St. Patrick's Day Parade http://wesa.fm en St. Patrick's Day Parade To Pack Downtown Pittsburgh This Weekend http://wesa.fm/post/st-patricks-day-parade-pack-downtown-pittsburgh-weekend <p>Pittsburgh’s colors may be black and gold, but they’ll soon be replaced by green and gold, as one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country prepares to take the streets.</p><p>Starting Saturday at 10 a.m., more than 23,000 participants, including some Olympic athletes, will march downtown along Grant Street and The Boulevard of the Allies.</p><p>Joining in the festivities this year are four-time Olympian and three-time medalist Lauryn Williams and gold medal-winning Irish Olympian Michael Carruth.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:14:59 +0000 Michael Lynch 25789 at http://wesa.fm What's a St. Patrick's Day Parade Without Bag Pipes? http://wesa.fm/post/whats-st-patricks-day-parade-without-bag-pipes <p></p><p>Award Winning Bagpiper, <a href="http://www.eachannon.com/EACHANNON/HOME.html">E.A. Channon</a>, author of "Ballad of a Bagpiper: Whatever Blows Up Your Kilt" has performed for royals like Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana and icons like Bill Gates and President Reagan. He tells us everything we could possibly want to know about bagpipes.</p><p>Then, <a href="http://www.pittsburghirish.org/parade/parade1/parade1.htm">Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade</a> Committee Chairman <strong>Pat O'Brien</strong> joins us to talk about how the Steel City's St. Patty's Day parade has become the second biggest in the country. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 2966 at http://wesa.fm What's a St. Patrick's Day Parade Without Bag Pipes? More than 200,000 Expected For Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day Parade http://wesa.fm/post/more-200000-expected-pittsburghs-st-patricks-day-parade <p>On Saturday Pittsburgh's annual family-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade and festivities will begin at 10 a.m. The Pittsburgh parade is held March 17 or the Saturday immediately preceding that date.<br><br>Leave the green beer at home though, because city code prohibits drinking alcohol in public. The ordinance is more commonly known as the "Open Container Law."</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:13:47 +0000 Emily Farah 2611 at http://wesa.fm More than 200,000 Expected For Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day Parade