St. Patrick's Day Parade

Anaconda's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Captured on Camera
Anaconda's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Captured on Camera
Anaconda's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Captured on Camera
The spirit that filled the air this past Friday at Anaconda's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade was hands down at the top of the list of moments to cherish forever. A favorable weather forecast and the 'luck of the Irish' were alive and well as this nostalgic event made its way through the streets of downtown Anaconda shortly after 2 p.m. The sun shined bright, and a cool breeze braced the sky as onlookers dressed in their favorite green apparel commenced along the street to watch an Anaconda tradition in action.
Butte St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pictures...and More Pictures...
Butte St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pictures...and More Pictures...
Butte St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pictures...and More Pictures...
With snow from Wednesday's storm plowed off to the side of Uptown Butte's walkways, thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! You couldn't ask for a better day! The sun shined bright, and the wind was surprisingly forgiving as onlookers cheered on the colorful display of parade entries that made their way down Montana Street shortly after the noon hour. The Civil Air Patrol and Grand Marshal Jim McCarthy led the parade, followed by the Butte Ladies' Ancient Order of Hibernians, Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive JP Gallagher, Anaconda's Pipes & Drum Corp, Montana Tech Athletics, and Highlands College. The parade also featured the Montana Hurling Grizzlies, Reps for the Centerville Memorial Garden, Katabatic Brewing Company, Edmonton Police Service Pipes and Drums Band, The National Forest Service & Smokey Bear, CSI, Veterans Division, The Butte Tiernan Irish Dancers, Sharp Reflections, Elite Electrical, St. Patrick's Day Color Run Representatives, Butte's Head Start Program, and Big Sky Senior Living.