St. Patty’s: How to celebrate “Chicago Style”

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St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is colorful, lively, and spectacularly Irish!  Annual traditions in the city are a staple for Chicago residents and visitors alike.  We’ve comprised the top 3 activities you could (& should) do if you are so lucky to celebrate with the Chi-rish!

  1. Chicago River Dyeingstpatsblog
    When: Saturday, March 17th
    Where: Columbus Drive from Balbo St. to Monroe St.
    Price: FREE
    Click here for details via Choose Chicago.

    Aside from just viewing, you can be a part of the action! Check out Chicago Lakefront Cruises & AntiaDee for upcoming St. Patty’s cruises.

  2. St. Patty’s Parade
    When: Saturday, MArch 17th @ 12 noon
    Where: Columbus Drive from Balbo St. to Monroe St.
    Price: FREE
    TimeOut Chicago says:
    “After the Chicago river is dyed a murky shade of green, the city’s big, noisy, fun-filled homage to the Irish makes its way through Grant Park on Columbus Drive, with plenty of bagpipes, drum corps, Irish dancers and other merrymakers in tow. Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, the parade will actually be on the holiday itself. Find the viewing stand filled with local dignitaries in front of Buckingham Fountain.”St patty's parade
  3. Chicago Shamrock CrawlIn case you are interested in getting up super early to get some bangers and mash (and a couple green beers) in your tummy, we’ve included the rowdy and lively Shamrock Crawl- it’s a blast!
    When: Saturday, March 17th starting @ 8am
    Where: Between Roscoe and Waveland Ave on Clark St.
    Price: $60 (Tickets include admission, a T-Shirt, breakfast buffet, a gift card to use on the crawl, giveaways & MORE)
    shamrock crawl


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