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: