For St. Patrick's Day last Monday (March 17), I took the day off to head to Kansas City to celebrate with some friends. I'm not Irish at all, but my girlfriend is 50 percent Irish and she really, really loves St. Patty's Day.

We usually do it pretty big in our old hometown in Michigan, so we were pretty happy when we found out that Kansas City actually has one of the largest celebrations in the United States. KC is on a ton of lists ranking the best St. Patty's Day cities, and the parade is one of the biggest in the entire country. We had a blast at all the pubs in the Westport area, and the parade was pretty impressive, lasting somewhere around two hours long.

I was busy partying so I didn't get pictures of the entire parade, but I got quite a few good shots. See for yourself below!