Looking forward to this Saturday - St. Patrick's Day! I've missed the parades the past couple of years, but if the weather is willing, I will be out wearing my Green to the parade.
St Louis has two St. Patrick's day parades. Usually, they are on different days, but this year they both fall on the same Saturday.
The big one is the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown St. Louis. It starts at Noon at 18th and Market Streets & travels east on Market Street to Broadway. An estimated 200,000 spectators will watch as 5,000 or so participants and 120 entries march by. The post parade party continues until 4;00 pm at Kiener Plaza. For more information, visit: www.irishparade.com.
The other parade, the one I'm going to, is the St. Patrick's Day Parade, put on by the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Dogtown, St. Louis' historically Irish neighborhood. This parade is more of a street march, but a terrific time for all. It begins at 12:30 pm at Tamm Avenue, between Oakland and Wade Avenues. For more information, visit: www.stlhibernians.org. Some friends always have a party that lasts all day, with the traditional Irish foods - and drinks....