When it comes to St. Patrick's Day celebrations, Chicago and its people really go out and celebrate in a big way. It's a day when everyone becomes Irish, or better yet, "Irish-ish" for a day of partying and (sometimes) enjoying the early spring sunshine as they watch the parade and other activities throughout the area.
One of the cool things that Chicago does to celebrate, is the dyeing of the Chicago river. This is a process in which the river, goes green as about 45 lbs of a vegetable dye, tints the water green in the area between Columbus and Wacker Drives. It is quite interesting to watch and photograph. I had an opportunity to do just that during this year's festivities. I've lived here for over a decade now, but for one reason or another, never really had a chance to do this until now. I enjoyed documenting the day as well as capturing the spirit of the day in its many forms. Check out the gallery below and hope you enjoy the images.
If you happen to have an opportunity to visit Chicago for one of these type of events, make sure you do so. It is quite an experience and I'm quite certain you will have fun.
Thanks again for reading my blog. Enjoy the images and see you next time!