Organizers Prepare for Thousands at St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The parade begins Monday morning

Monday, Mar 17, 2014  |  Updated 6:22 AM PDT
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Organizers expect about 5,000 people to attend a St.  Patrick's Day celebration in Pershing Square Monday that will include a  motorcycle, parade, concert and street closures in downtown Los Angeles.

The parade will begin at 10:35 a.m. at Fifth and Hill streets. It will  proceed south to Seventh Street, west to Olive Street and north to Sixth  Street. It will include the motorcycle group the L.A. Police Fire Hogs; the 20-member L.A. Police Emerald Society Bagpipe and Drum Band; and 32 uniformed men  and women from Berlin's police department.

The Irish Man and Woman of the Year will be honored by Councilmen Jose  Huizar and Tom LaBonge at 11:30 a.m. on the Pershing Square Stage.

The Irish rock band the Young Dubliners will perform from noon to 1:15 p.m.

The Los Angeles Kings will mark St. Patrick's Day by handing out green  hats to all fans in attendance for Monday night's game against the Phoenix Coyotes  at Staples Center, which will also include Bailey, the team's mascot, and the  Ice Crew wearing green, green-themed merchandise for sale and Irish music being  played.

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