I also grew up riding in the parade with my great aunt and uncle when I was little in a horse drawn buggy.
My favorite part was when I got to ride with my Papa who worked at the Shamrock Post Office in the Post office Truck and throw candy to the other kids.
After the parade, there is the Miss Irish Rose competition which was always fun to go to.
A favorite would have to be the big carnival that Shamrock has for St. Patrick's. I don't get to go this year because we will be out of town but it sure is a fun place to be!