After the last few days of wet, thunderous weather, Mother Nature is showing her Irish genes with sunshine predicted for the 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday along Greenville Avenue. Having the best seat on the route will be Grand Marshal/outgoing Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
Unfortunately, the temperatures are not going to be exactly conducive for wearing tank tops and shorts for the expected 125,000+ hearty partiers. The day’s high is predicted to be in the upper 50s.
If you’ve got your greenest outfit all picked out, think about transportation. Instead of getting all frustrated in trying to find a parking space and worrying about imbibing too much, hop on the DART line and take the Lovers Lane stop.
And if you find yourself following the parade down to the Lower Greenville partying, you can always Uber or Lyft your way home.
For folks not-so-parade inclined, here are a couple of tips:
- If you have errands to run around the Greenville area, get them done before late Friday afternoon. Otherwise, you’ll be competing with the installation of barriers and delivery of adult libations by beer trucks to neighborhood establishments.
- Trying to cross Greenville Avenue Saturday mid-morning and early afternoon is going to be near impossible from Blackwell to SMU Boulevard. So, consider using Park Lane, Northwest Highway or Mockingbird Lane until 2 p.m.
Parade Proceeds Benefit the GAABA Scholarship Fund. More than $115,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to Dallas ISD students.