Irish Days – Cancelled for 2020

Irish Days 2020 has been cancelled due to state guidelines and the health and safety of our customers and merchants.

Stores, restaurants and services are OPEN for business!

After considering all aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic and current regulations regarding large gatherings, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel Irish Days this year. We look forward to planning Irish Days 2021 and hope you will join us when we can safely come together again to celebrate all things Irish!

While we cannot gather for a 3-day Irish celebration this year, Historic Downtown Long Grove is OPEN and awaiting your visit! We encourage you to visit and support our current shops, restaurants and services every day of the week.


2019  information follows- will be updated when available:

Sat., 8/31:  11:00am – 8:30pm
Sun., 9/1:  10:00am – 7:00pm
Mon., 9/2:  11:00am – 5:15pm

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, August 31 – Monday, September 2nd. 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.

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. 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.
More activities coming soon!

Thank you to Enzo & Lucia’s  & Paddy’s on the Square for being an entertainment sponsors!

Entertainment subject to change without notice:

Saturday, August 31st
10:30am – 11:30am Academy of Irish Music
12:00pm – 12:30pm McNulty School of Dance
12:45pm – 1:15pm Men’s Kilt Competition
1:30pm – 3:00pm Jeff Ward

Dog Competition at Long Grove Confectionery Patio

3:15pm – 3:45pm Shannon Rovers
3:45pm – 4:15pm Dillon Gavin School of Irish Dance
4:15pm – 4:30pm Dog Contest Winners announced on stage
5:00pm – 6:30pm Larkin & Moran Bros
7:00pm – 8:30pm Beamish
Sunday, September 1st
10:00 am Mass celebrated by Fr. Matt Jamesson, music accompaniment by Gavin Coyle in Fountain Square – Weather permitting
11:00am – 12:00pm Gavin Coyle
12:30pm – 1:00pm Trinity Irish Dancers
1:15pm – 1:45pm Men’s Kilt Competition
2:00pm – 3:30pm Gerry Haughey/ Kara Eadie

Dog Competition at Long Grove Confectionery Patio

3:45pm – 4:15pm Shannon Rovers
4:15pm – 4:45pm Irish Dancers 
4:45pm – 5:00pm Dog Contest Winners announced on stage
5:30pm – 7:00pm Dooley Brothers & Jimmy Moore
Monday, September 2nd
11:00am – 11:30am Hogan Irish Dancers
11:45am – 12:15pm Men’s Kilt Competition
12:30pm – 2:00pm Joe Cullen & Kathleen Keane

Dog Competition at Long Grove Confectionery Patio

2:15pm – 2:45pm Dog Contest Winners announced on stage
3:00pm – 3:30pm Shannon Rovers
3:45pm – 5:15pm The Tooles

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

Admission and parking in municipal lots are free.



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