The best St. Patrick’s Day events in Chicago

Channel the spirit of the Irish at festive parades, events and more of the best St. Patrick's Day events in Chicago
St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

St. Patrick’s Day: When all Chicagoans are Irish. Of course, we have a huge Irish-American population here in Chicago, but you don’t need to be from the isles to have a good time on March 17. From seeing bagpipers and Irish dancers at the parades to watching the river turn green to throwing back a Guinness (or 12) at your local Irish pub, there’s no wrong way to celebrate. Take advantage of everything our city of immigrants has to offer around St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago—just don’t forget to wear green!

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