St. Patrick's Day Events
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St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday, and there are many ways for Chicago area kids and families to celebrate it. A few of those are highlighted below, and over 30 more kid-friendly St. Patrick's Day events http://www.kidwinks.com/KidsEvents/Holidays/StPatricksDay/ can be found on the kidwinks website.
St. Patrick's Day Arts & Crafts Party Creative Artistry http://www.kidwinks.com/KidsEvents/7/StPatricksDayArtsCraftsPartyCreativeArtistry/16686/
Kids can celebrate the "Wearin' of the Green" at Creative Artistry's St. Patrick's Day Arts and Crafts Party! They will salute St. Pat by creating all sorts of cool crafts, including a clay Leprechaun, a sparkly shamrock door hanger, a hanging Leprechaun "dude", a "pot of gold" and more! When they're not creating, they will enjoy music, punch and Magical Cookies!
Where: Creative Artistry Fine Arts School, 400 Highland Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL
When: Saturday, March 17th 1:00 3:00PM
Cost: $14.00 per participant
Ages: 4 15 years
Greening of the Waterfall at Lake Katherine Nature Center http://www.kidwinks.com/KidsEvents/7/GreeningOfTheWaterfallatLakeKatherineNatureCenter/8694/
If you can't make it to Chicago on Saturday to watch the greening of the Chicago River, or maybe you just can't get enough of watching bodies of water turn green, then consider this fun option. The Lake Katherine Nature Center in Palos Heights dyes their waterfall green at two different times on Friday, March 16th: noon and again at 4pm.
Where: Lake Katherine Nature Center, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
When: Friday, March 16th at noon and again at 4PM
Ages: All ages
St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Navy Pier http://www.kidwinks.com/KidsEvents/7/StPatricksDayCelebrationNavyPier/12881/
After the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago, head to Navy Pier for an exciting afternoon of Irish dance by Trinity Irish Dancers (the largest Irish dance program in the world) and live music by the Irish band, Anish. The dancers will give 3 performances, and the band will then perform two sets.
Where: Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
When: Saturday, March 17th, 2:00 6:00 PM
Ages: All ages
Traditional Irish Baked Goods from Galway Bakers
The Galway Bakers consists of three sisters from Galway, Ireland. They grew up baking bread with their mother and grandmother, using recipes handed down by their great grandmothers. These recipes are still used today and form the cornerstone of their bakery. They specialize in and carry an extensive variety of traditional Irish breads and cakes. They use the freshest ingredients, including many imported directly from Ireland to assure authentic taste. They also offer gluten free items, such as soda breads, cakes and cookies.
Where: Galway Bakers' products are carried in several Irish stores and restaurants throughout the Chicago area, including:
The Irish Shop at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago;
Irish Imports in Chicago;
Shamrock Imports in Chicago;
The Irish Boutique in Long Grove; and
The "Tea Rooms" at several larger Irish festivals throughout the Chicago area.
Order: Order from Galway Bakers by calling 847-813-5159 or emailing email@example.com
Cost: Varies by product
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