St. Patrick’s Celebrations 2023 – San Antonio Style
If you aren’t familiar with San Antonio – you may not know that we love to celebrate! We celebrate food, music, cultures – and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. If you’re ready to make your St. Patrick’s plans, look no further. We have some of the city’s best St. Patrick’s events for you.
So have fun and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and St. Patrick’s weekend! Here are events to check out in the Alamo City:
River Walk St. Patrick’s Celebrations
The River Walk Dyeing
Just like the River Shannon, San Antonio’s iconic River Walk gets the green treatment! 25 gallons of eco-friendly dye spread throughout the River Walk and there are plenty of opportunities to catch this sight:
- Friday, March 17 | 1-3 p.m. | Downtown stretch
- Saturday, March 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Museum Reach
- Saturday, March 18 | 1-3 p.m. | Downtown stretch
Bud Light St. Patrick’s Festival
St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue into Saturday at the River Walk. The Bud Light St. Patrick’s Festival is where you will find family-friendly entertainment, live music, vendors, and so much more. The best part? This one is free to attend! Head over to the San Antonio River Walk and Arneson Theatre to celebrate:
- Friday, March 17 | 3-8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 18 | 12-5 p.m.
Bud Light St. Patrick’s River Parade
If there is one thing San Antonio loves – it’s a good river parade! Make plans to spend the weekend on the River Walk for St. Patrick’s and join us for the Bud Light St. Patrick’s River Parade! Feel the luck of the Irish when you get two chances to see the parade! No St. Patrick’s Parade would be complete without bagpipes, so you’re sure to hear this one coming! Your two chances to catch this parade are:
- Saturday, March 18 | 2-3 p.m. | Museum Reach
- Saturday, March 18 | 5-6 p.m. | Downtown Stretch
St. Patrick’s Day Artisan Show at San Antonio River Walk
While you’re strolling the River Walk, be sure to check out handcrafted works at the River Walk St. Patrick’s Day Artisan Show. You’ll find handmade artistic creations featuring pottery, textiles, jewelry, paintings, and so much more. If you’re on the hunt for a uniquely San Antonio souvenir, you’re sure to find it at the River Walk St. Patrick’s Day Artisan show! This one is free to attend and is happening March 17-19!
Pachanga de San Patricio
The Tobin Center for Performing Arts celebrates St. Patrick’s a little differently – with a pachanga! Pachanga de San Patricio is a “FolkPunkRock” festival that welcomes new perspectives on traditional music. In addition to great music, guests will also be treated to San Antonio dancers performing in routines and rhythms native to different areas from around the world. Rounding out the event is a menu of fusions by Tobin Chef Armando Lopez and refreshing drinks as diverse as the event itself. This one takes place on March 18, from 2-7 p.m. Get your tickets today!
Race the River
For the St. Patrick’s early birds – head over to the River Walk on March 18 at 7:00 a.m. for Race the River, the first in a series of competitive paddling races! Racers of all expertise are welcome! Experienced paddlers who compete in endurance adventure races throughout Texas can compete in the Pro class while beginner and intermediate paddlers can join in the Amateur class. Then get ready for a 5-mile sprint on the water as you follow the San Antonio River through downtown San Antonio’s iconic River Walk! Register today!
Make Your Plans to Be in San Antonio for St. Patrick’s Day Today
Get excited for St. Patrick’s weekend in San Antonio! Find incredible accommodations here and be sure to check out our planned itineraries for your stay with us!