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St. Patrick's Day Events in the Greater Champaign County Area

March 7, 2023

Live performances, tasty Reuben sandwiches, a green light glow, and so much more—the greater Champaign County area is capturing the essence of St. Patrick’s Day with a variety of events this year! If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, check out this list below. 

Have a happy and safe St. Patrick Day from your friends over at Visit Champaign County!


St. Patrick Day’s Menu 

Where: Houlihans (1902. S. First St.)
When: March 17th, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m

Come wear your green and celebrate with Houlihan’s with a variety of Irish & St. Patrick’s Day-themed cuisine! Sink your teeth into corned beef & cabbage and wash it all down with a green long island or a refreshing Guinness can. 


World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Where: Downtown Urbana (208 W Main St.)
When: March 17th, 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade is coming to Downtown Urbana on Friday, March 17th! There will be a hang out spot at Cafeteria and Company from 5 to 7:00 p.m., craft beer from Riggs Beer Company, and of course—Irish themed food from Piato To Go Food Truck! The party starts at 5:00 p.m. and the parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m!


A Shamrockin’ Glow

Where: Allerton Park & Retreat Center (515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, 61856)
When: March 17th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Allerton Park will be bathed in green light for St. Patrick’s day!  You’ll start your walk in the Main Parking Lot and follow the signs for the mile-long stroll. While you’re out there, make sure you make time for dinner! The Burrito King and Mama D’s Smokehouse food trucks will be on hand to feed you!


Yellow & Co. St. Patty’s Day with Jake and Mikayla

Where: Yellow & Company (604 E. Main St., Mahomet, 61853)
When: March 17th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Grab a pint of green beer with your friends and enjoy live music at Yellow & Co. featuring Jake and Mikayla—a musical duo known for their high energy performances, tight harmonies, instrumentation, and stage presence. For tickets, click here.


St. Patrick’s Day with 90’s Daughter

Where: Boomerang’s Bar & Grill (1309 E. Washington St.)
When: March 17th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

90’s Daughter kicks off a night of killer live music over at Boomerang’s Bar & Grill. No cover!


Uniting Pride Presents: St. Patrick’s Day Drag Show!

Where: The Axe Bar (114 S. Neil St.)
When: March 17th at 9:00 p.m.

Riding off the coattails of the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, head on down to the Axe Bar for an amazing drag show with some incredible local artists—featuring Raven Delacroix Starlings - Mx. Chambana Pride 22-23, Daéshaun Carrington, Just Sue, Ceduxion Carrington, Hera Winn, Karma Carrington, Artemisia Van Ho, and Charming Carrington, hosted by Carmella Carrington! Doors open at 9:00 p.m. Cover is $5.


St. Patrick’s Day Brunch

Where: Neil St. Blues (301 N. Neil St.)
When: March 18th at 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with an unforgettable brunch party at Neil St. Blues, featuring live music by the talented DJ Silkee and a mouth-watering brunch menu. Get your tickets now before they sell out! For tickets, click here.

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