The St Patrick's Day Parade is this morning in Utica.  The parade begins at 10.  According to the City of Utica's website, it began 30 some years ago with the help of Johnnie Oakes and some friends.

At that time, the parade consisted of one band and a few vehicles.  The parade was later led by a group of gentlemen that assembled at Roger’s Coffee Shop known to many as The Rainbow Sportsmen Club.  As the parade grew over the years, the Adelphia Cable Cares Club was asked to present the parade.

The parade starts at Oneida Square, goes north on Genesee Street ending at Columbia Street. The reviewing stand is in front of the Stanley Theater. Get all the history behind the parade here.