Find your parking pot of gold for St. Patrick's Day events

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knoxville is hosting a weekend full of St. Patrick's Day festivities, and that means road closures and parking changes.

Festival related no-parking zones go into effect at 1.pm. Friday and continue through 10 p.m. Saturday on Market Street between Union and Clinch avenues and Union Avenue between Walnut and Gay streets. These roads will be closed to traffic Friday 3 - 10 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Here are the events scheduled for this weekend.

Knox Shamrock Fest
Market Square
Friday, March 15, 3 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Cel-O’braghtion
Krutch Park Extension
Friday, March 15, 6 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 16: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Lucky Kidney Run
Market Square
Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.

Rolling road closures will be in effect during the race.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m.

Street parking along the parade route closes at 10:45 a.m. The parade steps off at 12:55 p.m. from Howard Baker Jr. Blvd, across from the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.

Eastbound lanes of Howard Baker Jr. Blvd between Hall of Fame and Hill Avenue will be closed from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The following blocks along the parade route will be closed from 12:45 - 2 p.m.: E. Church Avenue to Gay Street; Gay Street between Cumberland and Depot avenues; Gay Street to Jackson Avenue between Gay and Patton streets.

Barley’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K
Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m.
200 E. Jackson Ave.

Rolling road closures will be in effect during the race.

Parking in City-owned garages is free after 6 p.m. weeknights and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Construction on State Street Garage continues to limit available parking spaces there, however, spaces are available in the nearby Dwight Kessel, City County Building, Main Street and Locust Street garages.