Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Chicago! Our team has put together a list of things to do in Chicago this weekend. How are you celebrating?
St Paddy’s Day 5k (March 16)
Celebrate fitness and achievement with a festival flair and kick off the holiday weekend by participating in Lincoln Park’s only St. Paddy’s Run! Post event enjoy an Irish-themed area where participants and sponsors will party to Irish entertainment and authentic refreshments. Live music both before and after the runs will be a great way to start your St. Patrick’s weekend.
In what might be Chicago’s most famous St. Patrick’s Day ritual, make sure to head downtown to see the Chicago River turn a bright, beautiful shade of emerald green. Make sure to arrive before 10 a.m. Dyeing takes place at 10:45 a.m. sharp, followed by the downtown parade at 12:00 noon.
Chicago Chef Week (March 17-22)
Chicago Chef Week is a huge celebration of Chicago chefs and their cuisine taking place March 17th through 22nd. As a culinary capital of the country some of the most talented and innovative chefs work in Chicago’s world-class restaurants. In celebration of these chefs, seventy-one restaurants are offering prix fixe meals for both dinner and lunch, where the chefs get to cook and serve exactly what they want in multiple course flat-rate meals.