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Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa turns green for St. Patrick's Day celebration

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Mar 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-17 12:58:07-04

The city goes all in for its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration.

One time a year Tampa city leaders turn caution to the wind and wash the Hillsborough River with a hue of Irish green.

Two small boats traveling in tandem on the Hillsborough River dumps a stream of non-toxic green dye into the water between Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the University of Tampa.

A throng of spectators - some dressed in their favorite St. Patrick's Day gear - looked over the Riverwalk railing in downtown Tampa to take in the sights.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn's River O'Green Festival at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will run all day Saturday