Every year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on March 17 and presents a fun opportunity to wear green and celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with music, dancing, special food, and drinks. Whether you want to go big for St. Patrick’s Day this March or are simply looking to enjoy some great food and a drink or two, there’s no shortage of fun events planned in and around the Lewisville area.
Our team at Huffines CJDR Lewisville has put together a list of community events worth checking out if you’re looking for something fun to do with friends and family in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Keep reading to learn about what’s in store this year so you can plan your next big outing.
St. Paddy’s Texas Style
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Held at Wayne Ferguson Plaza at 150 W. Church St., St. Paddy’s Texas Style combines St. Patrick’s Day and Texas Independence Day into a single exciting event. Scheduled for March 12 from 1 to 8 p.m., St. Paddy’s Texas Style is packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy. The first performance features one-of-a-kind dancers from the Inishfree School of Irish Dance, followed by music from the Legacy Music Studio Band, Keeper of the Plains, Blaggards, and The Selkie Girls, named after mythological creatures in Irish and Scottish folklore.
Later in the afternoon, you can enjoy original performances by Rosie Flores and the Talismen and the Ryan Glenn Band. You won’t want to miss the final performance of the night, featuring none other than Rathmore, a Celtic rock band that all ages can enjoy. Besides the live entertainment, you can try your hand at ax throwing while you enjoy food and beer. There are also plenty of carnival activities for kids, from face painting to bounce houses. Admission and all event activities are completely free, so you won’t have to worry about busting your budget.
Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Beginning at Blackwell Street and ending at Energy Square in nearby Dallas, the Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is the perfect opportunity to get in a festive mood and partake in St. Patrick’s Day activities. The parade offers something for just about everyone, with over 100,000 attendees all clad in green clothing and over 100 floats to check out, rivaling parades in other large metropolitan areas like Chicago and New York. From bagpipes to larger-than-life floats, this unique parade is one you won’t forget.
Following the parade, you can enjoy delicious meals from some of the city’s best food trucks, listen to music, drink beer from local bars and pubs, and partake in a number of family-friendly activities. The parade is set for March 12 and is a rain or shine event. Try to arrive early for access to the best viewing spots. Parking is limited, but the DART can help you arrive and leave safely, with Park Lane Station and Lovers Lane Station located nearby.
St. Patrick’s Day With Plunk Murray
There’s nothing like spending St. Patrick’s Day at an authentic Irish pub, and The Celt Irish Pub, located at 100 N. Tennessee St. in nearby McKinney, is no exception. On March 17, they’re set to host a St. Patrick’s Day With Plunk Murray event. Plunk Murray is far from the typical Celtic pub band, bringing a unique mix of folk music unlike any other.
If you’re a big fan of diverse music and fun-filled, interactive performances, Plunk Murray has much to offer. Their lineup includes traditional Irish percussion, acoustic guitar, Irish whistle, bass, mandolin, accordion, and more. The whole band starts at 6 p.m., with the trio starting at 2 p.m. In the meantime, you can enjoy the pub’s selection of draft beer, wine, and champagne. Wexford Irish Cream Ale is a St. Patrick’s Day favorite.
St. Patrick’s Day at Legacy Hall
If you’re looking for a more low-key yet still festive event with great food and drinks, look no further St. Patrick’s Day at Legacy Hall. Located at 7800 Windrose Ave. in nearby Plano, Legacy Hall is a large food hall, containing over 20 eateries and bars. Enjoy a cup of special Green Beer, brewed on-site from 3-6 p.m. Later, you can enjoy a free live performance from The Rich Girls from 7-9 p.m.
To get in even more of a festive spirit, you can enjoy an Irish Mule from Legacy Hall’s five bars. The popular Velvet Taco will be serving fish and chips tacos featuring beer-battered Atlantic cod, malted french fries, and curry mayo. The event is set to be held on March 17, and wearing green is strongly encouraged.
Dallas Shamrock Stroll
Be prepared to come dressed in green and wielding plenty of shamrocks at the Dallas Shamrock Stroll, a St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl held on March 12, 17, and 19. Participating bars include Blackfriar Pub, known for an eclectic dinner menu and its wide drink selection, CutiePies Pizza & Bar, a popular spot for specialty pizzas and craft cocktails alike, and Ill Minister Pub, an upscale, English-inspired pub serving craft beer and plenty of seasonal and pop culture-inspired cocktails.
Also taking part is the Kung Fu Saloon, a Texas chain containing video games, karaoke rooms, Asian-influenced dishes, plenty of standard pub fare like chicken tenders, and a great wine collection. Topping off the list of participating bars is Longshots, a large, roomy bar with a wide drink selection, and Playground, which features a number of arcade games and a sizeable outdoor seesaw. Playground serves cocktails and alcoholic punch, in addition to tacos, nachos, and quesadillas with your choice of hot sauces and toppings.
There are certainly a lot of St. Patrick’s Day events in and around Lewisville and the broader Dallas area. What did you think of our suggestions? Did we miss your favorite event? You can let us know by filling out our contact form. We’ll be happy to check out your suggestion and add it to our list. If you’re in the market for a new or used car, truck, SUV, or minivan, we invite you to check out our inventory online or stop in for a visit.