Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
The 40th anniversary Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival will celebrate and commemorate four decades of fanfare and revelry. In tribute of festooning Greenville Ave for 40 years, this year’s procession will feature the first Parade president/ founder Tom Stephenson, who will be joined by every parade president that has served: GAABA Founder John Ahern (represented by his daughter Amanda Ahern Terilli), Valerie Barrett, Jorge Levy, and current president Kevin Vela.
The event is the largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the Southwest. Starting at Greenville Avenue and Blackwell Street and ending at SMU Blvd. and Central Expressway, the parade draws upwards of 125,000 people along the two-mile route to see more than 90 floats, 1,700 participants, bands, and more.
The event will also include the Exhibitor Zone at 5111 Greenville Ave. featuring food trucks, exhibitor booths, sponsor exhibits, family friendly activities and VIP Tailgate Area; Brew Fest, with Deep Ellum Brewing Company pouring select products on tap; Comerica Bank Family Zone equipped with bleacher seating and events for the entire family; additional Exhibitor Zone at 5521 Greenville Ave that will highlight the Fellowship zone (Sponsored by Lakewood Fellowship Church) and the first BuzzBallz Party with a private VIP Tailgate area; CW33 (KDAF) Parade Live Broadcast from 11 am-1 pm at the Old Town Shopping Center; and a concert featuring tribute bands playing hits from the last four decades, taking place from 12-7 pm off the Matilda Bridge and Mockingbird.