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DALLAS (CBS11) – Days after St. Patrick’s Day and the celebrations are just starting to begin in Dallas.

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The festivities this year are happening days after the official holiday.

“Apparently, catastrophes are going to happen, the worst of luck,” said Mauricio Navarro, parade organizer. Forget breaking a mirror. No, we’re talking St. Paddy’s is after St. Paddy’s?”

Navarro said some folks might forget the parade and block party are this weekend. He has done his best to remind businesses and nearby residents.

Whether folks attend the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Block Party, they might run into an unrelated traffic problem.

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The Rock n Roll Half Marathon is also happening the same weekend.

“It’s time to get your party on, it’s time to get your running on,” said Navarro.

Greenville Avenue residents like Brian Chase are taking extra precautions this year. He has installed a fence outside his home to keep partiers out. He is expecting large crowds even despite the gloomy and cold weather.

“Hopefully it warms up a little bit. Hopefully it’s not too rainy. But I don’t think that’s going to keep people from coming out,” said Chase.

Organizers caution drivers to not camp out for parking spots. They said they will not hesitate to tow those who are parked in the wrong spots.

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