St. Patrick's Day Parade & Shamrock 5k Run to close roads in Baltimore this Sunday

Traffic advisory for the St. Patrick's Day Parade

The St. Patrick's Day Parade will close several roads in Baltimore this Sunday. The parade begins at 2:00p.m., but will begin forming at the Washington Monument at 12:00p.m. The route will proceed south onto Charles Street and continue east onto Pratt Street and end at Market Place. It is expected to last two hours.

The following streets will be closed during the parade:

  • 11:30 a.m. – Market Place from Pratt to Water Streets
  • 11:30 a.m. – Charles Street from Centre Street to Madison Avenue
  • 11:30 a.m. – Centre Street from Cathedral to St. Paul Streets
  • 12:00 p.m. – Charles Street from Mulberry to Centre Streets
  • 1:00 p.m. – Charles Street from Centre to Conway Streets
  • 1:45 p.m. – Pratt Street from Howard to President Streets

There will be periodic breaks in the march to allow vehicular and pedestrian traffic to cross the parade route.

The following parking restrictions will be in effect along the parade route from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.:

  •     Mt. Vernon Place from Cathedral to St. Paul Streets (both sides)
  • Centre Street from Cathedral to St. Paul Streets (both sides)
  • Charles Street from Conway to Read Streets (both sides)
  • Conway Street from Charles to Light Streets (south side)
  • Market Place from Pratt to Water Streets (both sides)
  • Pratt Street from Gay to President Streets (north side)

Shamrock 5K Run
 Prior to the parade, the Shamrock 5K Run will be held at the intersection of Charles and Franklin Streets beginning at 1:15 p.m. Participants will proceed south on Charles Street, east on Conway Street, south on Light Street and east on Key Highway. Runners will turn around at Jackson Street and proceed west on Key Highway, north on Light Street and then east on Pratt Street. The race will end at Pratt Street and Market Place.
Throughout the race, a designated travel lane will be highlighted for participants along the course route. In preparation for the event, Key Highway will be closed to through traffic at Lawrence Street for the duration of the 5K Run (access for local traffic will be maintained).

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