The parade always occurs on a Saturday. If Saint Patrick’s Day does not fall on a Saturday, the parade is held the Saturday before.
A modern day miracle occurs each year as part of the St. Patricks Day Parade celebration when the Chicago River turns an incredible shade of Irish green. This spectacular transformation ranks right up there with the parting of the sea by Moses and the Pyramids of Egypt. Visit the official website here: www.chicagostpatsparade.com.