Bellingham St. Patrick's Day parade returns in full force

Leprechauns and lucky charms are out to play
March 12, 2022 at 4:43 p.m.
Lichen the Leprechaun found his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The golden chocolate coins that filled the pot were shared with parade-goers.
Lichen the Leprechaun found his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The golden chocolate coins that filled the pot were shared with parade-goers. (Victoria Corkum/Cascadia Daily News)

Staff Reporter

After two long years, the Bellingham Saint Patrick’s Day Parade returned on March 12 with a splash of clover green. Starting at Waypoint Park, the parade route covered one mile and ended at Boundary Bay Brewery.

The brewery hosted an after-party following the parade with live music, Irish dancers and traditional Irish menu items like corned beef and cabbage.

Boundary Bay Brewery was bursting with joyful energy as friends, neighbors and strangers gather to celebrate.

photo  Horse drawn cart rides along Railroad Avenue were offered following the parade on March 12. Decked out in green bling, the horses strut along with green painted hooves. (Victoria Corkum/Cascadia Daily News)  


photo  Leprechauns aren’t the only ones who like St. Patrick’s Day. This sparkly unicorn rode along Railroad Avenue to wish parade goers well. (Victoria Corkum/Cascadia Daily News)  

photo  Yogi the dog got his green on for the parade. (Victoria Corkum/Cascadia Daily News)  

photo  The beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery is packed full of leprechauns, colorful characters and party goers ready to celebrate. (Victoria Corkum/Cascadia Daily News)  

photo  Lily Giffen, left, and Eliza Kelliher merrily dance at the Boundary Bay Brewery parade after party. (Victoria Corkum/Cascadia Daily News)  

photo  The Moving Hats perform traditional Irish folk songs at Boundary Bay Brewery. (Victoria Corkum/Cascadia Daily News)  

photo  Sharon Stone, left, and Carol Frazey went all out with a colorful Teletubbies group costume. (Victoria Corkum/Cascadia Daily News)  

photo  Sarah Cleaver and Stephanie Lewis take a selfie together before competing in the Runnin’ O’ the Green! on March 12. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)  

photo  Competitors race to the front of the Runnin' O' the Green!, an 8k and 5k race, starting on Cornwall Avenue, March 12 in Bellingham. Nearly 500 people participated in the fun run. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)  

photo  Wearing tutus, David Brown and his daughter Eloise run in the Runnin’ O’ the Green! on March 12, in Bellingham. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)  

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