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 Nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 17, 2024

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. 

Corkscrew and Brew

Corkscrew and Brew

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Corkscrew and Brew at Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton is a great way to kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations! They'll have more than 20 beer and wine vendors, food and live music.

St Patricks Day at Byway

St. Patrick's Day at Byway

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Join Byway Brewing in Hammond all day for some shenanigans to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 16th! Enjoy delicious food specials including Irish nachos, corned beef and cabbage dinner and grasshopper pie. They'll also have tasty drink specials like their Shamrock Punch Slushy and green beer.

Zorn Brewery

St. Patrick's Day Weekend at Zorn

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17

Stop by Zorn all weekend long for corned beef & cabbage!

Working Class Zero at Off Square

Irish Fare, Beer and Live Music at Off Square

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Celebrate with the Off Square Brewing crew with Irish brews and Irish fare all weekend, along with live music featuring Working Class Zero on Saturday from 7-10 pm!

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Hessville's St. Paddy’s Day Lighted Parade

Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Join in the Annual St. Paddy's Day Parade in Hessville on Saturday, March 16! The route will travel north along Kennedy Ave. until it ends at 161st St.


Leprechaun Hunt Stoney Run

Leprechaun Hike

Friday, March 15, 2024 at 3:30 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 16, 2024 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!

Running with the Irish 5k

Running With the Irish 5k

Saturday, March 16, 2024

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.

schererville st. Patrick's Day

Lucky Leprechaun Glow Hunt (Ages 4-12)

Friday, March 8, 2024 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 participation prize! The deadline to register is March 4th. Please note - parents must stay.

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