St. Patrick’s Day 2023 events to be held on Saturday March 11 on Greenville Avenue

Please be advised the following events, St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville, Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, are scheduled to occur on March 11. Event organizers expect some 90,000 people in attendance.

Road closures related to the many special events and the large volume of pedestrian traffic along Greenville Avenue will impact traffic around Greenville Avenue from Park Lane to Vickery Boulevard between 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. To avoid street closures related to the events, avoid Greenville Avenue and use Skillman Street, McMillan Avenue, and Central Expressway to travel southbound and northbound.

Residents and businesses located between Central Expressway and Greenville Avenue should utilize entrances and exits west of Greenville Avenue.

For the parade, four pedestrian crossing points will be available after 1 p.m. at Southwestern Boulevard, Lovers Lane, Milton Street, and University Boulevard.

St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5K
Details: The 5K race starts at 8 a.m. at E. University Blvd. (south of Energy Square). It will proceed east on E. University Blvd., turn left onto Skillman St., turn left onto Southwestern Boulevard, turn right onto Caruth Haven Ln., and turn left onto Greenville Ave. and finish on Greenville Ave. east of Energy Square. Cleanup will conclude at 11 a.m.

The following road closures begin at 5 a.m. and reopen immediately as runners pass through:
• E. University Blvd. – from N. Central Expwy. to Skillman St.
• Skillman St. – from E. University Blvd. to Southwestern Blvd.
• Southwestern Blvd. – from Skillman St. to Caruth Haven Ln.
• Caruth Haven Ln. – from Southwestern Blvd. to Greenville Ave.
• Greenville Ave. – from Caruth Haven Ln. to east of Energy Square.

For more information visit: , call (817) 504-3564, or email [email protected].

Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Details: The event will require closing Greenville Avenue from Park Lane to Mockingbird Lane from 9 a.m. until the post parade cleanup is complete (estimated time 4 p.m.). The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Greenville Avenue and Blackwell Street. The parade will proceed south on Greenville Avenue to SMU Boulevard, turn right onto SMU Boulevard and disperse.

Southbound Matilda Street will be closed from Milton Street to Sandhurst Lane for employee parking from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Parking is not permitted from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in these locations:
• Parade route
• Central Expressway Service Road from Mockingbird Lane to Park Lane
• Meadows Building
• Campbell Center
• Comerica Bank
• AT & T Concentra Care
• CVS and Office Depot parking lots

For more information visit or contact event organizers at [email protected] or (214) 600-1533.

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

Details: The annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party will take place between the 2800 and 2900 block of Greenville Avenue. North and southbound traffic on Greenville Avenue will be detoured east to Matilda Street. All closures will take place from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The closures will include:
• Goodwin Avenue from Worcola Street to Matilda Street
• Vanderbilt Avenue from Worcola Street to Greenville Avenue
• Greenville Avenue from Vanderbilt Avenue to Vickery Boulevard

The following streets will be designated one-way westbound from Greenville Avenue to McMillan Avenue from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
• Monticello Avenue
• Ridgedale Avenue
• Vanderbilt Avenue
• Goodwin Avenue
• Vickery Boulevard
• Miller Avenue

The following streets will be designated one-way eastbound from Greenville Avenue to Matilda Street from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
• Marquita Avenue
• Vanderbilt Avenue
• Llano Avenue
• Velasco Avenue

Greenville Avenue south of Mockingbird Lane will open to traffic by 7 p.m. For more information visit or contact event organizers at (214) 796-0340 or [email protected].

Additional Red and Orange Line train service will be added March 11 from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., from Plano to Mockingbird, Lovers Lane and Park Lane stations.

From Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Dallas customers can ride the Green Line and transfer to either the Orange or Red Line in downtown Dallas.

Passengers riding the TRE can transfer to the Orange or special event Red Line trains at Victory Station.

Bus routes 3 and 17 will be on detour all day until the parade has ended. Routes 105, 209 and 249 will operate on their regular routes.

For more information go to or call DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111.

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