St. Patrick's Day in Chicago. Does it get any better? When Sunday, March 17 comes around, thousands of Chicago residents and visitors alike will pour into the streets to celebrate the best in Irish culture and heritage on this awesome holiday. Irish pubs around the city will host wild celebrations, the green will be in abundance from the beer to the t-shirts, and there will be a ton of great events throughout St. Patrick's Day in Chicago.
For the biggest and best in St. Patrick's Day celebration, the 2013 Saint Patrick's Day Parade is the place to be. Going down South Columbus Drive (next to Grant Park) in Downtown Chicago, the Chicago St. Patrick's Day will bring out thousands to celebrate the luck of the Irish and feature a ton of floats, marching bands, costumes, bagpipers, and much more.
Head North along the parade route to the Chicago River and watch as the river gets dyed green in this longstanding St. Patrick's Day tradition. The best places to watch the river turn green are from the East side of the bridge at Columbus Drive or from upper and lower Wacker Drive between Columbus and Lake Shore Drive. The dying process starts at 10:45 a.m. on St. Patrick's Day.
The South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade Parade is another St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago. This parade takes a more traditional approach celebrating Irish heritage with Irish dancers, bag pipers, marching bands, and more on the streets of South Chicago. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 10.
These are the biggest and best St. Patrick's Day parades and events in Chicago. Make your plans and head out to have an awesome St. Patrick's Day in Chicago.