St. Patrick's Day Parade hits downtown Houston

Houston Mayor Annise Parker rides in the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 17, 2012 3:49:12 PM PDT
A sea of green filled downtown Houston on Saturday for the city's 53rd annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

The Houston parade is one of the largest in the country. This year, it included more than 100 floats to delight the Irish and Irish at heart.

Spectators wearing green shirts and hats watched as floats decorated with rainbows, shamrocks and the colors of the Irish flag drove by.

This year's grand marhsal was Sean Kearns of Katy.