Finnegan’s Wake and Guinness Fun Run/Walk, Saturday, Feb. 28

The Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will host its annual “Finnegan’s Wake” party and “Guinness Fun Run/Walk” on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub located at 651 N. Michigan Ave. in Kenilworth.

Registration for the “Guinness Fun Run/Walk” will start at 11:30 a.m., at the Blackthorn. There is a $25 registration fee that includes a shirt, complimentary beverages and admission into the “Finnegan’s Wake” party. The race will commence at 12:30 p.m. The race should end by 12:35 p.m.

“Finnegan’s Wake” will feature live Irish-American entertainment by The Mike Byrne Band starting at 12:45 p.m. Admission is $20 per person and includes beer, wine and food. For information, call Kathy Noonan at 908-906-4622.

All proceeds from the events benefit the 2015 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The 19th Annual Parade steps off at 1 p.m., on Saturday, March 14, on Morris Avenue in Union.

For more information about the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade,