Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016 Route, Map, Live Streaming, Events and More

Navy Pier, Chicago

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade is worldwide famous for its beautiful tourist attractions and many activities. It is also one of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the United States. Chicago always celebrate all festivals in the grand way such as new years eve, Christmas and ofcourse St. Patrick’s Day. However, St. Patrick’s Day is the most important festival after new year and Christmas in the city. You would enjoy many things in the city during the parade.

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016
Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

Live Streaming Information

To watch Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade live streaming online either from your computer or mobile phones, we recommend you to visit the official website. Alternatively, you would find St. Patrick’s Day Chicago Parade’s videos on popular video sharing website YouTube.

Each year, many television channels televise / broadcast St. Patrick’s Day Parade. ABC7 (ABC Channel 7) will provide the live streaming of Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016.

Grand Marshal

The Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016 grand marshal will be Mr. Michael J. Madigan, Illinois Speaker of the House​.

Hotels

If you are planning to spend your week in Chicago to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2016, then don’t worry. There are several hotels in Chicago which provides special hotel packages for Saint Patrick’s Day festival. However, you just need to buy package well in advance to get the confirmed booking/spot.

Where to Buy Parade Grandstand VIP Seating

If you are looking for special privileges during Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade, then you just need to buy parade grandstand VIP seating from the official website of the organizers. This special ticket would enable you to access to VIP restrooms, and location adjacent to parade reviewing stand.

Parade Queen Contest

The committee of Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade organize ‘Parade Queen Contest’ each year to select the most beautiful woman from Irish community in Chicago. To participate in the contest, you should be at least 18 years old and also not more than 28 years.

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade 2016 queen is Erin Mulcahy.

Guest of Honor

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016 guest of honor will be Mary Dempsey, she is the President of DePaul College Prep, a co-ed Catholic high school.

Events

A large number of events are being organized each year in the city of Chicago. To get exact number of events information, please visit the event listing websites for Chicago such as EventBrite, TimeOut, ChooseChicago, Eventful, and others.

Parade Video

YouTube is the best place to watch the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade videos.

Weather Forecast

Traveljee recommend you to visit the https://weather.com website to know the weather of Chicago during the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day parade 2016.

Bar Special Packages, Deals and Events

A large number of bars in Chicago provides special packages, and deals during St. Patrick’s Day festival. However, you just need to buy their special package well in advance before the event. Many of them provide good discounts and deals for group booking. Many bar also provide special drinks and food for the festival.

News Information

To get the latest news on Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade, Traveljee.com recommends you to visit the popular news portals dedicated to the city of Chicago such as ABC7 Chicago, NBC Chicago, Chicago Tribune, CBS Local Chicago and others.

Things to Do

You would have unforgettable memories of St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago. We recommend you the following things to do in Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day 2016.

  • Chicago Downtown Parade
  • Navy Pier
  • River Dyeing / Green River / Dying River Green
  • St. Patrick’s Festival at Irish American Heritage Center
  • South Side Irish Parade
  • Northwest Side Irish Parade
  • St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Irish American Heritage Center

Parade Schedule, Time Table, Parade Hours, Date

The Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016 is scheduled to start on 12th March, 2016 (Saturday) at 12 noon.

Parade Location

The parade locations are Balbo and Columbus.

Chicago River Dyeing

Chicago River Dyeing is scheduled at 9:00 am on the day of the Parade. It is the most popular tradition in Chicago and you should not miss an opportunity to watch the river dyeing. The intersection of Michigan Avenue, Wacker Drive and the river is the best place to see the river dyeing in Chicago. You should take place your spot well in advance to get the best view of river dyeing. It is the best chance to see green water in Chicago’s river.

Half Marathon

Half Marathon is a popular attraction for Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade each year. It is scheduled to be held on 12th March, 2016 at 9:00 am (14K Race) and 9:30 am (7K Race).

Cruise Packages

It is the best time to buy a cruise package to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. Wendella is a popular cruise company which provides customized packages for its customer on St. Patrick’s Day. However, you just need to buy tickets well in advance to get the confirmed spots.

Uniform / Apparel

You have to wear uniform as decided by the organizers. However, if you are an spectator, you should not require to follow the rule compulsory.

Boston Vs Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Boston is also a popular St. Patrick’s Day destination in the United States. However, Chicago is more popular and have more events than the city of Boston. We are recommending you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago.

Travel Packages / Mini Tour

A few number of travel operators in Chicago also provides special mini tour to experience the beauty of Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day. However, you have to contact them directly and ask for advance booking.

History

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the oldest parades in the world. It was started before so many decades ago.

Article first published on February 25, 2016.

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