St. Patrick’s Day parade. Photo by Melissa Macatee.

The St. Patrick’s Day parade on Greenville Avenue has been canceled for the second consecutive year because of coronavirus concerns.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made the announcement on Facebook. Cuban helped save the parade in 2012 when it lacked sponsors. He’s donated $50,000 to the parade every year since.

Cuban said the parade will be back in 2022.

“We will be back, in style, and bigger and better than ever,” he said. “Get your floats ready, get your green beer ready. It is on in 15 months.”

Thousands of people flock to Greenville Avenue every St. Patrick’s Day for a 5K race, followed by the parade and block party. The St. Paddy’s Day Dash is still scheduled to take place March 13 but has moved to Fair Park.

The parade was canceled in 2020, just four days before the event.


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