The Capital City preps for St. Patrick's Day - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

The Capital City preps for St. Patrick's Day

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

St. Patrick's Day is Sunday. But here in Baton Rouge, Saturday is when the 28th annual Wearing of the Green parade rolls. Some people going to the parade and some area business owners spent all day Friday preparing for this weekend's festivities.

Barricades are out, port-o-potties are in place, store fronts are decorated. Folks around the Perkins Road underpass are ready for St. Patty's Day.

"It's 10:30 on Friday morning. So we're going to park, matter of fact in your spot, let it sit here. And we'll be here tomorrow in our RV, and it'll be like tailgating for a football game," said Kerry Denny, who will camp out on the parade route.

"I'm going to be riding on the O'Brantley float with Brian Brantley and company," said Christopher Jenkins. "Then I'll be joining the citizens out here to participate in the festivities."

Ivar's Bar owner Pat Quigley says his preparations are pretty basic--- make sure he's got plenty of cold beer.

"I'll just say that we do a lot more than we would do for a home Alabama football game," said Quigley. "I'll leave it at that.. I wouldn't have the numbers ready for you, but we're pretty excited to have a good day tomorrow."

While adult beverages might be everywhere you turn, Quigley says the Wearing of the Green parade still has a very family friendly atmosphere and one that attracts people from near and far.

"There were five guys from Portland, Oregon that came. Apparently they had gotten a taste of LSU football, and said we're coming back for the St. Patrick's day parade. So they were here last year, and they had a ball," said Quigley.

According to BRPD, crowd estimates far exceed 100,000 people. The parade rolls at 10 a. m. Click here to see the route http://www.paradegroup.com/route

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Redstone Arsenal holding emergency exercise on Tuesday

    Redstone Arsenal holding emergency exercise on Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 8:37 AM EDT2017-03-28 12:37:18 GMT
    Scene from Redstoen Arsenal's 2016 Installation full-scale emergency exercise (Source: WAFF)Scene from Redstoen Arsenal's 2016 Installation full-scale emergency exercise (Source: WAFF)

    Redstone Arsenal is on track for this year's Installation full-scale emergency exercise. It's set to start at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

    More >>

    Redstone Arsenal is on track for this year's Installation full-scale emergency exercise. It's set to start at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

    More >>
  • DeKalb County Sheriff's Office will open Saturdays

    DeKalb County Sheriff's Office will open Saturdays

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 8:25 AM EDT2017-03-28 12:25:29 GMT
    Source: WAFFSource: WAFF

    Beginning Saturday, April 1,  DeKalb County Sheriff's Office will be open from 8 a.m. through 3:45 p.m. for people to pick up reports and renew their pistol permits.  "For the past couple of years we have been working on opening the office on Saturdays to accommodate the people who are unable to make it to the office during our regular office hours," Sheriff Jimmy Harris said.   "We feel like this will help people who are unable to make it down her...

    More >>

    Beginning Saturday, April 1,  DeKalb County Sheriff's Office will be open from 8 a.m. through 3:45 p.m. for people to pick up reports and renew their pistol permits.  "For the past couple of years we have been working on opening the office on Saturdays to accommodate the people who are unable to make it to the office during our regular office hours," Sheriff Jimmy Harris said.   "We feel like this will help people who are unable to make it down her...

    More >>
  • Sheffield Fire Department struggling with high turnover rate

    Sheffield Fire Department struggling with high turnover rate

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-03-28 12:09:59 GMT
    Source: WAFFSource: WAFF

    Our news gathering partner at the Decatur Times Daily reports the city of Sheffield in Colbert County is dealing with a staffing shortage in their fire department.  Fire Chief Dewey King, who is also the city's public safety director, says that low wages are contributing to a high turnover rate. 

    More >>

    Our news gathering partner at the Decatur Times Daily reports the city of Sheffield in Colbert County is dealing with a staffing shortage in their fire department.  Fire Chief Dewey King, who is also the city's public safety director, says that low wages are contributing to a high turnover rate. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly