St. Patrick’s Day Fun is All Around Poplar Grove

March 12, 2014

A new home in Poplar Grove

For many, St. Patrick’s Day is a way to get out of the house and have some fun, whether with friends, family or both. Holiday festivities stretch across the state, and Poplar Grove residents have a wide range of options to celebrate.

Here are five fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day near homes in Poplar Grove:

  1. Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5K Run/Walk. Burn some calories ahead of the big day with a 5K on March 16. Enjoy live Irish music and get ready for a kiss under the “Kiss me I’m Irish” arch. Green sodas, chocolate gold coins and more await runners and walkers at the finish line.
  2. Bubble Festival. Take the kids to the Discovery Center Museum on March 15 to celebrate National Bubble Week. Don’t miss Geoffrey Akins, a celebrity in the bubble world, as well as other soapy fun. Kids will love all of the bubble art and activities.
  3. Party at the Grove. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food and drinks at the Grove Bar & Grill on March 15. Live music will be provided by local band Rout 38, a country band with kick.
  4. St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party. Downtown Rockford is proud to host its 36th annual parade and party on Saturday, March 15. A party will follow the parade with Irish food like corned beef and cabbage and chocolate whiskey cake at the Clock Tower Resort. Entertainment is provided by the City of Rockford Pipe Band, Irish and Scottish dancers and Irish music. Games and crafts for kids will be in a special children’s area open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  5. Weekend of Fun at Suds O’Hanahan’s. Try an Irish breakfast Friday through Monday at this popular pub, plus live music and more. Suds O’Hanahan’s is located in Beloit, Wisconsin, just a short drive from homes in Poplar Grove.

Residents love living in Poplar Grove because of its small town feel but also enjoy the convenience of living close to activities and fun for all ages. Gerstad Builders offers homes starting at $162,990 in the Trails of Dawson Creek community in Poplar Grove. Gerstad is known as a builder that works with buyers to customize their homes to fit their needs. Learn more about homes built by Gerstad in Poplar Grove and other McHenry County areas by visiting or by calling 815-385-4495.

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Roger Gerstad is the president of Gerstad Builders, a family-owned and operated company committed to construction of homes of the highest quality known to the industry. Roger is a graduate of Bradley University and was educated in the field of construction through the wisdom and leadership of his father. Gerstad has developed the communities of Mill Creek, Waters Edge, Winding Creek, Deerwood, Chesapeake Hills, Abbey Ridge, The Trails of Winding Creek, Pebble Creek, Timber Trails, The Trails of Boone Creek, The Trails of River Oaks, The Towns of Boone Creek, Liberty Trails, and Abbey Ridge Townhomes in McHenry, Illinois as well as Pheasant Ridge in Richmond, Illinois, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

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