What you need to know for events this St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

Finally! St Patrick’s Day is back this year, and things will kick off this Saturday, March 12th at 10am. The Journeymen Plumbers Local Union 130 will kick things off by spraying 50 pounds of dye into the river! The nice green color should last for several days. You can watch that along the Chicago River between Columbus Drive and Orleans Street. The river dyeing goes along with the Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade which steps off at 12:15 p.m. The parade begins at Columbus Drive between Balbo and Monroe drives. The parade will have Irish dancers, floats, bagpipers, and marching bands. Bundle up because it’s going to be chilly Saturday, but that’s no excuse, let’s go!!