San Francisco to kick off St. Patrick's Day with parade

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in San Francisco in this undated image. (KGO-TV)

San Francisco's 167th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival will kick off the holiday Saturday at 10 a.m. The festival portion will run until 5 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza.

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The historic parade begins at 2nd and Market streets and will continue to Civic Center for the festival.

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Organizers encourage parade and festivalgoers to use BART to get into the city as streets will be crowded.

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