Community Alerts

2022 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Information

In cooperation with our cross-sector safety partners, Titan Security is monitoring the events around the City of Chicago’s 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and River Dyeing, set to be held on Saturday March 12. The following activities around the celebration are listed below.

Road Closures

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Columbus will be closed from Roosevelt to Monroe, along with the cross streets, until the end of the parade at approximately 2:30 p.m.

River Dyeing

Taking place from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The dyeing will be extended compared to previous years, extending slightly west to Wolf Point.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Parade will begin at 12:15 p.m. starting at 700 S Columbus and will end at Columbus and Monroe at approximately 2:30 p.m.

*We will provide any updates as information becomes available and/or changes regarding the St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Shammrock’n the Block Party

Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church located at 700 W Adams Street in Chicago will be holding their annual St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday March 12 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Archer Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Archer Avenue parade steps off at noon at 53rd Street and South Oak Park and proceeds south on Oak Park to Archer Avenue; east on Archer to Narragansett; south on Narragansett to 5600 S. Narragansett. The parade is expected to conclude at 2 p.m. and will benefit “Get Behind the Vest,” a Chicago Police Memorial Fund effort, to provide bullet proof vest covers to police officers.

South Side Irish Parade – Sunday, March 13

The South Side Irish Parade steps off at noon at 103rd and Western Avenue, marching south to 115th and Western Avenue. Parking restrictions in the area begin at 8 a.m. and will remain until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, but anyone parking in the area that day should read signage before parking. Expect parking restrictions on both sides of the street from 103rd to 112th Streets along Western Avenue. The staging area is located on Western Avenue from 99th to 103rd Streets and Bell to Maplewood Avenues. Street closures along the parade route as well as the staging area begin as early as 9 a.m. The parade is expected to end at 3 p.m., the disbanding area is located on Western Avenue from 115th to 119th Streets. For additional details, visit

Northwest Side Irish Parade – Sunday, March 13

The parade steps off at noon at Onahan School, at 6634 W. Raven St. proceeding south on Neola Avenue to Northwest Highway and north to Harlem Avenue in the Norwood Park neighborhood. Northwest Highway will be closed to vehicles at 9am. Parking restrictions are in effect along the route beginning at 7 a.m. and continue through 1:30 p.m. Both sides of the street on Neola, Raven, Northwest Highway, Normandy Avenue, Imlay, Neva, Palatine and Natoma along the route will be affected. For additional details, visit

Safety Tips Near/During Protests

  • If you see something suspicious, report it
  • Carry water and stay hydrated
  • Choose a landmark to meet at in case you are separated from your group
  • Utilize the buddy system
  • Remain alert and be observant of surroundings
  • Leave any valuables at home
  • Do not jump any barricades
  • Secure handbags and wallets
  • Stay calm and pleasant
  • Follow your own instincts
  • Leave yourself room to move quickly

As always, if you “See Something, Say Something.” For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity, call 855-RPRT-2-S4 (855-777-8274).

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