Spokane's St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place for the 37th consecutive year on Saturday, March 14th. However, this year's parade route will take a slight detour due to construction.
Because of the construction on the Davenport Grand Hotel along Spokane Falls Blvd, the parade will travel directly south on Washington to Main. In year's past, the route continued along Main and would then turn north on Howard.
To make up for the route it will miss due to the detour, the 2015 course will wind its way back to Spokane Falls, then west to Howard, South to main to Wall, and then back to Spokane Falls and finish on Post.
The good new is the change will not shorten the parade route. The parade will kick off on Saturday, March 14 promptly at noon.
Parade organizers said the event that started with a collection of cement mixers, beer trucks, and other entries now features nearly 150 entries from across the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene area and the surrounding region.