St. Patrick's Day is on a Saturday this year, so that means the chance of getting ossified (that means "drunk" to the Irish) just tripled. If heading to downtown Rockford is in your plans for this St. Patrick's Day, here's everything you need to know before you go...

  • The McNulty Irish Dancers will be performing at the Nordlof Center starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. Get more information here.
  • The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 3 p.m. from 7th St. in downtown Rockford. It will then head down East State to Madison and end at Prairie Street Brewhouse.
  • The Irish March Society's family friendly Paddyfest party will begin immediately following the parade at Prairie Street Brewhouse and will feature live entertainment, a special limited menu featuring traditional Irish food and drinks and plenty of green fun. Tickets are $10 for adults, kids 14 and under are free. You can buy tickets in advance here or get them at the door.
  • The BMO Harris Bank Center will be holding a block party before the Alan Jackson concert which starts at 7:30 pm.. Party begins at 5 p.m. with beer and food vendors on sight.

Better get that Uber app downloaded now so you can take full of advantage of the Irish fun happening all over the Stateline this weekend!

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