Shamrock Parade 1

Shamrock Parade from previous year - Cola Daily file photo

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green notified the public of the the road closures that will take place in downtown Lexington Saturday for the town's annual Shamrock Parade. 

The road closures and detours will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the closure of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street, along with Haygood Street and part of Meetze Street, to allow those in the parade to stage and prepare their floats. Participants are asked to arrive early.

The parade will travel the route of Haywood Street to West Main Street, to North Lake Drive, to West Butler Street. The best viewing of the parade will be along West Main Street through downtown Lexington, according to LPD.

West Main Street from Columbia Avenue to North Lake Drive will close at 1:45 p.m. to prepare for the 2 p.m. start of the parade. All traffic will be detoured around the parade route until the event is complete. There will be detour signage to assist motorists.

West Main Street is expected to be reopened by around 4:30 p.m. 

West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to South Church Street will remain closed until all parade floats and participants are clear from the roadway. 

Police advise attendees arrive early to find a parking spot and seating along the parade route, since the event is expected to have high attendance. Parking in public lots near the event will be available, and those who park in private business lots will be at risk of getting towed from the property at the owner's expense. 

Additional details will be announced on the Lexington Police Department's Facebook page.

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