Celebrate the Luck of the Irish in Chicago
Explore the Irish community in March. We’ve gathered a list of activities, experiences, and events that capture the heart of Chicago’s Irish ties.
- Want to learn about Irish history in the US? Visit the Irish Museum at the Irish American Heritage Center https://irish-american.org/in-the-center/museum/
- Hey, film buffs and movie enthusiasts! Attend the Irish Film Festival at AMC River East from March 1st-3rd. They are dedicated to showcasing great work from Irish filmmakers. http://www.chicagoirishfilmfestival.com/
- Craving some Irish food? Head over to Kitty O’Sheas to taste their shepherd's pie. https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/hilton-chicago-CHICHHH/dining...
- Want to capture something instagram worthy? View the dyeing of the Chicago River at 9AM on March 16th. https://www.choosechicago.com/events-and-shows/st-patricks-day/
- After you’ve seen the river, go secure your spot to watch the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade. It starts at Balbo and Columbus Dr at noon. https://www.events12.com/chicago/march/
- If you’d rather do something inside attend the St. Patrick’s Day Festival on March 16th. It will be a celebration of Irish food, dance, and much more. https://irish-american.org/event/st-patricks-festival-3/
- There’s no such thing as too many parades, so head over to the Southside Irish Parade on March 17th at noon. It started in 1979 and is now one of the largest celebrations outside of Dublin. https://southsideirishparade.org/
- If you get thirsty check out The Gage for a glass of Irish coffee. They are conveniently located in the loop. https://www.thegagechicago.com/
- Work off your shepard’s pie by participating in the 8k Shamrock Shuffle on March 24th in Grant Park. https://www.shamrockshuffle.com/shufflers/general-information/
- If you want to try out an Irish recipe head over to Gaelic Imports for traditional Irish ingredients, snacks, and comfort food. http://gaelicimportschicago.com/index.htm