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Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Time Out says

After the Chicago River is dyed a murky shade of green, the city's big St. Patrick's Day celebration moves to Grant Park for a parade on Columbus Drive. You'll see bagpipes, drum corps, Irish dancers and politicians at this festive procession (celebrating its 67th year as well as Chicago's essential workers), which is among the largest events of its kind in the country. Organizers haven't yet announced a kick-off time or route for this year's parade—the first in the city since 2019—but it typically marches north from Balbo Drive to Monroe Street, with a viewing stand situated in front of Buckingham Fountain.


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