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2013 St. Patrick’s Day Dallas Festival and Events

14 Mar

If the Who’s of Whoville bring out all their gifts at Christmastime what do the Green colored people of North Texas do on Greenville Ave when St. Patty’s Day Weekend arrives? They dash for 3.5 miles covered in four leaf clovers and then party their way through the rest of the day in hopes of good luck for the rest of spring. You MAY find some of these greedy green southerners with “the luck of the Irish” jammed in their back pocket or floating around their cups up on a Greenville restaurant rooftop at 8pm Saturday, but nonetheless they’ll be out and so will the sun. There’s a lovely forecast ahead to welcome all of St. Patrick’s pumped up patrons no matter how they plan on celebrating this “pot of gold” known as Dallas. We’ve got a few ideas of where they’ll be or where you will be between Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th.


Dash Down Greenville 5K (March 16)

Get your St. Patty’s Day started at 8 o’clock AM in the Dash Down Greenville 5K. This race will benefit the North Texas Food Bank so get your green gear on and walk or run down Greenville Ave shortly before the MAJOR (and we do mean major) parade. You might even help raise more than $61,500 (which was the amount from last year). Live band, cash prizes, food and more. dashdown2013The course will start on Southwestern Blvd, over to Skillman, crossing Lovers Lane and turning down E University Blvd just to land you right back on Greenville Ave.

Race Day Registration: $45
Kids 12 and Under: $15

5K Course Map
Parking Suggestions

Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival (March 16)

What would St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas be without the massive Greenville parade and festival that blocks off half of Uptown every year? And guess who’s headlining this year? None other than Snoop D-O Double-G himself. It won’t be a “Friday” affair for the rap star who will be getting a taste of how Green we really go in Texas. I’m not talking about the green that gives Snoop the munchies, but that of Irish pride and clovers. Get there early, get a spot up high or don’t get there at all. Following right after Dash Down Greenville the parade features tons of decked out floats and greenies on floats – young and old, Irish and non, drunken and…..well, less inebriated.

The Greatest Floats of all Greenville Times

The Greatest Floats of all Greenville Times

St. Patrick’s Day Greenville Avenue Block Party (March 16)

Green wigs aren’t the only thing that’ll be frazzled this Saturday. Shift the party down the street and to the corner of Greenville Ave and Goodwin Lane. Live music all around and food abounds. Prepare for a few pinching in your green jeans and Boston Celtics tee.

St. Paddy’s Day Party at Sundown at Granada (March 16)

The Granada Theater transforms into “Emerald City”. Reggae on the roof. DJ in the parking lot. Need we say more?

10AM – 2PM | $10

Hacienda on Henderson St. Patrick’s Day Party (March 16 & 17)



In addition to their Vegan menu, Hacienda On Henderson will be offering jello in its most “energizing” form along with some other relaxing beverages at a discounted cost. You can celebrate St. Patty’s Day all weekend long with Irish Brunch & Irish Tacos.

“Shots” and “Bombs” will be fired (or poured) for under $5 as Hacienda goes Guiness Green. Patty’s Day pints for just $3.


Check out more St. Patrick’s Day parties and events throughout DFW here!


North Texas Irish Festival | NTIF 2012 at Fair Park Dallas

1 Mar

This year the North Texas Irish Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary! It all started back in March of 1983 and has grown into this major Celtic Celebration at Fair Park in Dallas. The 2012 theme is “Harps & Fiddles” because these two instruments are played more than any others for Irish music. You can spend up to 3 days celebrating the Irish Culture with other North Texans since NTIF is March 2-4. It may be a little ahead of St. Patty’s Day but it’s the right time of year so make it a green day and embrace that fighting Irish inside.


Anyone who arrives in line at or before 7:00pm on Friday is allowed in FREE! After 7pm on Friday it will be $10. Say “Happy 30th!” at the gate and get in for $5 or less. There are also 50% discount available in the local newspapers.

Tickets on Saturday cost $20 and on Sunday they are $15.

Learn more about how to get your tickets to the Irish Festival here.

Interested in Volunteering? Click here to find out all the opportunities in volunteering and how to apply.

The North Texas Irish Festival is way bigger than this article can describe. You just have to follow your nose to the lucky charms and see it for yourself. The year I went I was amazed. So many vendors and so much culture! They might as well dye the fountains green (if they haven’t)! This year is the year to go also since NTIF is celebrating their big 3-0! The Irish party almost all night long so check the schedule below for dates and times when the park will be open.

-NTIF 2012 Weekend Schedule-

Friday, March 2nd
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, March 3rd
10:30am – 11:30pm
Sunday, March 4th
11:30am – 7:30pm

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