By Kena Sosa
St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas/Fort Worth is full of spirit and green with fun! Walk, run or dash your way to any of these big, booming events to celebrate mid-March in your favorite green way.
Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Greenville at Blackwell Street
Dallas, TX 75231
Date: March 17, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Widely talked about at the biggest regional St. Patrick’s Day parade around, if you want excitement and to be consumed in celebratory shouts, this is the parade and event for you. It shouldn’t be omitted that this event also helps give back to the community, specifically, the GAABA Scholarship Fund which benefits students of the Dallas ISD. Attendees can expect over 100,000 people to come out so be ready. The parade covers about two miles and has almost 100 floats to entertain and enchant. Come celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day parade with good friends and great fun.
6651 Fossil Bluff Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Date: March 17, 2018
Dublin Square is so infatuated with St. Patrick’s Day, it is the only occasion that is celebrated twice a year, once on the actual day and then halfway there again. A visit to Dublin Square in Fort Worth will be sure to feature green beer, yummy Irish Guinness, beads, games and live tunes to dance, to drink and to fill your heart with cheer. Bring your crew to Dublin Square for St. Patrick’s Day and trust that the luck of the Irish will be yours this March.
St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 2018
5750 E. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
Date: March 17, 2018 at 8 a.m.
For those determined to work off the traditional St. Paddy’s Day suds and eats, sign up for the St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 2018. In its 24th year of action, participants will run or walk down Greenville to warm up the path for the following parade. They can fuel up on drinks, snacks and even live music to warm the muscles and the soul. The dash supports the North Texas Food Bank so bring a friend and register to do some good and celebrate together.
McKinney St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Shamrock Run
721 Anderson St.
McKinney, TX 75069
Date: March 17, 2018 at 10 a.m.
For those with the running spirit that would rather avoid the hassle of downtown on a huge party day, sign up for the McKinney St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Shamrock Run held at TUPPS Brewery at the beautiful McKinney Cotton Mill. The Shamrock Run will kick off the event so bring out your cheers for the participants and then stick around for the party to begin. Bursting with big Irish music, games, food trucks, green beer and even a green beer dunk tank, there just might actually be too much to do. Don’t forget to get your shopping on at any of the talented vendor booths for a fun souvenir that supports our local artisans and businesses alike.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Shannon Brewing Company
Shannon Brewing Company
818 North Main St.
Keller, TX 76248(817) 337-9892
Date: March 17, 2018 at 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Start St. Patrick’s Day off with a unique start by sampling the seasonal and coveted Shannon Brewing Company beers that can’t be sipped anywhere else. Once in the festive mood, attendees can take part in Irish trivia, stuff their faces with barbecue, and dance to live, fantastic music. The bagpipes will lead the way. Don’t forget to don some earthy hues to join the sea of green happiness that is sure to follow for hours upon hours of party.