Where/When: Begins at Safety Village, 55 Stephen St., Lemont, Saturday, 1p.m. - 5p.m.
Why Go: Come and cheer on , this year's St. Patrick's Day queen. And, who doesn't love bagpipes?
Where/When: Three Corners Grill and Tap, Lemont, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Why Go: After the parade, head over for a pint of one of six Irish beers, some traditional fare and the Glen Ayre Trio at 7 p.m.
Pricing: $4 for 20 ounce drafts
Where/When: The Kerry Piper, Willowbrook, Saturday, 11.a.m. - 2 a.m.
Why Go: Irish entertainment and festivities occur the entire day in the pub and a 6,000-square-foot heated tent.
Pricing: $10 cover charge for tent entrance
Where/When: Begins at Jackson & West St., Naperville, Saturday, 8 a.m.
Why Go: All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels, which provides meals and well checks for the elderly. Get in some good exercise before you hit the parades!
Pricing: $35 -$40, depending upon time of registration
Where/ When: The Kerry Piper, Willowbrook, Sunday, 11 a.m.
Why Go: There are 130 shavees in this third annual event to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer. Entertainment and shenanigans are also provided!
Pricing: $10 charge includes lunch buffet and is donated to St. Baldrick's