The two-year hiatus of St. Patrick’s Day made it more significant and wanted by the people as they flocked Greenville Avenue to enjoy, dance and see Dirk Nowitzki according to a WFAA article from March 12. They say,
“Thousands of people lined the streets for the much-missed event to celebrate Irish heritage. You could see all kinds of green along Greenville Avenue.
Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki served as Grand Marshal for the 41st St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dallas.
Still, after a two-year shutdown parade watchers enjoyed the sights and sounds. Many people in Dallas and the surrounding areas have been waiting for a reason just to put on something green, tailgate with family and friends and simply have fun.
Organizers estimated about 75,000 people attended the parade.”
Some of the partygoers were kind enough to share their experience while attending the parade and they were happy with the event according to an NBC 5 DFW article from March 12 which reports,
“We’re just so excited to be here and celebrate,” Sarah Duran from Midland said. “The last time we were on our way here to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day Parade that we do every year with our family, COVID hit and so they shut the parade down.”
“That’s what we’re waiting on,” Jonessi Jones said smiling. “It’s party time, baby!”
Jones and her son DJ came from Plano to see the parade for their first time, but the day was about more than a parade.
“We’re back to normal,” Jones said. “We get a chance to interact with other people and that’s what we missed.”
While a lot of people have attended the parade, the official date for St. Patrick’s Day is yet to come on March 17, the anniversary of St. Patrick’s death during the fifth century.