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Dallas St. Patrick's Parade set for Saturday

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Final preps are underway for this year's Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival, which is sponsored by the Dallas Mavericks.

The festivities on Saturday begin at 11 a.m. The parade will roll down Greenville Avenue, starting at Blackwell Street near the Park Lane Shops to SMU Boulevard.

About 100 floats and attractions are participating and more than 100,000 people are expected to attend the annual event.

The Mavericks will have a large presence with three floats and the new Mavs Corner – a space on the corner of Greenville and Milton Street for vendors, food trucks and stuff for the kids.

"Mavs Corner is going to be a very family oriented place. There will be face painting and games. ManiAACs will be out here with the Mavs Dancers and the street team. Come on out and enjoy yourselves," said Meghan Hodge, a Mavs Dancer.

Police will be keeping an eye out for anyone violating open container and public drinking laws.

Because parking spaces are extremely limited, DART will have trains running every 10 minutes southbound from the Parker Road Station and northbound from the West End Station. The Park, Mockingbird and Lovers Lane stations are all along the parade route.

Greenville Avenue is expected to be closed from 9 a.m. to no later than 4 p.m.  

FOX 4 Meteorologist Evan Andrews said the forecast calls for cloudy skies Saturday morning with a slight chance of rain. The chance for showers and storms increase in the afternoon and evening.

See the latest forecast at www.myfoxdfw.com/weather.

For more information about the event, visit www.dallasstpatricksparade.com or www.dart.org.

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