Friday, March 18, 2011

My Town Shoot Out - St. Patrick's Day

This week's Theme is courtesy of the My Town Shoot Out gang.
"Show us how you or your town celebrates St. Patrick's Day. Or if this is not for you......... show us your GREEN!!"
Check out the other participants here and here.

Living in Dublin, CA gives me (and Kathy) a HUGE advantage on this week. I took HUNDREDS of photos during our parade and festival:

First up are some of our parade, which circles downtown, and includes every Elementary School, Middle and High School Bands, volunteer organizations, animals, all of the sports leagues, and pre-schools too!

This is the banner and mascot for The Boys' school:

The crowd watches the action:

The program The Boys are in:

Worked on this one a while - just for fun:

Drummers drumming:

Martial Arts Studio:

No St. Patrick's Day Parade would be complete without Pipers:

Let's not forget the Shriners:

We even had a Pirate Crew:

Last, but not least, my Irish Boys:

Hope you all had a safe and fun day!


Kerry said...

Whaaaaa! Dublin, CA? How perfect. I do love those Shriners on mopeds! Awesome, really awesome.

Pauline said...

That looks like a fabulous celebration! Love the girls tumbling, the drummers adrumming and the pipers apiping. I have no idea what a shriner is - love the shot though!

DawnTreader said...

I continue to be amazed, I never had any idea that StPatrick's was this big a thing in the US.

Sarah said...

Oh what fun....great shots..wowow!!!
I loved them all..the martial arts one is amazing..and the zombie pirate girl...whooot! What fun hon..thank you for sharing!
Sarah :)

spiritsoflena said...

Looks like a fun parade!

In the eye of the beholder said...

How fun! I love parades.

Jama said...

We never had a St Patrick Day celebrations here, it looks like such a fun filled day!

Doreen said...

what a fun parade!! I love the shot of the dancers in action. very nice J9!!

Rebecca said...

Wow, your town goes all out!