St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago has gotten even more festive! Flaunt your holiday spirit with style in customizable shirts, hats, hoodies, and more from Chicagoland’s tried and true provider in sportswear apparel.
Sparking Joy and Hope for a More Fortunate Tomorrow
Due to the worldwide crisis of Covid-19, it’s been more difficult than ever to come together and celebrate as one. St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is quite the spectacle, normally drawing crowds upwards of 2,500. Since the city hosts several St. Paddy’s Day events, there’s something everyone can enjoy.
Chicago is home to not one, not two, but three major St. Patrick’s Day Parades. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the South Side Irish Parade are both held in Downtown Chicago. The latest parade added to the Windy City’s itinerary would be the Northwest Side Irish Parade, which is named after its location.
All-Season Style and Comfortability
Chicago weather plays a wildcard every year—it could be freezing or, if luck is on our side, sunny and comfortable. Whether it’s dropped to zero degrees or spiked to the eighties, St. Paddy’s Day festivities are rarely ever cancelled or postponed.
Marathon Sportswear is your headquarters for Chicago-approved St. Patrick’s Day gear to keep you feeling warm and looking cool. Even though the holiday falls in the springtime, which is infamous for its unpredictable weather, Marathon Sportswear has you covered whether you need a T-shirt or a hoodie. With us, you’ll know you can celebrate in style and comfort.
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here—make sure to display your holiday spirit!
Ireland’s Gift to America: St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
St. Patrick’s Day is widely recognized by its trademark vibrant green hue and celebratory events. Historically a sacred day, its initial purpose was to commemorate the life of Saint Patrick—a patron saint of Ireland who was responsible for introducing Christianity to the Irish people.
Legend has it that St. Patrick passed away in the fifth century, on March 17th, 461. However, it wasn’t until roughly the 9th or 10th century when the Irish began to observe the Roman Catholic Feast Day of St. Patrick on March 17th. Soon after on March 17th, 1772, Irish soldiers, who were homesick due to serving in the English military, marched in honor of their beloved patron Saint Patrick in the streets of New York.
Ironically, the United States held the first ever commemoration in honor of Ireland’s St. Patrick. It wasn’t long before neighboring cities followed suit, and the St. Patrick’s Day tradition evolved from then on. Today, many different people, Irish or not, celebrate the holiday.
Stand Out from the Rest
On St. Patrick’s Day, most patrons will undoubtedly be donned in many shades of green, but you and your crew can still stand out this season when you customize your gear with Marathon Sportswear. Our website conveniently allows you to put your creative spin on anything you’d like. Plus, our team works with state-of-the art equipment, which allows us to exceed all of your expectations for each piece of apparel and merchandise you design. Marathon Sportswear is here to make sure you have the perfect gear to show off your St. Patrick’s Day pride!
Familiarize yourself with our user-friendly virtual design studio, where you can put your creative spin on t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and even koozies for your drinks. Be as creative as you’d like! Add different text, upload your own images, or explore our selection of art. For us, there’s no place like Chicago during St. Patrick’s Day, but regardless of where you decide to spend this holiday, we can ship your items to you, no matter where you are in the world. For everything from printing to packaging and shipping, we have a seal-tight process that produces high-quality gear you can look and feel good in.
Enjoy a Fun and Precise Process
Whether you need one shirt for yourself, a few for your friends, or hundreds or more for an event, Marathon Sportswear has you covered. With more than 30 years of experience proudly serving the Chicagoland area, Marathon Sportswear ships and manufactures sportswear for men, women, boys, and girls. Individuality is key—as a matter of fact, it’s our specialty. No two shirts are made alike unless you want them to be. Start designing and place your order today! St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it.