Office of Mayor William Peduto
Downtown Street Closures Announced for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade
Morning closures should be lifted by 1 p.m.

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2017) Several main thoroughfares throughout Downtown Pittsburgh will be closed Saturday morning for the City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. 

Street closures will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, along the parade route, which includes Liberty Avenue, Grant Street, the Boulevard of the Allies and the parade's end at Stanwix Street. 

Streets will be opened up again at approximately 1 p.m. 

The parade will form on Liberty Avenue from 11th to 26th streets.  

Port Authority buses will have access to the busway at 26th Street. More than 50 buses will be detoured during the parade, but service will still be maintained. Two-car light rail trains will be running on the red and blue lines throughout the day from 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Please visit for more detailed detour information. 

During the parade, the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee will once again host a family friendly event in Market Square from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

After the parade the Market Square Merchants Association will hold the "Irish Fair in the Square" event in Market Square, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Participating restaurants and bars can serve alcohol at their sidewalk cafes, and open containers will be allowed in the plaza space of Market Square starting at 2:00 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Market Square will be cleared of patrons by 6:00 p.m.   

Roads leading into Market Square will be closed to through traffic. There will be access to the parking garage at the Hilton Garden Inn via Forbes Avenue. Access to the residential parking garage on McMasters will be granted via Fifth Avenue.  

Pittsburgh Public Safety personnel will be aided by fellow law enforcement personnel from the county and state, to provide a safe and entertaining atmosphere for everyone. Should anyone become unruly or violent during and after the parade they will be subject to arrest. 

Additionally, extra patrols and roving DUI enforcement will be in effect throughout the city. 



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