The parade is one of the most attended in the country. It's a celebration people in other parts of the world don't necessarily take part in. The sights have Australian Tom O'Brien thrilled, "My family is really Irish and we never celebrate anything like this, so I am really excited to sort of live out my Irish roots."
For many locals, Parade Day is chance to reunite with family. Over the years a popluar spot to meet was Farley's Restaurant. It closed last year, but reopened for just this one day. The Martin family from Dunmore couldn't have been happier. Fran Martin says, "I got the news last night around 6 o'clock and I texted everyone in my family and I said Farley's is open we're good to go." But not everyone could be with their entire family, Kristin Scaturro made a sign for her brother who is on deployment with the US Navy. Scaturo says, "He's really upset he can't be here so I told him I would make a him a sign so he'd be here in spirit." Joining the tens of thousands of others charging the Electric City with the spirit of the Ireland. Because you know what they say, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's day.