Saint Patrick’s Day is back after 2 years and this one will be celebrated with Dirk Nowitzki on Greenville Avenue according to a WFAA article from March 11 which reports,
“The annual event was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. But now, organizers are saying “We’re back, bigger and better,” as they get ready for festivities on Saturday, March 12.
The one and only Dirk Nowitzki will be serving as Grand Marshal for very-fitting 41st parade.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the corner of Greenville Avenue and Blackwell Street. The route takes the parade south on Greenville Avenue and is expected to finish around 2 p.m. at SMU Boulevard.
As with any parade, road closures are to be expected in the area. Luckily, the Dallas Police Department has provided information on where to expect the closures.
Police say the closure of Greenville Avenue between Park Lane and Mockingbird Lane will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is expected to end around 4:30 p.m.”
Mauricio Navarro, head coordinator of the St. Patrick’s day, could only express his excitement after 2 years of going on a hiatus according to an NBC 5 DFW article from March 11. They say,
“This is literally like one of the biggest events in Dallas and we’re all being retrained on how to do big events in Dallas,” Navarro said.
He said the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, complete with floats, beads, and booths along Greenville Avenue is the signature event.
“I think we’re just one of those economic pilots that lights this Greenville Avenue area,” Navarro said.
“We were the first big event to be canceled when the pandemic happened,” Navarro said. “We didn’t know if it would be two weeks, two months – turned out to be two years.”
While the organizers and city officials have blocked out certain streets for the parade, Dallas Police will be helping out to accommodate the traffic and they are encouraging people to use the DART lane on the day of the festival since there is limited parking in the area.