The annual Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a fun and free way to enjoy the city along with plenty of Irish culture, and lots of green beer (not free). The Chicago River is dyed green before the parade, so get there early and head over to The Loop. The best place to see the dyeing is the intersection of Michigan Ave, Wacker Drive and the river. The parade is about three hours long and draws a large crowd.
WHAT: 2014 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Free.
WHEN: Saturday, March 15th, 2014, 12noon.
WHERE: The parade starts at the corner of E. Balbo Dr and Columbus Dr in downtown Chicago, then proceeds north on Columbus Dr. A viewing stand is in front of the Buckingham Fountain.
SAVVY TIP: Cant make it out? You can watch the Parade on WLS/ABC 7.