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Wauconda, Illinois        St. Patrick's Day Festivities 2018 

Jog n Java

Come out and join Star Runners for their weekly 4 mile run around Bangs Lake or 2 mile stroll down Main Street and around Cook Park.  Dress in green and join us at 8:00am outside of Middleton's on Main!

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Join in on the fun "parading" from Middleton's on Main to Wauconda Boat! Parade starts at 10:30am.  We will be joined by costume-clad friends, and local musicians to lead the way!

Leprechaun Plunge

Head to Wauconda Boat for fun in the lake! The annual Leprechaun Plunge into the chilly waters of Bangs Lake will be held with "pre-jump festivities" starting at 10:30am.  There will be trophies and prizes for:

  • Best Costume
  • Best Irish Toast
  • Best Limerick
  • Best Irish Jig
  • Best Water Entry
  • Best Group/team Spirit

Register at or the day of the event at Wauconda Boat.  Donation of $20 and all proceeds go to Bangs Lake management.

Live Music When/Where

Lindy's Landing

Middleton's on Main

     4:30pm Rebel Reign

     8:30pm Semple featuring Keith Semple from The Voice

Dock's Bar & Grill

     8:00pm Face N' Time