Maybe you aren't as Irish as St. Patrick himself (who was kidnapped and sent to Ireland as a slave, escaped in 409 and returned to Ireland in 432, believing he had been called upon to spread the word of God) but on March 17, everyone's a little Irish.
So, check out these local St. Patrick's Day events and celebrations.
Dillon-Gavin School of Irish Dance performs at the Niles Library's St. Patrick's Day Celebration from 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 16. Registration required.
Houlihan's is Irish every day of the year, with food, a full bar and hospitality.
Northwest Side Irish Parade will kick off at noon March 17 near the southern border of Niles and Park Ridge.
Emerald Isle Bar and Grill is just a leprechaun's hop south of Park Ridge on Northwest Highway. They'll celebrate after the Northwest Side Irish Parade.
Curragh Irish Pub
The Scene: Traditional Irish food, live music by Anish, Seamus O'Kane and Acoustic Generation. Two locations: 8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie and 6705 Northwest Hwy., Chicago. For more info check out The Curragh Irish Pub St. Patrick's Day Madness!
Irish eyes are smiling, especially when they see green bagels.
Irish American Heritage Center St. Pat's Celebration
The Scene: March 16 and 17, bands and dance performances afternoon and evening. Near Edens Expressway at Wilson Avenue exit, Chicago.
Did we miss an event or your favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Add it in the comment section.
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