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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day

Emmit’s Irish Pub Closing After 26 Years In River West

Emmit's last day is June 25, ending a long history of hosting epic St. Patrick's Day parties, welcoming movie crews and giving celebrities a down-to-earth place to enjoy a beer.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago River Dyed Green For St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Thousands of people turned out Saturday morning to see the Chicago River get dyed green for St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Downtown

With Mandates Gone, St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Is An ‘Everything Goes’ Party That Bars Hope Will Carry Them

Bars owners hope raucous crowds on Clark Street return this weekend after the pandemic has hurt their business: "Everyone banks on these monster days."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Chicago River To Be Dyed Green Again, And Parades Are Back For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

The Downtown, South Side and Northwest Side St. Patrick's Day parades will return for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Downtown

Just 1 Bar Cited For Coronavirus Safety Violations Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

There was a "very high level of compliance" among bars and restaurants during the celebrations, according to the city.

Citywide

Surprise! Chicago’s River Dyed Green For St. Patrick’s Day After All

The announcement was made last minute, likely to prevent crowds from gathering on the riverfront with coronavirus restrictions still in place.

Downtown

Limit St. Patrick’s Day Crowds Or We’ll Shut You Down, City Warns Chicago Bars

Dancing and congregating won't be allowed, and patrons must remain seated in bars, the city's liquor commissioner said.

Citywide

Old St. Pat’s Church, Irish Restaurants Raising Money To Feed People Who Are Homeless

The organizers aim to provide warm meals to people experiencing homelessness on St. Patrick’s Day.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Don’t Have Big St. Patrick’s Day Parties During Coronavirus Pandemic, City’s Top Doc Pleads

Chicago's biggest celebrations — the parades Downtown and on the Far South Side — have already been canceled due to the pandemic.

Citywide

Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parades Canceled Again Due To Coronavirus

Last year, the parades were canceled just as panic grew in Chicago — and internationally — over the spread of COVID-19. Their cancellations marked an unofficial start of the pandemic here.

Citywide

Lightfoot Cuts Bar And Restaurant Capacity To 100-Person Max Over Coronavirus Concerns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she hasn't ruled out shutting down bars and restaurants entirely as St. Patrick's Day revelers continue to pack bars.

Downtown

St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawls Are Still On In Chicago — Against Doctor’s Orders

Large bar crawls scheduled for Wrigleyville, Wicker Park and River North are all still on, organizers say.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parades, River Dyeing Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

The events draw more than one million people to Chicago to celebrate together — which is exactly what health officials don't want as coronavirus spreads.

Downtown

Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parades Are On — But They’re Canceled In Dublin And Boston Over Coronavirus Fears

The city still plans to dye the river green and host all three St. Patrick's Day parades this weekend.

Downtown

No Such Thing As St. Patty’s Day, Not This Year, Not Ever

"Paddy is derived from the Irish, Pádraig: the source of those mysterious, emerald double-Ds," one source said.

Downtown