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St. Patrick's Day in Chicago at Silversmith Hotel

There's nothing quite like St. Patrick's Day in Chicago when the windy city's Irish pride is on full display. In March, Irish taverns are packed with revelers, jovial crowds fill the city streets, and the Chicago River glistens brilliant shades of emerald green. From boisterous pub crawls to lively parades, Downtown Chicago transforms into an exciting destination for tourists. Just steps away from the epicenter of the festival's top attractions, Silversmith Hotel offers a premier choice for those seeking out the best St. Patrick's Day happenings. Explore Chicago St. Patrick's Day events and indulge in a wee bit o' fun in the heart of the windy city.

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Events

  • Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Location - The parade starts at Balbo and Columbus and continues north to Monroe.
    Taking place the Saturday before the holiday, the parade kicks off at noon. The parade units will proceed north on Columbus Drive and the viewing stand will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain, which is a quick walk from Silversmith Hotel.
  • Shamrock Shuffle

    Location - Grant Park
    Partake in one of Chicago's best running events, with the world's largest timed 8k course that weaves its way through Chicago's Loop. Runners feel the energy of over 30,000 runners and a big cheering crowd.
  • The Chicago River Goes Green

    Location - The intersection of Michigan Ave, Wacker Drive & the river
    In honor of a 40-year-old tradition, the city dyes the Chicago River on St. Patrick's Day, celebrating Irish culture. Watch the river turn a breathtaking green color, which represents the green color of the verdant hills of Ireland.


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