Several streets will be closed and parking will be restricted in downtown Baltimore for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock 5K Run on Sunday, the Baltimore Department of Transportation announced.
The parade begins at 2 p.m. at Charles and Centre streets in Mount Vernon, then proceeds south on Charles Street, east on Pratt Street downtown and ends at Market Place.
The following streets will be closed during the parade:
Beginning at 11 a.m. – Market Place from Pratt to Water streets; Charles Street from Centre Street to Madison Avenue; Mt. Vernon Place from Cathedral to St. Paul streets; Centre Street from Cathedral to St. Paul streets
Beginning at noon – Charles Street from Saratoga to Centre streets
Beginning at 1 p.m. – Charles Street from Conway to W. Franklin streets
Beginning at 1:45 p.m. – Pratt Street from Howard to President Streets
The following parking restrictions will be in effect from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.: Mt. Vernon Place from Cathedral to St. Paul streets; Centre Street from Cathedral to St. Paul streets; Charles Street from Conway to Read streets; Market Place from Pratt to Water streets; Pratt Street from Gay to President streets (on the north side); Key Highway from Battery Avenue to Covington Street (south side).
The parade begins forming about 11 a.m. near the Washington Monument. It lasts about three hours, with breaks built in to allow vehicles and pedestrians to cross the parade route.
The 5K run will begin at Charles and Mulberry streets at 1:15 p.m., then go south on Charles, east on Conway Street, south on Light Street and east on Key Highway. Runners will turn around at Jackson Street and run west on Key Highway, north on Light Street and then east on Pratt Street to Market Place, where the race ends.