According to The Independent's report, the parade is one of the biggest events of the year for Boston, and it draws a large crowd due to the city's large Irish community.
Mayor Wu expressed her gratitude for the sunny skies despite the cold temperatures, stating that Boston can handle the weather.
In a report from NBC Boston, the Boston Police Department increased its presence over the weekend due to safety concerns.
Police confiscated numerous items, including fireworks, at the event.
The police were also dispatched to several incidents of violence, including a stabbing that resulted in serious injuries.
WBUR reported that some parade-goers were unhappy with the city's decision to allow the parade to proceed during a pandemic, but the city promised that safety precautions were taken, such as keeping participants and attendees six feet apart.
Despite the safety concerns and criticisms, the parade appeared to proceed smoothly as a beloved St. Patrick's Day tradition for the city of Boston.