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Long Grove Irish Days

Saturday September 01, 2018 -
Monday September 03, 2018

Times: Sat., 9/1: 11:00am – 7:00pm Sun., 9/2: 10:00am – 7:00pm Mon., 9/3: 11:00am – 5:00pm

All eyes will be smiling when the historic shopping district of Long Grove presents Irish Days, a celebration of Irish culture, music, food, and drink. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 1 – Monday, September 3rd. Admission and parking in municipal lots are free.

There will be a Gaelic Tent in Fountain Square to promote awareness of the Irish language and genealogy, and ongoing entertainment by top Chicago area Irish musicians, singers and dancers. Featured performers include Rory Makem, The Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band, The McNulty Irish Dancers, Gavin Coyle, The Chancey Brothers, Joe Cullen & Kathleen Keane, and more! Representatives from the Irish American Heritage Center will also be on hand to discuss Irish cultural opportunities on the Northwest side of Chicago. Another favorite sight at Irish days will be the Irish Dog Competition. All dogs are Irish at Irish Days! Any dog can enter the Dog Competition area by the Long Grove Information Center. Each day, a panel of Children judges will choose a King, Queen, Prince and Princess.

Harrington’s Catering and Deli will sell corned beef sandwiches, fish and chips, and other traditional Irish foods. In addition, there will be an area selling Guinness Stout and other brews to quench your thirst. A Wee Ones Area will host storytelling, crafts, face painting, and games for kids. Sure to provide lots of excitement, a contest will be held each day in Fountain Square to choose the “Best Looking Men’s Legs in a Kilt.” Contestants should wear their best kilt and pre-register the morning of the event. A town-wide leprechaun hunt will take place each day as the popular “Where’s Paddy?” competition returns. Long Grove shops will feature Irish days specials as the town rolls out the green this Labor Day weekend


Long Grove Fountain Square
228 Robert Parker Coffin Road
Long Grove, IL 60069

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