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St. Patrick's Day parade set to turn Vancouver streets green

03/15/2015 09:00 EDT | Updated 05/15/2015 05:59 EDT
Vancouver's CelticFest will hold its 11th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver this morning.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. PT at the corner of Howe and Davie Streets and heads north along Howe to Georgia Street before ending at Granville Street.

There are two sets of street closures in downtown Vancouver starting at 8 a.m. PT followed by a second set of street closures at 10 a.m. PT

Street closures 8 a.m. PT – 2 p.m. PT

- Howe Street from Davie Street and the Granville Bridge

- All southbound traffic on Granville Street and the Granville Bridge (except buses)

- Davie Street to West 4th Avenue

- Drake Street, one block east and one block west of Howe and Davie Streets

Street closures 10 a.m. PT – 2 p.m. PT

- Howe Street from Davie Street to Georgia Street

- Georgia Street from Hornby Street to Seymour Street

- Granville Street from Georgia Street to Pender Street

More than 200,000 people are expected to line the route. The parade will feature about 2,000 performers and participants including: 

- Award-winning pipe and drum bands

- Celtic musicians

- Scottish and Irish dancers

- Acrobats

- Stilt walkers

- Vintage cars

- The Vancouver police motorcycle drill team and pipe band

- Fire and police dogs

- Mounted horse drill teams

​CelticFest Vancouver will also offer other free entertainment until St. Patrick's Day, which is on Tuesday

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