Coloradans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a big parade in Denver

DENVER -- Denver's huge St. Patrick's Day Parade took place Saturday morning. People started staking out their spots along the parade route way before sunrise.

It's known as the biggest St. Patrick's Day Parade west of the Mississippi River and one of the best events in Denver. Organizers said they expected up to 250,000 to come see the spectacle.

It started on Wynkoop from staging in a Coors Field parking lot at 19th Street. It proceeded on Wynkoop to 17th Street. It turned onto Blake Street and then ended on Blake at 27th.