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2010 Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 13th, 2010  12:00 noon


The parade begins at 12:00 noon, Saturday March 13th. 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.


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Dyeing the Chicago River 10:45am: Saturday March 13th

This is scheduled for 10:45, Saturday March 13th and can be best viewed from the upper level bridges at Michigan Ave or Columbus Drive.



The 2010 South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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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 to be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

Hosted in conjunction with the Beverly Arts Center, this daylong event will feature activities such as an Irish soda bread contest, a best-dressed “Irish” dog contest, and a children’s parade around the art center’s grounds. The event will also offer family-friendly activities such as Irish-themed arts and crafts for kids, children’s films, and a live production by the Beverly Arts Centers’ own children’s theater group. In addition, this event will feature food, drink, numerous Irish vendors, and live entertainment from bagpipers, Irish dancers, and a host of Irish musicians. The evening will culminate with a performance by Hothouse Flowers, a world-renowned band hailing from Ireland that combines traditional Irish music with influences from soul, gospel and rock.

The South Side Irish Parade Family Fest will be the marquis event in a 10 day celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in the Beverly/Morgan Park community – a celebration which will begin with the return of the Chicago Irish Film Festival. Now in its eleventh year, this series of features, shorts, documentaries and animated films is one of only a few such Irish film festivals in the United States. It will be held at the BAC from March 5-10 – visit for complete details.

Also being held at the BAC is the Chicago Rose of Tralee contest – a competition in which women ages 17-27 exhibit their knowledge of and dedication to their Irish heritage. The winner of this contest will be crowned the Chicago Rose on the evening of March 12th and will go on to represent Chicago in the international competition in Tralee, Ireland.

Beverly/Morgan Park’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities will peak the following day with the South Side Irish Parade Family Fest, an event which will, in addition to the aforementioned activities, also be featuring a Grand Raffle. The Grand Raffle will be a major source of funding for the fest, so the parade committee encourages all community residents to consider supporting the raffle. Tickets are $50 a piece and prizes range from $250 to $10,000. For more information about the raffle or to purchase tickets, contact (773) 393-8687 or

Before 4:00 p.m., admission to the South Side Irish Parade Family Fest will be $10 for those 13 and older, and $7 for seniors 60 years of age and older. Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge. After 4:00 p.m., admission will be $25.00 per person. The admission fee will grant patrons access to the day’s entertainment as well as all children’s/family activities. Food, drink and merchandise can all be purchased separately. To purchase admission tickets in advance, contact the Beverly Arts Center at (773) 445-3838.

On Sunday, March 14, 2010, the traditional day of the South Side Irish Parade, St. Cajetan Catholic Church will hold its annual Irish Mass at 9 a.m. The parade committee anticipates that other local parishes will maintain their worship traditions as well. Following Mass, residents of the Beverly/Morgan Park community will be invited to gather at the Beverly Arts Center once again, this time for a blessing and reception. The parade committee then encourages locals to continue to celebrate in their homes that afternoon with family and friends, just as in years past.

Please visit this website again in the coming weeks for more information on the upcoming South Side Irish Parade Family Fest.




2008 South Side Chicago Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 12 noon step-off

parade route

The 29th Annual South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 12 noon on Sunday, March 11, beginning at 103rd Street and Western Avenue, and continuing south to 115th Street. Approximately 120 families, schools, civic organizations and businesses will march along the parade route through the Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods. Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, a not-for-profit Catholic community hospital, will serve as the South Side Irish Parade’s 2005 Grand Marshal. The Parade's 2005 Special Honoree will be Gus Foundation, in recognition of their support of pediatric brain tumor research and treatment.

Parade Mass
  • The annual celebration of faith and heritage will take place on Sunday, March 9th, 2008, when the South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee and St. Cajetan Parish host the Parade Mass.
  • The celebration will begin with Irish songs and music at 8:30 AM, followed by Mass at 9:00 AM.
  • This year's celebrant will be Fr. Tom Hurley. Fr. Tom was raised in St. Cajetan Parish, is a graduate of St. Cajetan Parish School, and is currently the Associate Pastor of Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago's West Loop.
  • St. Cajetan Church is located at 112th and Artesian (2500W) in the West Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. The St. Cajetan Parish Center can be reached at 773-238-4100.

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