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, green 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.
It doesn’t get more Irish in Houston than McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Pub, which will be hosting its two-day St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The pub will have plenty of entertainment for adults and children, including Irish music, dancing, food and drinks. Plus, throughout the weekend, kids will have a chance to meet Irish Faeries for a tea party, crafts and a few Irish dances! Tickets to the event and tea party should be purchased in advance.
Rain or shine, the Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade rolls through Downtown Houston Saturday afternoon starting at Sesquicentennial Park. This year’s theme is Sharing Irish Memories for 60 years. The two-hour parade has historically been one of the largest in the U.S. so bring your kids, wear your green and celebrate what it is to be Irish.
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. The food vendors include The Burger Joint, Coreanos Houston, Buck’s Barbeque and more. Advance tickets are available for $10.
What’s St. Patty’s Day without a trip to a bonafide Irish pub? On Saturday, Mar. 16 enjoy the 1st Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil with live music starting at noon. There will be three bands throughout the day. On Sunday, Mar. 17, Griff’s will be celebrating all things Irish with their St. Patty’s Day Party. There will be music, green beer with five bands and DJs to entertain revelers. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased ahead of time.
Possibly one of the neatest parks for kids, Levy Park will be hosting a free, family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Festival for all. Complete with a leprechaun scavenger hunt, photo booth and live music from Skyrocket!, Max Flinn and SoulDig, families will have no shortage of entertainment. Plus, beer, wine, concessions and plenty of food trucks will be on hand to keep everyone full and happy.
Join Midtown’s finest partiers and pub crawlers at the St. Paddy’s Day Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl. Bars like The Dogwood, Belle Station, Little Woodrows, Maple Leaf and more are joining forces for a St. Patty’s event like no other. Grab drinks with your friends while you experience different bars and most importantly, wear your green.
Party for a purpose this St. Patrick’s Day weekend with Bringin’ In The Green 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. Tickets are required to attend the event, but all proceeds from tickets and sponsorships support the Hatch Youth Services’ collaborative to end local LGBTQ youth homelessness through rapid rehousing, case management, drop-in center and street outreach. There will be a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
Join Bean’s Café for its You’re In Luck St. Patrick’s Day Celebration featuring Wylde Meade performing live. With Irish song and tunes, the café will be serving up delicious coffee and food for partygoers. This affair is the perfect way to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day in a low-key and fun atmosphere. Bonus, there is no cover charge.
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