DALLAS (KDAF) — The 41st Annual Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival on March 12 is fastly approaching and you might be wondering what travel and timing tips you need to know.

Things to know:

  • Parade starts at 11 a.m.
    • However, the public is invited to arrive on Greenville Avenue for festivities beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Due to large crowds expected, visitors should plan to arrive early and leave late.
  • Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the concert continuing until 5 p.m.
  • Parade route will start on Greenville Avenue at Blackwell Street
    • Street closures will start at 10:30 a.m. for north and southbound lanes of Greenville Avenue and will end at SMU Boulevard at Central Expressway.
    • Alternate routes around the parade area will include Loop 12, Mockingbird Lane, and Park Lane with access to Skillman.

Parade-goers are encouraged to rideshare or ride the DART Rail, as parking is extremely limited. Recommended DART Rail stations include Mockingbird Station, Lovers Lane Station, and Park Lane Station.