Chicago St. Patrick's Day 2014 events and parades

A complete listing of Chicagoland's St. Patrick's Day parades, community happenings and special events. Check back for updated listings.


Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

Chicago takes "green city living" to the next level with its annual dyeing of the Chicago River at 10 a.m. Stake out your spot along the riverwalk, Michigan Avenue or Wacker Avenue early, and learn more about the tradition.

Then stick around to watch the parade, which kicks-off at noon at Balbo and Columbus.


South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade

This family-friendly parade is alcohol-free so all ages can have fun.


St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Celebration

Saturday includes traditional and contemporary Irish music, dance, food and children's activities and Monday features music, dance and face painting.


Little Leprechauns Parent-Child Program

This early St. Patrick's Day celebration will include stories, fun crafts and a special treat. For ages 3 to 5. Register at or call 630.260.8162.


Northwest Side Irish Parade

The parade and party are all about kids, with activities ranging from face painting and balloon art and featuring dancers from the Dillon-Gavin School of Dance.


Shamrock Scramble

Enjoy a St. Patrick's Day snack and craft before heading out into field of green clovers. Each clover includes a treat, and four-leaf clovers win a special prize. Wear your best St. Patrick's Day attire. Pre-registration is required.


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