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Elmhurst's St. Patrick's Day Parade has become THE place to be in the suburbs, and it's happening this Saturday, March 10. What is your favorite place to celebrate the holiday?

St. Patrick's Day celebrations kick off a full week early this year. That's because the annual Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day parade will be held this a full week before the official holiday. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend to see every local dignitary and organization (and some from far away), like DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, various political candidates, the York Marching Band, the Shriners, Irish dancers, and the just to name a few.

So, in the spirit of all things green, Patch wants to know: What is your favorite place to celebrate before, during or after the parade? Do you like to stay close to the parade route, or head toward downtown? Is the parade purely a family event for you? Will you be doing it all again on March 17?

Find you favorite Elmhurst watering hole in the list below, click on it to leave a review and a rating (up to five stars) in our directory, and be sure to leave a comment. If you don't see your favorite here, let us know in the comments and we'll add it.

Voting is open until 9 a.m. Friday. A winner will be determined based on the most positive comments, ratings and reviews, and we will announce the winner Friday afternoon.

And, while you're at it, we'd like to know:

NancyC March 05, 2012 at 02:43 PM
I'll be in Church making reparation for all the sins committed on dear Saint Patricks feast day.
Jim Court March 06, 2012 at 02:25 AM
I am going to the parade. It represents the beginning of the spring season, fun, community, and celebration. I wish the police would cut a little slack on parking enforcement.
Cher Moore March 06, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I'll be at the parade --in my tiara! I hope to see lots of people there, otherwise I'll just be waving to thin air. I think the parade is a wonderful tradition that casts Elmhurst in a very positive light as THE destination for St. Patrick's Day parades and celebrations. It's a great opportunity to show other communities just how great we are!
Karen Chadra (Editor) March 06, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Congratulations on being crowned Emerald Queen, Cher!
Jim Court March 06, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Cher More, Good idea
Shawn Anderson March 09, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Jim Court March 10, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Maranda rights included ?


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