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Going Green in South Bend: St. Patrick's Celebrations

You won't want to miss the celebration of St. Patrick's Day in South Bend, IN. If you can't make Dublin, New York, or Chicago this is the next best thing (well not really, but still a great time for you and your family).

Hailey shows off her Irish dancing skills at the Little Miss Leprechaun contest in South Bend
Charlene Weldon

Saturday, March 15, starting at 9:00 a.m. with the celebration of Gaelic Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church that is located at 309 S. Taylor St. and hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and St. Patrick Church.

The party continues with the Little Leprechaun Contest at Howard Park at 10:30 a.m. Little Ms. & Mr. Leprechaun contest for boys and girls ages 2-4 and 5-7. and is sponsored by South Bend Parks and Recreation Department. For more information visit SbPark.org. The 15th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 11:00 a.m. and steps off at E. Jefferson Blvd. & Eddy St. - this event is sponsored by the Michiana Celtic Society, South Bend Parks & Recreation and DTSB. Download the parade registration form here or visit MichianaCelticSociety.org for more information.

Head down to the East Race for the 'Greening of the East Race' at Noon, located at
Seitz Park immediately following the parade

Live Music will follow at Fiddler's Hearth Public House (127 N. Main St.)11:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m. or bring the whole family to the After-Parade Céilí (Celebration) from 1:00 p.m. To 6:00 p.m. at the St. Patrick Parish Center, 308 S. Scott St.
Irish music & Celtic dancers, family friendly. $10 corned beef & cabbage dinner, cash bar.

Wear your green and see you there!