Northwest Indiana is going Irish! Grab your green and enjoy these holiday happenings along the South Shore.

1) Downtown Crown Point - St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade

Crown Point will again host their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the downtown with a parade starting at dusk. They will also host a corned beef and cabbage dinner from 2-6:00 p.m. on March 17 at the Fire Station ($10/adults; $4/children and $9/seniors). Reserve your spot today by calling 219-662-3290.

Crown Point will also be home to two runs on St. Patrick's Day! Crown Brewing is hosting their Leprechaun Fun Run/5K from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $25. Register online here. Or sign up for the St. Pat’s Pre-Parade One Miler at 6:45 p.m. which travels along the parade route. Entry fees range from $15-25. Visit to register.


2) Hammond - St. Patrick's Day Parade

Hammond will be hosting their first St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 1:00 p.m. The parade will kick off at 173rd and Kennedy Avenue. Call 219-682-8679 for details.


3) Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center - Little Leprechaun Celebration

2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station, IN

Shamrock-inspired fun is making its way to Three Rivers County Park on March 17. The children are set to have an action-packed day of activities inspired by St. Patrick's Day, including Green River Water Play, Treasure Slime-ence, Exploding Rainbows and Sweet Shamrock Fizz. The fun starts at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can find more information about the day's events here or by calling 219-963-2070.


4) Indiana Dunes State Park -18th Annual Runnin' with the Irish 5K

The 18th annual Runnin’ with the Irish 5K begins at 7:00 a.m. in Chesterton. The race takes place at the Indiana Dunes State Park and is $30/adults and $20 for students. Visit online here.


5) Chesterton - Corkscrew and Brew

Still want more? The Duneland Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Corkscrew and Brew, a wine and beer festival, on St. Patrick's Day from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton. General admission is $40 and it's $10 for designated drivers. There will be food available for purchase and music, too. Find out more here.