St Patrick's Day Celebration
ST PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022
It's time to get out and celebrate! Join the United City of Yorkville in the annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 12 with one OR ALL of the below family events!
RUN SOB RUN 5K (9am)
Head to South Bank Original Barbecue at 9am to join in the St Patrick’s Day race! All ages are welcome to join. Race registration and details are available here. All proceeds benefit CASA of Kendall County.
LUCKY LEPRECHAUN HUNT
Enjoy this beautiful weather while celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the Lucky Leprechaun Hunt! The Lucky Leprechaun Hunt signs will remain at all parks throughout the week and will officially end on Monday, March 21!
All you need to do is grab your family and friends and solve this riddle to start the hunt! As you reach your destination, be sure to look for a sign with the next clue! The hunt will take you on an adventure to 7 total Yorkville Parks and Playgrounds as you discover hidden signs that lead you to the Pot of Golf (Sign)! Once you find the Pot of Golf Sign, head over to the Parks and Recreation Office (201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville) between 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday to redeem a small leprechaun prize (while supplies last)!
HINT: When reading the clues, many of them will allude to the subdivision the park is located and/or theme of the playground at the park! Please use the Park Map to assist in your hunt! The sign may be easily visible within the park or hidden within the playground to increase the challenge of the hunt! Good luck!
Call the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Office (630-553-4361) during regular business hours (8-4:30pm; M-F) or email and a staff member will be happy to assist you! Families can also click here for ALL of the clues and answer key to the hunt! Happy Hunting!
IRISH PARADE (11AM)
Grab your green shirts and shamrocks and join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and several local businesses for the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12! The parade starts at 11:00am and will begin on the eastern most end of Hydraulic Ave and continue down East Hydraulic ending at Route 47. All parade spectators are asked to line up along Riverfront Park on the north end of the road.
JOIN THE FUN & CREATE A FLOAT
All businesses, individuals, and organizations are welcome to participate in the parade. Line-up will begin at 10:15am on the East end of Hydraulic Avenue near the playground. Please note, placement within the parade is one a first come, first serve basis. Interested participants may register here or email Steve Redmon at email@example.com; hoever, floats may arrive and participate the day of as space allows.
LIVE MUSIC & ST PATRICK'S DAY SPECIALS
Celebrate throughout the day with live music, food and drink specials as they will be available throughout the day at Yorkville Bars and Restaurants!
Gleeson Irish Trio (3pm)
Law Office (226 S Bridge St, Yorkville)
FIREWORKS SHOW (6:30PM)
Route 47 & Countryside Parkway
End your celebration with a BANG! The fireworks will be shot off at the corner of Route 47 and Countryside Parkway starting at dusk (approximately 6:30pm)! Please note, Countryside Parkway will be closed between Goodwill and Marketview Drive at the entrance of Hampton Inn for the fireworks.
SUPPORT THE FAMILY FUN!
Support this fun, family traditions and the free family activities hosted during the St. Patrick's Day Celebration and sponsor an event today! Fireworks, Parade and Lucky Leprechaun sponsorship packages available here!