(Cleveland) - It was sunny, but cold for Cleveland's St. Patrick's Day Parade. A stiff wind was blowing off icy Lake Erie, but that didn't stop many parade-goers from arriving early to get their favorite spots along Superior Avenue. However, it wasn't quite as many as last year because of the weather.

Cleveland's Parade is Ohio's oldest and finest comprising approximately 10,000 participants in 125 units.

It stepped off 1:04pm at East 18th and Superior Ave in Downtown Cleveland, and traveled southwest on Superior Ave. to East Roadway.

The parade then headed northwest on East Roadway for one block; and then turned northeast on Rockwell Ave. ending at the intersection of Rockwell Ave. and East 6th St.

Many along the route admitted that it was cold, but said they wouldn't miss the parade for the world. Adults and kids were bundled up, cheering the marchers as they passed. Many planned to attend other events with family or friends once the parade was over.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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