St. Patrick's Day Events 2024

St. Patrick's Day is a fantastic time for fun events! From lively parades and street festivals to pub crawls and Irish dance performances, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're exploring cultural exhibitions, trying your luck at themed games and competitions, or simply enjoying the company of friends and family over a traditional Irish meal, St. Patrick's Day offers a vibrant atmosphere brimming with excitement and good cheer.


Manhattan Irish Fest Parade 5k: 

Start Time: 11:00am 

Date: Mar. 2


Price: $45 $30.00 Race Fee + $3.86 SignUp Fee Registration: Price increases to $35.00 after February 13, 2024 at 11:59am CST. Last day to register for guaranteed shirt in your desired size, is February 16th!


Shamrock Stroll:

Start Time: 5pm

Date: Mar. 8


Stroll through Downtown Joliet and enjoy some of your favorite Irish food, beverages, and entertainment at participating businesses.



Eat, Shop and Be Lucky:

Start Time: Stores may differ

Dates: Mar. 8, 2024 - Mar. 10, 2024



The Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to Eat, Shop and Be Lucky at their annual Shop Small event. Shop, dine and cheers to the season all weekend long and support our incredible local businesses. You won't want to miss St. Patrick's Day themed specials at our restaurants, bars and boutiques!



City of La Salle's St. Paddy's Day Parade:

Start Time: 1:00pm

Date: Mar. 9


The City of La Salle's St. Patrick's Day Parade is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9th. Staging for the parade begins at 11 a.m. in the Knights of Columbus parking lot on Second Street.




32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Fest in Lemont:

Start Time: 1:00pm

Date: Mar. 9

This family-friendly parade begins on north Stephen Street near the I&M Canal with a full lineup of parade participants, including the 2024 Queen, Lemontster Archie, and the Stockyard Kilty Band. The parade heads west down Main Street to the Fest at Legion Park and the VFW Post 5819 where the celebration continues with performances by Irish dancers, the Stockyard Kilty Band, and of course the skril of the pipes.


A Shamrockin' Good Time: 

Start Time: 7:00pm

Date: Mar. 14


Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available online or at the Rialto Box Office. This year's Shamrockin' event will celebrate Irish culture from across the pond, our neighbor Chicago, and right here in Joliet! It will include live artists performing both traditional and contemporary Irish music, along with Irish dancers, bagpipers, and many others.



Utica's St. Patrick's Day Parade:

Start Time: 4:00pm

Date: Mar. 16

Come down and celebrate St. Patrick's Day Utica style! The UBA will be hosting our annual St. Patrick's Day parade and there will be many specials throughout town all weekend long!



Shop Lucky in Morris!:

Start Time: 10:00am

Date: Mar. 16

Celebrate St. Patty's day Downtown Morris with sales, drinks, games, prizes & more! Each shop will have their own fun game in store where you can win!