Saturday, March 16
Chicago River (Columbus Dr. & Wacker Dr.)
One of the world's most famous St. Patrick's Day traditions, the Chicago River is dyed emerald green each year. The river dyeing is a beloved tradition for many generations of Chicagoans that dates back over 50 years.
Each years, thousands of spectators will line the bridges and scenic riverwalk to catch a glimpse of the bright green waters. Get there early to grab a spot between State and Columbus; the water starts turning green at 9 a.m. and only keeps its color for about five hours, so don't miss it!