St. Patrick’s Day with Your Lucky Little Leprechauns


Our luck has returned! We’re so happy to share that many St. Patrick’s Day parades and festivities are back in 2022. Stop by one of the festive parades, or try your luck at gold coin and shamrock hunts, Irish dancing, and leprechaun traps. While we typically focus on events in the western suburbs, we couldn’t pass up the chance to talk about all the St. Patrick’s Day fun in Chicago. Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day 2022 with Your Lucky Little Leprechauns

St. Patrick’s Day Activities and Parades in the Suburbs

St Patricks Day Gold Coin Hunt (Burr Ridge)
March 5, 2022 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Find gold coins at this annual event which also includes refreshments and crafts.

A Traditional St. Paddy’s Day Concert and Sing-a-long with Rick Pickren (Glen Ellyn)
March 5, 2022 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Listen or join in the fun at this concert or traditional Irish songs.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Elmhurst)
March 5, 2022 | 12:00pm
Visit downtown Elmhurst for this annual parade.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fest (Lemont)
March 5, 2022 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Stop by the VFW hall after the parade to keep the fun going.

St Patricks Day Parade (Forest Park)
March 5, 2022 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
You’ll love the parade along Madison Street at this family-favorite parade.

St Patricks Day Parade (Countryside)
March 5, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm
We love to see another annual parade returning in 2022.

Running o’ the Green 8k (Tinley Park)
March 6, 2022 | 8:00am
Put on a green shirt and stretch those legs at this annual 8k event.

First Steps in Irish Dance (Brookfield)
March 9, 2022 | 10:30am – 11:00am
Your littlest ones can give Irish dancing a try at the Brookfield Public Library.

Irish Dance School (Clarendon Hills)
March 10, 2022 | 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Clarendon Hills Public Library is running two sessions for big and little ones to give Irish dancing a try.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in St. Charles
March 12, 2022 | all day
St. Charles has quite a variety of celebrations happening on March 12, 2022. We have details about Shamrockin’ Along the Fox River 8K run, Mt. St. Mary Park’s Pot of Gold Park Stroll and St. Paddy’s Day Express, as well as the St. Patrick’s Parade in downtown St. Charles.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Naperville)
March 12, 2022 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
The West Suburban Irish are proud to welcome back their annual parade in Downtown Naperville.

Clover Hunt (Bensenville)
March 12, 2022 | 10:30am – 12:30pm
Dress in green and join the clover hunt throughout Fischer Farm.

Leprechaun Hunt (Oak Park)
March 13, 2022 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Hunt for leprechaun clues and enjoy a delicious lunch at Pleasant Home.

Leprechaun Hunt (Clarendon Hills)
March 16, 2022 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Hunt for gold scattered throughout the playground at Prospect Park.

Little Leprechaun’s Party (Darien)
March 16, 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Make a trap and see if you can catch the Leprechaun with the help of the Darien Park District.

Little Leprechauns: A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (Wheaton)
March 17, 2022 | 10:00am – 11:00am
You’ll sing, dance, and make crafts at Cantigny Park.

Lucky Charms Scavenger Hunt (Tinley Park)
March 17, 2022 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Solve riddles, hunt for clues, and take home a bag o’ gold.

St Patrick’s Day Music (Glen Ellyn Public Library)
March 20, 2022 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Enjoy Irish music from Bellas Artes School of Music.

Irish Dance (Brookfield)
March 28, 2022 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
School-aged children can give Irish dancing a try at the Brookfield Public Library.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Chicago

Irish pride is found throughout the city the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t miss a chance to see the river dyed green or celebrate at one of the parades!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and River Dyeing
March 12, 2022 | all day festivities

St. Patrick’s Day Northwest Side Irish Parade
March 13, 2022 | parade steps off at 12:00pm

St. Patrick’s Day South Side Parade
March 13, 2022 | parade steps off at 12:00pm

“Wherever you go, whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you!” – Irish Proverb

To submit a photo of your kids decked out for the holiday, email Annie at We love featuring local families! For more fun things to do with your family, check out our outdoor activities page.

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