March 8, 2019

Office of Special Events

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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 Concert, St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, are scheduled for Saturday, March 16. Event organizers expect about 90,000 people in attendance.

Road closures related to these special events will impact traffic around Greenville Avenue from Park Lane to Vickery Boulevard between 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Detours available for southbound and northbound travel at Greenville Avenue, Skillman Street, McMillan Avenue and Central Expressway.

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 5200 Greenville Ave. (south of Lovers Lane). It will proceed north on Greenville Avenue, turn right onto Caruth Haven Lane, turn left onto Southwestern Boulevard, turn right onto Skillman Street, turn right onto East University Boulevard, and turn right onto Greenville Avenue on the northbound curb lane and return to the start/finish line. Cleanup will conclude at 10:30 a.m.

The following road closures begin at 7:30 a.m. and open immediately as runners pass through:

  • Greenville Avenue – Two northbound lanes closed from University Boulevard to Caruth Haven Lane (closes at 6:30 a.m.)
  • Caruth Haven Lane – All eastbound lanes closed from Greenville Avenue to Southwestern Boulevard
  • Southwestern Boulevard – All eastbound lanes closed from Caruth Haven Lane to Skillman Street
  • Skillman Street – Two southbound lanes closed from Southwestern Boulevard to East University Boulevard
  • East University Boulevard – All lanes closed from Skillman Street to Greenville Avenue
  • Starting at 8 a.m. all eastbound lanes of East University Boulevard, Lovers Lane, and Caruth Haven Lane are closed from Central Expressway to Greenville Avenue
  • Residents north of University Drive and east of Greenville Avenue should travel north to Lovers Lane or Southwestern Boulevard to the controlled intersections. Residents south of University and east of Greenville Avenue should travel south to Sandhurst Lane and exit to Skillman Street.

For more information visit, call 972-835-6670, or email

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 noon.

Parking is not permitted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in these locations:

  • Parade route
  • Central Expressway Service Road from Mockingbird Lane to Park Lane
  • Meadows Building
  • CVS and Office Depot parking lots

For more information visit or contact event organizers at or 214-600-1533.

Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Concert

Details: Starting at 9 a.m. the parade street closures will be in full effect for Greenville Avenue from Park Lane to Mockingbird Lane. Additional street closures include the closure of the far northmost end of Matilda Street to Ravendale Lane (resident access will be granted with previously distributed credentials) and Ravendale Lane from Matilda Bridge to Matilda Street. During the concert, the Matilda Bridge and the Greenville Bridge will remain open for vehicular traffic. Greenville Avenue North of Mockingbird will open to traffic at approximately 4 p.m. post-parade cleanup. The concert ends at 7 p.m.

For more information visit or contact event organizers at 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 Ave. Northbound and southbound traffic on Greenville Avenue will be detoured east to Matilda Street. All closures will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 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 8 a.m. to 8 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 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Marquita Avenue
  • Vanderbilt Avenue
  • Llano Avenue
  • Velasco Avenue

Greenville Avenue south of Mockingbird Lane will open to traffic by 8 p.m. For more information visit or contact event organizers at 214-796-0340 or


Additional Red and Orange Line train service will be added March 16 from 6 a.m. to 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. Passengers who normally use Routes 502 and 583 at Lovers Lane Station will be unable to do so for much of the day Saturday. Both routes will be detoured from Lovers Lane to serve Mockingbird Station until approximately 6 p.m. or when Greenville is re-opened to traffic. Route 502 will continue to serve Park Lane Station. Red and Orange Line trains to Lovers Lane will not be interrupted during the parade. For more information go to or call DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111.