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St. Patrick’s Events 2023 in Lemont and Homer Glen

Photo of Chicago Stockyards Kilty Band performing at The Forge Lemont Quarries

It’s the time of year where everyone feels a little bit Irish.  And, here in Lemont and Homer Glen, there are several St. Patrick’s events going on throughout the month of March.

St. Patricks' Parade bagpipers on Main Street, with parade logo superimposed on top.

Lemont Downtown (Parade) and VFW Post 5819 (Post-Parade)

31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 4, 2023

The parade steps off in Lemont Downtown on Saturday, March 4 at 1pm.  The parade begins on Stephen Street, near the I&M Canal with the Stock Yard Kilty Band before heading down Main Street towards VFW Post 5819.

The celebration continues at the VFW, with performances by Irish dancers, bands, and the skrill of the pipes.  Lemont’s St. Patrick’s Day Queen will arrive in a horse-drawn carraige.  There will be plenty of candy for the kids and Irish cheer for all to hear!  Sláinte!

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Wooden Paddle's Culturally Confused Reuben

Wooden Paddle

The Return of the Culturally  Confused Reuben
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Not only is Lemont’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade back, so is one of its iconic eats.  Wooden Paddle is bringing back the Culturally Confused Reuben on Saturday, March 4 as well (for a limited time).

Braised corned beef brisket ↦ (Irish), sauerkraut ↦ (German), Swiss cheese ↦ (Swiss, duh), fresh mozzarella cheese, horseradish cream, house-made Russian dressing ↦ (Russian, duh again), caraway seeds, and fresh baby dill.

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Chicago Stockyards Kilty Band playing at The Forge Lemont Quarries

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

St. Patrick’s Weekend Festival
Saturday, March 18, 2023
12pm – 7pm

Performances by Trinity Academy of Irish Dance, Small Batch, Irish Music School of Chicago, and Stockyard Kilty Band.  Workshops include the Chicago Gaelic Games, Knitfittery, Irish Music School of Chicago, Whiskey & Sausage tasting (21+) and more.  Activities include Face Painting, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

The event is free, but food, drinks, some workshops and activities may have a cost.

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Photo of Flier about Americal Legion St. Pats Fundraiser

PFC Micheal C. Olivieri American Legion Post 2011

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Marian Village Dining Room
Bar opens at 4:00pm with dinner being served at 5:15pm.

Corn beef & cabbage dinner includes soup, coffee, and dessert.  Raffles, beer, wine, pop, and water also available.

Cost $30 (paid in advance) – no tickets will be sold at the door.
Only 100 tickets avialable.
For tickets, call Loy Zemke at 708-301-0475

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