Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

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St. Patrick's Day Parade on Columbus Drive, March 16, 2013.
Columbus Dr , Chicago Saturday March 12 2016 Free

After the Chicago river is dyed a murky shade of green, the city's big, noisy, fun-filled homage to the Irish makes its way through Grant Park on Columbus Drive, with plenty of bagpipes, drum corps, Irish dancers and other merrymakers in tow. Because St. Patrick's Day falls on a Thursday this year, the parade will take place the Saturday before. Find the viewing stand filled with local dignitaries in front of Buckingham Fountain.

Venue name: Columbus Dr
Address: from Balbo Dr to Monroe Dr
Chicago

Transport: El stop: Red, Blue to Jackson. Bus: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 14, 26, 28, 126, 145, 146, 147.
Price: Free
Event website: http://www.chicagostpatsparade.com

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