St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago!

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Looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago? Here's our breakdown of this year's traditional Chicago celebrations as well as some nearby attraction suggestions to fill your day: The Parade & The River This year's parade begins at noon sharp in Downtown Chicago, making its way north on Columbus Drive from Balbo to Monroe with a viewing stand located in front of Buckingham Fountain. Expect large crowds, bagpipes, traditional Irish dance, and even a few local celebrities. Make sure to secure your spot early for the best viewing experience, and wear your brightest greens to show your spirit. Just before the parade, at 10 AM, Chicago will celebrate another St. Patrick's Day tradition: dyeing the Chicago River Green. This year, organizers suggest settling on a spot between Columbus and Wabash to secure the best view of the action. This 40+ year old tradition of dyeing the … [Read more...]