We were excited to announce the opening of our Chicago hotel, Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront, last year, and we are looking forward to welcoming guests for our first St. Patrick’s Day in the heart of Chicago.

St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Chicago, where everyone is Irish for the day and the Chicago River goes green, this year on March 14, to add to the festivities. With its river views, Royal Sonesta Chicago is the ideal spot to celebrate.

Chicago River St. Patrick's Day
Chicago River St. Patrick's Day
Chicago River St. Patrick's Day

What else is happening in Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day weekend?

The dyeing of the Chicago River kicks off the celebration on March 14, and Chicago’s famed St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place later in the day. The parade celebrate’s its 65th year in 2020, it will be a great time to visit! Known for its river cruises, Chicago’s main waterway will also be host to several boat tours throughout the day as well. 


You’ll be sure to find plenty of St. Paddy’s Day fun at Royal Sonesta Chicago, where you can enjoy hearty plates and celebratory #liquidart at Hoyt’s American Tavern. On March 14, they’re offering a special event that starts at 8 am.  Toast to the holiday with all you can drink green Miller Lite and bottomless mimosas, festive snacks such as corned beef and cabbage, live Irish pipe band performances throughout the day, and a DJ starting at 10 am. You can watch the dying of the river green take place right across the street from Hoyt’s from the tent set up on the Riverwalk. Learn more and get your tickets here.

Start planning St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago now! Learn about offers at Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront. 

Not planning to travel for St. Patrick’s Day?

Visit our blog for cocktail recipes to celebrate with at home!