Don't forget to wear green. Whether you're looking for family fun or more adult-oriented fare on St. Patrick's Day 2017, here are some holiday ideas around the Oklahoma City metro area.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade
Update: The 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled due to construction issues.
The 2017 version of the downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 18. The parade will begin at 11 a.m., starting at Reno and Hudson and moving east toward the Bricktown Ballpark. Quite a popular holiday event, the parade typically has thousands of OKC residents lining the streets. There are typically more than 80 parade entries, Shriners, dancers, clowns, animals, antique cars and more.
Bricktown St. Patrick's Day Block Party
The 28th annual St. Patrick's Day block party event is set for Friday, Mar. 17. The festival takes place at Tapwerks in Bricktown, beginning around noon. Enjoy beer, food and games, and listen to the live music. Admission is free.
The schedule for 2017 performers is as follows:
- 3 p.m.: TBA
- 4 p.m.: TBA
- 5 p.m.: TBA
- 6 p.m.: TBA
- 7 p.m.: TBA
- 9 p.m.: TBA
- 10 p.m. TBA
Catholic Charities of OKC's St. Patrick's Ball
The 2017 St. Patrick's Day Grand Marshall Green Tie Gala will take place at 6 p.m. on Feb.
25 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. There will be a dinner; a silent auction featuring art, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more; and, of course, dancing. Proceeds go to benefit Catholic Charities: Sanctuary Women's Development Centers in Oklahoma City and Norman, and Holy Family Home in Midwest City.
For more information, contact (405) 523-3000 or see the official site.
St. Patrick's Day at Myriad Botanical Gardens
Take the family out to the gardens from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 17 for a St. Patrick's Day event. First, there will be performances by Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums. Kids can enjoy crafts and games and music. Admission is $5 per person.
Head Down to Your Local Pub
Let's face it. St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday with a custom of partaking in the drink. Authenticity will be difficult in OKC as there aren't a lot of Irish pubs, but O'Connell's in Norman is a popular St. Patrick's Day spot as are McNellie's, the Bricktown Brewery, TapWerks, Henry Hudson's and Skinny Slim's.