10 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Texas

Texans don’t just celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They revel in it. They make it their own. They add that little bit of Texas flair that makes any event a Lonestar event, which usually means its bigger and badder than any of its kind. Whether you prefer to celebrate the life of old Saint Pat with a green beer at an Irish pub or take part in a spirited parade, Texas has an event for you. Here are the best places to celebrate in the state.  

Jack and Ginger’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Austin, TX

Established in 2015, Jack and Ginger’s has already made a name for itself throughout Dallas, Austin, and Houston as an authentic and fun Irish pub and eatery. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with them by sampling any of their 82+ beers on tap and by participating in the fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.. Relish the green beer, comfort foods, and two outdoor stages featuring live music.

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Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade, San Antonio, TX

The Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade continues a tradition of celebrating St. Paddy’s Day on the River Walk first started in 1968. Start the celebration at 1 p.m. by dying the River Walk green. Enjoy or take part in live music, Irish dancing and traditional Irish food, plus a tater tot eating contest.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston, TX

The Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston, Texas has an annual, free-admission St. Patrick’s Day Party. According to their website, this year's event will be "an all-day St. Patrick’s Day Party throughout our campus featuring live music, beer games, special stout beers, commemorative glassware, food, and our annual Donegal Beard Growing Competition.” If that wasn’t enough, they’ll have live music from several bands, too. 

Dallas St. Patrick's Day Parade, Dallas, TX

This year, Dallas celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with its annual St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. The parade raises proceeds for scholarship funds and attracts over 125,000 people with over 90 floats. It is the largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the Southwest. 

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House of Blues, Dallas, TX

If you’re in the mood for a more traditional, adult St. Paddy’s celebration, stop in at the restaurant and bar at the House of Blues for Irish food and drinks. Live music starts at 6 p.m. and drink specials, including a lil and a big green beer, go all night. 

Barnett’s, Waco, TX

Barnett’s Public House knows how to party. This year, they’re throwing a two-day event to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, complete with green mimosas, green beer, bagpipes, and Guinness. Don’t forget to wear green.

J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill, Arlington, TX

J. Gilligan’s has been featured on the Travel Channel, Food Network, and more for its world-famous St. Patrick’s Day block parties. Since 1979, they’ve taken it upon themselves to throw the best celebration they can, serving Irish Nachos, drink specials, green beer, and live music. It’s not an event to be missed.

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Fillmore Pub, Plano, TX

The Fillmore Pub in Plano, Texas is hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash this year starting at 10:30 a.m. on March 17. Come see the foot and beer tents, live music, pipes and drums, and food and drink specials. Bring the entire family.

Lucky’s Pub, Houston, TX

Lucky’s Pub offers another great spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Houston. The big attraction, besides the food, drinks, music, and specials? The Leprechaun drop at 6 p.m. (midnight in Ireland), in which they drop a Leprechaun into a pot of Irish Stout. 

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Celebrate in Shamrock, TX

If you’re in Texas and don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Shamrock, it should be some sort of crime against the Leprechauns. Their annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, which has been around for over seven decades, includes a carnival, basketball tournament, dance, fun run, arts and crafts show, drinks, food… just about anything you could want. 

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