Get ready to tap into your inner leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day because Chicago Northwest knows how to celebrate! From green beer to bagpipes – check out all the different events happening in the area to get your shamrock on.

Finn McCool's FinnsFest


March 10-17

Get your Irish on with a full week of shenanigans at Finn McCool’s FinnsFest! Everyone will be Irish under the pub’s tented patio this St. Patrick’s Day. Turn on the charm with drink specials featuring shamrockin’ shots and Irish car bombs! And of course it’s not St. Patrick’s Day without getting your hands on some Irish grub. Enjoy a tasty platter of corned beef and cabbage while listening to live music. On March 11th and 17th, the festivities will include a special guest DJ to keep you feeling green.

Peggy Kinnane's Irish Restaurant & Pub

Arlington Heights

Multiple dates

A truly authentic Irish experience awaits you at Peggy Kinnane's Irish Restaurant and Pub! The Arlington Heights eatery celebrates St. Patrick’s Day all month long. The restaurant has also partnered with Guinness to host multiple events featuring their famous stout. The golden fun peaks on March 17th with a big celebration including Irish dancers, bag pipers and an evening performance by Ken Dix. Don’t forget to try the reuben rolls, an Irish-inspired house specialty! 

St. Patrick's Day Party at Local Bar & Grille

Wood Dale

March 17

Be ready to get lucky! Join Local Bar and Grille for pure gold. Sip on green beer, Irish themed drink specials - including a Shamrock Shake martini. Make sure to pair your drinks with their corned beef sliders! Visitors will be treated to live bagpipers between 5pm and 7pm and DJ Damage will keep the party going for the rest of the night! Follow the rainbow to Local Bar & Grille and find an all in one St. Patricks Day party.

St. Patrick's Day at The Local Kitchen + Tap


March 17 & 18

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while also making a difference! The Local Kitchen and Tap is hosting its first ever St. Patrick's Tent Party featuring the amazing music of 7th Heaven. To support the community, they are donating a portion of the concert’s proceeds to Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg! Guests can expect two days filled with Irish food, drinks, bagpipers and even some Irish dancers! Mark your calendars for March 17th and 18th!! 

Shamrock Beer Run & BrewFest at Busse Woods

Elk Grove Village

March 18

For those looking to earn their beer, the epic Shamrock Beer Run 5k is back for another year at Busse Woods. If you enjoy running or walking and awesome craft beer- this event is definitely  for you. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy beer before and after the 5k but also sample different brews throughout the course! Yes, you read that right, sip on beer throughout the course. Finishers will be rewarded with a magnetic bottle-opening medal!

Not huge on cardio? Skip the 5K and register for the 0.0K BrewFest! Ticket price includes a pint of beer, a plastic pilsner souvenir cup and all the benefits to the entertainment and fun without all the walking and running. BrewFest is the post race party you won't want to miss! Make sure to leave the little ones at home, this is a 21+ event only. 

Check out our events calendar for more information and don’t forget to wear green to avoid any pinching!