Saturday, March 11, 2023 (South Bank BBQ) Saturday, March 18, 2023
Join us for two fun-filled St Patrick's Day Celebrations this year! Come to one or all of the fun and exciting events and activities listed below.
Saturday, March 11 Schedule of 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.
South Bank Original Barbecue St Patrick's Day Celebration
Head to South Bank Original Barbecue for Irish food and drink specials! DJ Ronnie will be spinning your favorite tracks! Live music by Interstate Nineties starts at 1pm!
SATURDAY, MARCH 18 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
LUCKY LEPRECHAUN HUNT CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 26!
Ever wanted to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Now here's your chance! The Leprechaun has hidden a pot of gold in one of the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department's parks! View this FIRST CLUE HERE and then continue to follow the clues posted on signs at all 7 parks!
Signs will remain in the parks through Sunday, March 26. Prizes are still available at the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Office (201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville) and available to redeem during regular business hours (Monday-Friday; 8:00-4:30pm). Prizes will be available while supplies last and groups must provide photos of each park visited to redeem the prize.
RULES TO REMEMBER:
Families must show proof of finding all 7 locations by taking a picture with each sign to redeem the prize!
All prizes must be redeemed while supplies last during regular business hours (M-F; 8-4:30pm) at the Recreation Office (201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville).
Signs will remain at the parks through March 26 for families to enjoy.
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!
NEED HELP? Please view the Lucky Leprechaun Answer Key that includes all sign clues and park locations. Participants may also contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at Recreation@yorkville.il.us or call 630-553-4357 for assistance; however, responses may not be immediate.
2023 Lucky Leprechaun Sponsors
2023 Parade Sponsors
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 18! 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 fill out and submit the Parade Sign Up Form and staff will reach out to you within 2 business days; however, floats may arrive and participate the day of the parade as space allows. Click on the image or follow this link for additional parade participation information.
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!
FIREWORKS SHOW (7:00PM)
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 7:00pm)! Please note, Countryside Parkway will be closed between Goodwill and Marketview Drive at the entrance of Hampton Inn for the fireworks.
2023 St. Patrick's Day Fireworks Road Closure Map
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. Please contact Recreation@yorkville.il.us for more information!
Click on the image or follow this link for additional information about St. Patrick's Day Celebration sponsorship opportunities.