I will be celebrating this weekend! St. Patrick's Day is BIG in my city (techinically just the city where I work, but I do have family there as well). There's a big road race and parade the weekend after St. Patrick's Day and the city really goes all out. Expecting about 7,000 runners in the race, plus spectators, and even more of a turn out on parade day. The parade is the second largest in the country after New York City and our little old city (Holyoke, MA) does take pride in that! The parade route is a bit over 2 miles long, and there are bands from around the northeast, as well as lots of floats, and our favorites the Colleens (the Colleen Contest is like an Irish beauty pageant).