World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade and Palooza

"Pickle Dude" greets people during the Best Maid St. Paddy's Pickle Parade and Palooza on March 15, 2014, in Mansfield.

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Mansfield's off-the-wall Pickle Parade and Palooza. Runners and walkers can join the Pickle Run (10K, 5K & Kids K) starting at 8 a.m.

The Pickle Palooza gets underway at 10 a.m. with a kids' playground, food court, community stage, marketplace and beer tent (opens at 11 a.m.). The fun continues all day with pickle contests and a pet parade (at noon). Legendary Texas Swing band Asleep at the Wheel headlines the live music line-up with a performance at 6 p.m.

At 1 p.m., the World's Only Pickle Parade steps off with plenty of green pickles, a bevy of Pickle Queens, Elvises and more.

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