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Chicago March Events

Here are a few great events for March.

Peace on Earth Film Festival Runs until March 11th

The 7th annual One Earth Film Festival looks at environmental films to explore climate change and sustainability through efforts around the world. Screenings happen in multiple locations around the Chicagoland area.

South Side Irish Parade March 11th

The South Side Irish Parade is on Western from 103rd to 115th street. It is a fantastic parade that gets a bit rowdy. In fact, a few years ago it got so unruly that they closed down the parade for a few years. Now the parade is open again, but they have restrictions on open containers and family friendly regulations.

Mac & Cheese Smackdown March 11th

Do you love comfort food during the winter? There is no better option for most than Mac & Cheese. At the Lincoln Music Hall, a showdown of epic proportions happens to find the best Mac & Cheese in town.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show March 14-18th

The annual Navy Pier flower exhibit is a great way to spring into…spring. Eh, why not! A beautiful display of flowers in the scenic Navy Pier make for a great combination. Great for the entire family. With manicured gardens, cooking demonstrations, a Kid’s Activity Garden, and instructional seminars they do have something for everyone.


Adler After Dark March 15th

Do you know the best time to see the stars? At night of course! The Adler hosts the After Dark event. This monthly event allows Chicagoans to explore the stars from one of the most established planetariums in the country.

Plus, this month the theme is game night. Enjoy a great game under the stars.

Dyeing of Chicago River  March 17th

The annual dyeing of the Chicago river happens every year. It is fish friendly and non-permanent. However, it is a hit with Chicago locals. The best place to see it is on Michigan Avenue bridge, Columbus bridge, or Wacker Drive.

Chicago St. Patrick Parade March 17th

After the river is dyed green, there is an Irish parade with bagpipes, drum corps, and Irish dancers in a parade that stretches from Grant Park Columbus Drive. Watch the parade from the Buckingham Fountain.

Whiskey Festival March 23

Over 350 whiskeys are available to drink at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The drinks are from around the world. You have distillery representatives showing some of the best single malts and blended drinks.

Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show Runs until March 25th

If you did not get enough flowers after the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, then consider venturing out to the Botanic Gardens. This Highland Park annual salute to flowers kicks off the spring. They show over 10,000 orchids, including many hybrids at the show. Entry is free, but there is a price to park.

Easter Brunch- Hard Rock Cafe March 31st

Go downtown to include an extensive brunch buffet so that you can enjoy the food and beverages. Additionally, there is an Easter Egg Hunt at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Easter at Lincoln Park Zoo March 31st

Easter breakfast at the zoo with a great Easter Bunny. You will also enjoy the egg hunt, train ride, and carousel. There is also craft making and other outdoor activities to kick off the Easter holiday.

Rockin’ race & egg hunt March 31st

If Lincoln Park Zoo does not work for you then maybe you can enjoy the Easter party at Montrose Harbor. Between the 1980’s rock music, 5K walk/run, petting zoo, and giant egg hunt.


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