Irish are Taking Over the City

St. Patrick's Day parade comes to San Francisco

Ah the Irish are coming so you better wear your green or face the wrath of a thousand pinching fingers.

The 158th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off in  San Francisco Saturday at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco at 10 a.m. There will be a parade and not enough alcohol to scare the kiddies away so feel free to bring them along.

This year's party will feature a festival after the parade to let St. Patty goers experience all the fun the Irish have to offer, minus the insane abouts of alcohol.

There will be live music, beer, an appearance by good old St. Patrick himself and more.

The colorful festivities surrounding the parade will showcase Irish culture through live performance and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, and food and beverage concessions, children's rides and inflatables, cultural displays, a petting zoo and pony ride and a number of non-profits booths representing the Irish community.

The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Second and Market streets, where more than 5,000 people from all over the state, will skip to City Hall.

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