The Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day parade will start at 11 a.m. and run south down the avenue from the intersection with Blackwell to SMU Boulevard, where it will take a right and end. More than 125,000 people are expected to turn out and see about 90 floats join the fun. Proceeds from the parade benefit the Greenville Avenue Area Business Association Scholarship Fund, which has donated more than $115,000 in scholarship money to Dallas ISD students. This will be the 39th annual parade. This year’s parade grand marshall will be Woodrow grad and “Blazing Saddles” actor Burton Gilliam.
Before the parade, the Dash Down Greenville 5k fires off at Central Market at Lovers and Greenville. Entries are $45, and the course will take you down Greenville and Skillman before the parade.
After the parade, numerous events will keep the party going down lower Greenville, including a 21 and up block party near Blue Goose and The Dubliner for $12, a beer and booths just south of Lovers and live music on three stages at Sundown at Granada. D Magazine has an extensive list of St. Patrick’s Day events all over the metroplex.
The Dallas Arboretum will take part in the Irish fun. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a series of events for kids about what makes a garden green, a green-inspired lab and green beer for the adults. On Saturday, KISS FM DJ Richy Smart will be at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn from 2-4 p.m. Live folk music from Jonathan & Shannon Camacho appears from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Café on the Green.
On Saturday from 2-5 p.m., Cane Rosso in East Dallas and the Weimaraner Rescue of Texas will host Pups on the Patio, which includes adoptable dogs, discounted pizzas, green tomato bloody marys and shepherd’s pie pizza. Cane Rosso will match donations to the dog rescue groups.
Neighbors can celebrate Women’s History Month at C.C. Young with Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall, Veritex Bank Senior Vice President of Community Development and Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Chairman Darlene Ellison and Vanessa Serrano of the City of Farmers Branch and The Texas Leadership Forum. This free event will be at The Point from 3-4 p.m. on Friday. RSVP by calling 214-841-2831.
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