If you’re looking for some holiday fun around St. Patrick’s Day, Dallas, Texas, is the perfect place to be. The area offers a wide range of exciting options ranging from family festivals to evening pub crawls. Read below as our team at Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) Plano shares our lineup of the best spots in town for a rousing St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
The St. Paddy’s Day Dash kicks off the Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Day Festival on March 11, 2023. This 5K starts at 8 a.m. and concludes with an 8:30 a.m. after-party and 8:45 a.m. awards ceremony. Participants can enjoy an abundance of exciting perks, including access to the Yuengling Flight Beer Garden, a meet-and-greet with Jason the Lucky Leprechaun, and a donut-eating contest. You can choose from timed or untimed races.
The annual Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at 11 a.m. on Blackwell Street, head down Greenville Avenue, and end at 2 p.m. at SMU Boulevard. While the parade is a great central focus for the event, it’s far from the only thing you can enjoy. There will be tailgating parties, a family zone, and more. The festival fun starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. The official concert at Energy Square will feature The Toadies and offer live music from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you’re looking for a prime place to enjoy the parade, you can reserve a spot in the Ozona parking lot and join their patio party. VIP spaces allow guests to set up the night before to enjoy a full day of holiday fun. Once the parade ends, Ozona will kick off with a full band to keep the party going. Oak’d BBQ will host Backhand Sally for their St. Patrick’s Day Party, where you can set up chairs and watch the parade.
Location: 5500 Greenville Ave., Dallas
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Street Food Festival
Head to the Mar Thoma Event Center on March 11 for a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day event featuring games, activities, vendors, and music from DJ Hitdat. You can take on the challenge of hunting for the pot of gold, sample green beverages for adults and children, and test your stomach with eating challenges. Entry is free, and the fun lasts from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This party also includes a street food festival with plenty of trucks and vendors to serve your favorites. Pizza, tacos, burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream will all be available. Don’t miss the raffles and giveaways offering special items you can take home as prime memorabilia from the event. You can even pop into a 360-degree photo booth to commemorate the day in a new way.
Location: 11500 Luna Road, Dallas
St. Patrick’s Day Paddy Hard Bar Crawl
The Paddy Hard Bar Crawl on Saturday, March 11, is one of the largest in the city. You can check in at 7:30 a.m. and start the bar crawl by noon. With your wristband, you’ll enjoy a free cover to multiple bars and pubs and holiday drink specials and themed beverages. Enjoy live music, talented DJs, and a spirited crowd, with hundreds of participants meandering through the bar crawl along with you.
You’ll get access to event details the night before so you can map your route for a St. Patrick’s Day full of fun. Make sure you have a designated driver and a well-maintained vehicle to make the most of your evening.
Location: Various locations in Dallas
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Most St. Patrick’s Day events are scheduled for March 11 this year, but the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl gives you a second chance to celebrate, offering an evening of excitement on March 17. With your pub crawl kit, you’ll get a map of participating locations, drink coupons, and welcome shot vouchers. The event includes more than 10 bars and pubs where you can stop for an especially warm welcome.
The 2023 lineup is yet to be announced, but 2022 included specials on sour pickle beer from Gus’s Fried Chicken, nutty leprechaun shots at Dot’s Hop House, Irish mules at Three Links, and oversized pizza slices at Serious Pizza, among others. You can check in for the event between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and enjoy the bar crawl all night.
Location: 2645 Commerce St., Dallas
Paddy Like a Villager
The Village Golf Club is hosting a free public event on March 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The Paddy Like a Villager party is for attendees 21 and up only. It includes pop-up bars, yard games, giveaways, and live music from the Yes Ma’am Band. For this party, you can enjoy themed beverages, such as green beers and margaritas. The putting green and simulators will be closed during the event.
Location: 5683 Village Glen Drive, Dallas
St. Patrick’s Day Crawfish Boil
Rex’s Seafood will feature an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. You can enjoy your drink of choice with the crawfish, with options ranging from hurricanes to seasonal beer selections. The event also includes live music, outdoor games, a pop-up market, and prizes for the best dressed.
If you’re not interested in the crawfish buffet, you can also stop into Rex’s anytime between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. for the regular menu, with options such as crawfish hush puppies, coconut shrimp, crab cakes, lobster rolls, and more.
Location: 920 S. Harwood St., Suite 150, Dallas
So we’ve shared a few ideas for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Do you know of an event we missed? Contact our team at Huffines CJDR Plano and let us know. We love having the best suggestions in the Dallas area for our customers as they head off the lot looking for fun in their new vehicles.