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St. Patrick's Day Parade taking place in Ocean City

St. Patrick's Day Parade taking place...

OCEAN CITY, Md. - Ocean City will be a Sea of Green on Saturday as people head out to celebrate a tradition that's going on 37 years strong.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival is this weekend. The parade is one of the largest parades in Ocean City.

Some things people can expect include local high school marching bands, various decorated floats and even a festival which will include Irish themed food and drinks.

47 abc spoke with Ocean city Communications Manager Jessica Waters. She says that so many people attend the parade that it's grown to the second largest St. Patrick's day parade in the entire state of Maryland.

Waters says, "I've been going to the parade for several years and now taking my children its amazing to see them enjoy what I've enjoyed for so many years and what I can remember enjoying as a kid as well, so it's a great event for families it's a great event for friends  whether you're Irish or not its one of those days where everybody is Irish and celebrating."

"You can expect to see a sea of green on coastal highway which is really the most fascinating sight - whether you're irish or not it seems that people deck themselves out in green and come out to have a good time."

The parade is set to take place from 57th street south to 45th street, and the parade will begin at 12 PM.

Waters says they're expecting around 100,000 people on the streets of Ocean City, so getting there early isn't a bad idea.

Because of the amount of people, she urges everyone to use the cross walks to be safe.


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