Saturday was Salt Lake's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, held at the Gateway. This was our first year attending and we didn't even know it existed until this year. It was a lot of fun, and I'll list some of the pros and cons if you guys are interested.
Logan was already for the parade with his festive shirt. We were very underdressed for the occasion. We saw green wigs, leprechan ears and beards, boas, etc. A lot of people get very very into it.
Multiple bag-pipe bands (we love these)
Lots of animals, particularly dogs and horses
Great seats since its located on the narrow street that goes through the Gateway
Lots of history and pride for Irish roots
Fun people acting goofy
First parade of the year = spring is around the corner!
A little cold (it is March in Utah after all)
Irish are proud of their beer
It was too long (over 100 entries. We got up and walked around after entry 60)
The verdict: We might not go every year, but its definately fun and refreshing!