Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in San Antonio -

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in San Antonio

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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, San Antonio is already beginning to prep for celebratory events. St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated in the US by both Irish and non-Irish heritages alike. While some Irish Americans still recognize this as a religious celebration, most observe St. Patrick’s Day through a series of festive activities.

There is plenty of fun to be had in observance of St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland! Keep reading for an extensive guide to the San Antonio parades and celebrations.  

Dyeing the River Green 

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Do you know why St. Patrick’s Day is associated with green? While it is not its original color, people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day because of Ireland’s nickname – The Emerald Isle. Every year since 1968, you get to see people wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, and the River Walk magically transforms into a green-colored River Shannon. You can witness the transformation take place (with an eco-friendly green dye of course) on March 17th and 19th. Admission is free and open to the public.  

Bud Light St. Patrick’s River Parade & Festival 

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On March 18th and 19th, following the dyeing of the river, is the Bud Light St. Patrick’s River Parade and Festival. This two-day event is jam-packed with music, food, games and more — including 12-Irish-themed floats filled with bagpipers! If you are up for it, join the Tater-Tot eating contest to compete for a chance to ride in the River Parade on the 19th. 

5k Wine & Beer Run 

If you would rather stay active and sweat while celebrating, we recommend joining the 5k Wine & Beer Run on March 12th at The Shops at La Cantera. Upon completion of the timed run, you will be met with some delectable beverages and tasty bites. 

St. Patrick’s Day Artisan Show at San Antonio River Walk  

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than by buying St. Patrick’s Day-inspired pottery, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and jewelry that you can keep for souvenirs? Free admission and all are welcome to attend starting from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Ideal for those who value handmade products, you will be spoilt for choice with the 40 artisan booths available at the River Walk. To make your experience even more memorable, invite your friends and family. Better yet, buy gifts for them! 

After Party at Howl at the Moon 

On March 19th, be one of the first to join the St. Patrick’s Day After Party at the Howl at the Moon’s 1st Annual Street Festival.  Alamo Hot Dog and Tacos Los Hermanos will be serving delicious food fuel all day prepping you to dance the night away at the Silent Disco that will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Graciously give back to the hosts of the event who will be accepting donations from 12:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m, in support of San Antonio Food Bank and the San Antonio Humane Society.   

St. Patrick’s Day Crawl   

Already planning on going all out with your St. Patrick’s Day attire- Why not join a costume contest and win $1000?  Registration will get you two complimentary drinks, exclusive drink specials, local food, professional photography, and an awesome after-party!  

It is happening at different locations, including Pat O’Brien’s Bar, On The Rock’s Pub, The Bonham Exchange, Drink Texas and Jokesters 22 Pub N Grub. Don’t forget the After Party at On The Rocks Pub!  

Are You Ready for St. Patrick’s Day? 

 We know you are excited for St. Patrick’s Day, because we are! There is always a reason to celebrate in San Antonio. Visit the many attractions, see the nightlife, try outdoor adventures and shop locally!


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