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Downtown Tampa St. Patrick's Day Traffic Advisory: Navigating the Shamrock Shuffle

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River O'Green Fest

Road closures begin at 1pm on 3/16, and will remain closed until after the parade.

It's going to be shamrockin' busy in downtown Tampa this weekend due to the St. Patrick's Day parade, spring break and a number of other events. 

The City of Tampa is encouraging visitors in and around downtown to be prepared for detours, potentially congested roads, and parking spots to fill up quickly. 

The events include the always popular Tampa's Downtown River O' Green festivities and Rough Riders St. Patrick's Parade, which is moving from Ybor City to downtown Tampa for the first time.  Combined with nearby shows and other events, tens of thousands of visitors are expected to fill the downtown area between March 13-17.  Lucky for you we have all the information you'll need, so Keep calm and Leprechaun.

This weekend's events include, but are not limited to:
March 13 – 16    Tampa Convention Center  - FL State Thespians
March 14 – 17     Armature Works - Pied Piper's XOXO Carnival 
March 15 – 17     Tampa Convention Center - Molten Florida Pre-Qualifier (volleyball tournament)
March 16              Amalie Arena - Tom Segura (8 pm)
March 16              Curtis Hixon Park - Tampa's Downtown River O' Green (11 am - 6 pm)
March 16              Downtown Tampa - Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Parade (5 pm) 
March 17              St. Patrick's Day (increased foot traffic expected downtown) 

The City is encouraging visitors to plan to arrive early for their event and consider using alternative means of transportation to get there.  Examples include parking in Ybor City and taking the Free TECO Streetcar, using the DASH service (operated by the Tampa Downtown Partnership) or any of the available eBike/eScooter rental services.

Please use additional caution while driving through and near downtown, as large numbers of pedestrians are expected.  The Tampa Police Department will be on high alert for anyone driving under the influence.  

Parade Route Map