Picture 26For nearly 50 years- 48 to be exact- Denver has been celebrating the Irish holiday of St. Patrick’s Day with a big ol’ parade. This year’s theme is Shamrockin’ and every event and celebration will have an element of homage to Ireland’s contribution to the music scene. Case and point: the parade’s Grand Marshals will be the highly-acclaimed Irish foursome The Bridies.

Not only is this a rockin’ theme, Denver is home to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the nation with over 10,000 marchers, 230 entries and nearly 200,000 attendees!