Whether you're looking for family fun or more adult-oriented fare on St. Patrick's Day, there are plenty of holiday events, festivities, and celebrations around the Oklahoma City metro area. In 2020, visitors and locals can check out a parade featuring marching bands and community groups in Historic Stockyards City, a party at Scissortail Park with Irish dancing and green beer, or some local pubs with live Irish music and food. Don't forget to wear green—and before you head out, confirm event details which are subject to change.
Free and appropriate for all ages, the Bricktown 30th Annual St. Patrick's Day block party event is set for Saturday, March 14, 2020. The festival takes place outdoors at the corner of Reno Avenue and Oklahoma Avenue in the heart of the Bricktown Entertainment District in Oklahoma City. Attendees can expect fun from 3 p.m. until midnight. Enjoy a barbecue, green beer, and live music.
Take the family out from noon to 4 p.m. on March 14, 2020, for a Go Green in the Gardens: St. Patrick's Day event. There will be performances by Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums, Hill Irish Dance School, Justin Cooper, Hooplahoma Cyr Wheel, and Ravens Three. Various vendors and food trucks will be available, along with beer. Kids ages four to 10 can enjoy holiday-inspired crafts, face painting, and games. Admission is $5 per person.
Stockyards City Main Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade
On March 14, 2020, visitors can head to Historic Stockyards City west of downtown for a free family-friendly parade from 10 a.m. to noon starting on Exchange Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. The route heads west and then turns south at Agnew Avenue, ending at Southwest 14th Street.
Expect bagpipes, marching bands, community groups, antique cars, tractors, equestrian clubs, a local leprechaun, and more. The gathering—coordinated by Stockyards City Main Street and the O’klahoma Irish Heritage Society in honor of local Western and Irish heritage—will have food trucks and street performers during the day.
From 2–7 p.m. on March 14, 2020, at Scissortail Park, people of all ages can enjoy the free St. Pat's in the Park event. The bash starts with the Oklahoma Fire Pipes & Drums marching to the stage, as well as performances by McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma, Drive, and other Celtic music, along with green beer and additional fun activities.
Head to a Local Pub
A big part of St. Patrick's Day is drinking, and the Oklahoma City area offers some options sure to provide not only beer but entertainment. Visitors can head to Sean Cummings' Irish Restaurant where traditional cuisine of Ireland is served, along with Guinness and other beers and whiskeys. In 2020, the venue will have live Celtic music on March 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Or celebrate the holiday at James E. McNellie's Public House, with a Pre-Pat’s Patio Party on March 14 at 1 p.m. and the 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at 10 a.m. on March 17, 2020.
O'Connell's Irish Pub & Grille in Norman (about a 30-minute drive from Oklahoma City) is also a popular St. Patrick's Day spot.