What roads to avoid during citywide St. Patrick's Day Parade

Rachel Kurland
March 04, 2019 - 3:31 pm
St. Patrick's Day Parade

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city will be completely green this weekend, but not for the Eagles.

The annual Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place Sunday, beginning at 11:15 a.m.

The parade, hosted by the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Observance Association, will start at 16th Street and JFK Boulevard and will march toward Independence Mall, ending at Penn's Landing. 

Performances will be shown at the main stages at Fifth and Market streets until 3 p.m., rain or shine.

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Like any citywide parade, you can anticipate traffic delays, so avoid the following roads and public transportation routes.

The following streets will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

Market Street between Fifth and Sixth streets

The following streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

JFK Boulevard between 15th and 20th streets
20th Street between Market and Arch streets
19th Street between Market and Arch streets
18th Street between Market and Arch streets
17th Street between Market and Arch streets
16th Street between Market and Arch streets
15th Street between Market and Arch streets

The following streets will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

JFK Boulevard between 15th and Juniper streets
Juniper Street between JFK Boulevard and Market Street
Market Street between Juniper and Front streets
All cross streets on Market Street from 13th to Front streets, between Chestnut and Arch streets
Front Street between Market and Chestnut streets

Avoid parking on the following streets between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.:

The 1400 to 2000 block of JFK Boulevard 

Avoid parking on the following streets between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m.:

Fifth Street between Chestnut and Market streets
Sixth Street between Chestnut and Race streets
Race Street between Fifth and Sixth streets
Market Street from Juniper to Front streets
Front Street between Market and Chestnut streets

Additionally, SEPTA bus routes 2, 4, 5, 16, 17, 21, 23, 42, 45, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 47, 47M, 48, 57, 61, 124 and 125 will be detoured from their normal routes between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.