While Boston often comes to mind first as the key American city when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Chicago has a similarly large Irish population, and also does a pretty fine job celebrating all things Irish.
As part of a fifty-year-old tradition, the Chicago River will once again be dyed green at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16th, and will kick off a day of festivities in the city that spans pubs, halls, lounges and more. Always an incredible site, the Chicago River is even more spectacular than usual on St. Patrick’s Day.
Held on the same day, the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade kicks off at noon, and draws thousands of spectators. It’s a massive event that snakes its way through the city, and celebrates Irish culture in Chicago. It features a parade queen, marching bands, floats and much more.
Celebrate the Emerald Isle and Irish culture this St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago — it’s truly an unforgettable experience.
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