Winnipeg’s third annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Saturday on several downtown streets.
It starts at 2 p.m. from Shannon's Irish Pub, at 174 Carlton St., and follows a 25-minute route down York Avenue to Main Street, down to Broadway to Hargrave Street and back to the pub.
The event is free for all ages.
"We're going to shake off winter and call it over!" says organizer Margaret Gannon. "This year it will be fun, and we'd love everyone to come out and join us -- and kids with their parents, too! This is the first year we're having a real street parade with a police cruiser in front and one at the end. The first two years we had to walk on the sidewalks!"
Expect to see funky colourful floats, leprechauns, pots of gold and plenty of wearin' of the green.
The first year in 2012, about 600 people came out on a very warm day. But last year the temperature dipped to -26 C and only 100 people attended.