St. Patrick's Day Parade in Photos

A collection of photographs from the San Francisco’s 160th St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Even though the holiday isn’t until Thursday San Francisco started celebrating early.

Tony Lei leads an Army JROTC team down Market St. in the 160th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in San Francisco, Calif., on March 12, 2011. Edward Chow / staff photographer

Analise Gonzalez gets her face painted at the St. Patrick's day celebration on March 12, 2011, in San Francisco Calif. Jasmine Beaghler / staff photographer
The Keenan Irish Dance School performed along McAllister street at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in San Francisco on March 12, 2011. Karen M. Kinney / staff photographer
Finn Deuss toots a festive horn at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12, 2011. Gregory Moreno / staff photographer
People on Market St. dance to the drumming of "Bucketman" before the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12, 2011. Gregory Moreno / staff photographer
Kenny, 3, and his brother Jude, 4, take a break from watching floats at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in San Francisco on March 12, 2011. Karen M. Kinney / staff photographer
Ashley Rapp (left) and Jenny Babcock drink in the beer garden at the St. Patrick's day celebration on March 12, 2011, in San Francisco, Calif. Jasmine Beaghler / staff photographer