It doesn't matter if it rains, snows, sleets or is pouring down sunshine on St. Patrick's Day, Dogtown will show up to party. The Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick's Day Parade is a street party disguised as a family reunion, with neighbors and the Irish-only-in-spirit always welcome to join in. The parade itself, which starts at 12:30 p.m., is the big draw, but the after-party is something to see. Dogtown's bars and restaurants are ready to serve all comers of legal age, and the streets will be packed until well after dark. No coolers are allowed in to Dogtown, and underage drinking is strictly forbidden.
12:30 p.m. Tue., Mar. 17. Tamm and Oakland avenues (www.stlhibernians.com). Free admission.
Tue., March 17, 12:30 p.m., 2015