Wear your best green outfit and celebrate St. Patrick's Day in DuPage! Keep reading to discover so many fun things to do, from our annual St. Patrick's Day parade to food specials, and other themed events. 

Check back as more events continue to get added. 

Cupcakes and Cocktails - St. Patrick's Day Edition
March 3, 2024
At Tapville Social, Irish-inspired delights await. Immerse yourself in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with an array of cupcakes and handcrafted cocktails, each infused with the luck of the Irish. 

March 8, 2024
At the McAninch Arts Center, come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with what The Irish Times call "a powerhouse band". This critically acclaimed traditional Irish music group has been delighting audiences worldwide with their virtuosic players for over two decades. 

Irish music group Danu standing on rocks with instruments

Elmhurst's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 9, 2024
The Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day parade has fun for everyone! The parade features floats, marching units, and animated characters along with local organizations, businesses, and clubs along a mile stretch. Ample parking, security, and planning will make for comfortable viewing conditions for all attendees.

The parade is only the beginning of this festive day as the food, music, and fun will continue as Elmhurst merchants, restaurateurs and friends welcome visitors for this special community celebration.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2024 in Downtown Naperville
March 9, 2024

The West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a family event enjoyed by all ages and celebrates Irish heritage and culture. The Parade attracts over 3,000 participants and over 15,000 spectators.

St. Patrick's Day Family Fun Bash
March 10, 2024
Bring the Family to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at WhirlyBall Naperville with a lunch buffet, endless WhirlyBall, bowling, laser tag, and pop-up games. Pivot Room Buffet includes Assorted Pizza, Pretzel Bites, Mini Quesadillas, Mac & Cheese, Freshly Baked Cookies. Soda and Fountain drinks included. Cash bar available for alcoholic beverages.

WhirlyBall St. Pats

St. Patrick's Celebration Menu
March 11-17, 2024
Savor your favorite St. Patrick's Day dishes all week at Arrowhead Restaurant. Specials include Irish stew, shepherd's pie, and corned beef and cabbage. Enjoy!

St. Patrick's Day Brunch
March 17, 2024
Join Drury Lane Theatre & Events as they blend their timeless Champagne Brunch with the warmth and flair of traditional Irish dishes, such as corned beef and cabbage. Immerse yourself in the joyful tunes of live Irish music, coupled with endless champagne cocktails to velvety Irish coffee laced with aged whiskey, creating a celebration that blends festivity with sophistication like no other.

Ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day any day of the year?

We recommend the legendary NY Style Corned Beef at Augustino’s Rock & Roll Deli (Carol Stream and West Chicago locations). Cooked in-house, trimmed, steamed, sliced thin and piled high on your choice of onion roll or classic rye bread. It's also available in a gluten-free option. Stop in for the full memorabilia experience or order online for pickup.  

Another excellent choice is the Rueben at ANYWAY’S Pub (Oakbrook Terrace and Bloomingdale locations): piled high with melted swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing served on grilled marble rye bread. Covered, heated patio, and porch dining available!   

Schmaltz Delicatessen is another great option to get your corned beef fill. Get the #5 Wall Street, which is Schmaltz's famous corned beef on seeded Jewish rye with yellow mustard. Or, get a #14 Sloppy Paul, the sandwich that made them famous. This dish is their Reuben, which can be made with either their corned beef or pastrami on marble rye with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing. 

Brews for a Cause

St. Baldrick's Foundation helps fundraise for childhood cancer research and make lasting impacts on children with cancer. Fortunately, a DuPage brewery rose to the challenge in supporting this cause. Buzz for a Cure at Pollyanna Brewing Company-Roselle is one way you can support this wonderful organization. 

Check out our list of DuPage County breweries for more options on where to have your St. Patrick's day brew.