Thousands of people come out to the annual Montreal St. Patrick's Day parade every year. Graham Hughes/CP
Montreal’s 191st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will inch its way down downtown Montreal’s main drag this Sunday.
The parade will start at the corner of Ste-Catherine and Fort streets at noon on Sunday, March 16, and end at Phillips Square at 4 p.m.
Organized by the United Irish Societies of Montreal as a way to highlight Irish people’s contribution to Montreal’s history, the parade will feature 18 floats, 16 marching bands, 130 groups and 2,500 people.
The City of Montreal will contribute $25,000 to the popular event, and City Hall will be lit up in green until March 17 for the occasion.
On Tuesday, organizers announced a partnership with Éduc'alcool to produce a St. Patrick’s Day survival guide that promotes responsible drinking.
Photos from last year's parade:
With files from CBC News