SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of the following events happening around the city that may affect area traffic. There is a planned Student Walkout at 10 a.m. on Wednesday that impact travel near schools around the city. There are St. Patrick’s Day events beginning Friday throughout the weekend including the St. Patrick’s Day Dash at Seattle Center and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14:
#Enough: National School Walkout: Students across the nation will participate in a protest for stricter gun laws and a memorial for victims of school shootings. The walk out begins at 10 a.m. and lasts 17 minutes to honor the students and teachers killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. There are no estimates on the number of participants.
Seattle Symphony Link Up Matinee Concerts at Benaroya Hall. Bus will be staging for two student matinee performances in parking lanes on Seneca, University and Union streets surrounding Benaroya between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. About 3,500 students are expected to attend.
Hamilton Student Performance at the Paramount Theater. Busses will be staging for two student matinee performances in parking lanes on 9th Ave between Pike and Pine streets from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. About 3,000 students are expected to attend.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16 – SUNDAY, MARCH 18:
Green Stripe: Between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., the traditional “Green Stripe” will be painted along 4th Avenue. About 60 people are expected to participate.
Kells Irish Festival: The 35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Kells will close Post Alley between Stewart and Virginia streets from 9 a.m. on March 16 to 2 a.m. on March 18. About 400 people are expected to attend each day.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17:
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Annual parade on 4th Ave between James St and ends at Westlake Park (4th and Pine St). Parade staging will close 4th Ave south of James St, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. About 3,500 people are expected to attend.
F5 St. Patrick’s Day Dash: Annual run starts and finishes at Seattle Center. The route will use Mercer St, 5th Ave N, Cedar St, 4th Ave, Denny Way, and 2nd Ave N. Streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. About 6,000 people are expected to participate.
March 14 – 17: 7th Ave will be closed to through traffic between Pike and Pine streets beginning Wednesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 17.