St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, a day when those who are Irish celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and those who aren’t technically Irish express their appreciation for all things Irish. Green is worn, beer is had (for those 21+, of course) and sometimes you get pinched. Surely with so many celebrations in Houston, we’ve got the Luck of the Irish in our city. 

Family-Friendly Festivities

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Pub

Saturday, March 17 starting at 11 a.m. 
It doesn’t get more Irish in Houston than McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Pub, hosting its 29th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The pub will have plenty of entertainment for adults and children, including Irish music, dancing and food. Plus, at 11 a.m. and kids will have a chance to meet Irish Faeries for a tea party, crafts and a few Irish dances! For more information on purchasing tickets, click here

59th Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 17 at noon
Rain or shine, the Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade rolls Downtown from the Clock Tower at MinuteMaid Park on Texas St. and moves westward. This year’s theme is Houston Strong. Irish Proud. Bring your kids, wear your green and enjoy the parade. Adults can always wander on over to Lucky’s Pub for the awards ceremony and after party. For information on the parade click here

Children’s Museum of Houston

Saturday, March 17 at 3 p.m. 
Don’t miss the chance to see the McTeggart Irish Dancers at the Children’s Museum of Houston for a lively Irish music and dancing demonstration. Bring your kids to the Kids’ Hall Alcove for dance lessons in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. 

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Grown-up Celebrations

The Gorgeous Gael Irish Bar

Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m. – Sunday, March 18
Kicking off festivities early, The Georgeous Gael will start the party a week early with their annual St. Practice Day party with Guinness and Jameson specials, along with green beer. The party continues throughout the week with activities like Irish Trivia Night on Monday and Irish Style BBQ on Tuesday. Then, Friday night through Sunday promise more BBQ, live music, food trucks and even an Irish breakfast. For the full schedule of activities, click here.  

Midtown’s 8th Annual Biggest St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 18
The annual three-day event offers 45,000 sq. ft. of party space that includes, live music, djs, green beer and lots of food. The event is hosted by the Irish Cowboy, 3rd Floor and Pub Fiction and celebrating starts Friday evening. Don’t miss what has become one of Midtown’s biggest parties of the year. Tickets can be purchased here

Lucky’s Pub 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Sat., March 17 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. 
Downtown Houston will start the St. Patty’s celebrations at 8 a.m. with 94.5 The Buzz and Lucky’s Pub, hosting this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival. From leprechauns and bagpipers, to three stages of live music and green beer, this year’s festival will be one of the largest celebrations in town. An additional celebration will be held at Lucky’s Katy location starting at 10 a.m. 

Pimlico Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Pimlico Irish Pub will be hosting its St. Patrick’s Day Festival with two performances by Soul Shine, award-winning BBQ by Don’t Have a Clue, green beer and tons of giveaways. What’s better than celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a bar known for its perfectly poured pints of Guinness?

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. 
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with everyone at Saint Arnold Brewing Company. The celebration includes tons of live music, food and beer, with special stout beers being released throughout the day. In addition, Saint Arnold will be hosting the World Elevated Beer Pouring Championship and the Donegal Beer Growing Competition. Admission is free. 

3rd Annual The Green Mile St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m.
Clutch Bar, Lincoln Bar and MythNights are hosting St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Washington Ave. Participants will receive a Dash Card with obstacles to complete, once the obstacle is complete, a bartender will mark it off and at the end of the night, there will be a raffle for competitors. Plus, local leprechauns, bagpipes, promo models, beads and more will be on hand for the celebration. 

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Saturday, March 17 from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
For the first time, St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawls will be offered both Downtown and in Midtown. The pub crawl has nine participating bars Downtown and seven in Midtown. Pub crawl venues will be offering $3 green beer, $3 drinks and $3 shots. Crawlers start at the check-in point and are free to move bars at their own pace. 

Howl At The Moon St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza

Saturday, March 17 at 4 p.m. 
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Howl at the Moon. The party starts in the afternoon with $3 green Bud Light, $5 Jameson car bombs, $10 32 oz. Green Tea Mini Buckets. Entertainment starts at 5 p.m., with an appetizer buffet from 6 to 8 p.m.