If you are in the Chicago area for St. Patrick’s Day, you are in luck as this city knows how to commemorate St. Patrick! With all there is to do, which St. Patrick’s Day festivities should you catch? Here are 4 St. Patrick’s Day events in Chicago the team at Fletcher Jones Audi recommends:

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1.   The Dyeing of the Chicago River
Date: Saturday, March 14th
Time: 9:00 AM
Where to Go: Snag a spot on the Riverwalk between Columbus Drive and State Street
Fun Fact: The Chicago River first turned green in 1962.


2.    65th Annual Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date: Saturday, March 14th
Time: 12:00 PM
Where to Go: Arrive early to settle in anywhere along Columbus Drive or find your way to the main viewing stand positioned at Buckingham Fountain. Keep your eye out for our sister store, Mercedes-Benz of Chicago, who is participating in the parade as a proud sponsor!
Fun Fact: The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade occurred in 1903 in Waterford, Ireland.


3.    Gaelic Storm
Date: March 13th and March 14th
Time: 7:30 PM
Where to Go: Head to the House of Blues Chicago to spend the evening dancing away to traditional Irish music with a taste of modern.
Fun Fact: Blue was the color originally associated with St. Patrick


4.    St. Patrick Festival at Irish American Heritage Center
Date: Saturday, March 14th
Time: 1:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Where to Go? Don’t stop after the parade! Head to the Irish American Heritage Center for an afternoon celebrating Irish culture, like participating in Irish language lessons!
Fun Fact: St. Patrick’s given name was Maewyn Succat and he was actually English.

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