Photos: St Patrick’s Weekend in Chicago

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The dyeing of the Chicago River and the 2013 Chicago Saint Patrick’s Day Parade are just a few of the festivities surrounding the Irish holiday in Chicago. (photos courtesy of Chicago Tribune)

  • Paddlers, and a boat that looks like a car, head down the freshly dyed Chicago River during Saturday's St. Patrick's Day festivities. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2013
  • Crowds flocked to the riverfront next to Michigan Avenue for the annual dyeing of the Chicago River for St. Patrick's Day. Thousands "ooohed" in the frigid temperatures as a boat left a trail of lime green dye in the water in downtown Chicago. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2013
  • The dyeing of the Chicago River began at about 10 a.m. as thousands "ooohed" in the frigid temperatures as a boat left a trail of lime green dye in the water in downtown Chicago. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, March 12, 2013
  • The dyeing of the Chicago River began at about 10 a.m. as thousands "ooohed" in the frigid temperatures, including Manuel Banuerlos, left, and Charbel Kuri, second from left, as a boat left a trail of lime green dye in the water behind. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2013
  • Crowds flocked to the riverfront next to Michigan Avenue for the annual dyeing of the Chicago River for St. Patrick's Day. Thousands "ooohed" in the frigid temperatures as a boat left a trail of lime green dye in the water in downtown Chicago. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2013
  • Bagpipers play the parade route during Chicago's St. Patrick's Day celebration. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2013
  • Spectators pack Columbus Drive for the parade during Chicago's St. Patrick's Day celebration. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2013
  • Joe Shanahan greets Shamrock and Reggie who were dyed green for the parade during Chicago's St. Patrick's Day celebration. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2013
  • David Westerby, of Kenosha, Wis. cheers during Chicago's St. Patrick Day parade. The festivities brought thousands of people downtown for the parade and the ritual dyeing of the Chicago river. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2013
  • From left, Gov. Pat Quinn, Olympic swimmer Conor Dwyer, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly lead the parade. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2013

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