South Bend intersection renamed for St. Patrick's Day

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Rick Kring, the St. Patrick's Day parade organizer, held a ceremony Friday morning renaming a downtown intersection in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

The intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Niles Avenue has temporarily been renamed St. Patrick's Boulevard.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown South Bend will be held Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m.

The parade route is along Jefferson Boulevard, beginning at S. Frances Street and proceeding west to N. Niles Avenue.

Mayor Buttigieg will walk in the parade with other South Bend city employees.

After the parade, the river will be dyed green at Seitz Park.

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