When the river is dyed green in Illinois, you can have a one-of-a-kind view from a boat.

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day In Illinois

When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Illinois is one of the best places to be, especially in Chicago. The Windy City knows how to host a party. There are many fun events, activities, and traditions that are in the must do once in your life category.

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The #1 St. Patrick's Day Tradition In Chicago And Illinois

Out of all of those St. Patrick's Day traditions in Illinois and Chicago, there is one that stands above and beyond the rest. It is known throughout the world. That is the Chicago River being dyed green for the holiday. It looks amazing.

In A Surprise Move, Chicago River Dyed Green Ahead Of St Patrick's Day
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Personally, I have only seen it after the fact, never during the actual act. That is something I hope to do live sometime down the road. The whole process is pretty darn cool.

Chicago River Is Colored Green To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
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Boat Rides In Chicago Are A Fun Activity

One thing I recommend people to do if they come to Chicago for the first time and have a couple of days is take a boat ride. You can catch a few at Navy Pier. Of course, the well-known ones are out on Lake Michigan. Those are a lot of fun.

Tall Ships Sail and Parade into Chicago
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The under the radar boat rides in the Windy City are on the Chicago River. There is something cool and special about floating through the city with big buildings on both sides. You can learn so much about the city too.

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Boat Ride During Dying Of Chicago River

So what if I told you, that it is possible to combine a fun boat ride on the Chicago River, while it is being dyed green for St. Patrick's Day. How cool would that be?

According to navypier.org,

"Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Seadog and watch the iconic dying of the Chicago River from the water!"

"Get front row seats to the famous holiday tradition, cruise along the green river, and enjoy unforgettable views of the city’s architecture while listening to classic Irish tunes."

  • See river dyeing up close.
  • Irish music during the ride.
  • Best view of Chicago.
  • Includes 2 beers (adults 21+) or water.
  • Sat 3/12.
  • 8 am to 10 am (boarding 7:45 am).
  • For more info, HERE.
Chicago River Is Colored Green To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
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