Best St. Patrick's Day Parades
Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade
Join the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago for a perfectly Irish celebration.
This year marks the 62nd annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day parade. Revelers meet at noon on Saturday, March 11, on the corner of Columbus and Balbo. Following a citywide search for "Chicago's Fairest Colleen," the winner of the St. Patrick's Day Queen Contest will lead the parade riding in a horse-drawn carriage. As always, participants can watch the river turn an incredible shade of green. The best viewing is from the upper level bridges at Michigan Avenue or Columbus Drive.