The 27th annual Ancient Order of Hibernians Saint Patrick's Day Parade, is Wednesday, March 17. The big annual Irish event kicks off at 12:00 p.m. on the saint's feast day, in one of St. Louis' oldest Irish neighborhoods in the Clayton/Tamm (Dogtown) area on the city’s south side. Sponsored by the St. Louis City and County Boards of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the parade was created in 1984 to highlight the many contributions of the Irish people to America. St. Louis magazine recently named the 2010 Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade in Dogtown as its top pick for March on things to do in St. Louis. The parade Grand Marshal is James Holloran, local St. Louis attorney and founder of John D. McGurks’ Irish Pub. Holloran was selected by parade organizers in recognition of his support to the St. Louis Irish-American community and his efforts in promoting traditional Irish music and culture. In the interest of public safety, all glass containers will be banned. Police officials will ticket illegally parked vehicles and also will be checking for underage drinking in the Clayton-Tamm area. All business establishments in the neighborhood will close at 8:00 p.m.