9th Annual
Palatine Paints the Town Green

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Parade kicks off at 11 a.m.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    All Sponsorship levels include exposure on here, the official Paint the Town Green website! 

    The Paint the Town Green event exists due to the generosity of the community and especially our sponsors! This event can NOT happen with you their support. Please take a moment to consider supporting the event by participating as a community sponsors. With opportunities from $50 - $1,000, there is something for all marketing and budget needs. Contact us for customized options.

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  • Paint the Town Green

    Join the Parade

    Paint the Town Green Parade, which begins at 11:00 AM, will feature nearly 50 entries including Grand Marshals Lucky McClover and Katie M’Lady. Irish music will be provided by the Midlothian Scottish Bagpipe Band. The Trinity Irish Dancers, the Lucky Little Leprechauns of Dorset Avenue, the Palatine Beer Club & Families and numerous other Irish themed floats will also add to the entertainment. "He won’t give you his pot of gold, but keep an eye out for Lucky McClover and his sweetheart Katie M’Lady," said Noe. "They’ll be spreading Irish cheer around town after the parade."

    The parade will serve to collect donations for Journeys the Road Home, an organization serving the homeless and near-homeless in the north and northwest suburbs. During the parade marchers with shopping carts will collect food, clothing and disposable paper products for the organization. The parade begins at the corner of Wood and Oak Streets in downtown Palatine and continues west on Wood to Smith and north to Colfax..

    Download Parade Participant and Sponsorship Packet

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  • Irish Market

    Become a Vendor

    This is your opportunity to sell your wares, show off your company, get your message out there – and gather with group of friends to participate in the sharin’ of the green!

    The festivities will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 starting with a tented Irish Market in Downtown Palatine from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The parade will step off at 11:00 AM and numerous activities are planned in Downtown Palatine. 

    Download Irish Market Vendor and Sponsorship Packet

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Join in on the Scavenger Hunt and Win Cash and Prizes! 

The “Paint the Town Green” St. Patrick’s Day organizers have added a four-day scavenger hunt for a second year where the winning team will receive a $200 cash prize as well as a large number of merchant prizes.

The scavenger hunt will begin Saturday, March 16, and continue through Tuesday, March 19th. Teams of two to six people can sign up for the scavenger hunt on this form. Cost is $20 per team. The number of teams will be limited and if any slots remain, teams can sign up on Saturday, March 16, during the Paint the Town Green festivities at the American Legion. 

Teams will take pictures and answers questions from provided clues at locations throughout the Palatine area.  “The scavenger hunt adds an exciting new element to the festivities,” said event coordinator, Liz Noe of ElizEvents.  “Teams will have four days to take pictures and answer trivia from clues that will take them around the Palatine area. Different amounts of points will be given on each question based on the difficulty of the clue.”

The clues and a downloadable app will only be available at the American Legion at 122 West Palatine Road in Palatine from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Teams then can immediately begin the hunt. Teams will have until midnight on Tuesday, March 19th to submit their answers for judging. The winning team will receive a package filled with merchant goodies and a $200 cash prize.

A wide variety of businesses are participating in the scavenger hunt.

Area businesses in the hunt are:

  • TJ O’Brien’s, an Irish sports bar.
  • MACs on Slade, which offers live blues and jazz music.
  • Cook Cork & Fork, entertaining cooking classes and any gadget you need for your kitchen.
  • American Legion Post 690, a service organization with a full bar and banquet facilities open to the public.
  • Durty Nellie’s, for the best in live entertainment, drinks and food.
  • Tap House Grill, addictive food, creative brews.

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Irish Blessing

May the sun shine, all day long, 
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!