2018 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade FAQs
Here in Chicago, whether you’re Irish or not, Saint Patrick’s Day is a big deal. People throughout the city dress up in green and head out to their favorite Irish pubs to enjoy a Guinness or Baileys drink. But before you head out to enjoy a shot of Jameson or an Irish Car Bomb, you can start the day with a more family-friendly way to celebrate by checking out the 2018 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Complete with a dyed-green river, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a yearly staple in Chicago. Here are some important details for attendees.
When is the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago?
For 2018, the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on the actual holiday, March 17. The parade will begin at 12 pm, but attendees can also get there early and watch the Chicago River be dyed green at 9 am between Columbus Drive and Michigan Ave.
What is the 2018 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route?
The 2018 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off from its starting point on the corner of Columbus Drive and Balbo Avenue. The route then moves north on Columbus Drive several blocks until it ends on Monroe Street.
What if I can’t make it to the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade?
If you can’t make it to the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, or are looking to start the celebration early, then we recommend watching the South Side Irish Parade. The South Side Irish Parade will be held a week earlier on Sunday, March 11, beginning at noon. This parade starts on 103rd and Western Ave, traveling down to 115th Street.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from Continental Nissan!