Pinch yourself, because it's that time of the year again: the day when St. Louisans and leprechauns (we all know they totally exist) come together for the downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade. This year's parade includes more than 130 floats, bands, marching units, balloon mascots and 5,000 marchers. Also taking place is the St. Patrick's Day Run, which will have runners, walkers and wheelchair racers of all ages competing on a five-mile course. The run also includes a Best Costume competition, in which runners are encouraged to dress in Irish-themed gear. The St. Patrick's Day run begins at 9 a.m. today, and the parade kicks off from the intersection of Market Street and Broadway (www.irishparade.org) at noon.
Price: free admission