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Chicago begins celebrating St. Patrick’s Day when the river turns green

Chicago — The City of Chicago has begun a festive weekend of St. Patrick’s Day by dyeing the river green.

The Journeymen Plumbers Local Union 130 won the honor with a crew pouring 50 pounds of dye into the river. They use a couple of motorboats to spread the dye. The colors reportedly last for several days. It takes about 45 minutes for the entire river to turn bright green.

The festival lasts all weekend. After the COVID-19 pandemic has stopped the St. Patrick’s Day parade for the second consecutive year, this year’s event will take place at 12:15 pm in Barbo and Columbus.

The Southside Irish Parade is back again this year. The event is scheduled for Sunday noon on 103rd Street and Western Avenue, traveling south to 115th Street and Western Avenue.

Nearby businesses and Irish pubs are hoarding what they expect to be one of the busiest weekends for a very long time.

You can find more official information about road closures and start times here.

Chicago begins celebrating St. Patrick’s Day when the river turns green

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