Chicago Journeymen Plumbers will dye the Chicago River a bright emerald green. This year, the phenomenon is best viewed from the East side of the bridge at Columbus Drive or upper and lower Wacker Drive between Columbus and Lake Shore Drive. The official St Patrick’s Day Parade starts at noon, at Balbo and Columbus, and proceeds north on Columbus Drive. More info here.
March 14, 1-4pm
Know When to Fold ‘Em – all ages
Every second Saturday of the month in the Conservatory’s Classroom, the Chicago Area Origami Society presents a free drop-in Origami Open House. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Garfield Park Conservatory, West Side
March 15, 11am-3pm
Ups and Towns – ages 3-12
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Family Studio Sunday offers kids a chance to celebrate Chicago’s 172nd birthday by helping to create a kid-sized city. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More info: Chicago Architecture Foundation