Get your green t-shirts and beers ready: St. Patrick鈥檚 Day is right around the corner, people! Though we鈥檙e sure you鈥檝e got the food, booze and your duds for the day covered, you need a place to go. If your hometown isn鈥檛 down with the shenanigans and malarkey, pack your shamrocks and head to one of these cities that鈥檚 known for their St. Paddy鈥檚 Day festivities.


1. Chicago: The Windy City knows how to throw a parade 鈥 they even dye the river green! We can definitely get down with making things more colorful. (via Chicago St. Pat鈥檚 Parade)


2. New York: Like to be where the party鈥檚 at? NYC鈥檚 parade welcomes up to two million people annually. That鈥檚 A LOT of lucky people sham-rocking out for St. Patrick鈥檚 Day. (via Allison Joyce/Getty Images)


3. Kansas City, MO: We love KC鈥檚 homemade take on parading. Families, businesses and individuals can all contribute their own floats or acts to the parade, and the best floats are decided by the community. (via KC Irish Parade)

Savannah Bleachers

4. Savannah, GA: Keeping with the expectation of the south being laid back, Savannah鈥檚 parade offers reserved bleacher seats for spectators to sit on. No sore feet here, and everyone can see, so everyone wins. (via Stay in Savannah)

St Pats NOLA

5. New Orleans, LA: The Big Easy isn鈥檛 just a Mardi Gras spot, y鈥檃ll. NOLA also holds a pretty kick-ass St. Paddy鈥檚 Day parade, complete with the city鈥檚 signature beads. (via St. Patrick鈥檚 Day New Orleans)


6. Austin, TX: The city known for community and innovation 鈥 think SxSW 鈥 also has a great celebration going on for St. Patrick鈥檚 Day. Part parade, part festival and all fun, the festivities in Austin will keep everyone in your family smiling. (via Dale Rempert/St. Patrick鈥檚 Day Austin)


7. San Francisco: You know we couldn鈥檛 leave the home of Brit + Co HQ off this list! Dressed-up trolleys, colorful displays and warmth (We鈥檙e looking at you, New Englanders) await. (via SF Tourism Tips)

Seattle Dash

8. Seattle: Hate sitting still? Seattle understands. Their take on the parade is a 5K race, possibly the fittest of St. Patrick鈥檚 Day events. (via St. Pats Dash)

Hot Springs

9. Hot Springs, Arkansas: Blink, and you鈥檒l miss it. This little town keeps things short and sweet, boasting the world鈥檚 shortest parade. Bonus: You鈥檒l have lots more time to drink! (via Shortest St. Pats)


10. San Diego: Head to what the locals call 鈥淎merica鈥檚 Finest City鈥 for the largest parade in the west. This year鈥檚 lineup promises floats, dancers, vintage cars, roller derby and even clowns, so there鈥檚 truly something for everyone. (via St Pats Parade)


11. Phoenix, AZ: Phoenix has the utimate parade/festival mash-up. Watch till the end to see who this year鈥檚 Queen is, then head to the fair for tons of family fun. (via St. Patrick鈥檚 Day Phoenix)


12. Oahu: It may not be on the mainland, but Hawaii鈥檚 got a pretty sweet parade going on. If you鈥檙e looking to get more out of your visit, take a short vacay and check out the block party or the Aloha Tower Marketplace celebration. (via Beyond Honolulu)


13. Boston: History buffs: Boston is calling. Head to Beantown to catch the longest-running St. Patrick鈥檚 Day parade around, even beating Ireland to the punch. Hit up the Harpoon Brewery when you鈥檙e done, and you鈥檝e got yourself a ballerific day of festivites. (via South Boston Parade)

What will you be doing on St. Patrick鈥檚 Day? Tell us where you鈥檙e headed in the comments!