When Palatine celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with the “Paint the Town Green” celebration on Saturday, March 14th revelers will have the opportunity to see a little bit of Ireland at the festival’s Irish Market under a tent at Durty Nellie’s at 180 North Smith Street in Palatine.
“We will be giving the community a taste of Ireland at our Irish Market,” said event coordinator, Liz Noe of ElizEvents. “From 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM the tent in Durty Nellie’s parking lot will become a little piece of Ireland and provide tasty treats, shopping opportunities and the chance to help Journeys the Road Home with their mission to help the homeless.”
Paint the Town Green’s Irish Market will feature 11 vendors. For the Irish at heart, Lady Jo’s Lids will have Irish trinkets and Colleen & Devin Gallagher will be selling Irish soda bread. Durty Nellies will be selling corn beef sandwiches and Irish beers to wash the sandwiches down. Trinity Irish Dancers will perform from 1:00 PM until 1:30 PM and give lessons to interested parties from 12:30 PM until 1:00 PM and then from 1:30 PM until 2:00 PM.
The Irish Market will also be the kick-off location for the photo scavenger hunt. Last-minute registration will be available at their booth and all entrants must register at the booth for the clues as well as to download the app between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM to participate in the hunt. If you were unable to drop off your donation to Journey’s at the parade, you can leave your donation at the scavenger hunt booth. You’ll be able to learn about remodeling your home from ERG Elite Remodeling or using solar energy instead of the utility companies from Solgen Power. Orangetheory Fitness will show you how to train smarter and Kenneth Young will provide guidance in preventing underage drinking.
The ‘Paint the Town Green’ event continues to enhance Palatine’s position as a destination town for public festivals. The premier sponsor and presenter of the festival is Durty Nellie’s. The media sponsor is the Daily Herald Media Group. Other sponsors include Michael Harry Minton for Judge and the Kenneth Young Center.