Sláinte! to the South Shore!

Get ready to embrace Irish traditions along the South Shore! Below you will find fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Northwest Indiana.

Make sure to share your four-leaf clover-inspired outfits and mugs of green beer using #AlongTheSouthShore!

St. Patrick's Day Crown Point

Crown Point's St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Friday, March 17, 2023

Put on your favorite Irish-inspired outfits and head to Crown Point's downtown square for an annual tradition, the nighttime parade, starting at dusk! Enjoy floats, candy, and vehicles all lit up and listen to Pipes and Drums bagpipe players. From 3pm to 9pm, the festivities will also include Shamrock Lane, a seating and vendor area on the lawn of the historic Lake County Courthouse, providing a space for people to enjoy local cuisine before the parade. 

Running with the Irish 5k

Running With the Irish 5k

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Whether you want to participate in the 5K run, 1/2 mile Kid’s Fun Run, or the non-competitive Fitness Walk there is active fun for the whole family at Running with the Irish! The course uses paved roads/paths and winds through scenic Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton. Park admission is waived for participants. Sign up and learn more here. Packet pick-up starts at 7:00 a.m.

Hessville St. Paddy's Day Parade

Hessville's St. Paddy’s Day Lighted Parade

Friday, March 17, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.

Hessville's Annual St. Paddy’s Day Parade makes its triumphant return! This time it'll be a *lighted* parade at dusk -- it'll be one your family won’t want to miss! Parade to begin at 6:30pm and the route will travel north along Kennedy Ave. until it ends at 161st St.

Leprechaun Hunt Stoney Run

Leprechaun Hike

Friday, March 17, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

Hike beautiful Stoney Run County Park in Hebron while you hunt for 4-leaf clovers and leprechaun homes in the forest! Make sure to pre-register for this event.

Michigan City St. Patrick's Day Parade

Michigan City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

The Uptown Arts District will be full of the sound of bagpipes and bands for Michigan City’s annual parade! Enjoy the fun down Franklin Street from 9th Street north to 4th Street!

Aftermath St. Patrick's Day Celebration

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Whether you're Irish or just feelin' like it, join in at Aftermath's Saint Patrick's Day Celebration. They will have specialty drinks, a DJ and other fun activities! 

Lucky Leprechaun Glow Hunt

Lucky Leprechaun Glow Hunt (Ages 4-12)

Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Schererville Parks brings back their Lucky Leprechaun Glow Hunt! Kids will search the Schererville Community Center lawn under the moonlight with their flashlights to find special four-leaf clovers and more - some containing special prizes! Before the hunt begins, participants will enjoy pizza, dessert, drinks, and a special St Pat's edition craft! Each participant will also receive their own Glow gear and participation prize! The deadline to register is March 14th.