Chicago’s St.Patrick’s Day Parade

On Saturday, March 16th, I headed downtown for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This was my very first St. Patrick’s Day Parade. I have had my share of parades on the south side, but this was my first downtown parade. I accompanied my daughter so we could march with the Girl Scouts. I decided to make a day of it, and head down early to watch the dyeing of the river.

The cold weather didn’t stop the masses from attending the festivities. They came by bridge, by boat and car (just to name a few).

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After about 15 minutes of waiting, the dyeing commenced.

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We moved a little closer to the action, to get a better look.

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When it was all over, it was parade time. We got in line for the parade at noon and didn’t get moving for another hour and a half. While we waited we saw a few celebrities, Dan Hampton and Bozo!

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Even though it was cold and it turned out to be a very long day, Sydney remained in good spirits and enjoyed our march in the parade (all ten minutes of it).

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On our way back to the car, I got a few last shots of the Chicago River in all its St. Patrick’s Day Glory.

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