Chicago has the best St. Patrick's Day festivities of any city in the USA. From dyeing the river green (VERY GREEN this year), to our Downtown and South Side Irish parades, to our diverse selection of Irish bars... 'Chi-rish' is a whole new level of celebration.
With any massive city-wide celebration (especially those associated with a great deal of alcohol) things tend to get a bit out of hand... That was most definitely the case this past St. Patrick's Day weekend, as arrests for celebration-related incidents skyrocketed from previous years (for detailed information on St. Patrick's Day incidents & numbers, check out the great reporting by CWB Chicago here). Here's a look at some of the craziest shenanigans...
*WARNING: the following contains images/pictures of very intoxicated individuals & some alarming activities*
Climbing Trees in Grant Park
Sometimes things seem like a great idea after a few drinks... most of the time they are not. For some reason, it was reportedly a 'thing' this weekend to climb the trees in Grant Park. (The below video appears to show that the guy was okay).
Bar Best Friends
You really never know who will end up becoming your best friend during Chicago's St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Drinking on the Public Way
The below picture pretty much speaks for itself (taken in Grant Park)... According to reporting by CWB Chicago, officers made comments about how easy it was to find offenders for the same thing in Wrigleyville.
It's all about the outfits
When you party so hard you fall asleep pretty much anywhere
Yes, yes he was at the Downtown Parade...
You really never know what's going to happen, but you can rest assured that no one celebrates St. Patrick's Day like Chicago.