Pittsburgh's annual St. Patrick's Day parade will begin at 10:00am on March 11th, following the same course through Downtown Pittsburgh, as previous years. The “second-largest St. Patrick's Parade” in the nation with an estimated 23,000 participants, this year' parade will feature hundreds of marching units, including 18 marching bands, and floats representing Irish heritage.
The 2017 grand marshal will be Jan Griffith along with Miss Smiling Irish Eyes 2017, who will be named March 9.
The parade will begin at 11th and Grant streets; it will proceed along Grant Street where marchers will turn right at the corner of Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies.
The parade will end at Stanwix Street and marchers will disburse through Commonwealth Place.
For a family-friendly “parade fest,” parents and children can visit Market Square in Downtown from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., organizers said.
There will also be live entertainment at the stage at Market Square, and family-friendly activities.
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