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South Side Irish Parade Alert

By Shannon Brown, 03/11/20, 12:00PM CDT



As you may have already heard, the City of Chicago has decided to cancel this year's South Side St. Patrick's Day Parade.
While disappointing, this was done in the interest of everyone's health and safety and not surprising given the current environment. Please see the message below from the parade committee.


Statement by the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day
Parade Committee:

Out of an abundance of caution to contain the spread of COVID-19, the City of Chicago has made the decision to postpone many of the St. Patrick’s Day events this weekend, including our Parade. While we are disappointed in this development, we well understand the City of Chicago Department of Public Health’s prudent concerns and the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that prompts this decision to help keep citizens safe and healthy. 

The South Side Irish Parade Committee hopes everyone will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and  Irish heritage in a safe and family-friendly way this year and we look forward to March 14, 2021, when the largest community celebration of St. Patrick’s Day outside of Dublin will step off once again.