March Chicago Weather
Average High Temperature: 45°F (7°C)
Average Low Temperature: 28°F (-2°C)
Average Snowfall: 7.0"
Average Precipitation: 2.7"
March in Chicago means one thing: Irish. The city's St. Patrick's Day events are the most popular things to do, even if you aren't from the Emerald Isle. Here's a list of Chicago's March events. Check back often as the page will be continually updated, including the addition of a St. Patrick's Day page listing Chicago's Irish events this month. (Tip: Learn about Irish Cooking and Irish Coffee Recipe.)
Chicago Flower and Garden Show - March 9 - 17, 2013 - Navy Pier hosts the annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show where gardens and flower lovers can learn about gardening techniques for their backyards, patios, and balconies, as well as ideas for landscape designs and green products for your gardens. More than 100 vendors of gardening, landscape, and horticulture products and services will also showcase their green and eco-friendly wares. Ticket prices are $15 weekday adult and $17 weekend adult. Children are $5.
11th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge and Melt Down Party - March 3, 2013 - The Chicago Polar Plunge is the largest fundraiser benefiting Special Children's Charities and the Special Olympics Chicago programs. Each year thousands of plungers take to North Avenue beach for this great cause. Whether you go waist high or take the full plunge, doesn't matter. Any and all are welcome to participate. (Tip: Looking to do a "polar plunge" earlier in the year? Each January in Chicago, the Lakeview Polar Bears jump into Lake Michigan (Oak Street Beach). All proceeds benefit a local Chicago family.)
St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 16, 2013 - A tradition for decades now, the St. Patrick's Day Parade is the largest in Chicago and attracts thousands of bystanders who line up along Columbus Drive. The festivities kickoff at 10 a.m. when the Chicago River is dyed green, and the parade officially begins at 12 p.m. The parade starts at Balbo and Columbus. The parade units will proceed north on Columbus Drive and the viewing stand will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain.
South Side Irish Parade - In 2010, the South Side Irish Parade Committee announced the parade canceled. Looks like the parade is returning in 2013 and will be held on March 10 starting at 12 p.m. Western Avenue – 103rd Street to 115th Street.