St Patrick's Day Celebration

ST PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION 

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.

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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.

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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 

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!  The first clue will be posted on the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department's Facebook page at 9am on Saturday, March 18. Families will then continue to follow the clues posted on signs at each park and see if your family can located the hidden pot of gold and win a candy prize!! Please note, only the first 50 groups completing the Lucky Leprechaun Hunt will receive the prize and all prizes must be redeemed between 9am-Noon at Riverfront Park!

RULES TO REMEMBER:

  1. First 50 groups will receive the prize and only one prize will be given per group.
  2. Families must show proof of finding all 7 locations by taking a picture with each sign to redeem the prize!
  3. All prizes must be redeemed between 9am-Noon on Saturday, March 18 at the Pot of Gold.
  4. Signs will remain at the parks throughout the following week (March 18-March 26) for families to enjoy; however, prizes will not be available after Noon on Saturday, March 18.

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?
The Lucky Leprechaun Help line will be available from 9am-noon on Saturday, March 18 from 9am-noon. If you get stuck along your journey text your questions to 630-391-0171.

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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 (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.

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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.