1. Catch all three St. Patrick’s Day Parades
After two years of cancellations due to COVID-19, Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which runs through Grant Park, will take place a few days before the holiday on March 12. In recognition of the past two years, the parade’s theme will be Honoring Chicagoland’s Essential Workers. But for those who don’t want to face the crowds of the downtown parade, or just want to continue celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, there’s two more parades on March 13 — the Northwest Side Irish Parade, which winds through the Norwood Park neighborhood, and the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade which travels more than a mile down Western Ave. in the city’s Morgan Park neighborhood. Both of the neighborhood parades are expecting around 100 groups to participate.