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St. Patrick's Day Parades 2014

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PHILADELPHIA

March 16

Bagpipers in Philadelphia's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Going back to 1771, five years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence there, Philadelphia's St. Patrick's Day Parade is the third oldest in the country after New York City's and Boston's. It is also one of the grandest parades in a city that love parades. The three-hour parade begins at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com

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LAS VEGAS

March 13-16

Sons of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sin City goes green! Las Vegas is always fond of a good party, so this holiday is no exception. Hotels are offering St. Paddy's specials, local pubs are serving green beer and parties are held at clubs throughout the city. The Sons of Erin are hosting their 48th annual parade and party in downtown Henderson on Water Street. Admission is free. There are also a variety of other events including a carnival, car show, Irish music and dancing, food and other vendors.
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SAVANNAH

March 17

Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade

This southern city's 190th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade may not be the oldest, but it is one of the largest — boasting some 400,000 spectators — and perhaps the grandest. Celebrations begin two weeks prior to the parade. The three-hour parade begins at 10:15 a.m. sharp and comprises more than 350 units. For more information, visit www.savannahsaintpatricksday.com
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NEW YORK

March 17

New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade

The largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the world, New York's edition is held for the 253rd time in 2014, attracting 150,000 marchers and some 2 million spectators. Marching up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th Streets, the parade kicks off at 11 a.m.
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SAN FRANCISCO

March 15

San Francisco St. Patrick's Day Parade

The largest St. Patrick's Day Parade west of the Mississippi River, San Francisco's 163rd annual parade starts at 11:30 a.m. at Second and Market Streets and proceeds to City Hall along Market Street. A festival in Civic Center Plaza takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the same day, which includes Irish cultural and retail booths, Irish food and beverages, Irish dancing, live music and children’s activities, such as pony rides. It is sponsored by the United Irish Societies of San Francisco. For more information, visit www.sfexaminer.com
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ST. LOUIS

March 15

St. Louis St. Patrick's Day Parade

The 45th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade of St Louis is expected to attract over 250,000 spectators. The Irish Village, featuring Irish-themed entertainment, food and beverages, opens at 9 a.m. before the parade, which begins at 12:00 p.m., and continues both during and after the parade. A five-mile run also commences at 9 a.m. and draws a crowd of 13,000 participants. For more information, visit www.irishparade.org
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ATLANTA

March 15

Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade

The city of Atlanta has long had a close relationship with all things Irish. No wonder they throw a huge bash. This year's festivities are supposed to be bigger and better than ever, with the parade ending at Underground Atlanta for a huge festival. The 2014 parade will feature floats, bands of every kind, military units, Bagpipe & Drum Corps, Irish dancers, clowns, high tech firefighting equipment, police units, drill teams, dignitaries from Ireland and more. The 132nd Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade begins at noon at Peachtree Street and Ralph McGill Boulevard. For details, visit www.stpatsparadeatlanta.com
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SAN DIEGO

March 15

San Diego's St. Patrick's Day Parade

The parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on the corner of 6th Avenue and Juniper Street, near Balboa Park, followed by a day of food, beer, music and activities for the whole clan. That night, ShamROCK spreads 80,000 square feet of Astroturf over the Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown San Diego for an adults-ony bash combining Irish rockers and green beer. For more information, check out www.stpatsparade.org
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WASHINGTON, DC

March 16

Washington, DC St. Patrick's Day Parade

The 43rd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade of Washington, DC begins at noon on Historic Constitution Avenue, between 7th to 17th Streets NW. This year, an estimated 20,000 spectators will be entertained by floats, Irish dancers, drill teams,and music performed by marching bands and pipe bands dressed in traditional Irish garb. For more information, visit www.dcstpatsparade.com
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CHICAGO

March 15

The Chicago River dyed green

This year marks the 59th anniversary of the Chicago St. Patrick's Day parade. Revelers meet at noon on Saturday, March 15, on Columbus Drive, at downtown Chicago's lakefront. Following a citywide search for "Chicago's Fairest Colleen," the winner of the St. Patrick's Day Queen Contest will lead the parade riding in a horse-drawn carriage. As always, participants can watch the river turn an incredible shade of green. The best viewing is from the upper level bridges at Michigan Avenue or Columbus Drive. For more information visit www.chicagostpatsparade.com
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CLEVELAND

March 17

Cleveland St. Patrick's Day parade

More than 10,000 people participate in bands, floats, drill teams, marching units and novelties in Cleveland's popular parade, which began in 1867. Beginning at E. 18th St., this parade proceeds down Superior Ave. to just beyond E. Broadway. The action starts precisely at 1:04 p.m. so don't miss it!
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BOSTON

March 16

Bagpipers in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Considering Boston has more Irish pubs than any other city in the United States, it should be no surprise that Beantown celebrated the first St. Patrick's Day Parade ever back in 1737. It is now the second largest parade in the country, attracting as many as 600,000 spectators and participants. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. from Broadway Station. For more information, visit www.southbostonparade.org
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MONTREAL

March 16

Giant replica of St. Patrick in Montreal

The oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in Canada, since 1824, Montreal's three-hour parade begins at noon with a giant replica of St. Patrick himself, which proceeds down St Catherine St. from Rue du Fort to St Philips Square. For more information visit www.montrealirishparade.com
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