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

March 2023 events calendar for Chicago

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

Jeffy Mai
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Jeffy Mai

Get excited, Chicagoans, because winter in Chicago is almost over and some of our most beloved events and traditions are happening this month. 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 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 The Book of Mormon. You'll find all that and more in our roundup of things to do in Chicago this March. 

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Featured events in March 2023

  • Comedy
  • Uptown

This weekly “live magazine” is a cavalcade of culture, politics and wit featuring journalists, actors, comedians and musicians offering idiosyncratic reports on the news of the day. Head to Uptown’s iconic Green Mill for drinks, hot takes and laughs; the longstanding Saturday afternoon edition tends to run about two and a half hours.

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