St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that I really didn’t think too much about growing up. I would always be sure to wear green on the day, but other than that we didn’t really do very much to celebrate. Since moving to Chicago I have come to learn that this is a major holiday celebrated here. St. Patrick’s Day is on Thursday, March 17th but all of the festivities this year will take place this Saturday, March 12th. Today I am rounding up a list of activities for you to celebrate this Saturday.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The downtown Chicago parade begins at 12:00 PM on Columbus Drive between Balbo and Monroe. The viewing stand will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain.
River Dyeing: The dyeing of this Chicago River takes place at 9 AM and the best place to see the dyeing is the intersection of Michigan Ave., Wacker Dr., and the river.
St. Patrick’s Festival: The festival takes place at the Irish American Heritage Center and starts at 1 PM. There will be activities, Irish dance and music, and Irish food.
South Side Irish Parade: This parade takes place on Sunday, March 13th at 12 PM on Western Ave. from 103rd to 115th.