Teresa Shock, Olathe, waves to the crowd on Massachusetts Street during Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Shock was one of six "saloon girls" on the Red Lyon Tavern's float.
Lauraine Mulally waves as she leads Saturday's parade. Mulally is the mother of Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co. CEO, who was the grand marshal of the parade.
Abby Brown, 6, beams over her hat, which holds candy collected from participants in Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Massachusetts Street.
Devin Neal, 3, gets into the Irish spirit during Saturday's parade. The parade was the longest one in 20 years and had a record 148 floats.
Russell Feuerborn and Karla Wiscombe exchange wedding vows while others cheer on The Sandbar's float during Saturday's parade.
Russell Feuerborn kisses Karla Wiscombe as they get married on top of the Sand Bar float during the St. Patrick's Day Parade on the Sixth Street bridge Saturday.
Bagpipers play during the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Massachusetts Street Saturday.
Kirby Boyle, 14, pops a "wheely" on his small tractor as Ted Boyle rides beside him during the St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
Several people used the view on top of Liberty Hall to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Matt Hulse performs with the Junk Yard Jazzband during the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Sarah McClellan, 6, left, Ailie McClellan, 2, and Jessie McClellan, 5, wait for the parade to start Saturday afternoon. "We come every year," said Sarah McClellan. "It's our Irish family tradition."
Siena Casagrande, 4, left, Kaylen Flachsbarth, 3, and Kyle Flachsbarth, 5, watch the parade as they snack on candy.
Amber Nickel and her dog Rosie walk in Lawrence St. Patrick's Day parade on Mass St. Saturday afternoon. "It's my dog's 8th birthday today," Nickel said.
Claudia Moody, 11, left, and her sister Emily Moody, 3, wave from the crowd as participants in the parade roll down Mass. St.. Saturday afternoon during the Lawrence's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. "I have a friend in one of the floats and wanted to see her," Moody said.
Clint and Xan Wedel put more staples into the staple gun before finishing the last of the decorations on the Red Lyon Tavern's St. Patrick's Day float early Saturday morning. Parade participants and floats met in north Lawrence for the start of the parade Saturday.
Police officers patrol Massachusetts Street during the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Michelle Kogl dances on the Sand Bar float during the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Massachusetts Street Saturday.
Dusty Fogargy, left, and her mother, Gwyn Huen, both of McPherson, sit outside the Red Lyon Tavern with their dogs, Harley and Katy, Saturday morning while waiting for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade to begin.
Sherry Warren, left, and Megan Blair inflate helium balloons for the St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Red Lyon Tavern on Saturday. "It's normally my husband's gig," said Blair. "I just kind of horned in on it." The Red Lyon Tavern opened at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, and was filled to capacity by 10:30.
Mike Gettys, Noblesville, Ind., savors the first beer of the day at the Red Lyon Tavern on St. Patrick's Day Saturday morning. Gettys has been making the annual pilgrimage to the Red Lyon Tavern for the Irish-American holiday every year since 1965, when he was stationed at Forbes Air Base in Topeka.
Haden Husman, 8, shares a laugh with Free State Brewing Co. manager Phil Ostronic, Lawrence, during the restaurant's opening hour on Saturday morning.
Bill Sharp, Lawrence, and his family was one of the first in line for brunch at Free State Brewing Co. Saturday morning. Sharp said he and his family have made it a tradition of catching the St. Patrick's Day parade in Lawrence each year.
Reverend Larry Barbary of Paradise, left, holds an extended note as Gary Mosby, Kansas City, Mo., tunes the drone pipes on Barbary's Highland bagpipe. Barbary said he has marched in the Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade every year for nine years; Mosby, for 14. Both men march with Kansas City Pipes and Drums, which has been involved in the Parade for over 20 years.
Laybe Stevens, Topeka, waves to the crowd during Saturday Morning's St. Patrick's Day parade on Massachusetts Street. Stevens was one of about a dozen women to ride with the Wild Women of the Frontier.
Kansas State Senator Marci Francisco walks her bicycle in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday afternoon.
Brianna Trannell, 7, left, and Jayda Moss, 6, blow bubbles before the start of the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Massachusetts Street on Saturday.
John Whipple plays the bagpipes for the Red Dog Days float during the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Massachusetts Street on Saturday.
John Hooker, left, and Carrie Mabee, right, watch and wait for the start of the St. Patrick's Day Parade.