Spring is not officially here yet, and St. Patrick’s day is still a few days away, but the town of Lexington turned green on a springlike day Saturday.
The town along with the Lexington County Blowfish put on the fifth annual Shamrock Parade.
Longtime WIS television personality Joe Pinner served as commentator for the event. Jonathan Rush was the parade's grand marshal. Rep. Joe Wilson rolled down Main Street along with representatives from many local businesses, musicians, dancers (including, of course, Irish dancers), mascots, and even a superhero or two.
Columbia’s St. Pat’s in Five Points has been canceled due to COVID-19 along with many other local events, but in Lexington, the show went on.
“It’s just great to be out and feel like things are getting back to normal again,” said Shannon Purvis as she awaited the parade’s arrival with her family, having arrived early to secure a good spot along Main St.
The parade was followed by a free concert at Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater, featuring local Celtic folk rock band Syr.