Like everything, Texas celebrates St. Patrick’s Day is a BIG way! From parades, carnivals, pageants, Gaelic music and a Green River, here are some of the best celebrations going on across the state!
1. St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Street Festival, Wichita Falls
Enjoy live music and kid’s activities, 5K run, dancing and festive food!
The home of Best Maid Pickles puts on their green for a festival like no other! A 5K run and costume contest, kid’s activities including petting zoo and bounce houses, pickle eating contest, pickle parade and renown pickle queens!
Each year, the Texas town with the Irish name celebrates with a carnival, Little Miss Dublin Pageant, Shamrock Shuffle 5K, Main Street Parade, Stew Cook-off, kids activities, gun show, dog show, and Shake Your Shamrock Dance! Be sure to visit the Dublin Bottling Works, former home of Dublin Dr. Pepper, and try some of their new, wonderful drinks, or one of their AMAZING sundaes!
Visitors will delight to lots of live music, children’s storytime with the Gaelic League of Austin, who will also present conversational Irish, Rolling Video and Game Center, Human Gyroscope and much more!
The oldest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Texas is held where else but in Shamrock! Carnival rides, parade, car show, cartoons at the theater, live music and plenty of food!
The annual Houston parade is one of the largest in the nation! Grab a chair and lots of green, and find a seat to watch the Irish and Irish at Heart as they celebrate!
7. St. Patrick’s Day River Parade, San Antonio
San Antonio’s Riverwalk brings you the greenest and wettest parade in Texas. Environmentally friendly green dye is released into the San Antonio River along the Riverwalk at 3pm on Sunday, creating a temporary Emerald Green River Shannon. Barges take singers and musician up and down the river. Enjoy live music on Arneson Stage, and a family-friendly festival of food, games, activities and more in La Villita from 12pm-6pm on Saturday and Sunday!
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