Community Alerts

2023 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 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and River Dyeing, set to be held on Saturday, March 11. The following activities around the celebration are listed below along with additional festivities to be held on Sunday, March 12.

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 on the Chicago River from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. between Columbus and State.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Parade will begin at 12:30 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.

Millennium Park Closures
The following areas of the Park will be closed to the public until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11:

  • East/West Walkways
  • Lurie Garden
  • BP Bridge
  • Cloud Gate
  • North, South and Central Promenades
  • Crown Fountain
  • Wrigley Square
  • North and South Boeing Galleries
  • Jay Pritzker Pavilion; including the Great Lawn

The Millennium Hall Restaurant will open for business at 10:00 a.m. with tickets/reservations being required to enter.

Maggie Daley Park Closures
Partial closure of the park will start at 8:00 am and park will reopen at 3:00 pm or at the discretion of Chicago Police Department. 

Iron barricades and mesh fencing will be utilized to restrict access to closed areas in the park. After the River Dyeing, the families with children will have access to the parade and playground areas by walking southbound on the west side of the park. 

There will be restricted access to the playground. Children ages 12 and under, will be allowed into the playground at either the east or west entrances only with their parents or guardian. 

Chicago Riverwalk Closures
All access points will be closed to the general public for all of Saturday, March 11 and will open as normal at 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. First Lady Cruises will be managing tour access at the Michigan Stairs and Columbus Ramp as needed.

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 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Archer Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Archer Avenue parade steps off at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at Archer Avenue and Oak Park and proceeds east on Archer to Narragansett. The parade is expected to conclude at 2 p.m. and will benefit the Daniel Golden CARE Trust, a fund set up to cover ongoing recovery and rehabilitation for CPD Officer Daniel Golden.

South Side Irish Parade – Sunday, March 12

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 12

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 Events

  • 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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