Produced by Jim Albritton | The Mal's St. Paddy's Parade and Festival is always on the third Saturday in March and rarely falls on St. Patrick's Day. But this year, it does. On March 17, thousands of people with fill the streets of Jackson, Mississippi for the 30th annual celebration of the nation's most irreverent salute to the Irish Saint. Here's a look at last year's parade and related festivities in downtown Jackson, including the BancorpSouth Run, the Trustmark Children's Festival, the Trustmark Children's Parade and the Pet Parade. The parade benefits Batson Children's Hospital.