Guys strut their stuff in the “Best Looking Men’s Legs in a Kilt” competition at Long Grove Irish Days. Courtesy of Long Grove Irish Days Enjoy a little bit of St. Patrick’s Day over Labor Day weekend when the Irish Days festival returns to downtown Long Grove. It’s a three-day, family-friendly celebration of Irish culture, music, merchants, food, and, of course, beer. Visitors are invited to stroll the town’s cobblestone walkways and enjoy bagpipers, folk bands, and Irish dancers in addition to other entertainment, like the popular Irish Dog Competition and the Men’s Kilt Contest. The festival takes place Saturday through Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, in the heart of town, Fountain Square, and includes some of Chicago’s top Irish musicians and dance troupes, such as The Tooles, Beamish, The Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band, Trinity Irish Dancers, Academy of Irish Music, and many more. The full, three-day lineup can be found at longgrove.org/festivals/irish-days. Another favorite sight at Irish Days is the Irish Dog Competition. All dogs are Irish on Irish Days, but those who dress the part are given extra credit. Each day, a panel of childr...