The Parade always occurs on a Saturday. If Saint Patrick's Day does not fall on a Saturday, the Parade is held the Saturday before. This year's Parade will be on Saint Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 16th 2013. The Parade always steps off at noon.
The Parade route begins on the corner of Columbus Drive and Balbo then continues North to Monroe.
We dye the Chicago River at 10:00am the day of the Parade.
The best place to see the dyeing is the intersection of Michigan Ave, Wacker Drive and the river.
Just like the recipe for Coca Cola, it's a closely guarded secret! But seriously, the formula has been thoroughly tested by independent chemists and has been proven safe for the environment.
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Please contact the Chicago Saint Patricks Day Parade Committee for information regarding parade participation.
Parade cancellation? Never! Snow, rain or arctic cold, the parade goes on no matter what.
Out of town that day? You can watch the Parade on WLS/ABC 7.