GLIWA Calendar 2019

Come join us and enjoy the day with your wolfhounds! 

Spring Events: 



~​ St. Patrick's Day Parade Downtown Naperville ~

10:00 a.m. start

Line-up #76 

Line up behind the Tunes of Glory Bagpipes at the Naperville North High School staging area.

The parade starts at 10:00 am.  Be there earlier at somewhere between 8:30 and 9:30 am before all the streets close and parking is gone.

Again, this year GLIWA will march with the Thistle & Heather Dancers, our Heather Queen, the Chicago area Beardies and the Chicago Scots / Illinois Saint Andrew promoting the Highland games.


~~~~​ South Side Irish Parade ~~~~

March 17th, 2019 at noon

Line-Up # 59 (with the Irish American Alliance)

10040 S. Western Ave.

Please see Parking Restrictions

The parade will step off at noon from 103rd & Western and proceed south down Western Avenue to 115th Street.


~~~ Scottish Festival & Highland Games ~~~

Saturday, June 15

 One of the most unique and well-known festivals in the Midwest, the Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games! The festival is held each June at Hamilton Lakes in Itasca, Illinois. This year will be hosted in an area with more shade/trees.

More details to come...


~~~~ Annual GLIWA Picnic ~~~~

Saturday June 29th

Pilcher Park Nature Center

2501 Highland Park Dr, Joliet, IL 60432

SAVE THE DATE: More details to come!


Letter to organizations that request our Irish Wolfhounds participate in their events 

Due to the many requests we receive, there are requirements we need to make the event a successful experience for all.


  • Once we receive a request for an event, we will need the date, times, and any other information that is relevant (such as parking instructions).
  • Since we are a not-for-profit club, we would appreciate it if your organization offered a donation for attending. We like to reimburse our members for any expenses, plus it helps to keep our club successful. Thank you in advance!
  • We carry a substantial insurance policy that is required by most events.
  • Irish Wolfhounds don't do very well in the extreme heat. Adequate shade and water is necessary.
  • Wolfhounds are considered one of the largest breeds. We require a larger area to set up.