Irish Days

Long Grove Irish Days
Labor Day Weekend –
Saturday, September 1 – Monday, September 3rd 2018

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.
More activities coming soon!

Thank you to Paddy’s on the Square as our Entertainment Sponsor!

Admission and parking in municipal lots are free.

Times:

Sat., 9/1:  11:00am – 7:00pm
Sun., 9/2:  10:00am – 7:00pm
Mon., 9/3:  11:00am – 5:15pm

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

Entertainment lineup:

Saturday, September 1
11:00am – 12:00pm Academy of Irish Music
12:30pm – 1:00pm McNulty School of Dance
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 – 7:00pm Dooley Brothers & Jimmy Moore
Sunday, September 2
10:00 AM Mass with Father Michael Madigan of St. Partick’s Fathers with musical accompaniment by Gavin Coyle
11:00am – 12:00pm Gavin Coyle
12:30pm – 1:00pm Trinity Irish Dancers
1:15pm – 1:45pm Best Men’s Legs in a Kilt Competition
2:00pm – 3:30pm Gerry Haughey & Kara Eadie
3:45pm – 4:15pm Dog Beauty Contest
4:30pm – 5:00pm Shannon Rovers
5:30pm – 7:00pm Larkin & Moran Brothers
Monday, September 3
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
3:00pm – 3:30pm Shannon Rovers
3:45pm – 5:15pm the Tooles

Thank you to Flood Brothers & Paddy’s on the Square for your sponsorships.  For more information phone  The Long Grove Information Center at (847) 634-0888

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