Experience St. Pattys Day in Chicago This March!
March in Chicago means that the winds start to calm, making venturing out a little more tolerable. It’s a favorite month in the city as it hosts one of the world’s largest St. Patrick Day parades in the world. Experience some of the annual traditions, like watching the Chicago River being dyed green! If you’re not interested in St. Patty’s Day celebration, there are other options, like eating and drinking your way through the city!
March Event Calendar
Check out the WhiskyFest Chicago for the opportunity to taste over 350 types of whiskey from around the world! This longest-running and best-attended whiskey festival in the U.S will feature rare pours, local as well as national expert distillers and blenders, seminars, and tasty eats! 2021 dates TBA by organizers!
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Put on your favorite green and celebrate Chicago's rich Irish heritage as it hosts one go the largest St. Patrick's Day parades in the country! The parade will begin at Balbo Drive, travel north on Columbus Drive, and end at Monroe Drive. If you want an entire St. Patty's Day celebration, start early and watch the Chicago River being dyed green that morning! Updates for 2021 in response to COVID-19 have not been released by organizers, we will update this post with any new info in the coming weeks.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Check out this Broadway performance about Simon & Garfunkel featuring a full live band and state of the art video projection, along with hit favorites such as ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound,’ and more! Get your tickets here!
Things to Do in Chicago in March
Visit a Brewery
Chicago has quite the popular craft beer scene, and what better way to experience it than with a brewery tour? No matter what part of the city you’re in, whether it be downtown or in a tucked-away neighborhood, unique breweries and tap rooms are waiting to be explored!
See a Hockey Game
Founded in 1926, the Blackhawks are one of the first 6 original National Hockey League teams, so hockey games are a big deal in Chicago and are filled with traditions and fun. Head down to the United Center, the largest arena in the United States, for an unforgettable experience!