Irish Days

Long Grove Irish Days
Labor Day Weekend – Saturday, September 2 – Monday, September 4th

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 2- Monday, September 4th. 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

Admission and parking in municipal lots are free.


Sat., 9/2:  11:00am – 7:00pm
Sun., 9/3:  10:00am – 7:00pm
Mon., 9/4:  11:00am – 5:00pm

Long Grove Fountain Square
228 Robert Parker Coffin Rd, Long Grove IL

Saturday September 2

11:00am- 12:00pm Academy of Irish Music
12:30pm – 1:00pm Trinity Irish Dancers
1:15pm – 1:45pm Best Men’s Legs in a Kilt Competition
2:00pm – 3:30pm Rory Makem
3:45pm – 4:15pm Dog Beauty Contest
4:30pm – 5:00pm Shannon Rovers
5:30pm – 7pm Chancey Brothers

Sunday September 3

10:00am Mass with Father Michael Madigan of St. Patrick’s Fathers with musical accompaniment by Gavin Coyle
11:00am – 12:00pm Gavin Coyle
12:30pm – 1:00pm McNulty School of Dance
1:15pm – 1:45pm Best Men’s Legs in a Kilt Competition
2:00pm – 3:30pm Green Meadow Boys
3:45pm – 4:15pm Dog Beauty Contest/ Competition
4:30pm – 5:00pm Shannon Rovers
5:30pm – 7:00pm The Dooley Brothers

Monday September 4

11:00am – 11:30am Dillon Gavin School of Dance
11:45am – 12:15pm Best Men’s Legs in a Kilt Competition
12:30pm – 2:00pm Joe Cullen & Kathleen Keane
2:15pm – 2:45pm Dog Beauty Contest/ Competition
3:00pm – 3:30pm Shannon Rovers
3:45pm – 5:15pm The Tooles

For more information phone  The Long Grove Information Center at (847) 634-0888

Thank you to Flood Brothers & Harbor Chase Senior Living for your sponsorships




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