Category: St. Patrick's Day.

Is Chicago the best city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Is Chicago the best city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Is Chicago the best city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Those of us who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago already know the answer. YES! Of course, it is. Now there’s proof. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and at least $5.9 billion expected to be spent for the holiday this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub just... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day: a guide to the parade, dyeing the river green & where to watch

St. Patrick's Day: a guide to the parade, dyeing the river green & where to watch
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations come early this year with the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Dying of the Chicago River happening this Saturday, March 11th. Chicago, whose St. Patrick’s Day events rival those of Ireland, has some great traditions tied to its festivities. One is dyeing the Chicago River green. The tradition of... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day 2016: Seven ways to celebrate in Chicago

St. Patrick's Day 2016: Seven ways to celebrate in Chicago
Chicago is, hands down, the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, outside of the Emerald Isle. While other cities may dye water in a fountain green or paint a green stripe down the center of the street, Chicago turns the Chicago River, that runs through the center of town, a brilliant shade green that... Read more »
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St. Patrick's Day in Chicago: Going for the Gold Krugerrand

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago: Going for the Gold Krugerrand
This St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago, you can take home more than a hangover, if you are first to tell the Irish Leprechaun the secret password.  Whether you think you have the “luck of the Irish” or just enjoy the thrill of the hunt you can join other Chicagoans in a competition to win a... Read more »

Chicago St. Patrick's Day: The Tale of Chicago's Two Green Rivers

Chicago St. Patrick's Day: The Tale of Chicago's Two Green Rivers
Chicago, whose St. Patrick’s Day celebrations rival those of Ireland, has some great traditions tied to its festivities. One is dyeing the Chicago River green which takes place annually right before the St. Patrick’s Day parade. This year the greening of the river begins at 10 a.m. followed by the parade at noon on Saturday,... Read more »

Chicago River Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day 2012: Best Places to View.

Chicago River Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day 2012: Best Places to View.
Only in Chicago. On Saturday, March 17, 2012, Chicago will continue its 50-year-tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day. Many have tried to copy Chicago, but none have managed to perfect the brilliant shades of emerald green that makes the river the centerpiece of Chicago’s celebrations. If you’re dyeing to do... Read more »
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