LOOK: It was a dreary but cheery day downtown celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Even in the face of cloudy skies and a slight chill, Denver jigged around LoDo in the most jolly of moods.

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Ben Owens strikes a pose. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Ben Owens strikes a pose. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Well. It’s not St. Patrick’s Day ’til Friday, but sometimes you just can’t wait, am I right?

Even in the face of cloudy skies and a slight chill (kind of like Ireland, I imagine), Denver jigged around LoDo in the most jolly of moods. Naturally, we diligently documented:

You might care to listen to these fine Irish tunes as you peruse:

Loren Schuessler, a firefighter with the Colorado Firefighter Calendar, dances on Wynkoop Street. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Loren Schuessler, a firefighter with the Colorado Firefighter Calendar, dances on Wynkoop Street. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Qhaswa Peru performers skip in the parade. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Qhaswa Peru performers skip in the parade. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Irreverant Warriors process belligerently down 17th Street. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Irreverent Warriors process belligerently down 17th Street. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Irreverant Warriors process belligerently down 17th Street. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Irreverent Warriors process belligerently down 17th Street. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Patrons at the Wynkoop Brewery clamour for green beads. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Patrons at the Wynkoop Brewery clamor for green beads. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Celtic Steps Irish dancers. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Celtic Steps Irish dancers. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Celtic Steps Irish dancers. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Celtic Steps Irish dancers. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Ernie Miranda watches dressed in Scottish garb. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Ernie Miranda watches dressed in Scottish garb. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Ruby Hill Rakes jam inside Union Station. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Ruby Hill Rakes jam inside Union Station. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Celtic Steps Irish dancers. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Celtic Steps Irish dancers. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Inside Union Station during the St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Inside Union Station during the St. Patrick's Day celebration. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A giant face provided by the Golden Gate Casino. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A giant face provided by the Golden Gate Casino. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Qhaswa Peru performers skip in the parade. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Qhaswa Peru performers skip in the parade. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Qhaswa Peru performers skip in the parade. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Qhaswa Peru performers skip in the parade. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Qhaswa Peru performers skip in the parade. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Qhaswa Peru performers skip in the parade. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Tons of people lined the streets along the St. Patrick's Day parade route, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Tons of people lined the streets along the St. Patrick's Day parade route. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Rhyia Joyheart leads the Raven Dancers. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Rhyia Joyheart leads the Raven Dancers. St. Patrick's Day celebration. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Jared Cummings on the Duffy Crane and Hauling float. St. Patrick's Day celebration, March 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Jared Cummings on the Duffy Crane and Hauling float. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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