St. Patrick’s Day is this Friday, March 17. Put on your best green outfit, pick a shamrock, and get out and have some fun. We’ve picked some of the best San Antonio St. Patrick’s Day events for you to enjoy.
Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade and Festival
Where: 418 Villita Street and along the downtown River Walk
When: Friday from 2:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00-9:00 p.m.
What: This is the biggest and most popular St. Patrick’s day event in San Antonio. Start by transforming the River Walk into the River Shannon with plenty of green dye, and then explore the booths and shops sporting St. Patrick’s Day goodies along the river. Come back on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. (come early for a good spot!) to see 14 St. Patrick’s Day floats full of bagpipers, Irish dancers, drummers, Kelly singers, and more. After the parade floats by, enjoy live music and performances, Irish food, and plenty of delicious Irish beer.
Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub
Where: 200 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
When: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
What: This authentic Irish pub is a replica of the original pub in Ireland that has been running for almost 400 years. Enjoy some fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, or a grilled reuben with a pint of Guinness or Irish whiskey. Sing along with friends to the live piano music and have a great time.
Where: 234 River Walk Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
When: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
What: If you want a fun place to go after watching the parade, there’s no better place than Waxy O’Connor’s. Be prepared for a big crowd, lots of talking and sharing, and plenty of tasty food and drinks. At this bar you’ll get a modern Irish feel with fresh dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. Your taste buds will be delighted.
The Irish Pub
Where: 9726 Datapoint Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229
When: 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
What: If you want to get away from the downtown crowds, head over to The Irish Pub for a neighborhood experience. It is tucked away near the medical center, so it has been able to remain a small and friendly spot to get good drinks and food. You also can play pool and relax with some friends after a long day of celebrating.
Harp & Shamrock Music Festival
Where: Arneson River Theater in La Villita
When: Saturday from 12:00-9:00 p.m.
What: If the bar scene isn’t really your thing, take advantage of the live music festival being put on by the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas. You can enjoy watching singers, dancers, bagpipers, and other musicians show off their skills and Irish pride all day long. Believe us, it’s something you don’t want to miss.
St. Patrick’s Day in San Antonio is a fun holiday that the whole family can enjoy. Let us know what your favorite St. Patrick’s Day activity is in the comments!