Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Chicago Casual Traveler: Saint Patrick's Day Weekend events, Chicago-Downtown, IL (Chicago)

Destination of the Day: Saint Patrick's Day Weekend events, Chicago-Downtown and Irving Park, IL (Chicago)

Happy Chicago St. Patty's Day! While there are plenty of great parades and events throughout the region, the granddaddy of them all is the huge parade downtown in Grant Park and the annual dyeing of the Chicago River. For those looking for a more meaningful experience head to the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago-Irving Park for a day of traditional music and food.

Dyeing the Chicago River, Chicago-Downtown, IL
The actual dyeing occurs east of the North Michigan Avenue Bridge and slowly spreads downriver

2011 Parade, Chicago-Downtown, IL
Columbus Drive from Balbo to East Monroe

Irish American Heritage Center Events, Chicago-Irving Park, IL

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