St. Patrick's Day Events and Celebrations in DFW

Parades, Festivals, Fun Runs, Irish Bars and More Fun

Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations, Ireland
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St. Patrick's Day is March 17 and DFW knows how to celebrate. Festivals, food, music, runs and more. Plan now because the big Dallas St. Patty's Day Parade is on Saturday, March 19th for 2015.

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Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

What the heck? I'm hearing that the 2016 St. Patty's Day celebration happens AFTER St. Patty's Day. That's just weird. Dallas does weird things sometimes. Oh well.

It's a Dallas tradition and the 39th anniversary! Well, it was a tradition since 1979. But it's being updated, rebranded, and probably will be bigger and better than ever. This year the parade takes place on St. Patrick's Day -- Saturday, March 19, 2016. It's fun for the entire family but it turns into an all-day/night party for adults. 

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Winery, Chocolate, Cheese, Pizza and Jazz Tour

St. Patrick's Day Winery, Chocolate, Cheese, Pizza and Jazz Tour is set for Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 5:30-10:00 p.m. and presented by Dallas by Chocolate. 

This is the perfect way to make someone's Irish eyes smile....or a great getaway for you and your girl or guy friends! The wine will start flowing at Two Corks and a Bottle, along with pizza and a cheeseboard. Then ease onto a private luxury bus for more merry-making as you tour several chocolate spots including Kate Weiser Chocolate and Dude, Sweet Chocolate. Next you'll end up at a venue for great jazz.

Price includes bus transportation, food and drink at the winery, beverages on the bus (you can also bring your own), desserts at chocolate venues and tour guide who is one of Dallas' top food experts. Tickets available at www.dallasbychocolate.com

Cost: $59 per person.    

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J. Gilligan's 36th Annual St. Patty's Day Block Party

J. Gilligan's is celebrating St. Patty's Day on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Music inside and outside under the tents. Live Music All Day with a variety of bands. Get your Italian Nachos here. Live music kicks off at 5 pm.

J. Gilligan's Bar & Grill is located at 400 E. Abram in Arlington.

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North Texas Irish Festival

NTIF is recognized around the world as one of the premier locations for true Irish and Celtic performers. Over the past 30 years it has hosted some of the greatest of all Celtic musicians.

The event is March 4-6, 2016 from 6 pm to 11 pm. Saturday, March 7th from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm. Sunday, March 8th from 11:30am 7:30pm.

Location: Fair Park, Dallas, TX

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DFW Irish Bars

A list of great places to raise a glass in a boisterously fun atmosphere filled with hearty laughter and toasts from the Emerald Isle. Check out some of the great Irish Bars in DFW.

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Party with the Emerald City Band

Your favorite band kicks it off at Sambuca 360 in Plano at 9:30 pm on Thursday, March 17, 2016. 7200 Bishop Rd #270, Plano, TX 75024

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Fort Worth: Cowtown Goes Green

Fort Worth Stockyards
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On March 19, 2016 Stockyards Station will host Cowtown Goes Green, the city’s largest and most family friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

The event in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District will feature free activities for kids including armadillo races, a petting zoo, face painting, games and contests with 92.1 Hank FM, live music, gunfights, and our own special Western/Irish themed Cowtown Goes Green parade follows the 4pm cattle drive and is a green culmination of local businesses, horseback riding clubs, radio stations and more traveling down Exchange Avenue.

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The Quarter Bar

Cocktails at the Quarter Bar
Courtesy of The Quarter Bar

If you're afraid the Irish Bars may be too crowded on St. Patty's Day, check out The Quarter Bar. It's in Uptown and it's a fabulous place to party any day of the year.

Thursday, March 17 to Saturday, March 19

Drink Specials:

  • Irish Car Bombs  2 for $10
  • Irish Beer (Guinness, Harp) $3.00
  • Irish Whiskey Shots (Jameson, Paddy's Whiskeys) $4.00

The Quarter Bar is located at 3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204, 214-754-0106

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