LEXINGTON, KY (March 13, 2018) –  Starting tomorrow, residents and visitors are advised to plan ahead and allow for additional travel time as multiple events are taking place near or at Lexington Center and Rupp Arena. Traffic and parking will be highly impacted. 

The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament begins at noon on Wednesday, March 14 and runs through 4 pm on Sunday, March 18 at Rupp Arena.  Out of town visitors are expected to be traveling to and from the arena throughout the week as the tournament progresses.

On Saturday, thousands of people are expected to come downtown to attend the annual St. Patrick’s Day festivities.  Activities start in the morning with the 8 am Shamrock Shuffle.  Registration begins at 6:30 am at Lexington Center and the 3K race runs through downtown Lexington and is followed by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 1 pm.

For more information, contact the Lexington Center, (859) 233-4567 or www.lexingtoncenter.com.