Saturday parade is highlight of St. Patrick's Day in Dallas

St. Patrick's Day Dallas

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Thousands of revelers lined Greenville Avenue in Dallas for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16, 2013.

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Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 7:16 PM

DALLAS — An estimated 100,000 people are expected to line Greenville Avenue in Dallas Saturday for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade and block party.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped keep the tradition going after funding problems forced cancellation of the event a few years ago. Now the Mavericks are taking on a bigger role.

It is the biggest event of the year for area businesses. Greenville Avenue Business Association chairman Kevin Veyla talked about kid-friendly attractions around the Meadows Building at Greenville and Milton Street.

"The Mavs will have a huge presence there; Mavs Man and Champ will be out there; we'll have food trucks out there; UFC... we'll have some UFC fighters out there signing autographs ... just a lot of things for kids to come out and do," he said.

In addition to all the Mavs you'll see, you'll also get a chance to say hello to Gloria Campos, who just retired from Channel 8. She's the grand marshal.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Greenville Avenue and Blackwell Street, just north of Northwest Highway, then travels south to SMU Boulevard.

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