The festivities begin at the Irish market under the tent outside of Durty Nellie's at 180 North Smith Street in downtown Palatine from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The scavenger hunt will accept last minute registrations at the market, entrants will be able to pick up their clues, download the app and immediately start the hunt. Hot chocolate will be provided by Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, Lady Jo’s Lids will be selling Irish and traditional jewelry as well as trinkets and Journeys will be collecting donations. Allstate Insurance will be providing insurance information and giveaways. Colleen & Devin Gallagher will be selling small and large loaves of freshly baked Irish soda bread and Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse will be conducting an Irish wine and beer tasting.
The Irish Market will also provide musical and dance entertainment. In addition to Irish favorites, there will be a variety of music throughout the day. The Irish Market will feature the Irish music of Dr. Gerry Aylward and Friends from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM and then the Trinity Irish Dancers will show why their dance school has won 17 World Championships in dance. Trinity will provide lessons to market visitors from 12:30 PM until 1:00 PM, perform several of their dance routines from 1:00 PM until 1:30 PM and then once again provide lessons from 1:30 PM until 2:00 PM.