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The best St. Patrick’s Day events in Chicago

Channel the spirit of the Irish with river dyeing viewings, parades and more of the best St. Patrick's Day festivities.

Written by
Zach Long
Emma Krupp
Jeffy Mai

One of the biggest annual celebrations in Chicago is right around the corner—that's right, it's almost St. Patrick's Day. Head to the Loop to see the Chicago Plumbers Union Local 130 dye the river green on March 11. If you're hoping to snag a prime spot, we've got some ideas on where to watch. Keep the festivities going later in the day at the St. Patrick's Day parade or some of the best Irish pubs in Chicago, but be sure to save your strength for the South Side Irish Parade and Northwest Side Irish Parade the following day. Plus, you'll find a shamrock-themed race, a film festival and other holiday events to keep the Irish spirit going for the whole month of March. So get ready to party like a leprechaun with our roundup of the best St. Patrick's Day events in Chicago.

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