Menu

Chicago Like a Local Blog

Unique perspectives on the city from the people who live here.

Tag - St. Patrick's Day

The weekend is here and it's nothing short of a great time. Have you created your NCAA March Madness bracket?? We're sure you have. Now get ready to watch all the action at one of the many Chicago restaurants and bars offering promotions for the tournament. Not only that, we've got heated outdoor (!) domes at City Winery Riverwalk, more St. Patrick's Day events, art and dance showcases and much more. It's time to make weekend plans with our Chicago guide.

With St. Patrick's Day approaching, we're kicking things off this weekend with some amazing events to celebrate! Not only are there must-see Chicago St. Patrick's Day events with Chicago Riverwalk festivities like the parade & river dye, but Navy Pier opens a new public activated light and sound experience that will have you pulling your cameras out. Don't forget to tag #mychicagopix. Create your Chicago weekend itinerary with our guide!

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago, and that means there are lots of fun (and mostly FREE) events in the city. Bookmark this list to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of these St. Patrick's Day holiday happenings starting tomorrow March 11 and throughout the weekend!

There is perhaps no more welcoming place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago than the Irish American Heritage Center on the city’s Northwest Side. Of course, you’d do well to check out many of their other programs and exhibitions, but let’s start by talking about what’s going on there this year for St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day isn't just a drinking holiday. On the contrary, it's one of the best food holidays of the year, with restaurants, bars, and bakeries celebrating Irish heritage through a miscellany of unique specials. This year, the variety taking shape throughout Chicago includes everything from gourmet riffs on Shamrock Shakes to Guinness pizzas.

With our strong Irish roots, no city celebrates St. Patrick's Day with the fervor of Chicagoans. But not all the festivities are, shall we say, family-friendly. If you're planning on spending St. Pat's with some Leprechaun-sized companions, you can still get in on the shamrock-fueled action. Here are seven family-friendly ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago.

Featured Partners

MORE TRIP IDEAS & ITINERARIES
Been Here? Do this in 2018
Did you fall in love with Chicago, too? It happens...
Spend a Weekend in the Chicago Loop
Experience some of the best attractions, theater,...
First Timer's Guide to Chicago
We're glad you're coming for the first...
Chicago Sightseeing
Whether you are planning a Chicago travel...
Sightseeing along the L Train
Chicago has an excellent public transportation...
Editor's Picks: The Best of Winter
7 Winter Photos to Snap in Chicago
Winter in Chicago is a magical time. The city is...
8 Indoor Sports to Play During Winter in Chicago
As the temperature drops outside, you can still...
Hot Chocolate Spots to Warm up a Chicago Winter
The best way to stay warm during a Chicago winter?...