Top Ten Things to Do for St. Patrick's Day In Chicago

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays in the Windy City. From parades, festivals, bar crawls and booze cruises, find out the best things to do in March while you're here! Here's our idea of the top ten things you can do.

The Top Ten

1 Chicago Shamrock Crawl in Wrigleyville

Come celebrate Chicago's favorite holiday on Saturday, March 12th crawling from bar to bar in Wrigleyville drinking whiskey and green beer with all your friends! - ChicagoEvents

2 St. Patrick's Day Parade

Come celebrate at Buckingham Fountain for downtown Chicago s annual St. Patrick s Day Parade to see floats, bands, bagpipers, dancers and this year s Irish Queen and her court! - ChicagoEvents

3 Unofficial in Chicago

Unofficial in Chicago 2016 tickets are on sale now! This event is half a warm up for the actual St. Patrick’s Day, and half a reunion with your college buds, the 7th annual day of fun kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at Wrigleyville’s best bars and is one of the most anticipated events of the year! - ChicagoEvents

4 Chicago River Dyeing

The dyeing of the Chicago River into a beautiful emerald green is a world famous event and a must see! Come celebrate downtown for what is known as one of the world's most popular St. Patrick s Day rituals! - ChicagoEvents

5 St. Pat's Morning and Afternoon Booze Cruises on Lake Michigan

Come aboard our 500 person YACHT for our St. Pat's Afternoon Booze Cruise on Lake Michigan! Tickets include a light buffet, a Live DJ, Dancing, and A Drink At The After Party! You don't want to miss this event! - ChicagoEvents

6 St. Patrick's Day Festival

Get educated on your Irish culture! Enjoy a cultural experience that includes Irish music, dance, food, activities, and gift shopping at the St. Patrick’s Festival at the Irish American Heritage Center! - ChicagoEvents

7 Green River Morning and Afternoon Booze Cruises

Cruise along the green river as you catch breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline aboard the Anita Dee I for the Green River Morning Booze Cruise! Tickets include a Live DJ, Dancing, and A Drink At The After-Party! - ChicagoEvents

8 St. Paddy's Day River Crawl

When you think of Chicago on St. Paddy's you think of the green river and the amazing parade. Why not join the only St. Paddy's day crawl that’s just steps from both! On the Chicago River Crawl you'll gain entry to 7 of Chicago's top bars in River North! All 7 venues are within a 1/4-mile so you can spend more time enjoying Green Beer and partying with your friends. - ChicagoEvents

9 Stout Patrick's Day

Come stout your engine with an 8am-1pm package that includes domestic draft beer and call cocktails as well as appetizers at the best late night spot in River North! - ChicagoEvents

10 Irish Film Festival

The Irish film festival is a great way to experience the spirit of Irish culture at Logan Theatre and the Society for Arts. Gain insight into Irish life, identity, history and much more at this awesome event! - ChicagoEvents

The Contenders

11 Drugs
12 Watch Irish Dancing
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