The following buildings will be lighting up GREEN in support of ShamROCK Chicago 2016
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
Join the Mulliganeers for a St. Patrick’s Celebration at I.B.O.E. Union Hall in Countryside to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m.–midnight, with mass at the hall starting at 5:45 p.m. 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 9:30 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 12. 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.
The 2016 South Side Irish Parade will be Sunday, March 13. The parade will step off at noon from 103rd Street and proceed down Western Avenue to 115th Street. The 2016 Emerald Isle Mile, sponsored by Running Excels, begins at 11 a.m., just prior to the start of the Parade.
In the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, see Chicago buildings and icons light up GREEN in support of the fun. Individual Chicagoans can join the celebration—and be featured on ShamROCK social media pages—by taking a GREEN Selfie with #ShamROCKchicago. ShamROCK Chicago will choose the GREENest Chicagoans and feature them on social media.
This year ShamROCK Chicago also supports the 100 year anniversary of Ireland’s “Easter Rising,” a movement started to establish a free Irish Republic independent of British Rule. Celebrations are planned throughout Ireland to recognize this important part of Ireland’s history. We will be partnering with Ireland to promote #Ireland100 via ShamROCK Chicago social pages.
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.