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Downtown St. Patrick's Day parade returns to in-person for 2022

The parade is scheduled for noon on Saturday, March 12. It will be streamed on KSDK.com.

ST. LOUIS — Downtown St. Louis will have its 53rd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade this year, organizers announced in January.

McBride Homes St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled for noon on Saturday, March 12. It will begin at 20th and Market Streets and travel east, ending at Broadway and Clark streets.

5 On Your Side is streaming the parade. You can watch it live in the video player below:

If you're not going to watch from the comfort of your home, bundle up. It's forecast to be chilly with a high temperature in the 30s.

Credit: KSDK
The route of the 2022 St. Louis St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The parade was one of the first major events to be canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was held virtually in 2021.

The parade has more than 120 units, including marching bands, floats, character balloons, clowns and more than 5,000 marchers.

"Over 250,000 spectators regularly attend, the largest of any event in downtown St. Louis, packing the streets with smiling Irish eyes and festive green attire," the parade's website states.

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Posted by St. Patrick's Day Parade, St. Louis on Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Dogtown St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Festival is also currently on for March 17 after being canceled the last two years, according to its website.

Cottleville's Shamrock Run is also making a return this year on March 12.

St. Charles is hosting a parade March 17 at 4 p.m.

"It's time to dig out your beads and warm up your running shoes because this fundraiser is coming back strong!" the website stated.

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