Different Ways to Observe St. Paddy’s Day

Different Ways to Observe St. Paddy’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is usually celebrated with green beer and live music. However, there are some other ways to spend the weekend and not everyone celebrates only on March 17.

Denton Celtic Dancers Community Dance Class
Sunday, March 18 at 5pm
Green Space Arts Collective: 529 Malone St, Denton
…and now for something completely different…This is an ongoing Sunday event from 5-7pm $1 per session, FREE for students at Patterson-Appleton Arts Center and Ema Ruth Russell Rehearsal Studio
Come see and participate in a Celtic Dance class. Experienced dancers start at 5 PM, newer dancers start at 6 PM but may watch the other session. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and flat shoes. To learn more, call (940) 321-0012 or visit www.dentoncelticdancers.org.

39th Anniversary Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
Saturday, March 17 at 11am
Step Off: Greenville @ Blackwell St.
Parade End: Yale Blvd/SMU Blvd @ 75 Central Expressway

Everyone loves a parade, especially if it’s the Largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the Southwest. It’s usually followed by the Dallas Observer St. Patrick’s Day Concert but this year the concert happens a week early (see above). For more information go to www.dallasstpatricksparade.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Triathlon
Sunday, March 11 at 7:30am
Keller Natatorium
1000 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller

If you’re a little more ambitious, the St. Patrick’s Sprint Triathlon in Keller is the kick-off to the Dallas-Ft. Worth triathlon season. The race will begin at 7:30am. The course consists of a 300 meter swim in a 50-yard indoor pool. The bike is a two-loop, 12.6-mile ride and a 3.1 mile run. For more information go to dallasathletesracing.com.

St. Paddy’s Texas Style
Saturday, March 17, 2-10pm
Wayne Ferguson Plaza, Lewisville

This is a FREE family-friendly event includes kids’ activities like a 40-foot zip line and other inflatable attractions, live music, plus food and beer.
2 pm – Maguire Academy of Irish Dance
3 pm – Reel Treble – traditional, up-tempo Celtic & bluegrass music
4:30 pm – Rathmore – Celtic Rock (last seen at Rocktober)
6 pm – Two Tons of Steel – Texas Country

North Texas Irish Festival
Friday, March 2 – Sunday March 4
Fair Park
1121 1st Ave, Dallas

This is a family fun weekend event hosted at Fair Park. Enjoy traditional Irish food, music and performances. The festival also has tons of local vendors from all over Texas. Friday Night 6pm to 7pm FREE, after 7pm – $10, Saturday is $20 and Sunday is $15. Tickets are available at
Tom thumb or online at www.ntif.org.

Old Town Brewhouse 5K (formerly known as Cobra Brewing Co)
Saturday, March 17 at 9:30am
146 Whatley Ave., Lewisville

1st Annual Old Town Brew House St. Pat’s 5k run/walk is a great way to work off all
of that beer you’re going to drink (wink!). The two-loop course is 3.1 miles and begins at 9:30am.

Shannon Brewing Company 5k
Saturday, March 10 at 9am
818 N. Main St., Keller

The Fourth Annual Shannon Brewing Festival begins with the St Pat’s 5K Walk/Run. The race will start 9:00am followed by post party fun, music, pancakes, and of course the award winning hand crafted Shannon Brewing beer. It all starts at 9am and who knows when it will end?


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