BUFFALO, NY - The festivities are already underway for this St. Patrick's weekend. It began today with the Old Neighborhood Parade down in South Buffalo with a certain distinctive instrument. Yes, the bagpipes and drums were heard as the parade stepped off on South Park and other streets around the Valley and Buffalo's Old First Ward.
Attendance has steadily grown for this parade which is part one of the festive weekend.
Part two comes with Sunday's downtown parade on Delaware Avenue. The parade steps off at 2 p.m. from Niagara Square.
If you use public transportation to get downtown, you'll be able to ride the Metro Rail for free.
In an effort to make this a safe event, police say they'll be looking for underage drinking, and drinking and driving. You can also be cited for having an open container of alcohol and littering.