St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns Market St. into a sea of green

Mayor London Breed leads the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A member of the San Francisco Fire Department hands out toys to children who attend the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People watching the the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as the Bart float passes by on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A young girl hands out tee shirts from the Bart float at the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Anaheim High School marching band performing in the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A woman fixes a bowtie on her Irish Wolfhound while walking with the Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club in the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A family watches the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A young boy drives a toy car through a sea of bubbles at the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People drink beer on top of a double decker float in the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Falun Dafa band performing in the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A dog participating in the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A young boy grabs some candy to hand to the crowd at the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A young boy hands candy to the crowd at the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Thousands lined Market St. on Saturday to commence the St. Patrick’s Day weekend-long party. The parade started at 11:30 a.m. at Market and Second streets and proceeded through to end at Civic Center for a day long festival.

There will be festivities all throughout the city until Sunday evening.

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