Sláinte! to the South Shore!

Get ready to embrace Irish traditions in the South Shore! Below you will find 10 things you can do for St. Patrick’s Day in Northwest Indiana. Make sure to share your four leaf clover inspired outfits and mugs of green beer using #SlainteSouthShore!

1. Switchback

Join these renowned Celtic musicians at Theatre at the Center in Munster Sunday, March 10, 2019. Not only will you be able to enjoy festive music, but you can also expect Irish step dancers to add to the celebration! Get tickets here.

2. Crown Point Parade

The parade will start on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at dusk. Come out dressed in green and ready to enjoy Irish festivities and tasty treats. You might even spot us in the parade!

3. Local 219’s Luck of the Region

Head out to Local 219 in Crown Point before the parade on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 2:30 to 10:00 PM to enjoy this 21+ event, Luck of the Region, with all-you-can-eat food, drinks, games, and a great view of the parade when it begins! This event is also partnered with Crown Brewing and Wildrose Brewing.

4. Corkscrew and Brew

This wine and beer festival will take place in Chesterton on Saturday, March 16, 2019. It may not technically be St. Patrick’s day themed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it be! Get your tickets here for this 4-hour event full of wine, beer, food, and music! 

5. Off Square Brewing

Sham-ROCK with Working Class Zero at Off Square Brewing in Crown Point from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 17, 2019! Start your Sunday Funday off right with Snattered Irish Red and Dublin Lock-Out Irish Stout.

6. Irish Heritage Garden Fundraiser

Join Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City for a FREE event on March 14, 2019 with appetizers, a cash bar, and Irish entertainment! They will also be auctioning off two special benches with dedication plaques at the event. View more information or donate here.

7. Opt Outside

The Urban Nerd Herd is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day walk along Indiana Dunes State Park’s Trail 10 on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Make sure to dress for the weather but also in green because the best dressed will win a prize! 

8. Leprechaun 5k Run/Walk

Join Crown Brewing in Crown Point for a run/walk on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Crown Point. The event will begin at Crown Brewing and the entry fee will include a breakfast buffet, collectible pint glass, and a glass of beer or pop. $5 of every ticket will also be donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation! 

9. St. Patrick’s Day Bottle Release

Lambstone Cellars in Valparaiso will be releasing their Pinot Grigio on Saturday, March 16, 2019! This celebration will be from 12:00 to 8:00 PM and there will be Irish music dominating the airwaves and snacks available for purchase. 

10. Special St. Patty’s Day Menu

Pikk’s Tavern in Valparaiso will have lots of new and yummy menu items on St. Patrick’s Day to go with the Irish theme! Some include the Emerald Martini, Guinness Onion Soup, and the Shepard’s Pie.