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Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival


Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Parade Start: Greenville at Blackwell St.
Parade End: Yale Blvd/SMU Blvd at 75 Central Expwy.
Dallas, Texas 75206

FREE admission and viewing.

The Largest St. Patrick's Parade in the Southwest!


The Dallas St. Patrick's Parade & Festival (formerly known as the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Parade) is a Dallas tradition that began in 1979 with a few vehicles and a quick trip down lower Greenville. Now the parade hosts 90+ floats, draws close to 125,000 people, and is said to offer something for everyone's taste, be it bad or good.


You know a parade is going to be different than most when its floats include entries by Hooters, St. Paddy Disco Daddy, Citizens Against Mullet Discrimination, and 214-JAIL-SUX. And the swag is just as befitting. Each year, generally on the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day, the crowd screams for parade 'goodies' while beads drop through the air like rain and volunteers throw candy, coupons, poker chips, toothbrushes, and even green tortillas.


Time & Place


The parade is traditionally held on the Saturday preceding St. Patrick's Day (March 17) at around 11:00 AM. The procession travels southbound on Greenville Avenue between Wellon Street and SMU Blvd. You should absolutely arrive early for a good viewing spot.


Dress


This is a very festive event, and lots of people dress for the occasion. Of course, while most parade goers wear some form and shade of green, you're also likely to see green wigs, green scarves and accessories, clover-topped headbands, crazy hats, leprechaun jackets, etc. More than a few dogs have even been dyed green in the past or bedecked in bead necklaces.


Transportation


Don't plan to drive. Parking is extremely limited, so take DART. There are three stations located nearby (Park Lane Station, Lovers Lane Station, and Mockingbird Station).


Hit the Road


When the parade draws to a close, move to the streets and spend the afternoon enjoying any of the many bars, restaurants, and concert venues along Greenville Avenue. As most local parade veterans know, that's where the party goes on (and on) all afternoon.


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Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

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