What will the weather be like, and what should I wear?
According to Accuweather.com, the weather for this year’s parade will be a positively balmy-for-a-March-day-in-Chicago 43 degrees, with a low of 29. Currently, nobody’s calling for rain, so there’s nothing stopping you from having a friend apply a thin coat of green plasti-dip to your entire body. Well, nothing but common decency, your own self-preservation instincts, and about 43 local and state laws.
Since you’ll be outdoors for the majority of the day, though, you’ll want to layer up. You probably already have a favorite green top, pair of pants, and set of sequined suspenders, but if you want to accessorize, consider stopping by Celtica Gifts! Not only do they have a whole bunch of amazing Irish jewelry and gifts, they also have a ton of specialty foods that’ll make you nostalgic for Ireland even if you’ve never been there.
If you really want to go the extra mile, though, get your hair done at Bentley Hair and Beauty before the festivities. They’re an Irish-owned business, and they’re offering temporary streaks of festive silver-and-green color specifically for the holiday (as well as 10% off all of their services).