37th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Rockford

Saturday’s festivities include the famed Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade featuring elaborate floats Irish dancers and a several-story-high St. Patrick

The St Patrick's Day parade in Fargo brings thousands to the streets to have a good time and celebrate Irish heritage, however for one family, the fun goes beyond March 17. Mayo, were joined by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

Large since the mid-1800s, the parade has celebrated Irish culture and Irish immigrants, who once faced nativist calls for their exclusion from the workforce - and from the country - when they began arriving in the city in huge numbers during the Irish Famine.

He encourages everyone to take on the luck of the Irish and celebrate the holiday.

Meanwhile revellers in Trafalgar Square enjoyed performances from the likes of Irish poet Stephen James Smith and singer-songwriter Orla Gartland.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar tak es part in the 2018 Saint Patricks Day Parade today in New York City.

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This was the 22nd year for the parade in Uptown Charlotte. Irish step dancers made a performance as well.

Parade goer Coralie Draper said, "I love this parade". Police said those arrests were city-wide, which includes the South Side, North Side, downtown, and other areas.

A parade participant reads a blessing at 11th and MA streets before the start of the Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

More than 120 groups are participating in the parade, including members of the US women's hockey team, marching bands and military vehicles.

Local businesses and community members walked in the parade handing out candy and waving at the crowd. In a statement earlier this week, Walsh said the city's number one priority is to keep people safe.

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