St. Patrick's Day in Chicago: Dyeing of the Chicago River
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Some of my favorite buildings above the green Chicago River.
I missed St. Patrick's Day in Chicago last year, so this year seeing the dyeing of the Chicago River was a must for me. I wanted to see the river turn green and experience the festivities. Graham and I awoke at 6:20 a.m., a difficult feat on a Saturday. We took the train down to the river, where we saw the party had already started by 8 a.m. Revelers dressed in green from head to toe were everywhere I looked. People lined the river, waiting to see the boats. It was initially tricky to find a spot. People must have gotten there so early! But two people left their spots and we jumped in for a look. It didn't take long for the river to have its green hue and for boats to start parading down the river. There was even a guy on a standup paddle boat! I would love to see the event from a boat; it seemed like the prime viewing place. We were in a good location, underneath some of my favorite Chicago buildings.
If you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day tonight, stay safe and have fun. Are you planning to celebrate?
Marette Flora is an editor, writer, fitness fanatic and adoption mom living in Chicago. She has experience in newspaper and research editing as well as freelance writing. Subscribe to the Floradise newsletter for exclusive content and to catch up with her adventures.
I'm an editor, writer, runner, foodie and yogi living in Chicago who loves to write about fitness, food, mom life, favorite products and travel. You'll find me exploring new places and taking too many photographs with husband Graham, our daughter Victoria, and our dog, Capone. Follow along!
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