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March 2020 - Top 8 Things to Do in Chicago

Posted by maren on February 17, 2020

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Chicagoans know that March often roars in like a lion, but Spring will be here before you know it, soon the snow will melt away, and the Chicago River will flow green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!  While we wait on April showers to bring May flowers, there’s plenty to keep you busy throughout the last month of winter.

Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

Feb 28 – March 1, 2020

McCormick Place will be transforming into a mecca of comic, cosplay, and pop culture the final weekend in February.   They’ll be autograph sessions with famous celebrities including Mark Ruffalo and William Shatner, as well as a number of panels, exhibitions, screening rooms and much more!  It’s a great way to close out February and leap into March!

http://c2e2.com

Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show

Now through March 22, 2020

It may be cold outside, but it’s warm inside at the Orchid Show Greenhouses and Galleries with over 10,000 brilliant blooms on display in a kaleidoscope of color. 

https://www.chicagobotanic.org/orchid

Dyeing of the Chicago River & St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14, 2020

Celebrating 65 years of love, loyalty and friendship, the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at noon at Balbo and Columbus.  Join the tradition along the Riverwalk near the Michigan Avenue Bridge to watch the festivities kick-off with the dyeing of the Chicago River.  

https://www.chicagostpatricksdayparade.org/

Chicago Beer Festival

March 14, 2020

Head over to the Field Museum Saturday night to sample beer from over 60 different breweries while having access to a number of the museum’s exhibits.  Advance tickets required.  

https://www.thechicagobeerfestival.com/

Southside Irish Parade

March 15, 2020

Continue to get your green on at family-friendly South Side Irish Parade that steps off at noon from 103rd and Western on Sunday, March 15th.

http://www.southsideirishparade.org/

West Loop Spirits, Wine and Beer Festival

March 21 – 22, 2020

Enjoy spirits, wine, and craft beers while watching demonstrations, learn about wine pairings, and enjoy artisan fine chocolates and other specialties. 

https://gourmetexpos.com/spiritsfestival.html

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

March 18 – 22, 2020 

Head over to Navy Pier and usher in Spring at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!  Step through manicured life-sized gardens, stop by how-to workshops, and take in instructional seminars as you prepare for this year’s planting season!

http://chicagoflower.com

Shamrock Shuffle

March 22, 2020

March wouldn’t be complete without the annual 8K Shamrock Shuffle that steps off from Grant Park. Don your green, grab your gym shoes, and get ready to wind your way through the Windy City!

http://www.shamrockshuffle.com/

In addition to these top events, Gray Line Chicago offers a number of guided Chicago tours to help you see the BEST of the Windy City!  Search, discover, and explore Chicago with Gray Line Chicago tours.  And if you need to arrange transportation for your group or an event, contact Aries Charter Transportation at 773.826.2000 or click here to learn more.

 

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