St. Patrick's Day is coming and it's not too late to plan a trip to Chicago, America's top party town for the holiday according to WalletHub.  If that's a bit ambitious, use these fun St. Patrick's Day facts to win some drinking games with friends when you're out celebrating.

Some interesting figures right off the bat:

  • 819%: Increase in Guinness consumption on St. Patrick’s Day compared to the rest of the year (152.5% more beer is sold overall)
  • $1.3 Million: Market value of a leprechaun’s pot of gold
  • $5.9 Billion: Amount that will be spent collectively on St. Patrick’s Day 2018 ($40 per person celebrating)
  • 33.1 Million: Number of Americans who claim Irish ancestry, second only to German and 7x Ireland's population

If you do get a wild hair and want to celebrate in Chicago, it's not a bad road trip at about 8 hours.  You can also fly there directly from Duluth for just over $200 on United Airlines.

Chicago weather is expected to be in the 50's with sunshine on St. Patrick's Day, so I say you go for it!

Without further ado, here are a full array of facts so you can amaze your friends:


Source: WalletHub