St. Patrick’s Festival at Chicago’s Irish American Heritage Center

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Enjoy one of Chicago’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Irish American Heritage Center! Live music, dance, food and activities all take place under one roof over three days.

Join the Center as it hosts some of Chicago’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this March 2014 at the IAHC. This year, more than 10,000 attendees are expected to visit the IAHC in the month of March. What makes these celebrations different than the many that Chicago holds is that the live music, dance, food and activities all take place under one roof.

On Saturday, March 15, the Center holds its St. Patrick’s Festival following the downtown Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This large-scale, family-friendly annual event includes traditional and contemporary Irish music, dance, food, children’s activities and an Arts and Craft Fair, with vendors selling Irish gifts. The festivities begin at 1pm and end at midnight with live entertainment by Chicago Irish music groups and performers on tour from Ireland.

Tickets are $15 for adults, or $12 for advance purchase if bought by the end of the day on March 13. Children 12 and under are free. For safety reasons, bags are subject to inspection prior to entrance by uniformed security guards.

On Sunday, March 16, the Fifth Province will be open for adults wanting to continue the holiday fun. Stop by for a pint, live music, NCAA games on the large TV screens, darts and a limited traditional Irish menu. Hours are from 1 pm to 8 pm. 21 and over only.

Come back for more fun with the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Monday, March 17. The day-long celebration in the Fifth Province includes music, dance and face painting for children. The party is from noon to 10pm and tickets are $10 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. There will be a mass at 11am.

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