St. Patrick’s Day Hits Pittsburgh
March 17, 2014
Pittsburgh is home to some of the greatest athletic teams in the nation, but what some may not know is that they are also known for their St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Participants in the parade started outside the Greyhound bus station at Liberty Avenue and 11th Street. The parade then proceeded to Grant Street, then to the Boulevard of the Allies, then turned right and proceeded toward the reviewing stand at Stanwix Street, finally finishing on Commonwealth Place.
The annual tradition started on March 17, 1869, and has been continuing to draw in massive crowds every year.
Parade officials state that the parade is the second of largest in the country, next to New York. Despite the ripping winds and chilly temperatures on Saturday, an estimated 200,000 people came to watch the parade and participate in the festivities.