Whether you are Irish all year long, or just one day a year, no one will care at the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on Greenville, which will erupt in a sea of green on Saturday, March 12th! As drinking parties go, this is famous, and a great time to be had by anyone who enjoys their green beer!
The Parade will start at 11am at Blackwell Ave and Greenville Ave. and end at SMU Blvd and Central Expressway. If you don’t know, Upper Greenville refers to anything North of Mockingbird, and Lower Greenville is anything South. You’ll hear these 2 terms a lot!
The majority of bars are located on Lower Greenville, and after the parade, there will be people staying all day to bar hop!
The M Streets are comprised of the neighborhood of beautiful, older homes in Lower Greenville, from Mockingbird to Henderson. There will be a ton of house parties in this neighborhood following the parade, so make some new friends while you’re there and if you’re lucky you’ll be invited to one!
There will be festival activities from 9am – 5pm.
Wear green! Of course, there’s always someone who enjoys being pinched…
Wear LOTS of green. Break out the green sunglasses, beads and boots!
Do remember no open containers are allowed, and police will be waiting for you to get behind the wheel, so take a DD or ride DART!
Don’t block driveways.
This is a big parade, with a lot of people (over 100,000) in a tight space. There are over 100 floats and participants in the parade, also. And a lot of drunk people. I’ve taken my kids before, and I will again, but it’s not the most family-friendly way to spend St. Patrick’s Day. You won’t find a lot of activities targeted at kids, either. The Block Party is 21 and up.
If your kids want something to do, enter the Dash Down Greenville 5k on Saturday morning!
More Things To Do in Dallas
One of the most popular things to do in Dallas is a visit to Dealy Plaza, where President Kennedy was assassinated!
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens celebrates Dallas Blooms, with amazing burst of colors in the gardens!
See a 360 degree view of Dallas from the Reunion Tower‘s iconic green ball!
Check out one of Dallas’ amazing Irish restaurants! Trinity Hall Irish Pub and Restaurant at Mockingbird Station is the closest to the parade route, The Crafty Irishman Public House in Downtown has a delicious brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings, so start your day there before the parade! Malarkey’s Tavern in North Dallas has great Irish Stew!
Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade
Parade Starts at Blackwell and Greenville Ave., Dallas
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