For those North Texans hitting the roads and skies for spring break getaways on Friday, you may not need to read any further.
On the other hand, if you’re staying put, then you might want to be forewarned about St. Patrick’s Day. Yes, it’s still on Friday, March 17. However, those blarney-stone-kissing, party-loving Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival folks are taking over Greenville Avenue this Saturday (aka March 11).
After all, one wouldn’t expect them to celebrate after the official day.
So, get your errands to Greenville Avenue area done by Friday afternoon because beer distributors will be hustling to making deliveries and Greenville Avenue Area Business Association organizers will be having portable barricades and “powder rooms” ready to be installed before the cock crows Saturday morning for the festival that will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
But if you want to see what a sea of green looks like, don’t drive expecting to find a parking spot. They’ll be few if any. Instead take DART to either the Lovers Lane or Park Lane stations.
For the party-hardiest set, the Vanderbilt to Vickery Association’s St. Patrick’s Day Lower Greenville Block Party will carry on in lower Greenville with its adults-only festivities throughout the day with loads of entertainment and plenty of restaurants and bars open for business from Greenville Avenue to Vickery until whenever. The entry fee is $20 in cash at the gate. Strong suggestion: Use a ride share for coming and going home.
Alas, for the original Blue Goose Cantina, it will be a swan song. After nearly four decades of being on the corner of Greenville Avenue and Goodwin Avenue, it’s closing on Sunday, March 19.
* Graphic courtesy of Greenville Avenue Area Business Association