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City renames street for St. Patricks Day

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The city of South Bend is getting into the Irish spirit for Saint Patrick's Day. Wednesday, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg temporarily renamed a downtown street for the event.

Jefferson Boulevard has been temporarily renamed St. Patrick’s Boulevard.

Friday there’s a tent party.

Saturday is the annual parade and 5K race.

The city even plans to use a non-toxic dye to turn the East Race green.

Downtown South Bend’s weekend St. Patrick’s events include:

Friday, March 15
Live Irish Music, 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Fiddler’s Hearth Public House
St. Paddy’s Tent Party & Pub Tour, 5:00 – 11:00 PM, Downtown South Bend

Saturday, March 16
Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9:00 AM, 309 S. Taylor Street
Leprechaun Chase on the Race, 9:30 AM, Howard Park
Little Leprechaun Contest, 10:30 AM, Howard Park
15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 11:00 AM, Jefferson Blvd. from Eddy Street to Niles Avenue
Greening of the East Race, following the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Seitz Park
Citywide After-Parade Party, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, St. Patrick’s Parish Center
Live Irish Music, 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Fiddler’s Hearth Public House

Sunday, March 17
Live Irish Music & Dance, 11:00 AM – Close, Fiddler’s Hearth Public House

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