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St. Patrick's Day Parade: Get Out

It's time for the wearin' o' the green, and you don't have to be Irish to enjoy the St. Paddy's Day festivities this weekend!

1) St. Patrick's Day Parade 

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?

Pricing: Free

2) Shamrocks and Shenanigans Fest

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

3) The Kerry Piper St. Patrick's Day Tent Party 

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

4) St. Paddy's Day 5K 

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

5) St. Baldrick's Fundraiser

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

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