CLEVELAND-- The 146th annual Cleveland parade is the largest in the state. It features everything from policemen in kilts and armed forces marching in unison, to green colored dogs and leprechauns in training.
The line of shamrock themed enthusiasts marched from the intersection at Superior Avenue and East 18th Street to Public Square, entertaining thousands along the way.
"It's great! I'm happy," said one onlooker.
"There's nothing like Irish people. It's a great time...down here every year. I live in Houston, Texas but come up here every year I can," said another.
This year featured 13 thousand participants, creating a scene of green colored marching bands and floats over a two-mile route. It was all to celebrate the Irish holiday, marking the death of St. Patrick.
One attendee said, "It's more of a heritage thing for me, because you don't have many Irish days. One thing that you can mark on the calendar for everyone to be Irish, but when you're Irish...it's a special thing."