St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

March 13th, 2009

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The last week I’ve noticed lots of green in Chicago – People are getting siked for St. Paddy’s Day.  This year St. Patrick’s day falls on a Tuesday, and the parades are the weekend before.  That’s right, There are 2 parades in Chicago – the “official” one downtown (which moved from the south side in 1960) and the one in the south side (recreated in 1979). Here are the deets

  • March 14, Saturday’s Parade:
    • Where: Downtown, Grant Park, On Columbus from Balbo to Monroe (src).
    • When: 10:45am River turns green, Noon: Parade Begins
  • March 15, Sunday’s Parade
    • Where: South Chicago, on Western from 104th to 115th (src).
    • When: Noon Parade begins.
  • March 17, Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day

Some say the southside one is where the party is at.  That’s good, cuz it will give me time saturday to prepare my leprechaun costume.  I’m still gonna check out the green river and parade saturday, tho.

UPDATE: Southside parade might be canceled due to drinking (54 arrests) (src)

More Info

  • http://www.nbcchicago.com/around_town/the_scene/South-Side-Irish-Parade-Cancelled.html
  • http://www.southsideirishparade.org/index.php?id=1
  • http://www.chicagostpatsparade.com/parade.html
  • http://www.saintpatricksdayparade.com/chicago/index.htm
  • http://chicago.about.com/od/museumsattractions/p/StPatrickParade.htm
  • http://chicago.metromix.com/events/community_event/54th-annual-chicago-st-grant-park-museums/889687/content
  • http://www.timeout.com/chicago/events/comedy/50395/490045/downtown-st-patricks-day-parade


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