This may be Pip's first parade, but Beverly says that his family has been here before. "Not every year, it has to be kind of nice weather and today is just gorgeous," she says.
Kylie Gabler came from Baltimore and Sophia Giasanti came from Delaware to experience their first parade.
Sophia says, "I just wanted to come and see the parade. I wanted to see what it was all about."
These girls had never met before, until Kylie's dog Sammy brought them together.
Kylie explains, "Sammy likes people, he likes dogs. He's super friendly and super energetic, so he needed some energy out."
Mayor Rick Meehan tells WRDE that there are over 100,000 people here in Ocean City for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. There are even more watching WRDE's 4th ever live broadcast of the event and Irish Eye in the sky.
On the ground, kids on shoulders have an eye level view.
7-year-old Aleah Catron explains what she sees, "Firetrucks, people throwing out candy."
There are many in the crowd who celebrate their Irish heritage at this event, like Kelly Hepner. "I have family over in Ireland, so this is always a good time to come," she says.
"I'm a quarter Irish, yes. They are part Irish," adds Nathan Cook.
To top it all off the Delmarva Irish-American club is a nonprofit organization. Over the past 30 years this event has raised over $500,000 for local charities.