ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX)- The city of St. Louis is preparing for two annual St. Patrick’s Day parades in the coming days.

The 45th annual downtown parade begins at noon Saturday at the intersection of 18th and Market streets, concluding at 18th and Broadway.

The Irish Village, presented by Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, will open at 9 a.m. Saturday in Kiener Plaza which is at the intersection of both Market and Broadway streets. The area will have entertainment, food, beverages and merchandise for purchase.

All of the entertainment will be performed by pedestrians in the plaza.

There will also be a St. Patrick’s Day Run that will begin at 9 a.m. According to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade website, it is one of the largest events in the St. Louis area. It is a 5-mile run that has more than 13,000 participants. If you would like to register, you can visit their website .

On Monday, the Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold its St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Dogtown neighborhood south of Forest Park. The grand marshal will be cartoonist and former Dogtown resident Mike Peters, creator of the “Mother Goose and Grimm” comic strip.

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