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Tampa cancels St. Patrick's Day Parade and River O'Green Fest to help limit spread of COVID-19

The celebrations were supposed to be held on Saturday.
Credit: Madison Alworth

TAMPA, Fla. — The Mayor's River O'Green Fest has been canceled in Tampa amid efforts to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

The ninth annual event was scheduled to be held on March 14 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Each year, the Hillsborough River gets transformed into a bright shade of green and provides a backdrop for the live entertainment and activities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

The St. Patrick's Day parade has also been canceled by the city. 

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