Break out the green and head to St. Charles, IL for a festive St. Patrick’s celebration and parade! We have several fun activities leading into and on parade day that you won’t want to miss. Take a look at what Irish fun you can find in St. Charles!
The Week Before
McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub
The best way to get into the holiday spirit is to stop by McNally’s Irish Pub for a pint of Guinness or an authentic Irish dish. They have several events throughout the week including trivia and live entertainment.
Opening Ceremony at McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub
Kick off the Saturday of St. Pats weekend with the Opening Ceremony at McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub! There will be dance performances and bagpipers to help bring some Irish flair to St. Charles! If you can’t make it to the ceremony, you’ll be able to catch the bagpipers roaming throughout the town until the parade begins.
Shamrockin’ Along the River 8k
In the morning, there is a fun and competitive 8k at Pottawatomie Park! This is the perfect way to start your day and enjoy the Fox River! For more information, visit the race website here.
Lucky Photo Station
Stop by the Lucky Photo station on Riverside Avenue in downtown St. Charles. You can grab a photo to always remember the 2022 St. Patrick’s weekend!
St. Patrick’s Parade
The biggest St. Pats event in the area is here in downtown St. Charles. This year’s St. Patrick’s Parade includes a wide variety of entries – all sure to put you in the holiday spirit. After the parade, check out the many restaurants, bars, and business that will be open for you to enjoy!
Speaking of our businesses, we have a bunch that will be hosting various St. Patrick’s themed events. Come check them out on our website and find something fun!