Also in Illinois:

2016 Illinois State St Patricks Day Parades

2016 Chicago Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday March 12th, 2016 at Noon
The parade starts at Balbo and Columbus. The parade units will proceed north on Columbus Drive and the viewing stand will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain.

Dyeing the Chicago River

Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 9.30 am
Scheduled for 9.30 am. Best viewed from the East side of the Michigan Avenue bridge, the West side of the Columbus Drive bridge or upper and lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.

2016 Chicago’s South Side Parade 

Sunday March 13th, 2016 at Noon. 
The South Side Irish Parade Committee is pleased to announce the creation of the South Side Irish Parade Family Fest, a culturally-rich St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

2016 Downtown Naperville South Side Parade 

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:00 am
Céad míle fáilte! One hundred thousand welcomes to the West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade…

2016 Elmhurst 20th Annual St Patricks Parade

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12 pm
It’s time to go GREEN! Come dressed up in your most creative & festive outfit!
We would welcome your help – It’s a small local parade here in Elmhurst, (and hopefully it will always be!)We look forward to the 19th annual – a Saturday – March 5, 2016 – See you there! Jim O’Connor Parade Chairman Elmhurst St Patrick’s Parade Committee, Inc. P.O. Box 542 Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 phone (630) 834-0300 or e-mail

2016 Forest Park St Patricks Day Parade 

Saturday March 5, 2016 at 1pm
Growing in popularity each year, this annual parade is one of the largest in the western suburbs. The 70-plus entries include several bagpipe bands, the award-winning Proviso Marching Band, local businesses, Medinah Shriner’s Mini Choppers, Roaring 57’s and Clown Unit, area police and fire vehicles, floats, Irish Dancers, Forest Park Dog Park, Toys for Tots and more. The festivities continue after the parade as local and area residents, friends and families spend the day on Madison Street.