10 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

We've covered all the bases for celebrating St. Patrick's day in Chicago.

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We’ve covered all the bases for celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Chicago.
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Dyeing the Chicago River.

nScheduled for 9:15 am, Saturday March 14, 2015 the dyeing can be best viewed from the East side of the Michigan Avenue bridge, the West side of the Columbus Drive bridge or upper and lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive, according to parade officials. Read more here.
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2015 Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade.

nThe annual Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. The parade starts at Balbo and Columbus. The parade units will proceed north on Columbus Drive and the viewing stand will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain. For more information, visit here.

St. Patrick's Festival at Irish American Heritage Center.

nEach March, this festival at Irish American Heritage center holds live music, dance, food and activities all take place under one roof. People wishing to celebrate the holiday can come early and stay late, beating the bar crowds and cold weather, the festival boasts. Starts immediately following Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Find out more here.
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South Side Irish Parade.

nIf you missed the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the South Side Irish Parade will be Sunday, March 15. A family-oriented celebration deeply rooted in the celebration of Irish heritage, head down to the South Side Irish Parade. Details here.
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Kiss Me, I’m Sauced Night Market.

nFood, art, and booze. What more could you ask for? Sauced is a roving night market dedicated to emerging culinarians, artists and that guy from high school who’s a DJ now – an evening of food, art and debauchery set to the tune of “Hypnotize.” Join them at the Sauciest night market in Chicago. From 6 – 11 p.m. at Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square. Read more here.
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St. Patty’s Day 5K & 8K Run/Walk.

nKick off the outdoor running season with the 15th Annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk or 8K Run. The event includes a St. Patty’s themed costume contest, free commemorative tee for runners and everyone of age gets a beverage to celebrate at the finish line. Register here.
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St. Pats Trolley Bar Crawl.

nTravel through the city on a boozey trolley crawl! The day begins and starts at multiple stops around the city with the trolleys boarding at 9 a.m. and running until 12:30 p.m. The day includes food, drinks, photo hunts, prizes and more. Buy tickets here.
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"Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design" at the Art Institute.

nThe Art Institute’s will showcase a collection of Irish decorative and fine arts with their exhibition aimed to "explore the rich and complex art and culture of Ireland during the long 18th century." The exhibit begins on Tuesday, March 17. More information here.
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Get Lucky Half Marathon.

nThe luck of the Irish! Watch or try out Jackson Park’s Get Lucky Half Marathon. Register here.
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Chicago #ShamrockCrawl.

nThe ultimate St. Patrick's Day bar crawl. Complete with a breakfast buffet, gift certificates to use at bars along the crawl, a free t-shirt and 13 bars to enjoy in Wrigleyville. There is no set schedule to this crawl - just show up on Clark St. on Saturday and you're guaranteed a good time. For tickets, visit here.
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