St. Patrick's Day parade

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Houston

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and Houston is throwing two big celebrations for all ages to enjoy. Here’s a look at the upcoming parade, concert, and pub crawl. Honor the local Irish community during St. Patrick’s Day in Houston. 

60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Houston’s 60th annual parade, hosted by this year’s Grand Marshal, Pat Duane, begins at noon on St. Patrick’s Day. Dating back as far as the 1880s, this event is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Plus, it’s free and open to the public!

Come out and celebrate Irish heritage with over 100 floats, music, decorations, costumes, and much more. This year’s parade includes a new route through the Historic Market Square.

Interested citizens can join the Irish 100 Club to support the yearly parade and participate in events throughout the year. 

St. Patrick’s Day Concert and Pub Crawl

The parade ends at 1:30 p.m., but the festivities are just getting started. The St. Patrick’s Day Concert & Pub Crawl begins at 2:00 p.m. in Market Square. This year’s concert features games, food, and a performance by Celtic rock band Murder the Stout. They’re a group of Houston natives devoted to preserving the sounds of folk, rock, punk, ska, and Celtic beats.

The St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl begins at 3:00 p.m. and features many local restaurants and breweries. Local vendors include:

  • Bovine & Barley
  • Batanga Houston
  • Christian’s Tailgate Downtown
  • Dean’s Downtown
  • El Big Bad
  • Local Foods Downtown
  • Molly’s Pub Downtown
  • Shay McElroy’s Irish Pub

Get $3 beers, drinks, and shots at these participating locations until 9:00 p.m. Proceeds from the pub crawl will help support parade expenses. 

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