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South Side Irish Parade
Baltimore St. Patrick's Day parade a festival of music, beads and green
Baltimore St. Patrick's Day parade a festival of music, beads and green

Some 700 miles away from home, Center Stage intern Meghan O'Rourke still got to celebrate her Irish heritage in Baltimore. She missed out on a family tradition Sunday — Chicago's South Side Irish Parade — but Baltimore's St. Patrick's Day Parade meant she didn't have to miss out on St. Paddy's festivities. She and others lined up Sunday along Charles Street to take in dance troupes, marching bands, flag corps, bagpipe brigades, antique fire trucks and classic cars. Miss Maryland and Miss Teen Maryland USA waved to onlookers, and a group of dogs sporting green top hats passed by. O'Rourke enjoyed seeing the dancers step their way down the...

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