5 number of people it takes to get the job done
$2,000 cost to dye the river each year (sponsored by WXRT and Miller Beer)
1 team of scuba divers on hand, in case anyone tries to jump in
1962 first year the river was dyed
40,000 average number of people who come to watch the event each year
40 pounds of dye used to create that perfect shade of “Irish green”
.25 length, in miles, that the color extends
The dyeing of the Chicago River takes place March 17 at 10am. The best viewing spot is the riverfront between Columbus Drive and Wabash Avenue.