THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - WE’RE GOING GREEN AGAIN!
Chicagoans are gearing up for “going
green” this weekend as St. Patrick’s
Day falls on Saturday
this year! Here’s your line-up of “going green” celebrations.
tradition since 1962, the Dyeing of
the Chicago River is
a local ritual taking place at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday at the Chicago River at Columbus Drive (399 N. Columbus Drive) in the
Streeterville neighborhood. The east
side of the Michigan Avenue
bridge or the west side of the Columbus
Drive bridge or upper or lower Wacker Drive between Columbus and Michigan Avenue are the best viewing
areas as the river goes green!
there’s the annual Chicago
St. Patrick’s Day Parade beginning at 12:00 p.m.
at Columbus Drive
and Balbo Avenue
(300 E. Balbo Drive)
in the Grant Park Museums neighborhood.
Gear up for a festive time as the parade goes green celebrating 57 years on the actual holiday, rain or
perhaps it’s on to the St. Patrick’s
Festival held at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox Avenue) in the Irving
Park/Avondale neighborhood. This annual
party features traditional and contemporary Irish music, food, dance and kids’
activities on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. as it goes green!
perhaps, you would prefer going green
by attending Bill Whelan’s tribute to Irish music and dance known as Riverdance being performed
at the Oriental Theatre (24 W.
Randolph Street) in the Loop this Saturday and Sunday as it makes a stop in Chicago as part of its
who really want to get in the true spirit of going green, we have --
the St. Patty’s Crawl Chicago
self-titled the “granddaddy” of St. Patrick’s Day crawls, starting off at Excalibur (632 N. Dearborn Street) in
the River North neighborhood on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with an
open bar and DJ before crawling on to three additional spots throughout the day
with drink specials at each stop. Don’t
over-do-it, otherwise, you’re able to go
green yourself!! Note: You have until 11:00 p.m. on March 16th
to purchase a ticket.
or, St. Patrick’s Day at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
this Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. and located in the North Center
neighborhood (3905 N. Lincoln
Dancers, pipers and plates of corned beef are just some of the festivities
throughout the day. And, don’t miss a
special Irish Stouts vs. American Stouts tasting ($10) at 7:00 p.m.!
finally, on Sunday, after a long day and night of going green, it’s time for the St.
Paddy’s 5K and 8K Run/Walk kicking off at 10:00 a.m.
at Diversey Harbor (2800 N. Lake
Shore Drive) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Your registration includes a special Leprechaun Leap kids dash for ages
10 and under, a T-shirt for all adult participants, and a post-race party at
the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
featuring awards, prizes, live music and beer.
Don’t forget to don your most festive green running gear for a chance to
win a prize as “best outfit!”
So, Will You Be
Joining Us As We “Go Green?”
SUE MOSS & DEAN’S