South Side Irish Parade

One of Chicago’s most well known traditions, the South Side Irish Parade, will kick-off the festivities with a pre-parade fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25. The event will feature raffle prizes, a silent auction, the South Side Irish Parade Queen Selection, live Irish music and more. The party will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., in Merrionette Park.

Tickets are $30 when pre-purchased online or $40 at the door. Admission includes a dinner buffet, draft beer and wine. The Larkin & Moran Brothers and Sean & Charlie will provide live music inside the 115 Bourbon Street Performance Hall. The fundraiser will also feature Irish traditional music sessions inside The Saloon offering a quieter approach.