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)
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Shake it up on Valentine’s Day


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Ahhh, Valentine’s Day.  Significant other + Dinner reservations + flowers = …usual protocol.  If you’re like most people, the monotony of that equation is getting, well, monotonous.  Luckily for you, we’ve come up with a few creative options that are sure to shake it up! Step out of the norm and get to know your S.O. apart from gazing at each other from across the table.
***Bonus- Bro Brunch and Galentine’s Day are amazing alternatives to “singles awareness” day.  Even if you are taken, set aside the Sunday before or after V-day to celebrate your friendships.