Director of Public Affairs with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Karen Vaughan visited the ABC7 studio to highlight a few things you can do.
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Where: Navy Pier
When: March 5 ? 13
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
St. Patrick's Day Parade downtown
Saturday, March 12
10 a.m.: Dyeing the Chicago River
Noon: 2011 Parade
Chicago Fashion Incubator Pop-Up Shop
Work by Chicago Fashion Designers on display
Where: 900 North Michigan Ave. Shops, 5th Floor
When: March 17 - April 23
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 6 p.m.
Chicago Neighborhood Tours program
March 19: "Taste of the Neighborhoods"
March 26: "Jefferson Park, Portage Park and Six Corners"
April 9: "Back of the Yards and Bridgeport"