Basset hounds waddled, marching bands played and several groups showed off their best Irish dance moves Saturday on the streets of downtown Salt Lake City.
Nina Brown, 6, and her brother Miles, 11, agreed it was tough to pick a favorite entry for the St. Patrick's Day Parade: "I like everything," Nina said. But their dad, Terry, was having no such difficulty he comes for the bagpipes. "This is probably the only parade we go to every year," he said.
In its 39th year, the parade travels south from the intersection of 400 West and 200 North before heading into The Gateway mall, where a sea of green-clad spectators pack the route and watch from aerial walkways. Many were in short sleeves by 10 a.m. as record-high temperatures climbed into the 70s.