MARTY -- Thousands of people packed the streets in Marty on a gorgeous day to enjoy the city's yearly St. Patrick's Day Parade today.

Kids of all ages came out to soak up the sunshine, get some treats, and enjoy the festivities at an event that kicked off the spring.

Dozens of floats threw out candy for the children and "refreshments" to the adults as everyone celebrated their Irish heritage -- regardless if they were actually from the Emerald Isle.

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON