March in the Downtown Chicago St. Pat’s Parade. UPDATED 2/25/2017
There are two ways to march in the parade: with 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly or with the Irish American Heritage Center.
The downtown Chicago 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held at noon on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
March with 42nd ward Alderman Brendan Reilly in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
March with the Irish American Heritage Center even if you are not a member.
Updated 2/25/17The IAHC float will be staged near Balbo on Columbus Drive. Seating on the float is limited and for children only and IAHC members receive first preference. They ask all adults to walk alongside the float. Marchers should gather no later than 11:30am on Columbus Drive near Balbo.
If you or your friends and family plan to join either of the parades, call 773-282-7035, ext. 13 with your family name, which parade (Downtown or Northwest Side Parade) and how many people are joining us.
About the Downtown St. Pat’s Parade
The parade route is .6 of a mile.
Dyeing the Chicago River begins at 9:00 am at Chicago River at Michigan Avenue.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 12 noon Columbus Avenue starting at Balbo north to Monroe.