Road closures scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Oahu

Road closures are scheduled to impact some roadways in Honolulu on St. Patrick’s Day Friday.

The massive Murphy’s Bar & Grill St. Patrick’s Day Block Party begins at 6 p.m. and will last until late evening, blocking off Nuuanu Avenue, Merchant Street and Marin Lane in Downtown Honolulu.

All traffic lanes on Nuuanu Avenue will be closed from King Street to Nimitz Highway.

Merchant Street will also be closed for traffic from Nuuanu Avenue to Bethel Street, and Marin Lane will be blocked off from Smith Street to Nuuanu Avenue.

Lanes will begin closing at 11 a.m. for setup.

About 5,000 people are expected to attend the block party.

There are several places to park for the celebration. They include:

  • Metered street parking is available in the downtown area, and take both coins and credit   cards.
  • Open air parking lot is diagonally across from   the restaurant, on the corner of Nuuanu and Nimitz Hwy. (Entrance on Nuuanu, between Merchant St. and Nimitz)
  • Marin Tower Parking,  corner of Smith Street and Nimitz Hwy. (Entrance located on Smith Street)
  • Harbor Court Parking, corner of Bethel Street and Nimitz Hwy. (Entrance located on Bethel Street)
  • Chinatown Municipal Parking (Various locations around Chinatown/Downtown)
  • Walmart Parking Lot (Entrance located on Bethel Street, between King and Hotel Street)
  • Mark’s Garage (Entrance located on Pauahi Street, between Nuuanu and Bethel)

Meanwhile, hundreds gathered for a festive march down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki.

The St. Patrick’s Day parade started at noon at Fort DeRussy and proceeded to Kapiolani Park.

The parade featured approximately 800 marchers, 50 vehicles, two floats and five bands, including the Royal Hawaiian Band.

Students from St. Patrick School also took part.

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