St Patrick's Weekend is Here! Where do we go, where do we park, what roads are blocked, how do we do it? Never fear, Amelia is here.
The free event has grown into one of Fort Lauderdale’s largest and most anticipated festivals, attracting thousands of spectators for a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things Irish.
Street barricades are up along East Las Olas Boulevard for the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and related events taking place on Saturday.
They won’t come down until midnight Saturday, officials said.
Saturday road closures affecting local residential and business traffic include:
- E. Las Olas Boulevard from Andrews Avenue to Southeast 16th Avenue and narrowed lanes from Southeast 16thAveueto the west side of the drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway from 7-9 a.m. Saturday for the Shamrock Run.
- E. Las Olas Boulevard between Southeast First and Southeast Eighth Avenues will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
- Andrews Avenue from Las Olas Boulevard to Southwest Second Street.; W. Las Olas Boulevard from Andrews Avenue to Southwest First Avenue; Southwest First Avenue from Las Olas Boulevard to Southwest Second Street; and Southwest Second Street from Andrews Avenue to Southwest Second Avenue will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Motorists should expect traffic congestion and delays through intersections along and around the E. Las Olas Boulevard parade route.
Residents who live inside a closed area will still be allowed access to their homes but may need to follow marked detours.
Image - Fort Lauderdale St Patrick's Parade and Festival.