaun Hunt (Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia)
March 13-18, 2021 | all day
Find the hidden pot of gold on the grounds at Red Oak Nature Center. Register to get your first clue.
Little Leprechaun’s Camp (Darien)
March 16, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Create leprechaun traps, make crafts and play games to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Lucky Leprechauns (La Grange)
March 17, 2021 | 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Play games, make crafts and find a lucky pot of gold.
St. Patrick’s Day Craft (Hodgkins)
March 17, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Celebrate the holiday with a lucky craft.
St. Paddys Day 5k and St. Patricks Day Parade (Naperville)
March 1-31, 2021 | virtual
While the parade is not taking place in 2021, runners are invited to take part in the St. Paddy’s Day 5k virtually.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Forest Park)
Moving to September 2021 | times to be announced
Parade planners are hoping to host a half-way to St. Patrick’s Day event sometime in September. Check their website for more information to come.
St. Patrick’s Day Events Not Running in 2021
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Elmhurst)
- Countryside St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Countryside)
- Dyeing of the Waterfall (Palos Heights)
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fest 2020 (Lemont)
- St. Patrick’s Day South Side Parade (Chicago)
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade and River Dyeing (Chicago)
- St. Patrick’s Day Northwest Side Irish Parade (Chicago)
“Wherever you go, whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you!” – Irish Proverb
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