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St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

March 2023 events calendar for Chicago

Plan March in Chicago with our calendar of the best things to do, including picks from theater, art and music

Zach Long
Emma Krupp
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Zach Long
Emma Krupp

Get excited, Chicago, because our March calendar looks especially promising this year—not only is winter in Chicago almost over, but some of the month's most beloved events and traditions are returning in full, in-person glory after taking the past two years off. First up is St. Patrick's Day in Chicago, which is once again bringing river dyeing festivities and a parade to the Loop, along with plenty of other celebrations across the city (including a block party in the West Loop, the Shamrock Shuffle and parades on the South and Northwest Sides). Hoping to avoid the crush of green-clad people downtown? Check out the return of the Chicago Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach, sip brews after-hours at the Brewsology Beer Fest at the Museum of Science and Industry or see touring musical productions like Come From Away. You'll find all that and more in our roundup of things to do in Chicago this March. 

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