If the large concentration of people decked out in green attire yesterday didn’t tip you off, Chicago once again celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early with a parade in the Loop. In spite of some chilly temperatures, crowds showed up early to watch the river turn a dirty shade of green before lining Columbus Drive for the annual procession of dancers, bagpipers and politicians.
Whether you opted to stay home and avoid the hordes of revelers or were holed up in an Irish pub with a pint and some corned beef and cabbage, take a look at what you missed by scrolling through our photos from the St. Patrick's Day Parade. And if you still need more shamrock sunglasses and drum lines in your life, there's always the South Side Irish Parade.
Zach Long joined Time Out Chicago in 2014 and currently serves as the publication's Deputy Editor.
He writes about things to do throughout Chicago, including festivals, concerts and art exhibitions. A Chicago resident for eight years, Zach has spent much of his time learning about the city's vibrant community of local musicians (including a stint as an intern for independent record label Thrill Jockey). He contributed coverage of local music to ALARM Magazine and had a short essay published in the Empty Bottle Chicago book. When he's not sitting in front of a computer, you'll usually find Zach on his bike or standing near the back of a music venue.