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Chicago’s biggest holiday is coming up and you’re in luck because Lakeshore East is offering a variety of fun and memorable ways to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day.

How Can I Watch the Chicago River Dyeing?

Quintessential to a proper St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Windy City is watching the iconic green Chicago River dyeing tradition. The best place to watch the river transform is along the Chicago River between State and Columbus, where the ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. 

Shortly afterward, you can walk over to Columbus Street to catch the annual Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade with colorful floats, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, marching bands and more.

If you’d prefer to take your festivities above the crowds and chaos, Miru, located on the 11th floor of The St. Regis Chicago Hotel, is hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day event on March 16. Enjoy an elegant brunch buffet, signature cocktails and live DJ alongside amazing views of the Chicago River dyeing on Miru’s outdoor terrace. Ensure you get into the event by purchasing your tickets.

Other restaurants boasting great views along the river and delectable bites include Pizzeria Portofino, The Kitchen American Bistro and RPM Seafood.

Other Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Festivities to Partake In

After grabbing a bite to eat, you can keep the fun times flowing with a visit to one of downtown’s famous bars. In the heart of the parade festivities, step away from the bustle and into The Gage for a historic ambiance and extensive selection of spirits, or a Guinness on tap.  

Three Dots and a Dash, River North’s award-winning tropical bar, is serving up a festive Jameson Mai Tai curated just for the weekend. Or walk along the river to O’Callaghan’s for an authentic Irish pub experience and cozy tavern environment.

No matter your preference, Lakeshore East has something for everyone this St. Patrick’s Day. Wherever your path leads you, you’re sure to find good people and a good time.

The Lakeshore East neighborhood has plenty of options of things to do post-Chicago River dyeing activities are finished, so don’t miss out. Make sure to get recommendations for the area from the St. Regis Chicago Residences. Sláinte!