Dyeing the Chicago River Green

date March 18, 2013 location Chicago, IL

For those of you not from Chicago, every year the City of Chicago sponsors an event where several gallons of food dye are emptied into the Chicago River to turn it green in celebration of St. Patrick's day. The dye has a lasting effect on the river, and it will remain a bright green for four or five days after the ceremony.

I set the alarm to get up at 6am on Sunday morning, not an easy task considering I too celebrated the holiday with several ounces of green beer!

The Chicago River dyed bright green the day after St. Patrick's Day.View Exif InformationView on Map

The Chicago River dyed bright green the day after St. Patrick's Day.