The Bud Light St. Patrick’s River Parade, Festival and River Dyeing were huge successes. The River Walk experienced huge crowds for this three-day event. The river parade had more sponsored floats than ever, including a total of 15. New events this year included a Shamrock ‘N Roll concert at the Arneson River Theatre, a costume contest led by a bagpiper, additional dyeing of the river on the Museum Reach and an additional river parade of 10 floats to the Pearl from the locks and dam.