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

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.

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)

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