The 29th annual Worcester County St. Patrick's Day Parade is taking place this Sunday, March 13, 2011. The parade begins at noon at Mill Street and ends at Highland Street.
Tim Murray, the Lt. Governor of Massachusetts. He served as a member of the Worcester City Council and was also the Mayor of Worcester.
For a profile of Lt. Governor Murray's Irish heritage, click here
This year's Grand Marshal is Charles F. Monaghan, Jr., president of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Also participating in the parade are dozens of marching bands, Irish organizations, local businesses and Irish step-dancing schools like the McInerney School, pictured above.
For a list of parades throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire in March 2011, click here.
For year round information on Irish culture, history and heritage in Massachusetts and the New England states, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.
For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com