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Grab a spot to see Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

We’re lucky to live in a city that hosts some of the most iconic St. Paddy’s Day celebrations in the country, including the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade and River Dyeing, which returns for its 65th year in 2020! The parade steps off at Balbo Drive and Columbus Drive, running down Columbus until they meet Monroe Drive, and will be led by this year’s Grand Marshal Father Thomas Hurley. 

If you want front-row seats to the parade, consider paying $50 for seats in the grandstand. These seats will give you perfect views with entry opening at 11 a.m. so you don’t have to get there hours in advance and access to VIP only restrooms. But before the parade even begins, the river dyeing takes place! At 9 a.m. the river is dyed the famous emerald green that is an iconic staple of the celebration in Chicago. The best spot to watch is between State and Columbus, so get there early to grab a spot to see it unfold yourself. Did you know the color only lasts for around five hours? Don't miss it!

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