Northwest Side Irish Parade

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The Northwest Side Irish Parade happens March 12.

The Loop and the South Side of Chicago host well-known St. Patrick's Day celebrations, but the city's Northwest Side gets in on the festivities, too. The Northwest Side Irish Parade takes place in Norwood Park, hosting family-friendly celebration with a pre-parade party featuring Irish music and dancing starting at 10am. The parade kicks off at noon in front of William J. Onahan School and goes south on Neola Avenue and north on Northwest Highway. Following the parade, an official after party will be held at Immaculate Conception Recreation Center from 1 to 5pm.