How far your city is prepared to go for St. Patrick's Day? Chicago has been dying its river emerald green for several years now, apart from celebrating St. Paddy's Day massively. You can watch the river going green between Columbus and Wacker drives. With plenty of never-ending parties in pubs and neighborhoods all over the city, St Paddy's in Chicago is something to look forward to!
Desfile del día de San Patricio is the culmination of the Irish Day celebration in Chicago. The procession starts at noon going along Columbus Drive from Balbo Drive and finishing at Monroe Drive. Be prepared to see many colorful floats and flags, bagpipes and Irish step dancers. The massive three-hour celebration continues with several block parties. The Irish American Heritage Center holds an impressive festival attracting visitors with food, music, and Irish dance, while Shamrock’n The Block party by Old St. Patrick’s Church draws crowds with lots of Guinness and Jameson. Mind that South Side and Northwest Side neighborhoods hold their local St. Patrick's Day parades after the main event. So chances are you can celebrate St.Patrick's Day at least three times during one weekend!