WEEKAWAY: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day along Indiana's South Shore

There is strong Irish influence in the Midwest, so St. Patrick’s Day is a huge celebration for the residents of Indiana's South Shore. The City of Crown Point is at the center of the festivities on March 17, which can be enjoyed by families and adults alike. Here is a look at what St. Patty’s Day has in store in Crown Point this year.

St. Patrick’s Day parade

Main Street in Crown Point is dedicated to a unique nighttime parade that begins at dusk. Traffic surrounding this area will be rerouted to ensure the safety of parade spectators and participants. If you are feeling charitable, you might also participate in the community’s St. Baldrick’s event, which raises money for research in childhood cancers.

Refreshments at Crown Brewing

To enjoy a creamy Irish-style stout in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, head to Crown Brewing downtown. Crown Brewing produces some of the South Shore’s finest beers—including several award-winning brews served on tap every day. The brewery also offers outdoor seating and family-friendly dining, so it is appropriate for guests of all ages.

Irish dinner at Crown Point Fire House

No St. Patrick’s Day would be complete without a dish of corned beef and cabbage served up with classic Irish soda bread, which you can enjoy at the Crown Point Fire House. Dinner will be served from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., so you can head to the parade with a belly full of delicious Irish fare. 

To plan your St. Patrick’s Day in Crown Point, visit AlongtheSouthShore.com. If you are planning to attend dinner at the Fire House, be sure to reserve your meal with the city parks department at 219-661-2271. 

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