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St. Patrick's Day parade 'plan ahead' guide, map

10:55 AM, Mar 17, 2013   |    comments
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Cleveland's 2013 St. Patrick's Day parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 17.

The parade will step off at 2:04 p.m. at E. 18th Street and Superior Avenue.

At approximately 2 p.m., police tell WKYC that the south sidewalk of Superior Avenue will be closed to eastbound pedestrian traffic.

Pedestrians will be directed around the Huntington Bank Building down Euclid Avenue to gain access via East 6th Street to Superior Avenue or they can cross to the northbound side of Superior Avenue.

Pedestrian traffic will be allowed to move westbound on Superior Avenue toward Public Square

About 150 participating units will travel west toward Public Square, then north on East Roadway to Rockwell Avenue and disband near the Cleveland Public Library. View map

The theme is Coming to America: The Story of Irish Immigration.

Are you on Twitter? The Cleveland Department of Public Safety and Division of Police will use hashtag #CLEStPats to provide updates related to the St. Patrick's Day parade and to engage the public in advance to promote a safe and enjoyable experience.

Want to really beat the rush? Stay overnight Saturday in one of Cleveland's hotels. List of Cleveland hotels from Cleveland Plus 

See the 2013 parade honorees

History of the Cleveland St. Patrick's Day parade

The better the weather, the bigger the crowd so consider taking RTA to the parade.

See RTA schedules, routes, information, passes

While you wait for this year's parade, check out a gallery from last year's event in the viewer at the top of the page.

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