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(Scott Sommerdorf | Tribune file photo) At the 2011 Salt Lake Tattoo Convention, Louie Laird gets his tattoo done by James Patterson of Big Deluxe Tattoo. This year's convention runs through Sunday at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
Weekend Express: St. Patrick’s parade, sportsmen’s expo, tattoos
First Published Mar 14 2014 11:19 am • Last Updated Mar 14 2014 01:39 pm

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade » This year’s parade, with the theme "Gift of the Gaels … A Legacy of Legend and Myth," will feature 130 entries. The grand marshal is John Welsh, Hibernian Society founder, the society’s first president and one of the Four Fathers of Salt Lake City’s modern St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will be followed by a Siamsa, a celebration of food and entertainment in the Gateway Grand Hall. Information, www.irishinutah.org.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: The Gateway mall, 400 W. 100 South

Admission: Free

25th annual Leprechaun Lope Fun Run » The annual lope ends at Memory Grove to let runners make the walk to The Gateway mall in time for the parade. Information, www.irishinutah.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=144:leprechaun-lope-fun-run&catid=1&Itemid=19.

When: 8:30 a.m., 10K starts; 8:40 a.m., 5K starts; 8:50 a.m., two-mile fun run starts

Where: State Capitol to Memory Grove

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Registration: $35

St. Paddy Fun » Learn about snakes and go on a St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt for "gold." Dress in green for $1 off general admission. Information, www.hoglezoo.org/event_registration/?ee=141.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave.

Admission: Adults $11.95; seniors (65 and older) $9.95; children ages 3-12 $8.95; children 2 and younger free

International Sportsmen’s Exposition » Fishing, hunting and outdoor products, seminars and demonstrations. Information, www.sportsexpos.com/attend/2014/saltlakecity/.

When: Noon-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St.

Admission: $12 (youths 16 and under free)

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