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St. Patrick's Day Chicago Style
Going to the Parade
Whether your Irish or not the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade is a great parade to see! The unmistakeable sound of bagpipes could be heard coming down the street before the plaid kilt men and women playing them came into view. The Mayor of Chicago in 2011 Richard M. Daley walked the parade route with Senator Richard Durbin at his side waving to the cheering crowds.
This Chicago parade had everything from military and high school marching bands, to baton twirlers, colorful floats, Irish dancers, fire trucks, and even Ronald McDonald in a huge red shoe.
Wearing green attire at the parade is practically mandatory so if you plan to attend gather your hats, ties, gloves, necklaces, or shoes and make your way to the parade route. Even the dogs get into making fashion statements wearing green fur so don't hold back.
- St. Patrick's Day Parade
Plan ahead to attend the 2013 St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, IL
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Turning the Chicago River Green!
Must See & Do Next St. Paddy's Day
My Chicago to do list for this years St. Patrick's Day includes seeing the Chicago river turn green! Missed it last time I was in town for the parade so I want to catch it this year. I also want to hit an Irish pub to drink a green beer or two and sing a few Irish tunes. I don't sing that great but I doubt anyone will care.
I plan to dress up more for this years celebration with a St. Paddy's shirt, hat, jewelry, and socks. I'll put something fun in my hair, do my nails and makeup with a green theme too! It's all in fun so why not? Hope to see you all there!:)