Friday, March 18, 2011
Chicago- South Side- The South side parade draws about 325,000 people. This Irish neighborhood's parade has a lively party atmosphere.
San Francisco, California- The oldest and biggest celebration west of the Mississippi. The parade marches along the trolley tracks. There is a post parade party for the entire family. This event draws more than a million people. It is billed as one of the most fashionable parades in the country.
New London, Wisconsin- Magical leprechauns change the name of this northern town to New Dublin. A Parade, corned beef and cabbage and Irish music and dancing. A rowdy reenactment of Finnegan's Wake precedes the parade and festival, the parade is followed by an afternoon of celebrations at Irish Fest.