Rockford's Annual St. Patrick's Day parade is a time for families and friends to come together downtown to share in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day!....and eat a lot of candy thrown during the parade! Take a look at a few moments captured from the 2016 parade held on March 12!
Taylor Thornbush, 8, laughs prior to the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Rockford
Alyssa Wilson untangles a bundle of beads
Taylor Bellars, 8, holds his bag open as the parade passes by
Frankie Zverina, 6, picks up beads during the parade
Elijah Klinger, 9, and his mother react to catching beads and candy
The Boylan Drum Line head down East State Street
The City of Rockford Pipe Band performs as they head down East State Street
Children surround and pet a horse along the parade route
Luke Mcgowan-Arnold performs as he walks in the parade
Leighton Fosberg, 9, watches the parade go by
The McNulty Irish Dancers perform on the parade route
Team Fur Bandit rides their unique bikes down East State Street
Tricia Sweeney throws candy to the crowd
Tyler Yomantas is a photographer that specializes in capturing the moments and beauty of the Rock River Valley, with over 6 years experience in his field. He enjoys bicycling around Rockford and capturing the amazing sights and moments. He is also a student at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.