The following buildings will be lighting up GREEN in support of ShamROCK Chicago 2017
Chicago: A city that dyes its river green, hosts three Irish parades and celebrates St. Patrick’s Day like no other. Clearly committed to showcasing its strong Irish influence, it’s no wonder we are the “GREENest City in the World.”
The ShamROCK Chicago 2016 will protect the city’s title as the “Greenest City in the World” by lighting up Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day. From Thursday, March 10 through Thursday, March 17, iconic buildings, monuments and streets in the City of Chicago will light up green.
Consul General of Ireland to Chicago
Tourism Ireland, New York
Chicago Downtown Irish Parade
Chicago Journeymen Plumbers’ Local 130, U.A.
Celtic Chicago, Inc.
Misericordia Heart of Mercy
Ireland Network Chicago
Eat great food and help support the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This annual dinner is the major fundraiser for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Doors open at 5pm at Plumbers’ Hall, 1340 West Washington BLVD. Chicago. Tickets includes beer, wine and soft drinks before and during dinner. The evening will feature the introduction of the 2017 Grand Marshal and the 2017 Queen and her Court.
Join the Mulliganeers for a St. Patrick’s fundraiser at I.U.O.E. Union Hall, in Countryside to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Beginning at 6:30, the event will include dinner, drinks, live bands, auctions and raffles. The Mulliganeers is a non-profit organization, formed to raise funds for children in need and their families.
For over 40 years, the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union has turned the Chicago River GREEN in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Come and see the river turn a breathtaking green that is identical to the greens of Ireland from where it got its name “The Emerald Isle.” The dyeing of the Chicago River begins at 9:00 a.m. the day of the Parade. The best place to see the river GREENing is the intersection of Michigan Ave, Wacker Drive and the river.
The Downtown Chicago Parade begins at noon on Saturday, March 11. The parade will start at Balbo and Columbus. It will proceed north on Columbus Drive and the viewing stand will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain. If you can’t attend, watch the Parade as it is broadcasted LIVE this year by ABC-Channel 7.
Take a Shamrock Selfie around the city, and upload it with #ShamROCKchicago. SHAMROCK Chicago will choose the GREENest Chicagoans and feature them on our Twitter & Facebook pages.