The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off at 2:00 p.m. in downtown Sioux Falls on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Staging and de-staging for this event will be on Main Ave. from 5th Street to 2nd Street This area will be shut down starting at 10:30 a.m.
100 South Block of Phillips Ave, in front of First National Bank will be closed at 11:00 a.m. for the reading of the Proclamation and Painting of the Shamrock.
The parade route will be shut down at approximately 1:30 p.m. The parade is expected to last approximately 1 ½ hours. The parade will start at 5th Street and Main Avenue. It will go south on Main Ave. to 13th Street, east on 13th Street to Phillips Avenue and north on Phillips Avenue to 5th Street. Motorists entering the downtown area will be detoured around the parade route and encouraged to use 14th Street and North Drive as an alternate route.
The “St. Patty’s Day Mile” road race will preface the parade at 1:55 p.m. Runners will start at 17th Street and Phillips Avenue and run straight north and end at 5th Street and Phillips Avenue. As a result of this event, 14th Street will be shut down for a very short time to allow the participants to cross 14th Street.