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Be in the Greenville Ave. St. Patrick's Parade!

35th Annual Greenville Ave. St. Patrick's Parade & Festival.

This event is hosted by the Greenville Avenue Business Association (GABA), City of Dallas and the Dallas Mavericks.

Sponsors are:

o Anheuser Busch, Ben E. Keith, Monster Energy Drinks.

o Metro PCS, Dart and the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.

o DoubleTree/Hilton Hotel at I75 & Caruth Haven.

Proceeds benefit the DISD Seniors Scholarship Fund, as well as a Christmas Dinner for the less fortunate.

This has grown to be one of the largest St. Patrick's Day Parades in the country, with over 125,000 attendees.

We need a few early birds to help out at 7:00am with the parking lot layout and entry & exit control.  At around 8-8:30am we need more volunteers to help line up the floats in the parking lot, control entry/exit and to reiterate the parade rules to the participants.  At 9-9:30am we need even more volunteers to help coordinate the movement of the parade units onto Greenville Ave. at 10am.  All volunteer are then invited to become Parade Marshals.  This encompasses walking along side the parade units and keep them from lagging each other, orderly and above all SAFE! 

Parade launches at 11am from Blackwell to Yale.  We expect to be finished by 2pm. Parking is limited although there is Parking for Volunteers in the southwest corner of the lot, we suggest car pooling or using Dart.

Volunteers will be provided: coffee, water, Monster Energy drinks, donuts, breakfast burritos; Credentials on Lanyards and a free T-Shirt.  Wear tennis shoes & possibly sun block.  The last float in the parade is the Desperado's Truck which will sweep up the Volunteers and drive them back to Park Lane. 

New this year is the Mavericks Corner (Festival) at the Meadows building parking lot which is 1 block south of Lovers Lane. Some Volunteers may opt to drop out of the Parade at that point and help out there (if needed).

Please fill out a Parade Volunteer Waiver form which is under MORE/FILES at the top of the RAK page or fill one out on site.  

GABA History of the Parade and Float Application:

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  • ChrisDes

    I just posted some more pictures of the Parade including one of the Parade Marshals and Gloria Campos! Hope you all can volunteer again next year. Tell your friends!

    June 5, 2014

  • Lori H.

    So much fun and Gloria Campos was super sweet :)

    March 15, 2014

  • Beatriz

    Great opportunity to help, but wasn't sure who was who.

    March 15, 2014

  • al c.

    Float # & description

    March 15, 2014

  • al c.

    At Wendy's on route will pop as you pass
    Pop photos ;-)

    March 15, 2014

  • Jarvis Y.

    My back and hip are really hurting. Gonna have to back out. :-(

    March 15, 2014

  • ChrisDes

    Beatriz: be not afraid. You'll have a blast. And all you'll have to do, at first, is to point the way for the Floats to line up. Pretty simple.

    March 13, 2014

  • Beatriz

    Hello, This is going to be my first time in this type of events besides I'm new to this meet up, and the friend coming with me canceled. Don't know exactly how I can be helpful but I'll be there!

    March 13, 2014

  • ChrisDes

    If everyone of you are Parade Marshals that's one person for every 5 Floats/Units. I think we need more then that. So if you can each invite someone to come with... tell them you'll buy them breakfast and get them a really cool, one of a kind T-Shirt!

    1 · March 10, 2014

    • Godwin

      Chris do you still need help? Call me if you do![masked]

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • Peggy N.

    I won't be able to make it.

    March 12, 2014

  • ChrisDes

    Trust me, this will be one of the most fun and easy things you've ever volunteered for!

    March 8, 2014

    • Liza Z.

      Yes it sure is! And would like to be cohost Chris but will be out of town on that weekend for a family wedding. Let's do this next time. Thank you.

      March 8, 2014

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