Story and Photos by Brittany Olafson
On March 17, everyone was Irish for a day.
The Downtown Community Partnership estimated about 20,000 people gathered in Fargo on St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy the parade and beautiful weather.
Broadway in Fargo was the place to be on this holiday. The street was closed off to traffic for the 5K race put on by Lake Agassiz Pacers. There were 500 participants in the race, followed by the parade at 3 p.m.
Dustin Anderson, a resident of Roseau, Minn., was in town visiting friends for the weekend and watched the Broadway march.
“I’m not Irish but St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays,” he said. “I don’t remember the last time it was that nice outside on the holiday, so that was pretty sweet to watch the parade.”
People in all shades of green lined the streets to watch the several unique floats. The sun was high and the temperature was 77 degrees, leaving no excuse not to be outside.
Jeremy Olson, a 28-year-old Fargo resident, enjoyed the festivities of this Irish holiday.
“The floats were very entertaining to watch,” he said. “And I don’t care what age you are, you’re never too old for candy.”
Looking for ideas for next year’s St. Patrick’s Day? Check out this board on Pinterest!