Chicago River turns green for St. Patrick’s Day, thousands gather to watch

Mark Ross
By Mark Ross
March 12, 2017US News

Thousands of people are turning out for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Chicago this weekend.

The Chicago River was dyed a bright green color on Saturday, kicking off a weekend of festivities.

On Sunday, thousands of people are expected to attend the South Side Irish Parade. It steps off at noon on South Western Avenue and will feature more than 100 units, including marching bands and Irish dancers.

The city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications said road closures and parking restrictions will be in place. The city is also encouraging people to celebrate responsibly.


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